The 7 jewelry styles I'm packing for a weekend in New York

Dolorous Jewelry essentials

Spoiler Alert: I'm bringing one of every style! Body Chains, Lariats, Chokers, Statement Earrings and my favourite Stacking Rings!

As a jewelry designer you can imagine the kind of mayhem that breaks loose when it comes down to picking my favourite pieces of the moment to take away with me, or maybe you can't ... things get pretty crazy!

After an afternoon of drowning in chains, these are my 'can't live without' styles I emerged with. When I travel I like to pack pretty light, in fact, for any trip under a week I usually keep it down to a carry-on. As means of keeping my load so light it's important to pack both clothing and jewelry that's able to effortlessly transition from day to night and keep my outfit appropriate wherever my day may take me, and in a city like New York, who knows where I might end up! 

Here's a rundown of the what and why of thejewelry I'm bringing. Let's start off with my new favourite statement piece, the Cleo Draped Choker Body Chain. This piece is seriously to die for and an amazing travel companion! In the daytime, I can wear it as a long layered necklace, paired with jeans and a T for an easy but fun statement look, come nighttime, I can simply slip my arms inside and BAM! That simple jeans and T look is transformed into an evening-ready bombshell outfit! Throw on some Red lipstick and this look is a done deal.

Clockwise from that, I have my tried and true everyday staple, the Dea Black Leather Choker. This little beauty goes with practically any outfit and is subtle enough that it can be layered on with most of the other pieces I'm bringing too! Same goes for my two favourite stacking rings, the Petra Silver Stone Ring and the Third Eye Ring. All three of these accessories will probably be glued to me for the whole trip.

Next on the list is this season's hottest accessory, the Cea statement earring! These add instant glamour with no effort and make any outfit ultra modern! As soon as I made them I was instantly in love with these earrings, not to mention when I put them on I feel like dancing!

The last two are my new Sterling Silver stars, the Ri Silver Rings Lariat and the Allie Mixed Metal Bracelet. I can hardly tell you how much I love these two! The Ri Lariat is a new take on the Dolorous all-time best selling style and this new Sterling Silver incarnation is the most grown up and go-with-everything of them all. This versatile beauty can be a choker or a long necklace, it can be worn on its own or layered up with other necklaces, and it's always ready to take your look from day to night! The adjustable fit also makes it super easy to match with literally any neckline, making the Ri Silver Lariat my #1 favourite travel accessory! As for the Allie Bracelet, its modern mixed metal style makes it pair perfectly with any other piece on my list and will make a perfect finishing touch to every outfit in my suitcase. 

With this pack of beauties I know all my NY looks will be as ready for fun as I am! To see what I get up to (and maybe a bit of what I'm wearing) be sure to follow @dolorousjewellery on instagram!