Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pile It On

I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel, and I don't mean the light leading to the afterlife.  Thanks so much for all of your well wishes - my throat's still a bit on fire, but my head no longer feels like jagged edges are being poked into it.  Isn't that special?  Yesterday I even managed to sit up on the couch for more than an hour and carried on cohesive conversation.  Things are looking up!

While off lying about in couch land I managed to finagle the computer out of the Chef's claws in order to stop watching soap operas keep myself entertained.  One thing I'm looking forward to with the return of 70's style this spring is piling on the bracelets.  True, we could do it before - but now it just feels like my inner gypsy can go wild mixing leather, suede, gold, silver, wood and every color in between.  Here are some of the beauties I have my eye on:

 Brooklyn Thread's Trio of Wood Bracelets

Vanessa Mooney's Copper Nuggets on Red Faux Suede Bracelet
(personal new found favorite jewelry line)

 I mean really - look at her Fiesta Bangles
Sold out already at Free People

I love anything wrapped and this Earth Agate Leather Wrap
I found on Etsy is beautiful!

 Or how about this Peach Jade from
Brooklyn Thread?  The color is so pretty and will
look great against anything wood!

I would have pulled up some Chan Luu bracelets, but most of them run in the $200 range and the Fiesta Bangles kinda broke the bank.  That being said, I did see some Chan Luu on Gilt last night in the $150 range and they had little skulls on them.  Thankfully I exercised restraint aka the Chef apprehended the computer from my vulcan grip and I escaped an impulse purchase.  Whew!!

62 comments:

S.I.F. said...

Oh I LOVE the Trio of Wood bracelet! That is definitely something I would wear!!

Marcela said...

Yes! Mixing materials is the best think about the 70´s. Who said we can´t wear silver with gold!?? And wood with whatever?! Yay!

Glad to hear you´re doing better <3

xx
M.
Times Like Mine

Katie said...

Yes, yes, yes to piling on the bracelets! Chan Luu on GIlt is the way to go, thats where I got mine. Of course it made me want 2 or 3 more, so.... yeah.

this free bird said...

Katie I'm a freaking tightwad!! Even on Gilt those things were over $100. Are they THAT good? I was soooooooo close. They even had skulls on them and you know how I feel about skulls...lurve.

Eda ♥ said...

I love the combination of different materials and the 70s style in general especially as I have big hair ♥
Happy to hear you're feeling better than you did flower!

*following your blog*

Eda ♥

iloveyouvalentine said...

love that earth agate leather wrap!
glad you're feeling better! :) there's definitely something going around everywhere! i just recently got sick myself.

Kyo-Ne said...

lovely bracelets!

Rissy said...

these are great! I love how different they all are.
Love the one that is of course already sold it. haha

Krystal said...

Way to escape the impulse purchase! FEEL BETTER!

shopgirl said...

Love bracelets and bangles of all kinds! Great selection sweetie! I hope you're feeling better. Being sick really does a person in!

xoxo

Collette Osuna said...

These remind me of bracelets I pick up every year in Hawaii...really love the wood beaded one:)

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Styles 'n Cream said...

I cannot wait to pile on the bracelets too. I love the Chan Luu bracelets but I am like you - I can never pull the trigger. Gilt or no Gilt $150 - $200 for a leather bracelet seems kind of a lot to me.

Karen said...

Love the set of Free People bracelets!! Too bad they are sold out already - but I think they would be super easy to make!!

XOX,
Karen

rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Jenni Austria Germany said...

sold out? dang. those were my favorites! ps - i love your comments :)

Style Attic said...

Whoa! This all looks like some amazing love to treat thyself! The descriptions too: Wood nuggets and Fiesta peaches! Woo hoo XOXO

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh loving those bracelets!! :D :D Definitely good for layering :)
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Fashion Meets Food said...

I love bracelets and all of these are so much fun and so chic. I am known for layering on bracelets. Might have to get myself some of these.

xo

Chas said...

Ooh I like the second one! So pretty!

Lacey in the City said...

Love these - I pile the bracelets on all the time as-is so I'm glad to hear I'll have company in the Springtime! Chan Luu does beautiful stuff, but you can so easily find inexpensive alternatives that it's hard to make the leap into the $200 pricepoint for them, right??

Cara said...

Loveee brooklyn thread!
PS. YOU WON the CSN giveaway!! I see a blender in your future :) E-mail me <3

Courtney Erin said...

I love those Fiesta Bangles - not surprised at all that they sold out, they're so pretty! Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better too.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Debby said...

Glad you are starting to feel better! Love the Free People bangles. xo

Ms. Givens said...

You won something. Did you know?
Glad you are better.

Martini said...

Oooh! I love bracelets. I've been admiring the Chan Luu ones but the price has always stopped me.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh the earth agate leather wrap is lovely!

