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My Favorite Things: Cuffs

Cuffs are one of my absolute favorites types of jewelry for a couple of reasons.  First, because I have freakishly skinny wrists, bangles are almost always too big for me and slide right off whereas cuffs are usually adjustable.  Second, they make for easy accessorizing because they’re typically so bold that there’s no need to think about what other piece of jewelry it “goes” with.  Just throw on the cuff and leave the rest in the jewelry box.   

My first few examples are all from Net-A-Porter.com and would make a fairly sizeable dent in your piggy bank.  Coming in at a hefty $1,065, $280 and $265 respectively, none are very attainable to the average girl.  But they sure are pretty to look at, no?

Photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com

Photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com

Photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com

Photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com

Photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com

Photo courtesy of Net-A-Porter.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t get me wrong.  If you have the means, I highly recommend these.  But if you don’t, I assure you that gorgeous cuffs are available at all price points.  I, myself, have a few from a great little shop in the UK called Accessorize.  Oh how I wish Accessorize would make the great leap over the pond.  But while I fantasize about that, here are a couple that are available right here in the good ol’ USA.

Photo courtesy of Target.com

Photo courtesy of Target.com

 

I absolutely fell in love with this recycled metal version from Target.  The leaf motif, the gold color, the width…  I love everything about it.  And at only $39.99, my wallet (and my long-suffering husband) loves it too!

 

Photo courtesy of BananaRepublic.com

Photo courtesy of BananaRepublic.com

 

 

This mixed metal woven cuff from Banana Rebublic is great because it incorporates both silver and gold tones.  The woven look works for day or evening because I think it’s either edgy or preppy, depending on how you look at it and what you wear it with.  And again, at $44.00, there’s no reason not to treat yourself!

 

 

 

And while I’m at it, I thought I’d show a couple from my very own jewelry drawer.

Here’s one from the aforementioned Accessorize that I picked up last summer for a whopping ₤6.00, which, at the time, amounted to about $12.00.

Gold Floral cuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And my favorite, my piece de resistance, is this vintage 1960’s rose gold number.  I picked it up at a vintage shop in Chelsea.  I came across a table strewn with all manner of 50’s and 60’s costume jewelry and this stood out instantly.  It was love at first sight.  And let me tell you, just about every single time I wear it, I get compliments on it.  

Vintage Rose Gold cuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S.  If you get inspired and decide to google “cuffs” at work, you should know that I encountered a few interesting search results during my research for this post.  Use your imagination…

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