Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Stacks- Reader edition

A reader sent me a suggestion on tumblr, and it was just TOO great of an idea!!!

I asked readers to send in pictures of their "stacks."

I have just LOVED seeing everyone's stacks.  They're all so beautiful.  But my favorite part???  Seeing the meaning behind their bracelets.  A stack is something that you carry on your wrist throughout the day.  I like to wear jewelry that means something to me, or that reminds me to be my best (i.e. my "Live Your Dreams" cuff).

Here are the stacks sent in by readers with brief descriptions of the meanings!



"The watch is Michael Kors. It was my parent's gift to me for my college graduation. The David Yurman bracelet was a Valentine's Day gift from my boyfriend. It's set with amethysts-purple is my favorite color! The pearl bracelet was a bridesmaid's gift for the wedding of one of my sorority sisters. She was the first one of my friends to get married after we all graduated from college. The leather bracelet was a gift from my sister. She bought it in Argentina while she was studying abroad there, and she picked the fleur de lis to remind me of my first trip to Europe, where I absolutely fell in L-O-V-E with Paris. "


Sarah from The Denver Diver

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"First Picture:    Madewell rhinestone bracelet (bought by mom!); Sterling silver beads - no idea where i got this one :); The next two are alternating gold and silver designs - these are from Israel! I staff birthright trips and bought them on my second trip there this year (and seventh trip overall!); Silver heart bracelet (good charma) - hanukkah gift! ; Gold chain with hearts - gift from my best friend
Second pic:    Banana Republic braided tassel bracelet - two of my best friends and I bought matching ones on a trip to San Francisco;  Three colorful beaded charm bracelets (good charma) -- these actually come 6 in a set... I've been lusting after them for a long, long time, and when they finally went on sale in Bloomingdales, I bought them and gave half to my sister, who lives in New York. Every time I look at them I think of her! "


Jordan from Queen of LA

*****


This is the stack I wear every day on my left hand! The first thing you can see is my "hand in hand" kate spade bangle.  This is important to me because my sorority's public motto is "union hand in hand," so it was a perfect find!  
Next is my pandora bracelet! This is special to me for more reasons than I can count! My parents bought it for me with just a few charms for my 21st birthday, and as you can see, I'm almost finished! haha I'm obsessed!

Next is my burberry watch. This thing has been through quite a lot with me!

Finally are two silly bandz: a princess crown and a dinosaur.  I wear them because I bought a bunch of them one day and split them up with my boyfriend. We were acting ridiculous and fighting over them like little kids, haha. It just reminds me of the good times we have had together!

(Sidenote-my next purchase will be the VV silly bandz you posted about! I'm obsessed!)



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Jessica from Pre-Med Prep

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"The watch was my aunt's - she gave it to me for my 18th birthday. The "silly band" is Tweety Bird and was a gift from my four-year-old cousin. The string is from my oldest guy-friend (he was so proud of finger knitting). The beaded bracelet is from my little sister when she was 12, and the pearls are a necklace that happened to fit around my wrist twice perfectly! I'm not sure how much you wanted to know, but there's my stack!"

Erin

*****


"The watch is a Coach men's watch
The bangle with stars is actually CrewCuts...I have small wrists so bangles usually are way too big on me, the kids' ones at j.Crew are the perfect size, though. 
Bracelet is Tiffany's "Diamond by the Yard"
And the other bracelet (hard to see), has a "J" engraved onto the charm for my first initial."


Julia

*****



"Picture 1: My Stack!  I've had the watch since I was about 11 or 12.  It was my graduation present from elementary school!  The Yurman is a recent birthday present, the plain silver was a present from my Big, and the final silver bracelet (a Sydney Buchanan!) says "Strength, Wisdom, Courage" and it was a present for being accepted to law school!
Picture 2: The newest addition to my stack: Kate Spade's Hand In Hand bracelet (the inside says Strength in Numbers)...I'm on the board of two non-profit organizations, so every time I look at it, it's a reminder of my commitment to community engagement!"


Mari from Unturned Stones

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"First I have my hot pink nixon watch that I adore because its completely waterproof yet utterly adorable! Then I have my kate spade hand in hand in hand bangle! Then a Pi Beta Phi sorority (our symbol is an arrow) bracelet that my grandma gave me from when she was a Pi Phi at Auburn in the 50s, my Yurman, and a Pandora my boyfriend gave me with a Pi Phi bead and a heart (from him, of course) bead!"
by Camille

*****



"The gold chain was my Uncle's, we were really close but he died when I was 8 and so for my 16th birthday my Grandma gave me his bracelet. I put it away for safekeeping but came across it a couple of months ago and haven't taken it off since. 
The gold bracelet with the blue decoration is from a family vacation to Florence. It has some sort of magical property that makes it look good with absolutely everything so it often makes an appearance. 
The silver bangle with the heart charm is from Links and was a Christmas present this year from my Mom. I'm really quite obsessed with bangles at the moment and just ordered a little blue Kate Spade one which I'm certain will quickly join this stack! 
I guess the Claddagh ring isn't strictly a part of the stack but given that I've worn it almost every day since I was 16 I think it deserves a mention. It was also a gift from my mother and is ever so precious to me. "
by Ellie
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by Mer

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Thank you so much to all submissions.  They all look really really really great.

If you don't have a stack, consider starting one!  They are beautiful memories you carry on your wrists!

xoxo

9 comments :

  1. Whoops I forgot to include an explanation! The Michele watch was a 20th birthday present and the Yurman bangle was a Christmas present this year! My mom has always loved David Yurman and so I associate all Yurman jewelry with her!

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  2. I loved reading about the stacks! Such great stories.

    I especially LOVED seeing a Claddagh ring in there! I have worn one every single day since 5th grade. I love it. It reminds me of my heritage and was a gift from my mom who wore the ring when she was younger!

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  3. when i first read stacks i thought of a library... so this was a nice surprise! love these photos :) xoxo jcd http://cornflakedreams.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great stacks with great stories! Love it!

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  5. love it! so interesting seeing what everyone loves and treasures. thanks for featuring me :)

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