Wishing you luck on your 234098345098234 attempt to win Perricone my dear! You will eventually win one!

Taylor said...

can we be bracelet junkies together??? Ive been grabbing more and more lately!!! I love piling them on!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

cute, love these looks!

Jen said...

Wood bracelets? YES PLEASE!! That is so my style!

Happy Thursday Darling! xo

Isabel said...

im pretty sure i have a huge stash of bangles somewhere but ive been moving around so much the last 3 years i have no idea where they are :S im off to search!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I will take a set of each please! Pile it on sister! xo

alexandra grecco said...

lovely blog!

x
Alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Emily said...

That Vanessa Mooney bracelet is so simple yet so beautiful! I love the gold nuggets against the bright red suede! I've been wanting to pile on bracelets lately, however I will only seem to put on one ;) Glad to hear you're starting to feel better! Sore throats are the worst thing ever!

Daisy said...

why they gotta be so expensive?! if we want to stack them on our wrists, we need to be able to afford lots ;)

TheChambrayCountess said...

Oooh, the leather wrap bracelet has me totally fixated. Thank goodness for the Chef's intervention as way too many things could be purchased in a feverish delirium ;) Glad you are feeling better!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love them all! Especially the fiesta bangles. Makes me want vacation. NOW :) Hope u continue to feel better! xoxo

la petite coquine said...

That trio of wooden bracelets is just perfect! And the fiesta bangles-about divine!

Viv said...

great accessories, love the bracelets!




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Dancing Branflake said...

Love this wrist decor! Your man surely knows how to help you!

Ashley said...

I love the bracelets you picked out! And so glad to hear you're feeling better :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Claire Kiefer said...

Now those are some pricey bangles! Too bad I'm a teacher with 80K of student loans . . . leaves very little room for jewelry splurges, sadly. Glad you're feeling better! However, I'm wishing I were in a cold, dark cave today, as I seem to have caught the bug . . . piercing headache, snotty nose, stinging throat & ears. UGH!

this free bird said...

Oh no Clairey!! Chicken soup with veggies. On no you're a vegetarian!! Vegetable broth and veggies? :(

this free bird said...

ps-i'll try to make you a bracelet. i've got hidden skills in this department. xoxo

Valerie said...

The fiesta bangles are calling my name. Carrie, I went a few months without shopping and suddenly I have the itch. It's not a good sign. I blame the summer weather and all the cute spring clothes coming out. I'm trying to restrain myself, but I'm not making any promises. I'm glad you're feeling better! You need to get your hands on some gluten free cake mix soon because those cookies are definitely the answer.

xo
Valerie

Josie said...

I absolutely adore the Fiesta Bangles! They're so stunning and the colors are fabulous. I hope you feel 100% again soon, my dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Taylor Sterling said...

I love piling on jewelry! These are great!

Kristin said...

I just LOVE Brooklyn Thread. As soon as my shopping ban is over, I'm so ordering something!

Moosette said...

There is no better way to accessorize than throw on a pile of bracelets! Love the Free People bangles... I guess it is my saving grace that they are sold out!

Mosaicista Appassionata said...

I truly liked your comment on dancing branflakes about life blog balance and just popped to say it ..>)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw you're STILL sick? Poor thing :( I'm sorry to hear that! Hopefully you'll be 100% soon!

The braceletes with the skulls sounds right up my alley!

Mimi said...

sold out?! nooooo! i like the fiesta bangles! ;)

glad you're feeling better!

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Raez said...

i love this new trend:) great post!

xx raez

brookeiam said...

i absolutely adore that leather wrap with the beads in the middle.

also, thank you for your words about the negatives i should be thinking about. you're right!! you made me feel much better, thank you :)

Sarah said...

These are great bracelets, I really like the piling of bracelets!

Kimbirdy said...

oh i love those wooden ones in the first photo. so pretty! and so happy to hear you're on the mend!

Marissa said...

I have to restrain myself every time I see Chan Luu on Gilt, but there are so many cheaper options out there...

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

These are so pretty! The best part (only good part?) of being sick is that moment when you're not sick anymore and you realize how awesome it is to feel normal.

Tucker said...

Love the mixture!! some of my favorite looks are when someone piles all of em on (:

xo

Lori said...

Loving those Fiesta bangles ~ turquoise and brown = love in my book! Glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. xo

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I don't usually wear bracelets cuz I tend to want to take them off when I'm doing something. I do have a cool metal cuff one that a friend gave me that is slowly easing me into wearing something on my wrist- glad you are on the mend.

MT Days & Nights said...

These are all so great, I also really love Chan Luu's wrap bracelets.

LifestyleBohemia said...

Thanks so much for the mention lady - you truly rock!
xoxo

Grave said...

Thank you for your post..I also love Chan Luu's wrap bracelets.

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