As women we know who we are, what we like, and what makes us feel beautiful. If you are a woman like me, you have countless pieces of clothing that do just that, but truthfully usually wear the same 10 basic pieces that you love the most. Maybe you, too, have a full-on library in your home, but have a stack of select must-read, all-time favorite books that you return to time after time. We all have a lot of things and favorites, but what are our “essentials”? Starting with jewelry, this week I want to share some of my favorite essentials with you.

I have a beautiful collection of jewelry that I have hunted and gathered and been given over the coarse of my life. I have jewelry boxes full of vintage rhinestones and mod baubles galore, but I always come back to my “uniform”.  Most days you’ll find these simple basics adorning my neck, wrists, and fingers. Two pieces of the uniform are the above square ring and teardrop bracelet. The ring I found in a boutique in downtown Columbus, Ohio with my best friend Petra. It’s twin is in silver and is on her finger. A modern day, grown-up friendship necklace, if you will. The teardrop bracelet designed by Fay Andrada, is a favorite find from a local (and also fav)  Catbird. I coveted the delicate, feminine set for months. As my mom always does, she listened, then secretly bought one while she was visiting and I wasn’t paying attention. It means so much more since it was from my her.

What are your favorite jewelry pieces that you wear day after day?