When I was pregnant, I was constantly smiling and nodding while veteran parents told me that nothing could prepare me for the journey ahead. I would smile and nod and moms and dads told me to enjoy my sleep while I could, and enjoy my free time- I was about to have very little of either. Of course, as most parents-to-be, I assumed that somehow things would be different for me. When I thought about my upcoming mom identity, I pictured something akin to Jane Birkin- effortlessly chic (making disheveled look so good), with a baby in one arm and a market basket on the other. Of course, the reality has been far more messy, challenging, and beautiful- just as I was warned. Still, there's nothing like a few well placed pieces of jewelry to make you feel (somewhat) pulled together and radiant, even on the most sleep-deprived days. Here are a few of my top picks for day to day wear, and I continue to step into this new mom identity.
Diamond Friendship Bracelet
This comfy leave-on piece doesn't irritate my baby when I hold her and looks amazing whether I'm in sweats or have mustered the energy to put on real clothes.
Gold Opal Studs
by Lauren Wolf Jewelry
Opal for my October baby! These studs are the perfect size to wear every day and frame the face with a subtle, iridescent glimmer. Also a plus: they're small enough that my baby isn't tempted to pull them out (ouch).
I am a gold chain girl- I normally wear at least one, if not several, every day. Obviously this becomes a challenge when a pair of little hands are grabbing everything in sight. A gorgeous, vintage Albert chain has been on my covet list for quite some time, and is sturdy enough to survive the occasional tug.
Rose Gold Shield Ring
This signet ring is perfect as-is, but I also love the idea of getting my daughter's initial engraved on the face and one day handing it down. Either way, I'd size it down and rock it as a pinky ring!
Extra Large Tote
by Jenny Pennywood
A killer bag (designed by a mom!) that is totally big enough for the massive amount of stuff you don't realize you're going to have to haul around with your babe (see first paragraph). Or a relaxing trip to the beach- because we can dream, right?