Inside My Jewelry Box: My Favorite Pieces of the Moment

Welcome to another episode of Hoarders!

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White over the door jewelry armoire from Amazon. In case you were wondering, the Pat the Bunny book is an old childhood Christmas ornament I want to keep safe, so it keeps my jewelry company.

J/K, welcome to my jewelry box. And by jewelry box I mean human-sized over the door jewelry armoire.

I can feel you judging. I’d just like to preface this by saying that when not writing here, I work for a jewelry company and I get a discount. “But Savannah,” you say, “What about all the jewelry that didn’t come from there?” and I’d say “Hush it, remember the talk about judging?”

You’ll notice a couple of large themes in this armoire:

Theme 1: Pearls. Because, hello, pearls. They are my love, my life, my jewelry staple and whatever other earrings I show you here, just know that my classic white pearl buttons are what I wear probably 70% of the time.

Theme 2: Druzy. I’ve gotten majorly into the druzy. I feel like it’s totally at odds with the preppy pearls, but if not wearing pearls, I’m probably wearing druzy.

Theme 3: I have more earrings and rings than any person could ever wear. I know this. I choose not to act upon it, because I luff them.

Now, because it would take years to write a blog about every single piece in here, I’m just going to show you my favorites.

Let’s start with the earrings, because earrings and rings are my top two priorities when it comes to jewels.

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Grey glass stone and gold earrings from The Dotted Poppy on Etsy.

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Pink and gray bow earrings from Vertigre on Etsy.

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Gray druzy in gold from Hautelook.

Next up, of course, the rings:

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From left to ring: black and gold bow ring from Kate Spade, gold marquise cut ring (vintage shop), gray druzy ring (vintage shop), marquise and baguette cut silver ring (vintage shop), sapphire ring from Helzberg Diamonds, aquamarine ring (vintage shop).

And now for bracelets, which I have been getting into a lot more lately:

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Gold and smokey quartz bracelet from Lucky Brand.

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Cuff bracelets with quotes. “We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one.” – Dr. Who from My Sunny Shop on Etsy. “I am no bird; and no net ensares me.” – Jane Eyre from Berkey Designs on Etsy.

And finally, necklaces. Despite the amount of them in my jewelry box, I really don’t wear them that often, but I have been absolutely loving these two I just got from ElisabethAshlie on Etsy – especially layered together:

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The Amy necklace and the Michal necklace from ElisabethAshlie on Etsy.

You may have noticed that I get a fair bit of my jewelry from Etsy and various vintage shops or estate sales. I love going that route, because my pieces are often quite different from anyone else. I must also say, if you like what you see you’ve got to visit the aforementioned Dotted Poppy and ElisabethAshlie. ElisabethAshlie is actually run by Lauren from The Lauren Elisabeth Blog. Her and her sister Kate from The Small Things Blog are my favorites when it comes to fashion, so duh I will buy whatever she makes – there’s a lot more of her creations in my armoire. The Dotted Poppy is actually Lauren and Kate’s mom, and the stuff is equally as cute.

So what do you think? Anything else you like to see up close?

The Purge: Confessions of a Nail Polish Hoarder

So here’s the thing: I kinda like nail polish. Just a little bit. And by little bit I mean 132 bottles worth. I like to tell myself it could be so much worse – I’m not on a TV show because I have 56 cats and a trash collection that fills my living room. Yet

Kidding. Sort of. I’d have 56 dogs, not cats. Anyway, the fact of the matter was that my collection no longer fit on my acrylic shelf, so some of it had to go. Here’s what we started with:

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Then I began to go through one by one. First went the ones that had gotten dried and goopy beyond all belief. Could I potentially save them with thinner? Yes, but none of them were special enough or full enough for the work. Peace out, my beloved Essie’s Set in Stones. I will be repurchasing you.

Then I went through and got rid of the colors I hardly ever wear. Lime green? No thanks, Sally Hansen. Pee-yellow sparkly Zoya polish I got for free in an Ipsy bag? Buh-bye. Purple Selena Gomez shade for Nicole OPI, where did you even come from? Next went the inferior formulas, such as that white, streaky Julip polish I hated from the get go.

Then we went through dupes – this one was hard because I was sending away perfectly lovely shades that I clearly loved so much that I had purchased multiple brand versions. I had three dupes for Essie’s Fiji – wait, what? You’ll notice I did keep the X-Factor and Julep nail polishes that are the exact same shade of cobalt blue (because I couldn’t remember which was the one that didn’t stain my nails through the base coat). Get off my back. 

In the end, we purged 36 nail polishes: 

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Minus the nasty dried ones, I put them all in a box and passed them off to my sister, who was thrilled. They went to a good home … where I can still borrow them if I find that I miss a particular shade. Mwahaha. 

In the end, I purged 27% of my collection. Not bad for a first pass at one of my obsessions. And this organized beauty is what we’re left with. Note the damn Juicy Couture nail polish that only fits laying down and is totally killing my vibe: 

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And now I have a whole empty row to fill with more polishes. Woohoo!