My 10 Must Have Jewelry Items

How’s your week going friends?  Yesterday was busy busy getting lots of pictures taken of our holiday decor that I’ll be sharing with you on Monday! #yayforthat!  But then, I had to pick up James from school early because he was sick.  I hate getting that call, but thankfully, once he got home, he felt much better.  Later, we lost power and internet #thehorror! in the evening!  Ug!  I almost didn’t get this post finished for today, but I’m glad it worked out!

This month, Nordstrom reached out and asked me to talk about my favorite accessories and fall/winter shoes.  Um, sure thing! Y’all know how much I genuinely  like Nordstrom, it’s my fave one-stop shop, especially at the holidays when I’m looking for gifts. But come to think of it, it’s actually dangerous because it’s very tempting to shop for myself!  I’ll start today with accessories – my tried and true jewelry pieces- necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watch that I wear all the time.

Tomorrow, I’ll focus on the shoes!


Pendant Necklace

Pretty much any outfit you wear will look great with this classic Kendra Scott pendant necklace.  I’ve invested in several of them in different colors because they look so good with literally everything. The pendant is a great quality and size and the tassels add the perfect amount of bling. As you can see below, I wear mine with everything from casual sweaters to dresses.

Similar Look for Less : Stone Fringe Pendant Necklace

2Fall and Thanksgiving outfit

Sweater XXS • Jeans TTS, 25 •  Hat

sweater dress.2

Dress •  Boots • Bag • Jacket

Fall Outfit Idea - grey skinny jeans with cardigan and red plaid scarf #fallfashion #thanksgivingoutfit #greyjeans

Grey Skinny Jeans 0 • White Tee XXS • Soft Cardigan XS • Booties • Necklace • Plaid Scarf • Crossbody Bag • Black Aviators

Fall fashion - cozy cardigan with dress and booties #Fallfashion

Tank Dress XS • Necklace • Similar Booties • Cozy Cardigan XS/S

Tassel Necklace

For something a little different, this tassel necklace is a fun twist on the pendant necklace.  I like the black because it will go with lots of my outfits, but below are two similar necklaces (for even less) in grey and blue.  Another good thing about this necklaces is that it isn’t heavy.

Similar Look for Less : Stacked Tassel Necklace (grey & blue)

Thanksgiving Outfit - black jeans, boots, striped tunic and leopard clutch

Jeans 24 (Size Down) • Necklace • Earrings • Boots • Leopard clutch

Cardigan (similar) • Leggings • Similar Tunic Tee •  Similar Scarf • Earrings • Kids Women’s Hunter Boots • Sunglasses

Tee • Skinny Cargos 0P • Cardi • Tassel Necklace • Sunglasses • Bag • Shoes

Tanner Bar Necklace

For everyday, you’ll most likely find me wearing my simple bar necklace.  I’ve had it for years and it still looks good as new.  The bar is hammered and slightly curved so it has a bit more feminine feel than some straight bar necklaces.  It’s also delicate as opposed to being chunky and looks good layered with other, longer necklaces.

Similar Look for Less : Mini Tanner Bar Necklace

Red Hunter rain boots

Tee XS • Jeans TTS, 25 • Boots • Tote • Sunglasses

V-Neck Tee (XS) • Bootcut Jeans  • Heels • Hoop Earrings • Tote • Bracelets

I don’t typically workout with jewelry on, but stud earrings and this bar necklace don’t bother me.

I even sleep in it sometimes, although I’m sure you’re not supposed to. 😉

PJ Pants XS • Top XS

Y Necklace

This Y Necklace is new and I’m in love with the layered look in just one necklace.  It’s got tiny gold discs and looks like three necklaces, but it’s only one!  If you aren’t crazy for the Y part, this one has 5 strands, minus that dangling part.

Similar Look for Less : Layered Choker

Pink Wrap Tunic • Leggings  TTS • Similar Bag • Y Necklace

Black Tunic S


I just got this cuff bracelet at a recent event at Kendra Scott so I don’t have that many photos of it, but it’s sooo good!  It’s beautiful in person and very sturdy if that makes sense.  You can just feel by the weight of it how solid it is and how good the quality is. The endcap jewels come in different colors, so you can get one in her (or your) favorite color. 😉

Similar for Less :  Textured Cuff Bracelet

Kendra Scott bracelet

Wrap Bracelet

One of my best friends, Audrey, bought this wrap bracelet for me for Christmas several years ago, so not only is it super cool, it has sentimental value!  The leather band gives it a casual vibe, but the gold studs dress it up. There are two holes in the leather, so you can adjust the fit.  And it comes in multiple colors.

Similar for Less : Beaded Wrap Bracelet

wrap bracelet

Boatneck Top XSP •  Jeans 0P •  Boots •  Scarf • Aviators •  Tote • Wrap Bracelet 


I like to keep my rings relatively simple, and my two ‘go-to’ rings are both by Gorjana (she can pretty much do no wrong in my book!)- the Ring Trio and Coil Ring.  The ring trio is three separate rings, and I usually wear them stacked on one finger.   The coil ring is a similar to the ring trio, but, as the name implies, one single coil.  I can wear both of them on either my first or middle fingers and switch it up.

pink pullover

V-Neck Pullover XXS

blue dress pendant necklace

Shirtdress XS

purple burnout sweatshirt

Cozy Pullover


Ear Jacket Earrings

Probably the earrings I get asked about most are my ‘ear jackets’.  This style of earring has the top part that goes into your ear, and then the bottom is attached to the back, and it hangs down just a little.  I like these as an alternative to my stud earrings because they are still small, but also unique.  My exact pair are sold out, but this pair at Nordstrom are similar and on sale.
Fall fashion -plaid scarf with black jeans and brown booties #fallfashion #outfitidea

Tunic • Black Jeans 24 (size down) • Similar Booties • Tote

Drop Earrings

And if you want more of a statement earring, this pair is gorgeous and very lightweight!  I think these are seriously so pretty!

Similar for Less : Etched Drop Earrings

kendra scott earrings


Finally, the watch I wear with almost everything from date night to staying in all day is one similar to this gorgeous rose gold watch by MVMT. I really like the warm tone of rose gold and I’m all about mixing rose gold and gold.  The mesh band is lightweight and it’s simple and stylish.

Similar for Less : Rose Gold Watch

rose gold watch

Do you have your own go-to jewelry must haves?!  I’d love to hear!

Have a great day, friends!


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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I love jewelry! I think they can make any outfit stand out. My most used one is a pair of diamond studs. Not really diamonds of course but they sure are sparkly and I wear them almost every day.

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