Like practically everyone else, the pandemic has slowed down my online shopping addiction and Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription, but there are some areas where I am still spending my mula: loungewear, outerwear, and everyday jewelry (oh and cute outfits for Campbell). A typical week for me used to include going to an office, in-person meetings, and dinners out with friends where I’d need things like shoes and bags - but now I pretty much live in leggings, socks, spit-up, and gold jewelry to spice it up.
Lucky for me, I somehow managed to befriend the coolest people in Boston a few years ago: Megan and Moria Flynn, owners of M.Flynn. This friendship has not only proven to bring me a lot of joy, laughs, fun lunches and advice from fellow business owners, but it has also piqued my interest in jewelry brands that I never would have known of prior to meeting them. This is going to start sounding like a sponsored post… but it’s not!! It’s simply an ode to M.Flynn and an excuse to show off my jewels.
Necklaces: Megan and Moria have coined “neck mess” as a way to layer lots of necklaces. I do as I’m told and have quite a collection going! Gigi Clozeau 20” Necklace: I love this super dainty necklace for layering. It also looks beautiful and simple on it’s own, but I think it pairs beautifully with my Alexa Leigh 3mm Gold Ball Necklace. Alexa Leigh is having a major moment right now and I am all on board (see my wrist for more). I also wear a custom gold disk that was once on my grandmother’s charm bracelet. It’s a tradition in our family and now my mom has a bracelet of her own with her grandchildren’s initials, birthday, weight and length on disks. Now, with each new grandchild now comes a shiny new disk from M.Flynn.
Bracelets: You guessed it! I have three Alexa Leigh Gold Ball bracelets that I keep on all day, everyday. I love how easy these are but also make me feel kinda fancy? As I mentioned, I am living in leggings, so “fancy” is relative. I also can’t leave out my Whoop - as far as fitness trackers go, I’d say this one is v sleek. Being a new mom, I have a love/hate relationship with it right now: it basically tells me I’m hardly getting any sleep and that I don’t work out enough… but that will change!
Rings: When it comes to rings, M.Flynn does the most beautiful and creative custom work. Not only did we design our wedding bands with Megan and Moria, but I also lucked out in redesigning an old diamond necklace I had into an extra infinity band. Highly recommend taking a look at your jewelry box and finding pieces that have value, but don’t fit into your current “style.” A heart-shaped diamond necklace that I got in highschool fit that bill. I took it to M.Flynn and they had it set it in a beautiful gold pronged band and I love it! I love reading their blog to get inspiration from other creations they’ve made! I also wear a BEAUTIFUL new sapphire ring on my right hand, which my husband designed with M.Flynn as my push present.
Earrings: This is an area where I like to switch it up, although as I’m writing this, I think I might need to invest in a good pair of everyday studs. I obviously love wearing STIK earrings, but another brand I love is Brinker and Eliza. I love the founders and think their statement earrings are great to dress up or down.
Toe rings: Just joking!!
What are your go-to pieces? I love making investments in staples that I will wear over and over again, and that aren’t super trendy. I don’t know about you, but whenever I buy something I think of the cost-per-wear. It might be a way for me to justify buying something, but I do tend to think about it … whether it’s a nice pair of jeans, jewelry, a winter hat… I want to purchase things that will last more than just a season!