I love accessories – all of them.
Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, scarves, anything that can mix up my everyday look. Jewelry adds to ones style very easily just like the swipe of your favorite lipstick does.
But it is not often I am proud to wear a brand of jewelry that makes good choices behind HOW & WHY their products are made and WHO makes them. Which is why I am super excited to introduce you to INK + ALLOY – accessories with a purpose.
INK + ALLOY is one of those companies whose uniquely beautiful jewelry is inspired by artisans from all over the world. And right here close to home near me in Atlanta, GA, they are working with refugee women living in the area who have fled war and persecution to start again. Many of the pieces are hand crafted by them, in turn giving them the opportunity to build dignified lives right here in Atlanta.
INK + ALLOY’s story and mission to create handmade, authentic, yet fun accessories was created out of the “…vision of the world where strong women are empowered to stand out.” The company celebrates “the Modern American Woman for all she is, with no standard in background, race, or beliefs.”
The icing on the cake of this awesome mission is that the accessories & jewelry that INK + ALLOY makes and sells are exquisite and one of a kind.
As you have hopefully seen before on my blog, I am a beauty expert for the app, PRIMP, Pretty In My Pocket. And now for the first time, they are starting to feature apparel and accessories, and INK + ALLOY is the first brand to be featured as part of #PRIMPWithPurpose.
So I was honored to be gifted a few gorgeous pieces from their catalog to share with you. I didn’t mean to do this but ended up gravitating to everything that was cream colored and with brass/gold accents!!
Let me intro you to my pieces…
Piece #1 – “Nina” cream tassel and brass triangle earrings, 5″
Piece #2 – “Nagaland” brass cuff, 2″
Piece #3 – “Wood You” 2 strand natural wood necklace, 22″ with white cross
Can you believe this is my 1st pair of tassel earnings?? What?!! But yes they are, and these are super cute and so extremely lightweight you wouldn’t even believe it. Despite how long they are, they’re truly light as a feather. The contrast of the light colored tassel against my dark hair makes me happy!
I am a sucker for BIG jewelry, so you can see the cuff bracelet and wooden strand necklace fit nicely into that category. I style larger accessories like this with more simple clothing pieces like my staple white tee and denim skirt. When you go to the INK + ALLOY site, you’ll notice they have a lot of bigger statement pieces which I dig.
Piece #4 – Copper Cotton Dash 82″ x 26″ scarf
Even though it’s not cold now, it’s going to be. So I also picked out this amazing copper polka dotted scarf that can be worn with so much in my closet. I consider creams and metallics neutrals for sure. This scarf is super big, so it can be worn a multitude of ways. You can throw it over our shoulders and belt it at the waist or wear it traditionally just wrapped around your neck.
Their hand-blocked textiles are crafted by an artisan family outside of Jaipur. For five generations they have been handing down the fine art of block printing. INK + ALLOY is extremely proud to partner with these talented artisans! And I’m pretty proud to own a piece!!
In celebration of Primp’s launch into fashion, they are offering a 25% OFF DISCOUNT on the Ink + Alloy jewelry by using the following promo code at checkout : PRIMP25
And the great news, that discount code never expires!!!
Think of these pieces as not only perfect for yourself but as great gift giving pieces for the coming holidays and what great meaning they have behind them. Not your average chain store jewelry that’s for sure.
One last bit I had to share from their Facebook page that I thought just summed up their entire brand and that genuinely made me happy to read…
+ You are beautiful
+ Yes you can
+ Rules need not apply
+ Make mistakes just don’t make them twice
+ Be together but not the same
+ Move through the world with a point of view
+ Dogs are always welcome
+ “Earth” without art is just “Eh”
+ Life only moves in one direction… forward
+ Honor the past, embrace the future but LIVE today
(This post was created in collaboration with Pretty In My Pocket. INK + ALLOY jewelry was gifted to me for consideration only. All images and opinions are honest and my own as always.)