I know this has been a lean year for many of my readers and followers, so we’re not suggesting huge aspirational items. However, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo gifting or accessorizing. The items I’m suggesting here are covet-able but affordable fashion ideas from amazing budget booty to relatively reasonable splurges!
Wearable Art For the Soul:
Angela Deegan of Goddaughters dubs their jewelry “wearable art for the soul.” Perusing the collection you really get that Angela designs for both beauty and for spiritual inspiration. When wearing Goddaughters designs you will feel the effects of the 6 facets known to bring inner peace~ mindfulness, clarity, positivity, strength, confidence, and protection.
My pick from the “Color Therapy” collection is the 18″Serenity Orchid Angel on my Shoulder ($60). Orchids look a bit like angels and are symbols of love. Choose from orange and gold for passion or blue and silver for serenity. We can all use more serenity these days, so I selected the Blue/Purple and silver clasp to enhance the feeling of peace and calm.
The Serenity Orchid Angel necklace is made of multi-crystal hematite plated orchid angel bead with blueish/silver-tone freshwater pearls and crystals to give it shine. This angel was designed to sit on your shoulder and serve as a reminder of guidance and protection with added color therapy enlightenment promoting peace and calmness. However, in my photo, I turned it sideways so you can see the beautiful rose clasp as well. Visit The Godddaughters Website to see all their collections.
Affordable Fashion Beautiful Budget Bling:
One of my joys is shopping online at Claire’s. If you want trendy accessories, beauty, and fashion it’s the place to peruse. Even if your budget is tight, you can festoon yourself with bling for just a few dollars. Claire’s accessories also make great gifts and stocking stuffers.
I’ve chosen 3 must-haves that will cost you less than $31 in total. These will probably be so popular you’d better buy them quickly. However no worries, there are tons of other festive accessories to choose from at great prices.
For your hair, one big silver iridescent jumbo (alligator-style) hair clip covered in aurora borealis stones, adds hair flare for just $6.
For your ears, add silver embellished heart drop earrings with faux Aurora Borealis rhinestones. They dangle merrily on fish hook wires for $8.
For your neck, the silver rhinestone citrus choker $17 has an adjustable chair, 10″ length, and a lobster claw clasp. The more adventurous can wear the choker as an ankle bracelet or pin it on your forehead, flapper style! The quality of these items is really quite good. For more information, you’ve just got to make a visit to the Claire’s Website.
Affordable Fashion With Eco-Friendly Sunglasses:
You can’t actually wear a panda, but you can wear eco-friendly Wear Panda sunglasses. Wear Panda sunglasses are genuine bamboo with 100% polarized lenses. They’re affordable, eco-friendly fashion, lightweight and yet sturdy. Wear Panda claims that they’re also antibacterial. If so, that’s a good thing too, because sunglasses sit on your face for hours, maybe all day. Bamboo is sustainable and the plants produce more oxygen than traditional woods.
That all is great news. Wear Panda not only produces chic sunglasses (and watches), they believe in giving back. They are a member of 1% for the Planet. Wear Panda also has cool organizations that they partner with (see the list) and for every pair of glasses sold, Wear Panda gives the gift of vision to someone in need.
There are many styles. Get suggestions based on your face shape and size. I chose “Joyce” ($120) available in bamboo Black, Natural, Brown, or Gray. These wood frames feature rounded lenses and with a hint of a cats-eye. One side has a gold Panda name, the other, the Wear Panda logo. Panda sunglasses arrive in a microfiber pouch with a free hard-sided bamboo case. You can’t help but love wearing these chic and unique glasses that give back to others. Happiness all around!
Boma’s Little Birds For Your Neck:
Are you sensitive to some metals? I have a friend who can’t wear gold, for example. But Boma makes jewelry for women who have a sensitivity to certain metals. But, of course, everyone can wear their delicate and unique designs! I love this delicate “Two Birds” necklace ($38) made with 925 sterling silver and gold vermeil. It’s fine jewelry at an affordable price. This piece is delicate enough to layer, significant enough to wear alone.
All Boma necklaces and chains have an extender to adjust the length from 16″ to 18.” The two birds could mean love, friendship, or whatever you wish. It’s perfect for the woman who likes delicate jewelry or likes to layer it, or as a treasured piece for a younger person who is just getting into wearing jewelry.
Boma is not just affordable fashion, they’re big on sustainability and saving the environment. Visit the Boma website and learn about their philosophy and the Boma Girl Fund, created to support the workers and families and communities of the artisans and craftspeople who craft Boma jewelry. These two little birds will make a coveted gift this year.