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19 May, 2014

Nerd Style: Pretty in Pixels (via ShopLately)

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Newsflash for anyone who thought I was cool: I'm kind of a dork. But maybe dorky is the new cool so that's OK? Anyway, once in a while I go through phases where I really, really like to play retro and retro-inspired point-and-click adventure games. What could possibly be cooler than that?! (Probably lots. Ahem.)

My latest phase has been going on since December - at what point does a phase turn into a full-blown obsession? Probably when you start browsing around ShopLately for jewelry inspired by pixel art. Yeah, that's a thing you can do. If you also want to turn your boring 3D jewelry existence into an 8-bit bauble paradise, read on. Level up!

Gold stars for anyone who recognizes this game.

Real quick before I share my pixelated picks, here's the scoop on ShopLately:

  • ShopLately is an online marketplace. What that means is there are a number of different sellers running shops on there - sort of like eBay or Etsy, but fashion-focused and easier to browse. You'll find a mixture of mass-produced and handmade items in the marketplace. Searching the word "pixel" yields a bunch of results from different vendors, for example.
  • Different sellers have different shipping policies - check the individual shop pages for more info. All ShopLately orders can only be shipped within the USA at this time.
  • Specific items and sizes can sell out quickly, so if you see something you like grap it ASAP!
  • You can get $10 credit towards your first order of $15+ by visiting here and signing up through Facebook.

Pretty in Pixels Bow Bracelet from glint & gleam ($10.50):

Digital Love Gold White Bow Bracelet Pixel Art 8-bit jewellry

I love this bracelet because it's sort of surprising - bows are typically quite dainty and feminine, but the blockiness of the pixels gives this design a bit of edge. I ended up wearing this with a simple black sheath dress and no other accessories - classic style with a digital twist?

Digital Love Gold White Bow Bracelet Pixel Art 8-bit jewelry

I tend to go for silver jewelry more often than gold, but I've been wearing this a LOT since I got it. It's ridiculous but sort of versatile at the same time. Go figure.

Digital Love Ring in Antique Gold from glint & gleam ($7.00):

Digital Love Gold Ring Pixel Art 8-bit

Another blocky/futuristic take on something that would typically be very loopy or dainty. I wore this while I was out and about last week and some random guy on the subway told me it was "awesome". I guess I am cool after all!

Digital Love Gold Ring Pixel Art 8-bit

I've never owned a name necklace, but I think it would be neat to have one in this style. Just saying.

Pixel Heart Earrings from Stack 'em Modern Style Boutique ($5.99):

When I first saw these earrings online, I didn't realize how massive they were. Observe:

Digital Love Gold Heart Earrings Pixel Art 8-bit jewelry

Whoa. Plus my ears are sort of tiny, hee hee. I ended up really liking the scale of these once I saw them on though - they certainly make a statement.

Shopping info/other pixelated picks:
Some of these items are out of stock at the moment, but if you're desperate to have them for yourself just sign into ShopLately and click the "Join Wait List" button on the product page. That way you'll get an e-mail alert if/when they come back in stock. And in the meantime, here are a few more affordable pixelly treasures that are in stock right now for you to peruse:

Don't forget that first-time ShopLately customers get $10 off their first $15+ order by signing up through Facebook here.

What do you think of my digital-inspired finery? Have you ever shopped for jewelry based on a theme before?

Disclosure: The items featured in this post were purchased with ShopLately credit provided to me for promotional purposes, however the opinions expressed above are honest and my own. I did not receive any other form of compensation. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.


  1. This. Is. AWESOME! If I ever see some NES Super Mario stars or flowers or mushroom jewelry, I'm definitely buying it. Like immediately. Thanks for assuring me that I'm not the only one who misses the 8-bit age!

  2. Haha yes, I will surely share if I see anything like that! In the meantime, I'm pretty darn pleased with my generic pixel-y bracelet. :)

  3. Love that Ring so Cute!

  4. Haha yeah, my Shoplately wishlist is crazy-long. There's no way I could get all that stuff, but it's fun to look at...

  5. I LOVE (lol) the Love ring! I am definitely picking that up next paycheck~

  6. Satisfaction unlocked. What an awesome haul.

  7. Awesome! Hopefully random people stop you in public to say it's cool too. :P

  8. Thanks! I've scored at least 1000 points of satisfaction so I'm feeling good.

  9. That ring and the bracelet are ADORABLE! As a self professed geek I'm definitely digging this, especially the LOVE ring. Very cool!

  10. Haha yes, I agree! I don't wear bracelets every single day but the pixel bow has been added to my outfits a few times now. :)