Uncommon Goods

These days it's uncommon to find many things that have been made in the USA, and for the last several years it has been my goal to check every tag and description and actively seek them out.

However in this instance, UncommonGoods found me. The Brooklyn, New York based retailer strives to support local artists and designers, and most of the jewelry sold at UncommonGoods is crafted here in the USA. There is also a big focus on sustainability, with one third of their collection featuring recycled or upcycled materials. Being a B Corporation, they use their power as a business to support their community, offer their employees wages above the minimum, while minimizing their environmental impact.

The ruby on my finger was grown by scientists in a California lab, and the Brooklyn based artist left it in it's raw form to create the Talisman Ring, ensuring that every ring is unique and sustainable, utilizing recycled brass for the setting.

The stunning pair of earrings I'm wearing are actual pieces of lace which have been dipped in wax, then bronze then gold. They were made in Columbia by artisans there working with the Colombian mother/daughter design team, who after immigrating to the US, realized that jewelry making could be a way benefit the citizens of Columbia. I love that each piece on the site shares information about the process and the creator.

Both these pieces reflect a high level of craftsmanship and I would feel confident in purchasing presents for the other women in my life this holiday season from UncommonGoods, both with the knowledge that many of the pieces are one of kind, and that I'd be supporting charities through their Better to Give program, which donates $1 to a charity of your choice with every purchase made.

There is also so much more to see at UncommonGoods than just jewelry, so be sure and check it out!

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The Rundown
Dress c/o London Times similar
Red Pumps Nine West thrifted similar
Navy Foldover Clutch Clare V.
Castillo Gold Dipped Lace Earrings c/o Uncommon Goods
Cuff Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods

UncommonGoods gifted me the pieces for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.


  1. I love that ring! If it were silver I'd buy myself one right now!
    And I always love that dress on you, obviously, hah

  2. Gorgeous Lydia ! The chevron dress, the accessories…your hair: very pretty.

  3. What beautiful pieces and your look is so pretty and feminine, love it.

  4. Wow, those pieces are really gorgeous (I'm a big fan of the ring especially).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. I love that this is something we've both been talking about this week! I know that of all the bloggers out there, you're one who truly shares my passion for locally (or, I guess, nationally) made items. There are so many incredibly talented people working in our own countries who deserve support - although I also recognise how hard it is to tear ourselves away from fashion fashion stores, because after three weeks without spending a dime, I suddenly have the shopping bug and the first place I thought to visit was Zara. The icing the cake of the fact that these pieces are made in the USA? The way you styled them. This dress is one of my favourites of yours - I know I say that all that time, obviously I just love your wardrobe - and also one of the few things I see anyone wear that makes me consider wearing colour. It's just that good. And the compliments both pieces of jewelry so beautifully.

  6. Those earrings are beautiful and look lovely with your dress! What a wonderful company!

  7. Wow, those earrings are fantastic. I love Uncommon Goods and actually get their magazine in the mail all the time.


  8. hi dear, i love your dress...beautiful print..

  9. This dress is gorgeous you look so lovely. The jewelry pieces complement it perfectly I will need to check them out more!

  10. This is such a gorgeous fall look--those rich, deep reds...love! And I love both the earrings and ring, they're such unique pieces. I've shopped at Uncommon Goods before but it's been a while!

  11. I love your dress. I have always been a big fan of Uncommon Goods. I have purchased so many things from there in the last couple years.

  12. What a beautiful look, the jewelry goes with it so perfectly!


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  13. Such a cute dress! I love it!


  14. These colors are so good on you! And those earrings are stunning.

  15. Love everything about this outfit! And I too agree, I'm always looking for that 'made in the USA' tag! -R

  16. Uncommon Goods is SO good -- they have so many cool pieces. Loving the jewelry you featured.


  17. It looks very beautiful,..Thank you for this dress,.

  18. These pieces are gorgeous! I love the thought that goes into creating each piece. Sounds like a great company! You look gorgeous btw - love the colors!
    Jeans and a Teacup