It’s spring and the garden near my house is blooming again! It also means the bees are in full work mode, making for an interesting time taking photos as I duck and flinch when I hear a loud buzzing coming my way. Scary!
Here’s a better look at the Banana Republic sweater from this post. I’m loving how well this punchy tangerine pairs with earthy neutrals and gold-tone accessories. Being more of a saturated colors kind of girl, I’m liking that this spring color palette is offering more than just pastels and pinks.
I’m also very excited about this bracelet from Stella & Dot. I’m picky when it comes to trend jewelry…on one hand, I like jewelry that has some kind of quality to it, but on the other hand, I don’t want to pay the high prices of precious metals for the trendy stuff. There is also a big chasm between trend, and quality when it comes to jewelry. There are not many brands making decently made items out of quality materials, with the same fun and quirk as the super cheap stuff.
So when I first held this very on-trend bracelet in my hand, I was amazed at how heavy it was and the quality of the little spikes and details. Some research online revealed this little stretch bracelet is gold plated, and with a diameter of 2.25″, it’s small-wrist friendly. At $59, it’s cheaper than a lot of lesser quality items I’ve come across, and fits my trend jewelry pricing requirements.
My bracelet actually measures smaller than 2.25″ when un-stretched, and I’ve been wearing it non-stop since it arrived. I’ll take better photos and show measurements in my next post.
I panicked last week when I thought I had ruined these jeans. I underestimated a food stain, and without thinking, I tossed them from the wash to the dryer without checking if the stain had come out. As many of you may know, heat drying sets stains, and I felt my heart drop when I pulled these from the dryer, fully dry, and still stained.
So I turned where the modern woman turns when times get tough…Twitter. Thanks to several helpful tweeters, I was able to remove the stain with a little dish soap and a re-wash. Thank you ladies!! How did people survive before the Internet?
Outfit details – Banana Republic sweater, size xsp (check for petites in your local store) :: 7 For All Mankind skinnies, size 24 :: Cole Haan shoes, size 5 :: Timex watch :: Daisy Knights ring :: Stella & Dot Necklace (c/0) :: Stella & Dot Bracelet (c/0)