Watermelon Wednesday: And in the Darkness Bind Them

Watermelon Wednesday

So y’all already know, I’m that kind of nerd, LOL. Naturally, when it came to be time to spotlight something from WBShop, I simply could not resist the call of the one ring, we can’t all be nearly immune hobbits. While winter is officially gone, it’s still bound to do a bit of wrestling with spring, rendering it appropriate to have a reminder of the darker season.Without further delay, I bring you the precious……

WW27The Lord of the Rings Gold Plated One Ring on Chain by Noble Collection ($49.95)
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Magnificent Monday: Shakira

Magnificent Monday

This stylish icon has been around for a while, but how much do you really know about her? She comes from a large family with 8 older siblings, while they do come from her father’s previous marriage I loath to use the term “half sibling” (I too come from a large family & while we do not all share the same father, they are wholly my siblings). An early starter, she wrote her first poem at the age of 4, showing herself to be a prodigy. Shakira’s career began when she was an early teen, 2 albums (Magia & Peligro) were released during that time, but have since been (using comic book terminology here) retconned out of her current cannon. She has gone on to become a huge international success, with just one example, her song Hips Don’t Lie hit number 1 status in 55 countries! Her beauty, talent & generosity are really the stuff of legend. Giving to numerous charities that cover a wide variety of causes, her chief crusade centers on the well being & future of children & she is the founder of Pies Descalzos (which works with schools to improve conditions, scholastics, nutrition & community support for the children of Colombia).

Shakira(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style & presentation is glamorous, though often spartan where jewelry is concerned. She does enjoy her dangle earrings, with occasional other bits, like rings & bracelets & sporadic statement pieces. Naturally, I took some inspiration from her fashion sense & found some jewelry picks that are reminiscent of her style without outright copying it. This time I found my wishlist at Walmart & I believe they have some rather lovely treasures at this time. ❤

Shakira Inspired1) Tazza Women’s Silver Teardrop Crysal Earrings ($4.80)
2) Diamond Accent Rhodium Over Brass Marquise Shape Fashion Earring ($10)
3) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Drop Earrings ($10.76)
4) Sterling Silver Geometric Triangle Eurowire Drop Earrings ($10.77)
5) Roman High-polished Silvertone Metal Filigree Dangle Earrings ($12.79)
6) Gold Plated Pink Leather Medallion Chain Drop Statement Necklace ($13.37)
7) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Swirl 8mm Ball Drop Earrings ($13.51)
8) Sterling Silver Statement Necklace with Swarovski Crystals ($24.88)
9) Tazza Antique Gold-Tone Chain Red/Pink Multi-Stone Fashion Bib Statement Necklace ($30)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Cotton Candy

Watermelon Wednesday

It can be good for the soul to change things up every now & then. You might get your hair or nails done, but there is something special about being able to do a radical change that is entirely temporary, in that you can take it off whenever you like. Wigs can be a great outlet for creative style expression & can certainly be wonderful for cosplay, LARPing, or just to do something fun & different for a day (or 2, or 3, LOL). A little self-indulgence in the way of fantasy never hurt anyone, as long as we don’t allow such whims to dominate our lives. Just take some time to revel in being different, to allow ourselves the freedom of being blatantly unusual to take some of the daily pressures off the table for a bit. Being comfortable with ourselves enough to be bold & noticed in this way helps to build confidence & release a bit of stress along the way. The sheer enjoyment of living in the moment, even if it is only for a moment, can go a long way to increasing our general happiness levels. Anyway, today’s spotlight is a lovely wig I found while browsing some of the sweeter (yep, just going to roll with the pun) selections available at Wigsbuy, a lovely piece suitable for a night (or day, as the case may be) on the town. 😉

ww26Pretty Lolita Hairstyle Long Curly Pink with Purple Mixed Synthetic Hair Cosplay Wig 28 Inches ($66.64)

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Magnificent Monday: Sheryl Crow

Magnificent Monday

Very few haven’t heard of this talented singer, song writer, but did you know that she has also been an elementary music teacher? Can you imagine growing up to realize that your music teacher went on to become a star in the industry? She hit the scene in ’93 & since has gone on to make hits in a variety of genres, she’s done pop, rock, folk, blues & country. She is also a breast cancer survivor & has regular checkups relating to a diagnosis of meningioma (which is benign, but must be monitored). Since she has become rather outspoken about cancer, in addition to her numerous other charity works with a wide array of causes. Sheryl is also a proud & devoted mother, having adopted 2 sons (whose birthdays are practically shared, being 3 years and a single day apart, lol).

sheryl-crow(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style runs from practical to flamboyant, but is always charming. It seems pretty rare (perhaps even never) to see her wearing a necklace, but she does seem to enjoy earrings, bracelets & rings. While only a few of the items I found for today’s wishlist remind me more directly of her style, I just had a little fun with the three main jewelry types she frequently wears. Everything in today’s collection was found on Walmart.com & some may be on clearance so I expect there to be limited numbers.

