Why You Should be Wearing Mixed Metal Jewelry

If I were to ask you to think of the biggest fashion faux pa’s or fashion “rules”, what would immediately come to your mind? A few that pop up in my brain are: wearing white after Labor Day, not wearing black and brown together, and wearing mixed metal jewelry.

And I think the time has come to nix these rules.

Come on, ladies, rally with me! It’s the 21st century. We have self driving cars, a woman running for president and phones that are smarter than most of the human population. I would even dare to say that fashion “rules” themselves are on the verge of being nonexistent.

Plus, fashion rules are meant to be broken anyway, aren’t they?

If you are unfamiliar with the rule of mixing metals, it claims that you should always wear the same colored jewelry when it comes to the metal. Meaning that you should wear all silver, or all gold – no silver necklace with a gold bracelet or any other combination of the sort. If this was still the case, I would be limited to wearing silver tones all the time since my engagement ring and band are white gold. And that would leave me so sad because I love jewelry of all colors!

Mixing Metals

Assuming that you are like me, you may have grown up being told to always match your jewelry. If you want to wear a rose gold bracelet, you should also wear a rose gold necklace, so on and so forth. My grandmother or mother would never have left the house without all of their jewelry completely matching.

(Update: my grandmother is still set in her ways but my mom is now a metal mixing queen!)

This is an old school rule (that I’m not sure how it started) but fashion has made progressive strides since fashion no-nos like this were relevant. Fashion these days are more about not following the rules, and wearing what makes you happy and feel confident. I’m not saying you should be wearing similar outfits to Ugly Betty, but if you like wearing gold yet you have a cool skin tone, wear it anyways! If you like the way it looks on you, then wear it. Wear it with confidence and no one will question it.

Crazy mixed pattern outfits from Ugly Betty

Some of my favorite mixed metal pieces from Nelle and Lizzy are listed below. All of these items have a subtle mix of metals. Whether you are interested in incorporating mixed metals into your wardrobe or want to add more of these type pieces into your collection, these items are the perfect options!

Family Necklace

The Family Necklace is one of the newest pieces to the Nelle and Lizzy collection. You have the option to mix the charms to create a necklace with gold and silver, or get a more classic look with all gold or all silver. I love the mixture of metals and textures in this necklace, along with the uniqueness of it. I really do love everything about it – the chain, the length, the nameplate on the side, and the charms. It just is the perfect combination for an amazing necklace!

family necklace with blessed nameplate

mixed metal necklace

Personalized Bangle Bracelet (Beloved Bangle)

Personally, I like this one a lot because of obvious reasons (they’re adorable) but also because they have different bangle options – small and large. I like this myself because I have really small wrists (most bangles don’t fit me, actually) so I like that there are some size options. Bangles can tend to be a difficult gift to give or even buy for yourself because sizing does matter, even though bangles are typically a “one size fits all” kind of product. I’m also fond of the nameplate and the personalization options; you can get your children’s names, your sibling’s names, or even just some inspirational words that you can look down upon and will bring a smile to your face when you see them.

personalized bangle bracelets with custom nameplate

bangle bracelet in mixed metals

Trinity Ring

I would dare say that the Trinity Ring is the ultimate mixed metal piece. Nelle and Lizzy took one of their most popular triple rings and put a modern twist on it. The Trinity Ring combines 14kt gold, white gold and rose gold and would be a perfect heirloom piece to be passed down through your family. You are able to customize the text to be stamped on it and choose from two different fonts!

mixed metal mothers ring with childrens names

mixed metal ring with custom stamping

What Fashion Means to Me

To me personally, fashion is a way to express yourself and there are no rules that every single person should adhere to. Fashion is what you make of it. It’s all about what you like wearing, what flatters your body and what makes you feel great about yourself!

I am a fashion lover and advocate and over the years I have developed my own opinions about fashion and some of these opinions come from my rebellious personality. I’ve always been the rule breaking type and this trait doesn’t stray much when it comes to fashion, either. I won’t lie, I love to mimic outfits I find on Pinterest but I also love to put my own spin on them and wear items that fit my own personal style. I love wearing white after Labor Day and absolutely love how brown and black pair together to form the perfect outfit!

I also don’t believe that anyone should follow trends just to follow trends. Just because flared jeans are back in style, doesn’t mean you have to wear them. Just because you see everyone wearing outfits with pattern mixing doesn’t mean that you have to wear the same outfits. If you want to match all your jewelry, match all your jewelry! If you want to wear gold and silver jewelry, wear it. I think everyone should do what makes them feel confident and feel good about themselves because that is what fashion is all about.

Comment below and tell us what fashion means to you or what fashion rules you like to break! You can also reach out to us on Twitter at @nelleandlizzy or on Instagram at @nelleandlizzy – we would love to see how you style your favorite Nelle and Lizzy pieces!

How to Dress For Your Skin Tone Infographic

Have you ever been stumped while trying to buy a present for a friend or for your wife? Or can you just not figure out why “green isn’t your color?” Well, the simple answer might be that green actually isn’t your color.

Picking the right color of clothing or type of jewelry can be tricky, but did you know that certain colors typically look better on certain skin tones? The “guideline” is that warm skin tones should typically wear gold, and cool skin tones should learn towards wearing silver. This isn’t always a rule that needs to be followed, but it is a good start pointing if you are buying a gift, or even just interesting knowledge that can be applied to your own wardrobe. Knowing how to dress for your skin tone can help brighten up your complexion and make you feel more comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing!

find out how to dress for your skin tone

The Perfect Gift for a New Mom

Can you recall a time when you received the perfect gift?

