I first discovered Alex and Ani this summer in while vacationing in Nantucket. The second I walked into the store I NEEDED to have these bracelets in my life! I thought the best way to start my collection would be to pace myself and start off with just two bracelets and add more as I travel. I decided upon the love charm and the St. Christopher- patron saint of travelers charm. St. Christopher has always been significant to me because of my love for traveling and since I was away from home at the time, I felt it was only right that I bought it. I love that the bracelets are all manufactured in the United States and they are made with recycled materials which makes them Eco-friendly!
|My starter bracelets! I have always been a fan of mixing silver and gold. I typically wear more gold than silver, but I never strictly stick to either|
After we left Nantucket, we ventured into Boston for a few days where there just so happened to be another Alex and Ani store. Needless to say I felt compelled to add to my collection and it was raining so my dad didn’t mind sitting in the store while I shopped and tried about 100 bracelets on. I decided upon the peace sign charm.
|My current collection.|
Some of my sorority sisters were visiting me in Palm Beach this summer and we discovered the store on worth, which is when I added the “om” sign because of my love for yoga. The best part about these bracelets is that each one is meaningful and tells a story. For me, they represent a place that I have been or a passion that I have. My dad bought me a few for my birthday this past year but because I already had some of the ones he got me, I exchanged for one of their charm necklaces which I personalized with another St. Christopher charm and a turquoise nugget. It has become one of my favorite pieces.
|My sweet and stylish friend Rachel had her collection on in class the other day. We have the St. Christopher bracelet in common 🙂|
|Rachel’s bracelets again. Love the turtle!|
Next on my list is the Nantucket charm, which came out after I was there so I think it is only right that I go back this summer and buy it :). I am patiently waiting for a Palm Beach charm to come out! They are constantly adding new charms and partnering with different charities which I LOVE! They don’t just carry bracelets and necklaces. They also have earrings, rings, men’s jewelry, and a vintage collection called Vintage Sixty Six.
Check out their website here – Alex and Ani