My Magpie Tendencies

I like sparkly things.

Fun fact: magpies have a reputation for stealing jewelry and other bright shiny objects. However, a study came out in 2014 that proved that they DON’T actually prefer shiny things. So yeah, that’s your dorky fact of the day…

Anywhoo… I’m cool with being a bit of a magpie (as defined before 2014).

While one part of me is totally comfortable in jeans and a black t-shirt, the other part of me is kind of obsessed with patterns. I mean, all you have to do is take a glance at my Instagram account to see my pattern obsession.

But it’s not just patterns… it’s SPARKLES! Lately I’ve been drawn to sparkly bracelets, embellished sweaters and even pretty brooches. I’m going to go ahead and call it my eccentric grandma phase.

A few years ago I was all about the statement necklaces, and now I’m all about the statement bracelets. My favorites are from Leighelena. I picked up one of their wrap bracelets in Austin in 2014 and I’ve worn it almost every day since. Recently I did a search for Leighelena bracelets on Poshmark and HOLYMOLEY was I excited to see a bunch of them for sale for a fraction of the retail price. I treated myself to a couple new ones and I’m keeping an eye out for a replacement of my original bracelet that is now looking quite worn.

I’m also loving the fun of adding an embellished sweater to an outfit.

I bought the black beaded sweater back when I was pregnant with Jack because I figured it would liven up any boring maternity shirts. I’ve been wearing it faithfully for over 7 years now and it’s still one of my favorites. The striped and embroidered version was a Poshmark find – originally from Anthropologie and scooped up for $35. The third has little flowers made out of beads on the front of it and I found it at a fun consignment store new-with-tags ($139 retail) for $80.

I’ve been wearing the bejesus out of these three sweaters, so I figured I’d do a search on Poshmark for another similar sweater to add to my collection. I found this amazing Kate Spade Leni cardigan:


Original price $228(?!) and I bought it for…$40.

NOW that makes being a magpie worth it!

Have you found your style ‘evolving’ into a new phase lately?

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  1. I am trying out dusters. Those long jackets. I don’t get the really long ones, sort of mid calf. Nice and thin, for spring. I love bracelets. I could use a few new ones, they do get worn out, if you wear them too often. I am trying the jogger pants, and want to try those wide leg cropped jeans that are frayed at the bottom. They look so comfy. I have been doing Stitch Fix, and have been getting new trends, and hoodies in very soft material.

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