great gifts for grads

Looking for a graduation gift that’s both thoughtful and practical? Why not help your grad transition into work appropriate style with a new piece of jewelry?

Read on for some of my favorite pieces to help a recent grad make the leap from college casual to distinctive professional style:

jewelry gift ideas to help a college grad transition into a professional wardrobe

curved post earrings:
The small curved post earrings are perfect for every day wear, with a unique design that makes them a great alternative to traditional hoops. Perfect for wearing to the office, a party, or even to yoga class! Available in sterling silver, bronze, or oxidized silver.

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Audrey necklace:
This classic necklace is equally at home under a blazer for an extra boost of confidence at work as it is paired with jeans and a tank top for some weekend fun. Plus, the distinctive two-tone design means you can wear it several different ways – it’s like getting two (or three!) necklaces in one! Available in steel and bronze or steel and silver.

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petal earrings:
These simple yet stunning earrings are perfect to toss on with any work wear for a dash of added style. And with four metal options to choose from, you’re sure to find one to please!

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With lots of choices under $100, you’re sure to find a gift your grad will love! And all jewelry comes in a gift box tied with a bow – making gift giving perfectly easy! (Short on time? We can even ship your order directly to the recipient!)

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the royal necklace

the royal necklace // dendritic opal in a custom setting on an adjustable length handmade chain // designing by megan auman

the royal necklace // dendritic opal in a custom setting on an adjustable length handmade chain // designing by megan auman

I created this one of a kind necklace using one of the stones I brought back from my trip to India last fall. I’m calling it the Royal Necklace, because that’s how I feel wearing it, even if it’s just with jeans and a cardigan.

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casual and classic weekend style

casual classic weekend style: white shirt, distressed jeans, stacking bracelets, and the apple watch // click for outfit details

I’m not sure if it’s the influence of the Apple Watch, the changing of the seasons, or just too much time on Pinterest, but lately I’ve been craving really classic, almost timeless style. I’m also a little obsessed with bracelets right now, both wearing them and designing them. (Again, blame the Apple Watch, since I’ve been thinking about companion jewelry, and the changing of the seasons, since wearing scarves means less focus on necklaces and more on other jewelry.) This outfit fits the bill on both counts and I love how this white button down is more blousy than structured. (Perfect for someone like me, who doesn’t always look that great in a traditional button down shirt.)

1/ washed silk shirt // 2/ ripped boyfriend jeans // 3/ droplet hoop earrings // 4/ droplet bracelets // 5/ apple watch // 6/ cecile pointed flat

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jeans, t-shirt, and a statement necklace

jeans, t-shirt, and a statement necklace // via megan auman // click for outfit details

It’s amazing how much accessories can change an outfit. This one is as basic as it gets – just jeans and a grey t-shirt. But with the addition of a fabulous statement necklace, great shoes, and a clutch, it’s instantly transformed into something you’ll feel good leaving the house in.

1/ jersey t-shirt // 2/ distressed jeans // 3/ melissa necklace // 4/ oyster foldover clutch // 5/ patterned flats

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eight ways to wear a statement necklace this summer

how to wear a statement necklace in summer: 8 outfit ideas to try // via megan auman

Summer style is all about ease and simplicity. But it’s also the opportunity to mix some simple statement pieces into your wardrobe. Because when you’re wearing less, the pieces you do wear should really stand out. A great statement necklace can take your summer staples from simple to standout, like in these eight outfit ideas.

summer style: eight ways to wear a statement necklace // click for outfit details

1/ with a chic pair of shorts // 2/ with a breezy little black dress // 3/ with a standout striped maxi dress // 4/ with a sweet colorblock dress

how to wear a statement necklace in summer: 8 outfit ideas to try // click for outfit details

5/ with a comfy dress that’s perfect for travel // 6/ with a bright blouse to the office // 7/ with a dress over jeans // 8/ with a pleated maxi skirt and summer hat

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how to show off a statement necklace

colorblock dress, statement necklace, clutch, wedges // click for outfit details

Sometimes, you just want to pop on a statement necklace to complete a look. But other times, you might want to build an outfit that really highlights your favorite necklace. This outfit is for one of those times. The bronze links of the Melissa necklace are sure to stand out against the dark top of this colorblock dress. And the other accessories look great without overpowering the necklace. Now you just have to be ready for all the compliments you’re going to get.

1/ gold + navy dress // 2/ melissa necklace // 3/ saturday morning foldover clutch // 4/ metallic linen wedge

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