A Pause to Refresh

Well, working 7 days a week, what with the regular job (frequently requiring overtime, for reasons I won’t go into here), my regular volunteer work through the week & trying desperately to pound out posts for my 2 blogs. I just need to take a bit of time off, I’ve had vacations from my 9 to 5, not really for my volunteer work & never from a blog. I’ve been doing Orbb’s Fashion since November 29, 2014, I’ve taken  breaks for critical computer problems & one because I just could not make the deadlines, but I spent that entire break struggling to make the next week’s deadlines so I was never really on any kind of tangible break. I feel like I’m suffocating in burnout because I never have a moment to stop & enjoy myself that doesn’t lead to a missed deadline. So, I need to take a bit of time to myself, play some of my games & have a moment to breath. I will return in a couple of weeks or so with fresh inspiration. 😉 Happy shopping my friends. ❤

Fantastical Friday: Catching Up a Bit

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The Drizzt Do’Urden Saga began in 1988, I’ve been a follower of the series since ’93 or ’94 when my now husband let me borrow a book called The Halfling’s Gem. I have never been a speed reader, though I have long been an avid reader, I was immediately sucked into the story & 2 days of my life became almost exclusively (because I still ate food & went to the bathroom, but I barely slept, LOL) devoted to this book. Naturally, it was the 3rd book in the trilogy & he didn’t have the other 2 which in turn sparked a quest for the others. During the course of this undertaking, I found that newer books had been written about the same characters, so I had to get those too, eventually, as my teenage self could scrounge the money to continue the purchases, lol. Through the years more & more books have been added to the ongoing saga, it’s even spawned an offshoot or two, which I have also followed (because Gauntlgrym, the end of which made me cry like a baby for reasons I can’t share here, due to my husband (who hasn’t finished the book) reading this blog regularly. So, unfortunately, I am unable to commiserate with others who have been traumatized by the end of this story publicly. In honor of my current preoccupation I present to you The Neverwinter Saga (just an fyi, books 20 – 23 in The Drizzt Do’Urden Saga & this isn’t the end) from Amazon, I selected the kindle links because that’s how I’m reading them, but they are available in print as well. Happy reading 😉

Neverwinter1) Gauntlgrym: Neverwinter Saga, Book I ($7.99)
2) Neverwinter: The Neverwinter Saga, Book II ($7.99)
3) Charon’s Claw: Neverwinter Saga, Book III ($7.99)
4) The Last Threshold: Neverwinter Saga, Book IV ($7.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Classic with a Modern Twist

Watermelon Wednesday

The classic fringe suede bag never fails to turn my head. Today’s lovely selection as found while wandering about on OASAP. The metallic embellishments on this particular bag add to it’s attractive qualities, though I find the placement of the zipper a bit odd, it still works well with the overall design. All in all I am quite taken with this crossbody & I may find myself with the bit of cash to order it (especially if my bank gives me back my money from a double charge relating to a totally different order, but I suppose that’s a potential story for another day).

WW35Suede Tassel Crossbody Flap Shoulder Bag ($20.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Anjelica Huston

Magnificent Monday

It seems as though I have seen this beautiful, distinct actress everywhere since I was very young. Perhaps this is due to her work preceding my birth, LOL. Though I believe I have been more influenced by the roles she has portrayed a little more recently, I mean, seriously, she got to be Morticia Addams in the 1990s. One of my fave movies from the late ’90s she did a marvelous job playing Rodmilla, the evil step-mother in Ever After. She also very generous soul, having championed several humanitarian causes & aids in the fight against diabetes, as well as other worthy causes.

Anjelica Huston(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Anjelica has a very regal bearing with a dignified look that she clearly enjoys accenting with bold jewelry selections. I did my best to compile a little wishlist based on her feminine style. Finally, I settled on some lovely pieces I found at Walmart that have the right kind of look & feel.

Huston Inspired1) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings ($7.65)
2) Ladies Aluminum Hematite 24mm 18 Inch Adjustable Chunky Cuban Chain Necklace ($8.99)
3) Silvertone 20 Inch Adjustable Multi Chunky Cuban Chain Necklace ($8.99)
4) Unique Bargains Women Multi Layers Beads Design Necklace Green Black ($9.27)
5) Gold-Tone Blue and Coral Accent Fashion Statement Bib Necklace ($10)
6) PORI Jewelers Sterling Silver 3mm x 29mm Diamond-Cut Hoop Earrings ($11)
7) Angelique Silver Sterling Silver E-Coat Polished Hollow 40mm Hoop Earrings ($13)
8) Women’s Rose Gold-Tone Watch with Stackable Bracelets Set ($14)
9) Stainless Steel Multi-Tone Floral Three Stackable Womens Bangle Bracelet Set ($17.99)

