Gone are the days when you could only offer tea towels or something naughty to the bride-to-be at her bridal shower. I’ve had to fill in many an uncomfortable silence after a guest unwittingly handed the bride a wedding night present in
front of her ultra conservative mother-in-law.
And by guest, I mean me. Oops!
These days it’s safe to say that I’ve cleaned up my act and now appreciate the art of a timeless gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. Give up the bath bombs and silly lingerie no one actually ever wears. Bring on the jewellery!
“But my budget!” I hear you cry. “I have to pay for a new outfit, a hotel room for the wedding weekend, a million other presents for this pre-wedding party or that pre-wedding party…and now I have to buy the bride jewellery?!”
It’s not nearly as expensive…or complicated as it seems thanks to my fave shop Blue Nile As I always say, steer clear of giving a bride diamonds and/or a ring (her fiance most likely had that covered) and invest in beautiful pieces that she can wear every day.
That’s why I’m extra excited about Blue Nile’s “The It List – Fall Jewellery under $200”…launching now! It features five gorgeous sterling silver bracelets perfect for any woman whether her style is all about bold statements or whether she prefers more understated elegance.
Check out these beauties…
However, I have to say that the fifth one is my very favourite (and it was a tough choice, guys!). I absolutely love the textured cable bracelet for $145. Not only is it perfect to wear every day, but it’s really comfortable! I know that sounds strange to say about a bracelet but it just rolls along my wrist very nicely. The quality is, as usual, astounding and the intricate detailing along the links really showcases the shine of the silver. I’ve had many compliments on this bracelet and most people assume it costs at least $300. Hehehe…perfect for that really hard-to-please bride.
If these five featured bracelets aren’t enough to float your boat, there are tons of other necklaces, bracelets and earrings to choose from. In fact, we gave a beautiful set of earrings below away just a few weeks ago (thanks BN!).
Big props to BlueNile for continually bringing the most gorgeous pieces to us at the most affordable prices! Now you can afford that lime green bridesmaid dress after all (yay ;) )