Friday, January 22, 2010

Accessorize me

I'm an accessories girl. One peak into my closet and you'd see straight away. What would you see? Well, my overflowing jewelry box, for one. It's never closed. Why bother? You'd also see dishes full of rings and things, and recently worn jewels scattered haphazardly about. I even have push pins on the wall holding my necklaces and (usually) successfully keeping them untangled. But judging by the necklaces that have found their way onto my nightstand and the bathroom counter, I think I need more push pins.

And let me not forget what else is in my closet: dozens of purses, belts, shoes and some scarves, too.

An argument could be made though that I don't need any more accessories. Kind of like when I was a kid and my closet was bursting with stuffed animals. Whenever I saw a new cutie that I just had to have, my mother would say, "You need another stuffed animal like you need a hole in your head." Hmm. Well, I almost always got the plushie anyway. I could always find room for more stuffed animals.

Now that I'm older, I think it's safe to say that my habit of collecting adorable toys has turned into a habit of collecting gorgeous accessories. While browsing the internet this week, I spied several pretties that I could make space for.

But don't worry, ma, I didn't buy them.

Oh, how I wish I could but the bank account says it just can't be.

But still, I look and I want. So to appease this insatiable desire to buy things I can't justify a need for-- a problem of mine that goes beyond just accessories, to be sure-- I am going to share them here, with you.

From Ruche's new arrivals: (Have I mentioned my love for Ruche before? Oh, that's right, I have.)

From Etsy:

made by Philadelphia Etsian Katie Henry (shop: Made by Hank)

made by Cuban-born, South Miami Beach-based artist Lorena (shop: Maranon)

There. It's out of my system. (Hopefully.) I hope you enjoyed this fashion fix and have a great rest of your Friday!

Right now, I have to go get ready for a jewelry party. (I hear it's like a tupperware party, but better because, well, it's jewelry.)

Go figure.

Edit: Just got back from the party! Turns out it was a lia sophia party. I went with my bestie and we both weren't sure what to expect since she only knew the host and I didn't know anyone, but it was actually really fun. There was free wine, pizza, snacks and cookies... and jewelry, of course. What's not to love? Unfortunately the jewelry wasn't free but I did end up buying one thing. (I felt obligated! Ok, I wanted to, too. But there was a sense of obligation.) The jewelry was a bit pricey-- there was a colorful, mosaic-style cuff I loved but once I found out it was $198 I had to pass-- but there was a special going on so I got the $68 Elena ring for half off. Marielle, my bestie that is, thinks it looks like fireworks. This pic doesn't do it justice, but it's all I have to show (the real thing will come in the mail soon).

So, what do you think? Worth the price tag? And I really wanted the Robin ring as well, but didn't want to go overboard. Which do you like better?


bianca said...

Those are fantastic accessories especially the lace necklace and that purse. I went now!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 2010! I just stumbled upon your virtual chronicle and absolutely love your world view.

If you get a chance, swing by and say hello. I would love to hear about all your wants, musings, and distractions. Thank you darling and wonderful blog, I will be back regularly.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I'm big on accessorizing too! Necklaces and big earrings (not at the same time) are my FAVOURITE :)

Meg said...

LOVE accessories! i'm still working on my confidence in using them though - i seem to always have too much or too little!
xo meg

Jaeve + Things said...

those are all great pieces. i especially love the last one, the ring. *swoon!*

Saara said...

I'm in love with the Etsy purse :)

Andhari said...

My favorite type of accesories would be necklaces. It's like I wanna splurge so much on them!:)

rachel said...

these are all so pretty! I have far too much jewelry, too (in addition to the ones I make myself!)

Have a wonderful weekend, Carissa!

abigail said...

I love the ring! and the laced necklace.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

LOVE that lace necklace from ruche and think it would be so easy to make yourself (course who has the time, right?!)

do love the ring you chose, and feel your pain on the sense of 'obligation' to buy at those things. you did a good job balancing between temptation and being sensible!

Kristin said...

That last necklace is so fabulously different! And you can count me as a fellow accessories addict. : )

Dionne said...

I am an accessories girl, too - I hear ya! I love all the goodies here, those drop earrings most of all!

And I think that ring was a steal! 50% off?! I would go for it too!

Katy Mary said...

Love all these choices!

Phoenix said...

These are all so cute - they'd really brighten a gray winter day like today, no?


Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I love maranon's work. It is so unique! Great choices all round.

trishie said...

You've picked some lovely items there. i esp like the lace necklace.