While wandering the souvenir shops of the happiest place on Earth (and my favorite place), Disney World, I came across a small jewelry case with beautiful bronze-colored bangles lined up. I looked for awhile, and then moved on, forgetting about the jewelry as there were so many other things to see.

When I came back to school in the spring, I saw girls everywhere sporting the simple bangles on their wrists, from just one or two to whole stacks of them. After talking to a few girls in my classes, I figured out that these bracelets are from an up and coming jewelry designers, Alex and Ani. The brand creates, as they put it on their website, “meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories.” All their products are designed and created in the US, and have an emphasis on positive energy and corporate consciousness.

Alex and Ani Bracelets

The bangles they are becoming so well known for are simple, mostly bronze or gold toned, and have one simple charm with a symbol or phrase. They are simple enough to be dressed up or down, and to many, they have become a daily accessory staple.

I love Alex and Ani because of what they stand for, positivity, community, ethics, and of course style. I see these bangles becoming a lasting trend because of their simple style and strong business ethics, and of course I have to get on board with their Disney collaboration.

 

Photo Creds: Alex and Ani, Alex and Ani