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Fantastical Friday: My Mommy

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This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, which I’m sure you all knew & I thought it might be nice to share with you what I got for my mommy this year. I have nothing but respect, admiration & love for my mother. Growing up we were always been poor & I mostly remember good times, we never went hungry & we were all pretty happy. I even remember getting a lot more at Christmas time than I see my youngest sister, nieces & nephews getting (not sure why or how it worked out that way, but somehow that is the case). Mom was mostly alone to raise us & there are 7 of us, so you can imagine how challenging it must have been for her. My mother is amazing, always a loving, supportive figure, who can give you a swift kick in the pants when you need it most. So I thought I would get her something she is likely to use, unlike last year’s disaster (I got her a handbag, but it so wasn’t her style, I mean it looked fine, but the arrangement of pockets just doesn’t work for her) & this year I got her a cross. I found this little pretty at Walmart.

FF01Connections from Hallmark Stainless Steel Cross Pendant ($13)

The chain wasn’t long enough to suit her though, so I ended up ordering a longer chain, which came in a few days after Mother’s Day. This gift went over very well, so I actually managed to get her special day right this year, LOL. I hope you succeeded at making your mom feel special this year as well. 😉

FF02Sterling Silver Long Link Curb Chain Necklaces & Bracelets 1.5mm Nickel Free Italy, Sizes 7 – 30 inch ($9.49 – 14.03: price varies based on length)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Sweet Ear Candy

Watermelon Wednesday

Today’s featured piece caught my eye while wandering about the Lane Bryant website. I always seem to be taken with designs that include the feathers, though it is less common for me to get pieces that include real feathers as cleaning the feathers themselves can be rather difficult. In this case I was also taken with the color pattern & the shape appeals to me as well. Their loveliness would coordinate well with numerous outfits I could put together & with the deep oranges & blues they make me think of summer. 😉

WW34Global-Inspired Cutout Earrings (19.95)

Lane Bryant

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Magnificent Monday: Barbara Hershey

Magnificent Monday

This amazing actress caught my eye in many different movies & shows from horror to drama. The Right Stuff & The Entity were, perhaps, my earliest experiences of her work. Barbara actually began acting when she was 17, in 1965 & since that time she has accumulated numerous awards & nominations for her work. Her career did take a bit of a nosedive during the 6 year period that she was dating David Carradine, during which time she changed her name (briefly) & had a child. It’s also interesting to note that she was heavily criticized for the highly stigmatized act of breastfeeding her son on The Dick Cavett Show, because feeding babies is so unnatural it should only ever be done in the privacy of one’s own home (I haven’t actually seen any footage, so I don’t really know if she was trying to be ‘in your face’ with it, or if it was simply that her baby cried for food & she took care of motherly business). I was a little surprised after several hours of research to find that she has no noted charitable activities, which doesn’t mean that there is nothing she contributes to, as it could easily indicate that she does what she can quietly rather than highly publicly as some do.

Barbara Hershey(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her jewelry selection is frequently very conservative, though she always seems to be wearing some lovely earrings. Most of today’s inspired wishlist are delicate ear adornments, but there are a few simple necklaces that are very similar to the one or two I have seen her wear. These selections were found on Amazon, which has a spectacular collection of pieces suitable for a wide array of occasions. 😉

Hershey Inspired1) Leslie Danzis Gold-Tone Delicate Shoulder Duster Earrings ($10)
2) 18k Yellow Gold and Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver Diamond-Accent Floral Dangle Earrings ($17.76)
3) Signature 1928 “Collection” Silver-Tone Crystal Vine Drop Earrings ($20)
4) Chokushop Delicate Zirconia style earrings18K Gold plated Retail fashion Jewelry White Crystal Drop Earrings ($21.60)
5) SBLING Platinum-Plated Silver Cubic Zirconia Tear Drop Earrings ($21.99)
6) GDSTAR earring Delicate hollow-out ShanZuan crystal camellia ($21.99)
7) Rose Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Rose Quartz Quatrefoil Pendant Necklace ($20.20)
8) Happiness Boutique Women Minimalist Rose Gold Pendant Necklace | Delicate Chain with Heart Pendant ($20.90)
9) Circle Necklace Rose Gold | Minimalist Necklace Round Charm Delicate Jewelry ($21.90)

This post contains affiliate links, should you choose to follow them to do your shopping I will earn a small commission on anything you may purchase. If you like this post you can subscribe by email, RSS, or Bloglovin’ with the appropriate buttons on this page. You could do me a huge favor & share this too. 😉 You can also give a like to my Facebook page & add Orbb’s Fashion to your GooglePlus circles. Follow me on Twitter @Orbb80 & Pinterest. 😉 As always I wish you, my wonderful readers, happy shopping! – Orbb ❤