The packaging is very pretty, but I had no idea what was in anything so I had to put post-it notes on each one so I knew what I was reaching for. Nice to receive jewellery in these boxes, not practical for storing.
As with most brands, I didn’t like everything. (That’s inevitable, even with my favourite brands I probably only like about 20% of their offerings.) Aside from Norah Pendant, which I wore multiple times, there were only a few others that I liked.
I love that you can wear the Sutton multiple ways, although it took me a while to figure out how I was supposed to wear it 5 ways (I consider myself an intelligent person, but some days I am profoundly dum).
I really like the layering effect of these two.
But here’s the thing: the hipster in me wants to wear things that are unique and different. When wearing the Mae and Somervell to work, I ran into one person on my floor who was wearing the same combination (and who was also a Stella & Dot rep), and then I saw two other people in the building wearing the Somervell. I work in a pretty big office, but the hipster in me did not like.
It’s not like I’m incredibly unique and different in the way I dress either, I’m pretty conformist. I’m no man-repeller and I’m not even very fashion-forward either. I’ve jumped on bandwagons, I got the knockoff J.Crew bubble necklace I wear all the time because I saw lots of bloggers wearing it and I really liked it (but I don’t see anyone else wearing it at work). I have aspirations of uniqueness that I don’t achieve, so maybe that’s why the ubiquitousness of Stella irrationally bothers me.
Wow, that was a little more deep than I intended on a Saturday morning, so I think I’ll stop there.