The Bracelet Bandwagon

8.01.2012

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{my set of Lily & Laura bracelets}
I try to refrain from conforming to obnoxious trends. I made a futile attempt at boycotting the hair tie trend that surged during this past school year. But, before I knew it, I owned a dozen of these myself and haven't put a Scunchi hair tie on my thick head of hair since. A similar story unfolded with the fringe bathing suit frenzy. Knowing fully that I would inevitably surrender to resisting the next trend, I jumped on the recent bracelet bandwagon without a moment of hesitation.

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I'm drawn to any and all things colorful, so these recently popular Lily and Laura bracelets immediately caught my eye. Particularly in the summer months, I thought they'd be the perfect pairing with a flirty white cotton dress, easy arm candy to wear to the pool, or something to semi-glamorize the all-too typical t-shirt and shorts uniform I often find myself in at school.

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Half the fun is picking your color combination. By now, most of my friends own a set and each combination is a perfect fit for their personality. I purchased mine at Soho, a boutique in Houston, and no sooner did I utter the words "do y'all have those bracelets..." did the sales woman whip out three racks lined with the glass beads.

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{The Nepalese women enjoy their afternoons spent crafting the bracelets on the rooftops of their homes while socializing with friends.}
Laura and daughter Lily launched this line of jewelry to promote fair wages for the women of Nepal while creating a piece of jewelry fit for all ages. The beaded bracelets are handcrafted by women in Nepal, thus each is unique in design.

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With bracelet stacking becoming increasingly popular, these bracelets hit the market at just the right time. It's a fun fashion forward item to have that gives back and when it fades, you'll know you didn't spend a fortune just to fit in.

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