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I am a notorious binge-watching fiend. Crappy week at the office, family drama, hormonal, and out of chocolate; whatever minor life drama I have can send me scurrying for my Netflix queue so I can disconnect for a bit. A while back, my program of choice was Pretty Little Liars, so I was delighted to discover that the new Guest Bartender at Bauble Bar was Shay Mitchell. Along with the collection being so many of the things I love in my jewelry (sparkle, globally inspired shapes, ethereal styling), it was like getting to see an old friend. Here are a few of my favorite pieces.
The chokers alone would have made me love this collection. I was a very big fan of the trend when it last came around in the late 90’s, early 2000’s. I even still have a few of my more elaborate ones saved in my jewelry box. I mean, if there was ever a collection that could make a girl feel like royalty, it would be this one. With so many glittering pieces, I find myself at a loss as to what to purchase first. I also find myself trying to come up with reasons why I might “need” this or that piece. I mean, the holidays are coming up, and there are going to be plenty of reasons that a girl might need a little extra sparkle. Right?
The first time I ever walked into an Anthropologie I couldn’t believe that so many pretty uniquely wonderful things could exist in the same space. Unfortunately (or fortunately in my bank accounts case), there isn’t one close by so I only get to wander around in one once or twice a year. That doesn’t stop me from browsing online when I feel the need to see something special. Right now I am loving their necklaces. My wardrobe contains a lot of solids and neutrals that can be dressed up or down for work. A lot of the visual interest comes from accessories. Scarves and statement necklaces are my two top go-to options. Here are a few of the necklaces that I wish would make their way into my jewelry box.
The butterfly wings on necklaces 3&4 are so delicate and wonderfully fairytale-esqe, and that first necklace? I could wear sweat pants and a ratty tshirt and still look amazing. There may be some subtle hinting directed toward my husband in the near future. My birthday is right around the corner after all.
All images from Anthropologie.
Maleficent comes out this weekend! I haven’t been this excited since Alice in Wonderland, and I am seriously thinking about dressing up and wearing a flower crown. No matter how old I get, I think i’ll be a Disney girl at heart; I mean Tangled is one of my main go-to sad/sick day movies. If I wasn’t excited enough already, one of my classmates from college works at HSN and posted about their Maleficent event on Facebook. Lots of beautiful things, especially the Maleficent Jewelry Collection. My favorite are, of course, the elaborate necklaces.
Much like boys with their toys, girls never really stop playing dress up; our dress up clothes, like the boy’s toys, just get more expensive. I am living proof: I spent many many hours clomping around the house in her mother’s high heels, and now I have a carefully curated collection of “fancy” shoes for special occasions. It’s a special kind of thrill to find some accessory or article of clothing that makes me feel just as pretty and sophisticated as I did when I dressed up for tea in five layers of necklaces, one of my mother’s slips and a droopy cartwheel hat festooned with roses. A tall order to be sure, but that’s why it is so amazing when you can recapture it. These elaborate necklaces by Dylanlex are so extravagant that I feel like they would make any woman feel like a princess (maybe even warrior princess?) again.
Seriously, when was the last time you saw something that gorgeous?
Images from here.