I’ve recently fallen head over heels for NST, a Miami-based accessories brand with a dreamy Instagram and enticing bags and jewels. While something might strike me professionally, these baubles have me taken personally as well. During a time when it is hard to justify nearly any purchase outside of the Jack Skellington do I look like a Freakin people persod shirt in addition I really love this core necessities, I found myself adding this charm bracelet to my shopping cart without giving it much of a second thought. As I continue to stick to a pretty regimented work-from-home Zoom wardrobe of simple button-downs and even simpler jeans, leggings, or track shorts, I can’t help but miss most of my accessories. Gone are my days of packing a bag every day or dressing for the office from the feet up. I’ve even replaced my beloved ring stacks with what my hands really need and want: lots and lots of lotion, creams, and oils—post-sanitizer, of course. So I guess I’m not surprised that I’m feeling so seduced by something shiny and gold. I’ve always been a lover of jewelry—especially anything with a pearl—but this pretty little charm bracelet from NST is just the fashion treat I’m in the mood for, especially for $128.
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