Monday, February 22, 2010

Senator, Let's Be Sincere, As Much As You Can


I planned this entire outfit around new jewelry I wanted to wear.

Feb 22

For my birthday, Lara made me this bracelet, and I have not taken it off since. I love the combination of gold and silver tone and I love the way the wing weighs down the second chain so they fall at different lengths. I also love the way it goes with my collectible Buffy watch.

Feb 22

And then Sunday my friend Mikal brought over a chest full of old costume jewelry that had belonged to various members of her family. Some was hers, some her mothers, some her grandmothers, even her daughters. I combed through it (SO FUN) and she let me take pieces I liked! I got some really over the top stuff I cannot wait to wear, but I wanted to wear this beaded necklace and bunny pendant NOW.

Feb 22

The pendant I just dropped on a chain, but the beaded necklace was a part of a longer and much more over the top piece. I separated it down the middle and Mikal and I split it. She rocked her half as choker, which looked great, but I always feel like chokers are, well, choking me! So I added in some extra chain and split up the beads for an asymmetrical look. I also pulled that cuff from the box, but I guess I didn’t get a good picture of that. Another time, I swear.

Feb 22

The weather over the weekend was so warm I didn’t even need a jacket at times, but this week we are back to the cold. I am pretending it’s not happening and wearing this lightweight jacket, but it’s supposed to snow again. Not as much as last time, but it will be cold.

Feb 22

And you can see the length on that strap on my new bag in these pics. *Sigh*. That bag is so freaking perfect. I LOVE it.

Dress, Thakoon for Target
Jacket, Forever XXI
Tights, Target
Boots, Steve Madden
Bag, Nordstrom Rack
Watch, Fossil
Wing and chain bracelet, Gift from Lara
Cuff Bracelet, vintage, gift from Mikal
Beaded necklace, re-worked vintage, gift from Mikal
Bunny pendant, vintage, Gift from Mikal

26 comments:

Alison said...

Aw such great friends! Husband's Aunt and Uncle brought me a grocery bag full of jewelry boxes and costume jewelry a few years ago. So many fun and great pieces that were his Great Aunt's. So many fun things to do with it all. Enjoy it!

ANA said...

That sounds like so much fun, and you look great! Love this whole outfit!

- Ana

Sabrina said...

OMG I want your dress!!! I love it so much. you look fantastic in it.

I have also been looking for a similar moto jacket like yours, but can't seem to find them anywhere anymore :( I am jealous of your entire look today, I want it all (including the jewlery)

Jane W. said...

That dress is fantastic!!!! Love the pattern juxtaposed with the studs on your new bag.

Oranges And Apples said...

such lovely jewellery and that dress is fab!

futurelint said...

I love your dress and that bunny pendant is beyond awesome! Every day I look at your blog and think I need to wear more jewelry, but I guess you just know how to do it better than I do!

Kasmira said...

ACK! Tori Amos lyrics! You know I love that!

Lovin' the look today. Your bag is the sweetest! I'm thinking of adding a chain (woven through with a purple ribbon) to my new Simply Vera bag so that I can sling it over my shoulder or cross body. The length on your strap is perfect!

Sal said...

That bag truly is perfect. And HOW I adore the bunny pendant!

Rachel said...

Keep the Tori songs coming! Especially ones from Under the Pink (Pele and Pink are aaahhhmazing). I love the jewelry and the bag...your style is simple yet edgy. Love it!

Kelly said...

That bracelet is so perfect with your watch! I thought it was all one piece at first. Also love the bunny and that dress looks great on you!

Melissa Hope said...

Love the title!

The Thriftress said...

Okay. There is a collectable Buffy watch?!? How did I not know? Also I love Tori to.o.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

You look great! I absolutely the love the dress and jewelry combo.

Cynthia said...

Love your birthday bag. Love your blog and wanted to add you to my bloglist.

Emily Kennedy said...

Love your outfit, love your birthday bag, and totally love your Buffy watch worn with the bracelet your friend made. But I think my favorite is the little jacket. It's just fab!

RETRO REVA said...

I love your watch !!!!

Kyla said...

That bag IS so freaking perfect! Lucky lady!

I hope you had a fantastic birthday! Here's a happy belated b-day wish!

Kiki said...

What a gorgeous dress! You look fantastic in it. I wish my Target had the "designer" dresses.

Clare said...

Okay, that dress is incredible. It has the most perfect shape ever, and looks fantastic with all that great jewelry and the drool-worthy bag!

Mikal said...

Wow, you rock that bunny pendant! There's no way I could get away with that. Awesome! So glad you could use the stuff i can't. :) MBH

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I am digging that dress! I purposely stay out of Target these days because I don't know when to say that something is not a necessity anymore. I stopped thrifting since Thanksgiving because of that same issue....now if I could just stop buying Golden Double Stuffed Oreos!

Work With What You've Got said...

Kasmira, That sounds like a wonderful idea!

The Thriftress, Oh it was YEARS ago, when Buffy was on air, maybe season 6? I used to find them on ebay now and then but I had a look and didn’t see any. :/

Cynthia, Thank you!

Kiki, but your WALLET doesn’t. lol. They cost so much more than a regular Target dress!

GFS, OMG. Someone brought in those Golden Double Stuffed Oreos yesterday and I had two and it was SO HARD TO STOP.

Thanks so much for all the kind words, everyone!

myownlittleuniverse said...

what a caaaute dress! you always have the best stuff!!!

everydayluxuries said...

I find myself building outfits around jewelry all the time, or other accessory pieces, like scarves and shoes. I think sometimes it forces me to get more creative. I love this look, and that bag IS pretty perfect.

chantal1922 said...

I love that bag!

Leah said...

great dress! you're fashion sense is awesome.

don't you just love jewelry swaps?? so fun. that, & bead swaps.