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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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

This Week in Lust | Christian Louboutin and Candy

This Week in Lust | Christian Louboutin and Candy

Happy Monday! or angry Monday for those of you who have to work (I feel you). I didn’t do a “This Week in Lust” post last week, so I’m making up for it today. Take a break from writing your 2013 resolutions and have a look at the are the insanely priced items I have chosen for this week.

  1. Black and Cream Graphic Dress by Sonia Rykiel from shoplesnouvelles.com – I wish this dress was black and white because  the color cream always comes off as dingy to me *shrug*. Nevertheless, I love that it’s mod inspired and the assorted black stripes (especially at the top) are forgiving for heavy chested ones among us :). I love the “Paris” and “London” writing because they say “I’m fashionable”, but I don’t think the picture does this dress justice (see Rome Lanvin dress on mannequin vs Rome Lanvin dress on Kim K).
  2. Vanish Shades from nastygal.com – Remember Dwayne Wayne from the sitcom A Different World who rocked the round frame shades? #throwback. I feel like him (and Beyonce) when I thrown on my round frames.
  3. Christian Louboutin V-neck Patent Leather Pumps from net-a-porter.com – I don’t really see how this shoe could ever go wrong. It’s a modern day Mary Jane with a red bottom that is associated with Mr. Louboutin. Say it with me “long heels, red bottoms!”
  4. Chanel Vintage Logo Earrings from farfetch.com – These earrings are legit vintage from a company that tracks down designers, celebrities etc. and buys items from them. Chanel earrings can never be anything less than classic and classy, two words that can also describe the woman who made them household items for many, Coco Chanel.
  5. Prada Candy Perfume from macys.com – If you read my review of Madonna’s Truth or Dare Perfume, you would have seen me run on about how much I love perfume with vanilla notes in it. Released in August 2011, Candy also features notes of musk, and benzoin, but it also features caramel as its base note, which adds warmth and literally makes it smell like candy. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Brittany

This Week in Lust | All Black Everything

This Week in Lust: All Black Everything

Happy Friday everyone! I pray everyone is enjoying the holidays. I’m off from school and even though I have not cracked a book yet to edit my senior thesis *sigh*, I do not feel one bit guilty. Here are the items that I am currently lusting and just in case you’re new to my blog, these pieces are supposed to be out of my price range so that I can actually lust for them…make sense?

  1. Lacey Leather Look Mix Dress from topshop.com – If you watched my last haul video on my youtube channel, you would have seen a bunch of leather items. 🙂 I am absolutely here for this leather trend and my next outfit post will feature a leather item (stay tuned).
  2. Givenchy Medium Antigona Duffel Bag from bergdorfgoodman.com – This bag is very simple, but the shine gives it a lil sum sum and it can add a touch of flair to your outfit. Plus it’s Givenchy. #win
  3. Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses from ray-ban.com. I’ve always wanted a pair  of Ray Bans, but never thought it was necessary to shell out this kind of money when one is without a 9 to 5. I’ll look for a cheaper pair, but until then…#lusting
  4. L.A.M.B Oxley Pumps from macys.com – Two words: Chic. Classy. If you didn’t know, L.A.M.B. is owned by Gwen Stefani, a woman who does not age, and what I like about these shoes is that the ankle straps are secured via velcro, so they are adjustable. Also, the front section of this shoe does not fully cover your foot and it creates a very different look when worn. Probably not the most comfortable, but I like it…very Zaraesque.

Do you like any of the items?

Brittany xx

Burst of Gold

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Yesterday, I arrived in The Bahamas, the land flowing with milk and honey (or sun, sand, and sea). I’m so happy to have made it home safely and my mom cooked curry chicken just for me. 🙂

I wanted to show you guys some jewelry that I bought a while back. I know everybody and their mamas have a collar necklace, and I am a day late and a dollar short, but I finally bought one and I don’t mind following trends as long as I actually like it. I bought it from H&M and featured it in my last outfit post because I think it is tres chic and adds a touch of class to almost anything (similar item at Macy’s). The other necklace is from Forever 21, and the shell earrings are from H&M. I love these earrings! I would not typically wear shell earrings, but they are gold and big, and being the over the top individual that I am, I feel like they were made for me. Not to mention, big earrings like these Versace inspired earrings are en vogue. Comment below if you like!

Thanks for reading!

❤ Brittany

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Shoe Profile: Wedge Combo Boots

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This past Friday, I was deeply saddened by tragic events that occurred in both Connecticut and China. I urge you all to keep those cities, those schools, those families, and everyone affected in your prayers. Also, the daughter of one of my religion teachers in high school passed away early Sunday morning as a result of a car accident. If  anything that was reiterated to me this weekend, it is that tomorrow is promised to nobody. Cherish your life and live it meaningfully.

With that being said, I have five papers that are due by Wednesday. Sigh. Because I’m leaving to go home to The Bahamas on Tuesday, I’m trying to hand them all in today. Additionally, I have a Shakespeare exam. Who gives Shakespeare exams?

Before you go feeling all sorry for me, look at the boots in the photo above. These are the shoes that were featured in my latest outfit post and they are still available at gojane.com. I just love how they feature both faux suede and leather, a trend I’m certainly into right now. They are super comfortable, easy to walk in, and have become my go to knee-high boots.

❤ Brittany

p.s. I have a lot of goodies to show you guys 🙂 Follow me on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

Waffle Knit and Wedges

pinkpants2 Well hello there! So nice of you to join me. When I wore this sweater, it was 30 degrees outside. I had a white tee-shirt on underneath it, but would you believe me if I told you I was warm? Only in Minnesota would one ever consider oneself warm in 30 degree weather. Anyway, this is a pretty simple outfit, something I would wear to class (sans necklace and makeup). The boots are very  comfortable, I’m talking wear for the whole day comfortable. Comment below if you like and fyi, I have pinterest board where I post all my recent purchases. (Video for this look is on my YouTube Channel if you’re interested)

  1. Wedge Combo Boots from gojane.com
  2. Waffle Knit Sweater from forever21.com
  3. Colored Skinny Jeans from forever21.com
  4. Long Cross Earrings from gojane.com. Similar from asos.com.
  5. Gold Collar Necklace from H&M. Similar from macys.com
  6. Gold Watch (old) from newyork&company. Similar from nyandcompany.com and asos.com

Makeup: foundation, foundation, powder, lashes, eyeliner, lipstick, highlight, bronzer.

Until Next Time,

❤ Brittany

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