Alex and Ani

18 Aug

Usually, I’m late with following trends. First off, I like to do my own thing and stand out in the crowd, in a non-flashy way. (Ironically, I’m wearing a bright pink blazer today.) Secondly, I don’t really have a fashion sense; I just go with what I like, not what’s trending. And finally, I have a way of stumbling onto cool things through my friends. Anyway, last weekend a friend in town wanted to add to her Alex and Ani collection and after a lovely lunch, we strolled down Newbury Street to do some shopping.

Before entering the store, I was not entirely set on purchasing some of this jewelry; but upon walking in, I was sold. I liked that you could choose what charm resonated with you and it came in silver or gold, depending on what you fancy. I LOVE gold so I was happy to find a charm bracelet of Saint Anthony. (Saint Anthony is the saint of all things lost; pray to him and you will find the item you misplaced.) Hopefully I don’t lose this bracelet haha!

I just saw that they have a collegiate collection, I may have to go in and pick up a BC bracelet.

About Alex and Ani / (I usually don’t put in this kind of information but I found the background fascinating.)

Alex and Ani, LLC offers eco-friendly, positive energy products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. Carolyn Rafaelian launched Alex and Ani in 2004, naming the company after her first two daughters. Once she introduced her line of patented signature bangles, necklaces, and rings, almost overnight, everyone was taking notice. Celebrities, major fashion magazine editors, and the finest department stores and boutiques across the country adored the concept and design.

As Alex and Ani’s product grew, she kept a deep focus on spirituality believing one can infuse thought into material to recognize one’s power and unique essence in their everyday wear. Rafaelian creates with deep reverence for the power these symbols possess to expresses awareness, empowerment, and inner beauty. “Take the inner journey” Rafaelian says, “the rewards are great.”

2 Responses to “Alex and Ani”

  1. Melissa August 18, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I don’t care if it’s trendy. I love my Alex and Ani bracelets. Glad you found a design you liked. Didn’t know there was a college collection…love that BC charm!

    • Elizabeth August 18, 2012 at 11:54 am #

      Haha! It’s not so much that I don’t like to be trendy, it’s that I never follow trends because I don’t know what’s in fashion! Nevertheless, I’m loving my Alex and Ani find.

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