A few months ago I got a message from my friend asking about collaborating with his shop, Tom’s Accessories. Since then I’ve worn several pieces and perused the site too many times. It’s about time I organized my thoughts (with a new fashion illustration, of course.)
If you regularly check Sketchbook Closet (I hope you do!) you probably notice that I’m not the biggest accessory aficionado. Putting together a good outfit is hard work for me — throwing jewelry into the mix is just daunting. (As I mentioned on a previous post) that’s why I was so excited to work with Tom’s.
The Online Experience
I love shopping online. Tom’s store is well-done. The navigation and product views are uncomplicated. They have the “view all” feature – which I particularly love. They also group products into collections and have a look book for styling inspiration.
As far as design & selection – they have a great range from grungy to preppy to ultra trendy. I actually look on their site a lot (considering I’m not a huge jewelry person.)
There are great hi-res photos and lots of product views. (That’s important to me.) The only thing I wish they had were photos on models – for scale & proportion. (I noticed a lot of other jewelry sites don’t have this.) Tom’s is a newer site – hopefully they’ll add it in the future!
Product, Packaging & Price
If you follow my Instagram, you may remember the cute packaging my Tom’s came in. The shipping & packaging was great.
Price-wise – I’d file Tom’s between F21 & Baublebar. (Also, you won’t find any fine jewelry on Tom’s as you might on Baublebar or Shopbop.) It’s definitely affordable.
The quality, despite low price, seems great. Of the pieces I received, I’d say they rank above F21 or H&M jewelry in terms of make.
The Bottom Line
All in all, I’d say if you are a jewelry lover (or new to the scene, like me) I highly recommend giving Tom’s Accessories a shot. (FYI They offer 50% off your first order and free shipping over $50!)