Thursday, January 7, 2010

This Is the Part Where We Fall In Love

(Did you guys notice the improvement in the quality of my pictures? We started using the Rebel. Nathan said I don’t need a lens; I need to be not lazy and learn to use it. Nathan is taking the pics for now, until I have time to learn to use the remote and take them myself, and close ups are really hard to do, but the pictures are much better. Big thanks to my Brother-In-Law Bobby who gave it to us.)

My Isabella Necklace arrived. Thank you to everyone who bought something, and thank you to Alannah for the Christmas money, and thank you to The Fabulous Wendy Brandes for the amazing craftsmanship.

The experience is amazing right from the start. The box the necklace comes in is gorgeous.

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(yes. My mug has a picture of a cat. In glasses. In a basket. It’s from Awesometown.)

And it’s hard to really convey how nice the piece is. The thing I am most struck by other than the amazing detailing is the weight. It is so heavy, in a good way. It’s delicious.

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The details on the snout and the fur are not really something I could capture on film properly, in my opinion. They are amazing. This is such a gorgeous creature. It’s stamped on one the underside of the claw with a “925” and the inside with “Wendy Brandes”. It rolls freely on the bar in its mouth. I can’t really say enough how nice the piece is. It’s just gorgeous. If you have a chance to get something by Wendy, it is worth every penny.

Anyway. I got dressed. This is one of my favorite outfits in a while actually!

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I’m actually maybe rushing to get this post done so I can get to reading that book for the rest of my lunch break.

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The best part of the layering in this outfit is the little butt flap on the tunic.

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I love it!~

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I did a little bit of High/Low mixing with my necklaces today. The Buddha disc* is a charm Nathan found on the ground outside on the patio at Club Dada. It was free and appears to have been walked on or maybe even driven over. But he picked it up and dusted it off and gave it to me and I put it on a chain. And then of course the Isabella Wolf Fang is by Wendy.

*ETA Suz says it's called a "dharma wheel", thanks, Suz!

Jacket, Alexander McQueen for Target
Hoodie, Old Navy
Tunic, Silence and Noise at Urban Outfitters
Denim Leggings, Target
Ankle boots, Blowfish via Zappos
Bag, Thrifted
Book, Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Earrings, Silver Jewelry Club (back in the day when they showed one piece at a time!)
Buddha necklace, found
Isabella Wolf Fang Necklace,The Fabulous Wendy Brandes


WendyB said...

I'm so happy to see Isabella on you! I also love the necklace you wore with her. That's a great story. Hmmm....maybe that story will inspire me to do a new design!

Chan @ Chanmeleon said...

This outfit and jewelry combination is TOTALLY righteous. I really love that dharma wheel necklace - I'm jealous! Your hubby finds all the good stuff! I'm glad you got the piece you really wanted, you deserve it.

Hope your year is off to a good start :)

Ana said...

That is a beautiful necklace, and you look so happy! Yay!

Peaches and Cream said...

Yep, lovin' the butt flap!

Sal said...

You wear it well, lady! That necklace was made for you.

yotababy said...

I just want to say that your hair looks really super amazing in these pics! And yeah, this outfit is fantastic. I've been very boring at work lately, but this totally inspires me.

myedit said...

I'm glad you got the necklace. I didn't realize how big it was until I saw the full outfit picture. What a freaking stunning piece! And I'm not even into vampires etc.!

Unknown said...

I was lucky enough to borrow this necklace (briefly) one time. It looks great on you!!

Kelly said...

GORGEOUS! I'm salivating.

Unknown said...

Beautiful piece!

Jess said...

Awesome necklace! It's very Erin.

It makes me think of all the Fantasy books I've enjoyed over the years...

A said...

I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday, but it is SO STUNNING. What a perfect piece for you!! I am insanely jealous that you own it, and also of how cool the dharma wheel necklace is (why can't I ever find anything that awesome?!)!

Also, I am so in love with that tunic. It is cut adorably, the pattern is to DIE for and I love the colours!! Ahhh. That is one of my favourite outfits ever on you!

And lastly, I totally agree with yotababy... your hair looks AH-MAZE-ING. <3

kanishk said...

That is a beautiful necklace, and you look so happy

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Unknown said...

You are so adorable. I don't want to click away. I guess I should make supper for the family though... :)