A mother always remembers the day their child was born. The special feeling a mother has bringing a new life into this world is priceless.

Special days like this are shared between family and friends. I, for one, have many best friends that have given birth to their first bundle of joy within the last year. When I go to visit them at the hospital and meet that new precious baby, I am blown away by all the gifts that a new mother receives. Many of these gifts are so special, beautiful and unique that it made me feel like my bouquet of sunflowers (my typical go-to gift for new mothers) was overshadowed and maybe even a little ignored.

Then one day it hit me – *poof!* The perfect gift for any new mom should be personal and sentimental. For the next hospital visit, I tried to be a little more prepared: I ditched the sunflowers, called my friend’s mom to find out her newborn’s name, and ordered a custom bracelet for the new mother. When I delivered the custom bangle, it had the newborn’s name stamped right on it. I didn’t wrap it, I just greeted my friend at the hospital and chatted for a bit, then slipped the hand-stamped bracelet on her wrist. Her reaction was more than I could have ever expected. Her eyes got wide and she started to tear up. It was so sweet and I’m glad that my personalized bracelet was one that would mean so much to her.

Personalized Bracelets and Bangles for Her

From that moment forward, I realized I had cracked the code for the perfect gift for new mothers. Now for every baby shower, every push present and visit to a hospital, I bring along with me a customized piece of jewelry with the newborn child’s name on it – and they all LOVE IT! These ladies never take this jewelry off. Every time I see them, they smile and show me that they are still wearing that bangle, necklace, or ring with their little baby’s name stamped onto it.

Plus, don’t forget the new moms who have brought a child into their family’s home by adoption! Oftentimes, these moms can get overlooked but never should be! Having a child, whether by birth or adoption, is still a life changing milestone in any woman’s life. I have a friend who just did adopt; they had a very fun adoption party and that sweet Mom loved every minute that people took the time to share in their new bundle of joy! A hand stamped personalized double ring would have truly been the most perfect gift for her!

Picking a Unique Gift for a New Mom

I have talked about this a few times with some of my girlfriends, and many of them have difficulty with trying to find the perfect gift for a new mother. It can be such a grueling process and at some point, we have all been in a position where we are searching for that treasured gift for a new mom. When in this situation, people tend to think about gifts they have gotten themselves, or those we have seen others receive. And most gifts are typically items that we still cherish today. Yes, beautiful and fragrant flowers are much appreciated, but they have become the standard present for most any occasion. Celebrating someone you care about as she enters into a new stage of her life, deserves something special. The perfect gift for a new mom is one that forever links the mother to the new baby for all of time! What better way to do that than with a personalized item that can become a family heirloom in the future!

So with that in mind, I have put together a few ideas to help all those out there who are searching for that perfect present for any new mother. Hopefully some of these ideas will help you give the gift that is forever cherished to that new mother in your life.

Perfect Gifts for New Mothers

The easiest and most elegant gifts to give that new mother in your life is a personalized Mother’s Stamped Tag Charm Necklace. Typically, I tend to get the newborn’s name stamped into the charm, but lately I have been adding a birthstone to the charm for a little extra sparkle. For my really close friends I might even add a second charm to the necklace with the birth year on it, like you can see in the Established Family Charm Necklaces.

Personalized hand stamped necklace

My next go-to gift for new moms is a personalized bangle bracelet with the newborn’s name stamped on it. Some of my favorites are from the Family Bracelet Collection because I am able to not only get the newborn’s name stamped on the bracelet, but I can also add the mother’s name and even the birth year stamped on the inside of the bracelet. I find that this bracelet costs about just as much as a bouquet of nice flowers – except the bracelet lasts forever!

Personalized name bracelet.

Finally, for those very special friends, I tend to splurge a little more and get them a double ring with their name and their baby’s name stamped. It’s called the Mother Daughter Ring and it is always a big hit. The hardest part about giving this gift is having to find out my friends ring size without spoiling the surprise. To pull this off, I typically pull in the help of the baby’s father. Most husbands know their wife’s ring size, and if they are not married yet, it is always a secret nudge to get the boyfriend to find out the ring size just in case he might want to make it official – *wink wink*

Nelle and Lizzy personalized double ring for mother and daughter.

What better way to commemorate the special time of becoming a new mom than to be given an exquisite bracelet, ring or charm that is personalized with their precious baby’s name? Especially with more and more unique names being given every year, a personalized present may be hard to find but with the Nelle and Lizzy, you’ll be able to give an item that is perfectly tailor-made!

A Bracelet to Make You Smile

116978 “This bracelet is something I have been wanting for a long time. It will remind me of my three blessings. Now that two of them are off to college I can look down at my bracelet and it will make me feel that they really are not that far from me and smile.” – Thea S
Shop our Triple Bangle bracelet here: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/stamped-bangle-bracelet-319.htm

Munchkin, Mini-Me, and MooMee!

116433“My Three Girls….they are the complete story of me. My husband and I have the triple name rings and now this bangle is a birthday gift to match the ring.” – Deborah W.

We love receiving orders with nicknames! They brighten up our day. I’m sure this bracelet will do the same for Deborah.

Get yourself a Stamped Bangle Bracelet like Deoborah’s HERE.