Take a time out with THL

Sometimes, you just need a little boost of inspiration to sustain your motivation throughout the day. While it can be difficult to maintain your positivity through the hustle and bustle of the work week, there is a simple — yet beautiful — solution that will remind you to keep pushing forward at all times.

Inspirational jewelry is not only the perfect way to keep your favorite mantra visible, it is also a great way to add a little dash of something special to your look. Often very sleek and unassuming, inspirational jewelry can look minimalist to the untrained eye, but to you, it carries a special meaning that you take with you throughout the day.

Check out some of THL’s favorite inspirational pieces:

Piper Cleo

This online boutique offers a host of jewelry — inspirational and otherwise — to inject a hint of meaning into your daily wear. Equal parts dainty and powerful, our favorite piece happens to be the “Nevertheless, she persisted” bar necklace, which boasts the now-famous words of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell who ended a speech read by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Despite it’s political significance, the phrase has become something of a feminist rallying cry and makes for a perfect reminder to persist no matter the obstacles you face. The best part: the necklace is on sale for only $20.

Mantraband

A THL favorite, Mantraband offers both bracelets and necklaces with phrases on them that signify happiness, love, peace, strength or a journey. Available in gold, silver and rose gold, these pieces are subtle and unobtrusive enough to pair with your go-to jewelry without interference. Our personal favorite is the “Alis Volat Propriis” bracelet, a bangle that shares the message, “She flew with her own wings.” For only $25, you’ll remind yourself every day that you have the power to take charge of your life.

Alex and Ani

Perhaps the most well-known of these inspirational shops, Alex and Ani has a massive selection of their iconic bracelets, necklaces, rings and even accessories that all have latent meaning. If rings are more your thing, the Eros Arrow Wrap Ring offers the most unassuming take on inspirational jewelry yet. A simple arrow, the motif symbolizes direction; in its product description, the ring is said to serve as a reminder to “Stay focused with your eyes on the target. Let your arrow of intention fly to its goal.”

Take a break from work, take a deep breath and take a time out from the daily grind by perusing these selections of inspirational jewelry — and by reminding yourself that no matter what, you have all you need to succeed.

Nicole’s Favorites: Accessories Edition

Very seldom have I found a piece of jewelry that is both meaningful and beautiful. I have often found that some of the necklaces or bracelets that hold the most meaning to me cannot be worn with my everyday outfits, either because they are too special to me or because they simply don’t go with what I’m wearing.

But recently, I was given a bracelet called a MantraBand as a gift. This sleek bangle comes in silver, yellow gold or rose gold tones, and they each feature an inspirational word or phrase — mine happened to be engraved with the word ‘fearless.’

The 'Fearless' MantraBand, found on MantraBand.com.

The ‘Fearless’ MantraBand, found on MantraBand.com.

These delicate little bands, according to the MantraBand site, are designed to be worn “every day, as your daily reminder, affirmation and inspiration.” This tiny, thin band telling me to be fearless in pursuit of my dreams instantaneously became just that — my daily reminder, affirmation and inspiration to set my fears aside to achieve the life of my dreams.

There are several other styles of this bracelet, including those with reminders to be happy, to live in the moment or to never give up. To me, there is no better way to be reminded of these life affirmations than to wear it (almost literally) on my sleeve. Even though it’s so light that I sometimes forget I’m wearing it, it will reflect a bit of sunlight and catch my eye, reminding me yet again to do something today that will bring me a litttle closer to my dreams tomorrow.

It’s funny how such a simple thing can have such a significant impact. What’s more is that I didn’t find this meaningful piece of jewelry on my own; it instead found me! Maybe fearlessless, too, will find me.

XO,

Nicole