The bag that got away

*head desk* I cannot believe what an idiot I’ve been. Loeffler Randall’s Rider bag was on a ridiculous sale at Saks Off Fifth for about a week now and I found this perfect natural color that I wanted ever since I laid eyes on the style, I have no idea what the hell I was waiting for. I finally have the funds for it, all I have to do it add it to chart. The price of the bag is originally $525.00, Saks was selling it for $220!!! Now they are all sold. Last weekend I signed up on the LR’s website for a “surprise” in my inbox everyday. Today I got an e-mail saying some of their Riders are $200 off but it is not the color that I wanted. Powder Blue is not bad but it is not my first choice either. I’ve become this impulsive shopper to a undecisive one, I am not sure which is worse.

Help! Should I wait for another sale of the natural color or just settle with the blue? Will the natural be ever available at the price I wanted again? Or should I just give up and put the $$$ towards a more investment type priced bag?

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Dannijo Fine Jewelry

I love Dannijo ever since I bought my very first friendship bracelet when it became all the rage 2 years ago. I have to admit, I loathe them, friendship bracelet I mean, I do not like the idea of wearing an accessories made in any type of fabric, thread, yarn, etc. Not because I am a total snob but because they tend to get dirty. But yeah 2 years ago up until last summer I was wearing them. What changed? They added blings and spike beads then all of a sudden I couldn’t resist them.

There were other brands that made them but Dannijo’s was my favorite, the brand is even more attractive now since they added a fine jewelry collection. the designs are so beautiful. Simple, delicate looking but have a lot or personality. My favorite piece of jewelry right now is the earring jacket trend, Dannijo have one of those and they are perfect!!!

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they also sell other fashion accessories like these ones

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It’s the gift giving season

First major holiday is over, I know everyone is extremely busy and scrambling to buy gifts for friends and families. Here are some of my recommendations.

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<Slate – Don’t Leave Me hanging earrings $52> {Michael Kors ring – $50} <Jenny Bird – Flagstaff earrings $45> { Gorjana – Bali Three charm necklace $118} <Turkish crystal ring – $55> {Peace Love Flair – Bar cuff $20} <Gorjana – Mesa Ring $45>{House of Harlow – Reflector Bar ring $58}  <Vanessa Mooney – The Starlight cuff $120> {Gorjana- Tavi Pendant necklace $125} ,Urban gems – Emerald studs $40>

 

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Jewelry Review: Gorjana, Ashiana London, Urban Gem

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For my first ever Rocksbox, I received 3 wonderful pieces from great designers.

Gorjana’s Elea Cuff

Urban Gem’s Victoria Necklace

Ashiana London’s Two Stone Drop Earrings in Aqua & Grey

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Gorjana’s Elea Cuff is definitely my favorite out of all the 3 pieces. It incorporates very well with my favorite Vanessa Mooney Unearthly Cuff and other gold pieces. The simple linear X design and wire concept is something so simple yet so timeless. If one decides to buy it, I think it will be money well spent, while it is not pure gold, the quality of plating will go a long way. Their plating looks like one of those that will probably last years with proper care.

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Urban Gem’s Victoria Necklace reminds me greatly of J-Crew’s statement pieces. It is well crafted and absolutely pretty. It was made with metal with bronze tone. It had that glitzy and vintage look that is a perfect match to any plain tees.

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Ashiana London’s Two tone earrings is pretty but not really my style. I am not a fan of the earring hook wire. It drags the skin on my earlobes. But design wise the aqua and grey stone combination is really nice. They complimented my skin tone. The stones are not heavy so it doesn’t pull down on the earlobes that much. quality is good and the cut and size of the stone are perfect for dangling earrings.

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Collab announcement – Rocksbox

I am very excited to announce that Rocksbox and The Jewel Junkie are going to be working for the next 3 months. If you have not heard already, Rocksbox is a members only fashion jewelry loan service. I buy, collect and resale jewelry for fun but I am more of a buy and resale. For me to add a piece on my collection it must have certain qualities. It must be super unique, rare, gifted or really coveted for a long time. So a concept like this is really appealing. I get to borrow a jewelry and keep it as long as I am not sick of looking at it or as long as my membership is valid. I’ll write more about them as I go along. Jewelry reviews and photos will be posted soon. In the meantime enjoy this 1 month complimentary membership so we can experience it together. Click on the photo for the link to get started.

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New Jewelry obsession – Vanessa Mooney

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I had my eye on this designer for a while now but her prices are not a joke and for someone on a budget it is kind of a stretch but totally worth it. It also helped that I found a seller that gives me really great deal on these.

Her designs are so unique, they are the perfect embodiment of the “free spirited”. Shopping for it is so addicting that when I finally started a week ago, I made it a goal to buy a few pieces every week. Well ok as long as I can get a good deal on price for it. To match this new jewelry collection, I also started buying clothing article that are bohemian and gypsy chic inclined. I am happy to report that I believe I can pull it off. ha! Below are pieces I have so far

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I love them all but my absolute favorite pieces the Lillian and the SuperNova collection of the Unearthly ring and bangle. I like the unique design and how there is an unobtrusive natural stone that made a lot of difference to the piece.

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The only big blunder I have about it is – the plating are not sealed / coated so when I wear the ring my finger turned green. But like I said I love the designs so much I research and was at one point even considered going to a jeweler to have them dipped in real gold but the cost of it was a real bummer so I researched some more and found out that Krylon Crystal Clear Glossy spray can preserve it the way I wanted. I was so scared that I will ruin the finish and the jewelry itself so I tested it on other pieces. I am happy to report that after 3 tries it was a success and I started spraying it on my Mooney pieces.

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Geometric, Art Deco Bangles

JuiceBeauty.com   I am currently obsessed with geometric theme in jewelry, sure it is always there but the ones that I favor looks bad ass. It is a minimalist dream but definitely had a punch of making a statement. I especially love the ones with stones in them.

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If anyone is interested and obsessed like me, I started selling them in my Poshmark closet.

I also found pieces that I added on my wish list.

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{C Wonder}  {Paige Novick} {Henri Bendel} {Forzieri – click on image}  {Jennifer Fisher} {Jennifer Zeuner}

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