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 
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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

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 🙂

DIY | Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Fall Decoration


 
 

 I have a pretty crafty family as my mother and aunt both sew and make strawbags. A few years back, actually at least six years ago, I saw a decorative piece in my aunt’s house that I thought was so pretty.

She picked cones off of pine trees, spray painted them gold, and placed the in a basket. It was the perfect Christmas decoration. I am in love with this DIY project because it’s simple and cheap. All I spent was $5.65 on a 3 oz. can of spray paint from Amazon.

Below is a video that details the entire process from start to finish. (Tutorial starts at 0:40). Please subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven’t done so already and I’d really appreciate if you share this on Pinterest if you’re about that Pinterest life 🙂

Hope you like,
Brittany


 



 

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