Acoutrement

Gold Lace CuffSee I can sound fancy and French if I want to. Hell I can maybe even pronounce acoutrement correctly, but I’m writing and not talking so you’ll never be the wiser since you can’t hear me.

Anyway, let’s talk about Stella & Dot. Why? Well because I want to and I’m wearing this pretty fly gold cuff right now that I think everyone with a brain should own. Maybe not everyone. I think the sartorial flair might be lost on people like say…my brother. Now for all the ladies though…get you and your sassy pants right on over and check out my friend Joy’s page: http://www.stelladot.com/joyjohnson She’s the coolest for one thing and for another, a white t-shirt just looks way more awesome with some snazzy jewels.

The bracelet I’m wearing today is here
http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_us/p/jewelry/bracelets/b173g
Host a party and you too can be the proud owner of this piece of finery at 50% off the retail price. Not too shabby eh?

I’m also wearing this garishly large necklace I got a while ago at Anthropologie. A similar can be found here:http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shopsale-jewelryaccessories/26823302.jsp
The only difference is that mine has this (un)strategically placed disco ball hanging from one side.

Pile all that shit on and my t-shirt (dress in this case) is way less boring. Dannijo (www.dannijo.com) has some amazing pieces too, but not nearly as affordable as Stella & Dot or Anthropologie. I have to hand it to Mary Suki as well. Her jewelry is gorgeous. I will have her gold cuff one day. But to be honest, I’ve found some real gems (pun totally intended) at H&M and Forever 21 as well. Any one else have great recommendations for some affordable flair?

Spring Layers

Spring is coming…I swear. In fact, I’m fairly certain it has already come, yet days like today lead one to wonder. That’s a bit of an elusive sentence eh? Wonder what you may ask? A lot of things actually, but I digress.

Today it’s a chilly 64 degrees out, overcast, and a bit windy. For the record, I firmly believe that a good meteorologist ought to include a portion of his/her forecast dedicated to what sort of attire is appropriate for the day. For example, on a brisk windy day, for girls like me who have a proclivity toward wearing pouffy skirts and dresses it would be nice to know before I leave my house and my aforementioned skirt blows over my head that perhaps it wasn’t a great option for that specific day in the first place.

At any rate, today I’ve layered up in a comfy black knit dress with one of those sort of weird, billowy, mullet hemlines. Over that I’m sporting an unusually dainty cardigan that also has a sort of bizarre hemline and the front is crocheted-sort of a throwback to my hippie days in high school I guess. Anyway, over that I decided a dose of denim always makes everything better and threw on a denim jacket I’ve owned literally for at least ten years. Then I capped it off with an incredibly classic trench coat. Finishing touches? Absurdly tall wedge heels-orange strappy with a snake print linen wedge that I’m pretty sure I bought at TJ Maxx around the same time I got the jean jacket. Then I have on this ridiculous, huge necklace from Anthropologie (similar to the one in the picture below) Antrho Big Necklaceand a gold cuff a la Stella & Dot. Total outfit cost…I’d guess it’s easily under $250, and nearly half of that is the bracelet, which is $98 but I got for only $50.

Pictures? Eh, that would be worth more than the above 1000 words I know. I’ll see what I can work it for you 🙂