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.

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 

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

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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What I Got For My Birthday!


Good morning! Hope you all had wonderful weekends and are ready to get back to the daily grind. I had a wonderful birthday! Thank you for the birthday wishes on facebook, twitter, and instagram; I really appreciate it.

I just thought I’d share with you guys some of the goodies that I got for my birthday.


What I got from my parents (back home in The Bahamas)



What I got from my friends


I didn’t get drunk if you’re wondering…I’m not that much of a drinker

can never have enough lip gloss n nail polish


I love this bracelet! All of my roommates get one for their birthdays…the surprise element is lost but who cares? it’s pretty..see link below if you’re interested in purchasing one. 
What I got for myself
If you follow me on instagram you would have already seen this 🙂