Imagine finding your grandmother's vintage jewelry box that has been hidden away for years. Upon opening it you find each and every piece carefully laid out as if she just placed it there last night. Looking at the layers upon layers of twinkling beauty, you can practically hear the laughter of the last party she attended in the background and glimpse her reflection in the polished metal.
Now imagine that jewelry box is a small store tucked away into downtown Fayetteville Arkansas and you have Mae's Emporium.
Mae's first caught my eye before I even moved to NWA through Instagram. Their vintage jewelry just begs to be fawned over and I knew that I would have to make it there soon. Because of the store's hours I would always miss them by either being there too late or showing up on a day when they weren't open. While at the time I was bummed it just made my anticipation for my first visit even stronger.
I finally made it last week right as she had switched out her summer inventory for pieces that would transition into fall as well as some "Back to School" pieces (it is a college town after all).
All the anticipation and time I had spent eagerly awaiting a glimpse past the front window totally paid off. Once inside, I really did feel as if I had stepped into a life sized jewelry box filled to the brim with thousands of gorgeous pieces. All of this beautiful jewelry is put together in such a way that you automatically think, "I have ten outfits with which I could wear that exact combination," even if such an extravagant piece has never crossed your mind before.
This is most definitely just a taste of all the pretties this store has to offer. This is one of those places that you really do have to experience to truly understand.
I am ecstatic that I will be wearing jewelry from Mae's Emporium during Fashion Week. Knowing that something as timeless and classic as these will be there will help me hold my head up a little higher and remind me that I do belong.
Mae's is providing me with jewelry for the span of Fashion Week but all opinions expressed are my own. It really is a magical place and if you're within driving distance to Northwest Arkansas you should really check it out!!