The starlets of the 1930s loved their jewelry. Pictured above, 1930s actress Myrna Loy appears to be dressed casually but her bracelets are the stuff of red carpets today. When it came to jewels and accessories, the rich and famous in the 1930s believed in the old adage that “more is more.”
Even as the rest of the world struggled to find their next meal these actresses dripped in priceless jewels. Amazingly, rather than begrudge these ladies their luxuries, the rest of the world loved them for all their glamour and wealth. It just proves yet again how complex we humans are.
We are still fascinated by the “lifestyles of the rich and famous.” (If you don’t believe me, google Kardashian.) Today, though, most of our celebrities dress casually and that makes it easier for us to emulate their styles.
For 1930s starlets, even their casual looks were elevated by a little bling.
I definitely can’t afford the jewels worn by Myrna Loy and her lot. In addition, my wrists are petite like the rest of me. Most bracelets and watches slouch toward my elbows or fall off my wrists completely.
Enter Dainty Wrist Jewelry, an online boutique that specializes in bracelets and watches for women with petite wrists. I can get my bling on for a price that suits my wallet and a size that suits my petite frame!
Elaine Povinelli is the owner of Dainty Wrist Jewelry. She started the company after a lifetime of dealing with arm candy that was too big for her dainty wrists. She credits her parents with inspiring and guiding her toward entrepreneurship and she donates 1% of her annual profits to the American Heart Association in memory of her mom.
The photo above shows what a difference it makes to have bracelets that fit. The Dainty Wrist bracelets are on my left arm. They fit perfectly, like a well-tailored suit. They stay put and look like they were made just for me.
Alternatively, the “bracelet” on my right arm is a necklace I doubled up to create a bracelet. Even though it’s a necklace, this is what bracelets tend to look like on my arms–a little “loosey-goosey” and sloppier than the more fitted Dainty Wrist bracelets. The difference between the two arms has made me a true fan of Elaine’s boutique!
If you don’t know whether your wrists are dainty, Elaine offers a page on her website that provides details on how to measure your hand and wrist. Several products on her site come in “Small” or “Extra Small.”
I’ve never been good at remembering to wear jewelry, especially bracelets. But I really like the pizazz these pieces add to casual outfits. Even with jeans (and a FitBit) standing in the middle of the construction happening in my condo, these bracelets provide the kind of bling that makes me feel a little bit like a starlet. I like the look so much that, these days, I don’t leave home without a Dainty Wrist bracelet (or four) on my wrists.
In the coming weeks I’ll show whole outfits paired up with Dainty Wrist Jewelry, including some gold-tone pieces I love to layer together.
Shop This Look:
Bracelets from Dainty Wrist Jewelry | Top: Rebecca Taylor Lace Inset Clipped Silk Blouse | Jeans: Re/Done “The High Rise Wide Leg” Reconstructed Jeans
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