StyleCrush loves statement accessories. My obsession for costume jewellery dates back a long time… In fact, I was 6 years old when my mother and I had our first argument about some bangles stacked on my arm. Sure on any other day she found my flair for fashion endearing, however this particular day my sister and I were dressed in matching black and white check outfits for pictures (huh? matching? I. don’t. think. so!) There was no way my mother was going to pry those bangles (or the lovely belt that I insisted on wearing to cinch in my waist) off me… We were going to have the photos; bangles, belts and all. And so my mother lost the battle that day and I got to wear my bangles (of the bright, plastic 1980’s variety) and my belt (of the white, stretch 1980’s variety) and we had our pictures.
It seems not much has changed with that 6 year old girl with bangles on her arm, she is still wearing them stacked up high and clanking together, except now she is a little older and her tastes a little more refined, preferring vintage treats (bangles, rings, necklaces) over plastic. And yes now she too has a 6 year old daughter who insists on wearing bangles piled on her arm. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree….