Watermelon Wednesday: In the Spirit

Watermelon Wednesday

It’s never difficult to get fired up over the holidays, lol. Still, it’s nice to do a few little touches, in addition to the more central things with decor. Like most celebrations I enjoy picking up a few odds & ends to express some of the love of the season many of us are feeling. I found these cute earrings while browsing on Amazon.com & thought I would share the find with you. I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season & not just suffering from shopper’s anxiety (possibly recovering from Black Friday injuries). Wishing you all the warmest of festivities & simple joys!

ww16Red, White, Green Christmas Light Bulb Jewelry Set ($8.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Fiona Apple

Magnificent Monday

Another great musician with numerous nominations & several awards under her belt. Fiona has also been known to play at charity events with other notable artists. She is also a classically trained pianist who began creating her own works at the tender age of 8. Sure, she’s no Mozart, but I still find that pretty amazing. 😉 (Apologies for the super short post, been having a LOT of computer problems recently, my drive controller is dying & this is a laptop, needless to say it cannot be replaced, so I had very little time to devote to this post)

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Unlike so many of the women I honor on Magnificent Monday, she doesn’t commonly wear jewelry. When she does it tends to be a single statement piece (or pair in the case of earrings, lol). So I went with that theme today & found some lovely baubles while shopping about at Jolly Chic.

apple-inspired1) Brief Design Weaving Multi Color Women’s Bracelet ($1)
2) Hollow Out Pendant Woman Long Necklace ($2.99)
3) Vintage Antique Silver Red Gem Exotic Style Earrings ($2.99)
4) Adjustable Open Retro Carved Boho Style Bangle ($2.99)
5) Exaggerate Ethnic Style Tassel Women’s Drop Earrings ($2.99)
6) Bohemia Vintage Style Beads Women Necklace ($3.99)
7) Retro Design Coins Pendant Hot Sale Earrings ($3.99)
8) Ethnic Style Cut-Out Bead Tassel Necklace ($3.99)
9) Women’s Necklace Vintage Folk Style Bohemian Artificial Diamond Accessory ($3.99)

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Fantastical Friday:In World Cosplay

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. SmallWorlds avatar. There are unique challenges to cosplay in that particular world, as you are restricted to available clothing & wear options, so imagination is necessary to make it work. I have a few personal quirks too, there are things about my avatar I never change, so my skin tone & whatnot does not always align  with the expectations of a particular character. I do frequently change my hair, hair color & makeup options to suit a specific role. Within these restrictions I have put together a Thor, based on the current female Thor of the comics. I have 2 images, the first shows the costuming more clearly & the second features the lightning fragrance, which obscures the costume a bit, but adds an effect to the whole thing. There is only 1 red cape, that isn’t a rare I do not own, but it would be unsuitable anyway, having a lightning bolt on the back (the rare has a beta symbol, also rendering it very not right). With the cape issue I decided to use a scarf to hint at the borders of a cape around my neckline. Naturally, numerous other compromises had to be made, but overall I am very satisfied with the final outcome. Originally, I had planned to take screenshots of the various component pieces, but with the holiday & work I’m running super short on time to compile the images, so I’m just sticking with the completed ensembles.

thor01Always On:
Moda Diamond Ring
Fringe Roses Half-Sleeve Tattoo
Fringe Butterfly Back Tattoo

Thor

Helmet of Acheron
Apex Snood Scarf
Fringe Short-sleeved Shirt
Play Fantasy Chest Armor
Punk Belt
Fringe Skinny Leather Pants
Apex Fur Collar Boots
Play Fantasy Battle Hammer

Embellishment:
Play Lightning Fragrance

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Watermelon Wednesday: Warm Thoughts

Watermelon Wednesday

Recently the local weather turned to freezing temps & while it’s still likely we’ll have some warm days before winter truly claims us, it has me thinking of getting a little crafty & pulling out a crochet hook for some stylish warms. It’s been a while since I’ve made time & I’ve really been itching for a project lately. Hopefully soon I’ll get my hands on some yarn & start on some nice things to ramp up my chilly style through the frozen wonderland known as winter. 😉 Naturally, as the bug has been hitting me hard, I found myself wandering about fabrics.com & came across this lovely yarn.

ww15Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarn 600 Bulldogs ($3.88/skein)

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Magnificent Monday: Adele

Magnificent Monday

She is the most recent icon I have ever featured on a Monday, Adele is the only one younger than me so far too, lol. Still, she did write & perform the theme for Skyfall & Bond films are a big deal to a lot of people (me included, lol). Numerous charity performances are under her belt, at least one of them done for free. While I usually choose to honor inspirations from my childhood & teen years, there are many examples of more current influences on my selections. 🙂

adele(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style is frequently minimalist when it comes to jewelry, but always seems to have her ears adorned. Given this situation I have chosen to focus on earrings of varying complexity. Everything in today’s wishlist was found at Pink Basis, which is a great shop for many different tastes.

adele-inspired1) Silver Animal Carved Rhinestone Detail High Polish Earrings ($3.99)
2) Gold High Polish Metal Mesh O-Ring Earrings ($3.99)
3) Silver High Polish Filigree Cutout Oversize Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
4) Sexy Gold High Polished Chunky Detail Twist Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
5) Silver High Polish Metal Chain Link Detail Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
6) Silver Intricate Tier Crescent Detail Gemstone Chandelier Accent Earrings ($19.99)
7) Gold High Polish Scallop Design Textured Detailed Chunky Hoop Earrings ($19.99)
8) Sexy Silver High Polished Leaf Design Cage Faux Rhinestone Dangling Earrings ($19.99)
9) Gunmetal Oval High Polished Rhinestone Chain Drape Earrings ($19.99)
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Fantastical Friday: Thanksgiving Style Inspo

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It’s about time I have an outfit post that isn’t some form of costume, lol, it’s been a while. The holidays tend to lend themselves to fantasticalness & the impending celebrations are less about costuming. Today’s ensemble inspiration is based on coziness & basic comfort in mind. Let’s hope the family drama can be kept at a minimum, for the sake of everyone’s sanity, lol. I found the items in this post at Target, which appears to have a nice selection of comfortable, seasonally appropriate garb. This time I have also done a bit of metal mixing with the jewelry selections. Hope your holiday’s are warm & filled with love. ❤

thanksgiving-inspoWomen’s Embellished Pullover Sweater – Merona™ ($29.99)
Women’s Tie Waist Bootcut Pant – Mossimo Supply Co.™ ($14.99)
Faryl By Faryl Robin Women’s Plume Sonia Woven Back Booties ($27.98)
Women’s Filigree Flower Earring with Stone Dangle ($3.98)
Women’s Hudson Moon® Statement Necklace with Rope and Tassels ($5.94)
Women’s Charm Bracelet with Tassels ($7.48)
Women’s Sam & Libby Large Bangle Bracelet ($5.24)
Women’s Two Tone Sterling Silver Vine Design With CZ Ring ($14.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Yuletide

Watermelon Wednesday

The season is definitely upon us, it isn’t just Santa checking his list. The stores are overrun with shoppers & I find myself considering what to get for various special people in my life. In the meantime, I felt it was time to just distract myself with something related to the coming holiday that is not about gifting at all. Anyway, I’m sure we all know that PandaHall is a wholesaler, mostly of jewelry crafting supply items, though other project items are also available. So I found some cute little jingle bells that would make some great pieces for earrings, necklaces & even brooches. I hope everyone is enjoying the general bustle of this time of year. 😉

ww14Brass Bell Pendants, Nice For Christmas Day Decoration, Mixed Color, 16mm, Hole: 2mm [10pcs/pk] ($0.82)
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Magnificent Monday: Anita Baker

Magnificent Monday

The great Anita Baker, who somehow seems to end up with labels that undervalue her. Seriously, not long after her first album her band was cut as the label felt that Anita had no star power. Similar things have happened to her a few times since then. Funny that she has numerous accolades under her belt, receiving at least 20 awards (with many nominations) & even has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Looks to me like her first label didn’t know anything about her & probably had never really listened to her sing. Baker has made a comeback in more recent years as she has returned from hiatus (she was raising her sons, just in case you didn’t know, let’s hear it for mommy power) though, she seems to pick terrible recording labels, as a restructure had her dropped. Still, we get to enjoy the occasional new release & her live appearances are amazing.

anita-baker(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Ever elegant, I can’t help but admire her & her style choices. Today my inspired wish list comes to us from Billy the Tree, from among their many beautiful selections. Anita appears to favor earrings, so the vast majority of the pieces featured today are along those lines, but I did also find a couple of cuff bracelets that caught my eye.

baker-inspired1) Vintage Silver Tone Crystal Fashion Earrings ($12.95)
2) Gold Tone Tigers Eye Fashion Earrings ($13.29)
3) Crystal Pear Shape Fashion Drop Earrings ($13.95)
4) Diamond Cut Drop French Wire Earrings 925 Sterling Silver ($15.95)
5) 1928 Jewelry – Silver-Tone Hematite Round Drop Earrings ($16)
6) Antique Brass Hammered Cuff ($17.95)
7) 1928 Jewelry – Gold-Tone Crystal Filigree Teardrop Earrings ($18)
8) 1928 Jewelry – Gold-Tone Corrugated Oval Drop Earrings ($18)
9) Antique Brass Floral Design Cuff Bracelet ($19.95)

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Fantastical Friday: A Few Holiday Goodies

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Thanksgiving is barreling at us at an almost alarming rate, lol & soon the yuletide will be upon us. So I’ve been thinking about some fun clothing & accessory options that celebrate the holiday season. We all know how much I love Halloween, but Christmas/Yule is second to that & we can’t forget the food holiday of gratefulness in between. I think Thanksgiving might be one of my husband’s faves, he’s a pretty major fan of turkey, lol. Today’s little wishlist comes from OASAP & I think they provide an appropriate air of amusement. 😉

holiday-goodies1) Orange Red Fashion Classic Scottish Plaid Scarf ($11.99)
2) Women’s Christmas Cartoon Graphic Trapeze Dress ($18.99)
3) Women’s Christmas Tree Elk Graphic Pompon Scarf ($21.99)
4) Women’s Faux Suede Cony Hair Paneled Mary Jane Dancing Shoes ($22.99)
5) Women’s Fashion Bow Decoration Flat Roll Egg Shoes ($23.99)
6) Women’s Christmas Fair Isle Pullover knit Sweater ($27.99)
7) Women’s Faux Suede Side Zip Button Decor Boots ($31.99)
8) Women’s Christmas Plaid Print Cape Style Tasseled Sweater ($32.99)
9) Women’s Warm Solid Round Toe Ankle Snow Boots ($45.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Sweater Weather

Watermelon Wednesday

At this time, in the south, we have cool days with the occasional hot ones interspersed. So we’re kind of flip flopping on our “sweater weather” during this interval, but sweaters represent items of comfort as well & are just downright handy to have around. This time I did my shopping around at Styles for Less & found a cute knit poncho I wouldn’t mind having in my closet. 😉 How are you preparing for cold or unpredictable weather?

ww13Crochet Poncho Sweater ($19.99)

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