Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget

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Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget from Madewell via Paths & Errands

bracelet (Madewell) | crossbody bag (Forever21)

The most-worn pieces in my jewelry collection are also the simplest: gold (in color, not material—let’s just be clear about that), minimal and easy to match with just about anything.

Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget from Madewell via Paths & Errands

Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget from Madewell via Paths & Errands

Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget from Madewell via Paths & Errands

Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget from Madewell via Paths & Errands

No matter how many jewelry phases I go through—the short-lived fascination with bows, the impulse to buy anything animals on it, that one month I thought it would be a great idea to try armor rings and couldn’t move my fingers—I always return to the most basic pieces in my collection. I have a set of thick, gold-colored bands that can be worn two or three at a time and a few thin midi rings of the same style. Everything else I fall madly in love with for a few days, maybe even a week, and then promptly forget about until the next time I feel like adorning my hands with geckos or dragons. (Yes, I really do own both of those.)

Lately, I’ve been shopping for an everyday, all-occasion bangle. If price were no object, I’d snag a few Cartier love bracelets, but LOL. So I was delighted when I found Madewell‘s collection of incredibly chic brass bracelets, all priced around $20-30. It was a Goldilocks moment…the Tracecraft too wide on me and the Glider (pretty on my friend) too round. The last time I popped in, though, I saw something new: the Squarecut Bracelet Bangle ($24). It’s thinner and more oval-esque than my previous finds, incredibly flattering on the wrist with a slightly worn finish. Madewell slips their jewelry into little cloth bags labeled Bien Fait, and this seems entirely accurate to me. Well done indeed!

P.S. Madewell is currently running a 25% off entire purchase promotion (with code GIFTON) both in-store and online. Plus, their economy shipping is always free. It might be time to buy a backup…

P.P.S. Note that the three clasp bangles I tried, while just right for me, all run relatively small. Remember to check the diameter before purchasing online.

What’s your favorite, all-occasion piece of jewelry?

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12 thoughts on “Bien Fait | Brass Jewelry on a Budget

  1. Definitely love this, Sarah! I seldom wear gold. For some reason, most of my accessories are silver. My favorite all-occasion accessory is the Tiffany interlocking circles necklace my husband (then boyfriend) gave me a few years ago. On most days, that’s the only thing I wear (except for my engagement/wedding rings)!

  2. I’ve been getting so many compliments on my pendant necklace that I bought on the same occasion. The photos are beautiful. Loveeeee

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