crow-inspired1) Tazza Shiny Gold Triple Interlocked Bangle ($10)
2) Steel Art Stainless Steel Rose Ring ($10)
3) 18kt White Gold-Tone Heart Ring ($10.79)
4) Pori Jewelers Sterling Silver Drop Earrings ($11)
5) Silver-Tone Textured Bangle Bracelets, 8-Piece ($12.98)
6) Sterling Silver Geometric Square Eurowire Drop Earrings ($13.08)
7) 20.00 Ct Oval & Round Purple Color Cubic Zirconias CZ Tennis Bracelet 7″ ($19.49)
8) Black Ombre Crystal Stainless Steel Bangle ($24)
9) Brinley Co. Butterfly Wrap Ring in Sterling Silver ($24.99)

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Fantastical Friday: Daydreaming Again

Fantastical FridayDragon clip art attribution link

Okay, so I’m kind of an escapist as I enjoy distracting myself from the general unpleasantness of certain facets of life (it’s how I keep stress from overwhelming me). Window shopping is one such outlet & recently I was browsing the selection at Tidebuy, which also ignited a craving for the return of spring. This lovely light dress just kind of stood out, almost begging to be worked into an outfit (I know, last week was an ensemble too, but it’s my blog & what I was inspired to do, so that’s what I’m doing, lol). When I post about this site I always use the full price, because while things are always on sale the exact percentage off varies a lot. For those of us who are more frugal (myself included) please don’t have sticker shock about the boots, while they are a tad more expensive than I would like the sale I was looking at while composing this post had them listed a bit less than $30, so don’t fret, if you like them as much as I do it is very unlikely you will have to fork over anything near their full cost. We all need a bit of whimsy in our lives & sometimes that can be found in something as simple as a trip to the park, or grilling out back with the family, whit this collection would be perfect for. 😉 I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, filled with the comforts of family & good weather. ❤

daydreaming2International Concepts Print Bohemian Maxi Dress ($29)
Black Rivets Chunky Heel Moto Boots ($105)
Pretty Retro Bohemian Crystal Peacock Alloy Women’s Earrings ($9)
Alloy Feather Pendant Multilayer Leather Rope Necklace ($9)
Vintage MultiLayer Woven Bracelet ($9)
Retro Alloy Leaves Five Pieces Ring Set ($17)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Sweet Bling

Watermelon Wednesday

It’s time again to find something lovely to spotlight from Billy the Tree & while they have a huge selection of wonderful pieces, it took me a while to find something that resonated with me personally. I am particularly fond of amethyst & not shelling out a fortune for my beautiful treasures, so these earrings made my preliminary list that would eventually be cut down to only them. They look & feel rather versatile, it’s easy to see them as either dressy or sophisticated casual. I hope you like them as much as I do. 😉

ww25Glass and Amethyst Drop Earrings on French Wire 925 Sterling Silver ($19.95)

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Magnificent Monday: Neneh Cherry

Magnificent Monday

This strong woman is perhaps best known for her collaborations than the handful of albums she’s made on her own, but she will always be special in her own right. Some even think that she disappeared from the  scene for 18 years, before her last solo album in 2014, but she has been working with others & helping to establish other groups. It seems so rare for a star to treat the music industry as more of a family, but that seems to be her way. ❤

neneh-cherry(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

She has been known to work with the stylist, jewelry designer & art director, Judy Blame since the late ’80s. Neneh has also cited LL Cool J as a style influence. She’s complicated, eclectic & really appears to enjoy her jewelry. While I was searching around for an appropriate wishlist, I ended up having to use Amazon (again) & had to reject quite a few amazing pieces I thought were better suited to the listing due to being price prohibitive (they ranged from a couple hundred dollars to several thousand), but I think the result is still effective.

cherry-inspired1) Valentines Earrings Goth Red Dagger Earrings Handmade ($8.99)
2) Black Heart Rose Thorns Pendant Punk Goth Metal Heavy Duty Necklace ($9.99)
3) Valentine Red Heart Axe Goth Pendant Punk Gothic Necklace Rave Dark ($9.99)
4) Valentine’s Day Earrings Aurora Borealis Glass Cut Heart Handmade Iridescent Purple Pink ($12.99)
5) Black Sacred Heart Wing Chain Stone Goth Pendant Valentine Gothic Necklace ($12.99)
6) Steampunk Tassel Lace Choker Necklace ($14.99)
7) DaisyJewel Bronze and Purple Heart Angel Wings of Love Pendant Necklace ($20.99)
8) Black Cat Necklace Red Valentine Heart Pendant Handmade Jewelry ($26)
9) Coeur Du Morteur Pendant by Alchemy Empire: Steampunk ($44.96)

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