Jewelry Worthy of Double Take

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As I was doing my weekly check of blogs I love, I happened to come across a cross necklace that Shirley from meek-n-mild.com bought from TopShop that is apart of their collection designed for the different star signs, Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. I went looking for a scorpio necklace and found some necklaces on maxandchloe.com that fit the description. Yes boo, I thought.

However, my attention soon drifted to a bracelet that featured handcuffs (2) and I murmured to myself, “Will people think I’m in bondage if I wear these…like I’m mentally enslaved or some ish?…or maybe they might think I’m into S&M.” I just got a weird feeling. I love them though and they are a way cheaper than this expensive ass Stella McCartney version.

Then I came a cross ring with a nail on it?…or maybe a nail that was bent into a ring (4). It doesn’t matter because it’s ridiculously awesome and I wanted it immediately. After I stopped obsessing about about the nail ring/ring nail, I discovered the two zipper bracelets (1) and (3). Yes, please, and thank you. 

What I like about these pieces is that they are so unique or maybe I’m on sites like forever21.com too often? I spend a considerable about time on youtube.com watching haul videos and sometimes I feel like I’m seeing the same kinds of jewelry over and over again. Trust me, if I like something I see on someone enough, I will buy it. I’m not saying that people should not buy the same things, but I just feel like some people just buy what they see others buy…and it’s not inspiring.

I’m sure others have made pieces like this before, but I’ve never seen them and it’s a breath of crisp, fashion air. The only draw back is that some of these pieces are for $30.00. For me, that’s expensive, but I guess that’s the price you pay to be a little unique? Sigh. I need to start thrifting.

I’ll be sharing some of my thoughts on the 2013 Golden Globe red carpet dresses on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

Until Next time,

Brittany

p.s. Want to hear a horror story? School starts today.

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Chunky Heels are My Weakness

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Thank God it’s Friday. I just got back to Minnesota two days ago because school opens back up on Monday. Sigh. I almost missed my flight though because somehow I thought it was booked later than it actually was. My mother had been harassing me to check and see the specific date I was leaving and when I checked, I saw that I’d be leaving the following day. #ThankGodForMother.

Anyway, I have some new shoes to show you. I got a thang for chunky heels so I purchased these Pleated Cut-Out Platform shoes from gojane.com. They also come in black and mint green and I actually bought the mint green last summer, but that version of the shoe did not have pleats (click here to see the outfit I wore with them). They’re definitely not winter friendly (at least not Minnesota winter), but I did not want to wait because the mint green version of these are among my closet faves and of course they won’t be there when the weather is more appropriate. Besides, when parties roll around, it’s amazing the things I’ll wear, and the cold I’ll endure, just too look good.

I know that for some people these shoes are a lot to take in, but I’m extra like that 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m in the process of editing my senior thesis…#LordHelpMe

Until Next Time,

Brittany

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I Finally Got My Purple Lipstick

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Happy hump day good people. So I finally got my purple lipstick from Sephora. Last year, I went into the store looking for eyeliner and I glimpsed a beautiful purple lipstick by Make Up Forever. I thought I saw raw gold because I’d been looking for a purple lipstick for a while and in my pursuits, all that I’d found were either lavender or plum. No. I wanted purple.

Of course, after offering my arm to pay for the eyeliner, I had no money to pay for the lipstick. However, when I went Black Friday  shopping (not that it was on sale), I bought it, only to come home and find that I’d picked up a bright orange lipstick instead. Sigh. Anyway, it is in my custody and any decisions to be made regarding it will be lead my me. 🙂

I also sampled the Make Up Forever HD Foundation and took the very deep plunge and purchased it. My only hangup is that I couldn’t remember the shade of the sample I tried, and the shade I bought (177) does not look as good. I think I’m going to mix it with my Revlon Colorstay in the shade Caramel to make it a little warmer.

I also picked up two nails polishes, Revlon “Ocean” (swatch here) and “Facets of Fuschia” (right). I also decided to re-up on some facial wipes, Neutrogena Facewash, and Proactiv (that was sent to me because I forgot to cancel my account).

Until Next Time,

Brittany

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Cat Eyes and Lana del Rey Nails

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The truth is, I can’t stand acrylic nails for more than two weeks, but every Christmas for the past 4 years, I’ve gotten my nails done. I’ve fallen in love with the stiletto nail trend that has taken the fashion world by storm, catapulted by the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna. This year (or last year I should say), I decided to go with nails inspired by Lana del Rey. Naturally, for me at least, I also decided to snap some photos similar to the photo I was inspired by.

If you didn’t know, I have a love affair with leopard print that I don’t see ever going away, hence the scarf and the shell earrings, which were featured in a blog post a while ago, give me life support. Lastly, the cat eye glasses I’m wearing in the last photo are my new favorite thing. I love them so much!

I had fun taking these pictures 🙂

Until next time, Brittany

p.s. My mom told me I look like the last Zulu princess.

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Under $50 | Beaded Collar Necklaces

Beaded Collar Necklaces Under $50

I am here for this beaded collar necklace trend that has emerged in the fashion world as one could guess from my latest haul video on my youtube channel. Some of these necklaces can be really expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to look fly and expensive #atthesamedamntime. Here some collar necklaces that are all under $50.

From top left to top right (sorry I forgot to number them).

  1. Sparkling Faux Stone Necklace from forever21.com – $19.80
  2. Multi-Strand Dangle Necklace from lastcall.com – $47.60 originally $95.00
  3. Bejeweled Bib Necklace from forever21.com also available in black, white, and mint green – $13.50
  4. Bejeweled Bib Necklace from forever21.com – $8.80
  5. Multi Stone Chain Necklace from piperlime.gap.com – $28.00

See, you don’t have to spend that much at all!

How Would I Style Them?

These pieces are pretty dressy, but they can dressed up or down. For example, I would wear the necklaces that feature rhinestones (1,4,5) to dressy events like church, a banquet, ball, or wedding. I may pair the other two with a peplum top and a pencil skirt or a plain dress.

These are statement pieces, meaning that they are meant to be the focal point of your outfit. I would shy away from prints (at least in terms of what is worn on top) if I were to wear these types of necklaces lest I be #dointhemost. It may be tempting to pair one of these necklaces with earrings that dangle, but its better to keep it simple on the ears and wear your hair up and out of the way. This way the necklace can shine. 🙂

Also, when buying necklaces like these, you may want to pay attention to the cut of the neck on the dress/shirt you want to pair it with. Round necklaces tend to look better with round cuts, and necklaces that form an apex tend to look better with v-necks.

In any event, you’ll draw attention with either one of these pieces. A wise person once said, people are going to stare anyway so you might as well give them something to look at.

Much love,
Brittany 

Happy New Year | Best of 2012

My Two Best Outfit Posts in 2012

Happy New Year! I hope that you all have enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations. I am just grateful to have made it to 2013 and although msbrittanybass.com is a baby blog, I just wanted to take the time out to thank all of you who have supported this blog and my youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/msbrittanybass.

My 2012 reflection is below, but my goal for this blog this year is to post more regularly. We’ll see how that works out. 🙂

May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

❤ Brittany

2012 Reflection