Saturday, November 29, 2008

New blog!

Since I'm devoting so much energy to making jewelry, I thought it would be fitting to start a new blog. It's called I Make Jewelry and it's going to detail all trials and tribulations as I make and sell jewelry. Should be fun!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hot boots

If glazed leather permanently replaced patent, the world would be a happier place.

[ Luichiny boots, $226 at Endless ]

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hell has frozen over

Forever 21 now has cashmere-blend sweaters.

Cashmere. Forever 21. The world is a crazy and amazing place.

[ The sweater above is this one; browse other cashmere-blend styles at the store here. ]

PS. I bought the leather jacket, because the white coat of my dreams is absolutely not available, anywhere. Boo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Biker chic

I find myself madly in the love with leather bomber jackets all of a sudden. I think something clicked when (I am not afraid to admit this) I saw Serena rocking one on Gossip Girl.

My theory: the snappy strap thing at the collar just looks so cool when it's flapping around. Much cooler than, say, a set of lapels.

Anyhoo, I popped into Forever 21 for some white t-shirts after work - and lo and behold, they had this very serviceable black jacket for $99:

[ $99.80, ]

Would I be seriously slumming it if I purchased my leather from F21? Cuz I really liked the jacket on. Only thing is, I'd be tempted to run it over in my car a few times to give it that authentic tumbled leather look.

The black is a little stark on me, so I came home and searched for similar jackets in brown, gray and dark blue. Sadly, they seem to barely exist, especially at the price point that's realistic for me.

Pretty, but too pricey. And I prefer a plain zipper over those buttons.

[ $340, UO ]

A very similar, but cheaper, option at Urban Outfitters.

To Urban Outfitters' credit, they have a nice little line of pleather options (if skin ain't your thing) as well as a single dark blue leather jacket in a so-so style.

I hear that cognac shoes are all the rag this season - so where are the cognac leather jackets?

And gray, for that matter. Just something a shade lighter than black would do.

The hunt continues...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Open for business!

I'm delighted to announce that my Etsy shop is now open for business! With items ranging from $28 to $288, it has something for everyone. I'm also eager to do some custom items! (Lastly - I will be adding more bracelets and necklaces in the upcoming days and weeks, so stay tuned.)

To celebrate mya Grand Opening sale, I'm offering free domestic shipping ($3 to Canada) and free gift wrapping with all orders.

I hope you enjoy browsing the shop, and if there are any items you'd like to see for sale, please let me know.

Go shopping

Thursday, November 6, 2008

How far we've (not) come

I'm ecstatic that America elected Obama, but I can't help but be sad and bitter than Prop 8 passed in California. It's one thing for individuals to harbor hatred - it's quite another for discrimination to be enshrined in the Constitution.

This isn't the California I know and love.

Also, it seems that any candidate/proposition I donate money to always loses. It's like a curse or something.