Thursday, September 5, 2013

Red Taboo and Blue Sunflowers


Sometimes it is the little details that make the outfit. I went through a period when I was buying and wearing a lot of statement necklaces and costume jewelry. I have accumulated quite a collection. But recently, along with going back to neutrals and simple streamlined silhouettes, I find myself going back to more subtle and delicate jewelry. So the recent email I got from J.Crew about the 'outfit changing necklace' did not tempt me at all.

No, not for me.

I usually like to just wear a simple gold necklace and I have quite a few but I for some time I had this round gold disk on a delicate chain in mind. However, when I had it priced at the local fine jewelry store I realized that the prices of gold are so high right now and I did not want to spend a lot of money. So what is a budget-minded, gold-disc-obsessed gal to do? Shop Etsy!


After a little poking around, I found exactly what I needed from a lovely Canadian seller, Himi from Blue Sunflowers. This is not a sponsored post btw, I am just very pleased with my purchase, so I wanted to share it. It does feel great to support a small, independent artisan, as opposed to big name retailer. My experience has always been great with Etsy sellers, great quality for the price and a more unique product.
You can pick the chain length, put your name or anything that is 4-7 characters on it and even add a little heart. My necklace arrived in about two weeks (it would be much faster if you are in Canada because of customs), nicely packaged. It did not disappoint and I am very happy with it.


I am wearing 17" chain. For wearing with a cami like this one it could actually be a one inch longer but it is perfect to wear with button down shirts. The disk is 16mm in diameter. It was $39 and you can find it HERE.

Another purchase I am absolutely thrilled with is Yve Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte lipstick. I was skeptical because it is very pricey but I LOVE it. It is the best lipstick I ever tried, glides on smoothly, stays on for a long time (and I tend to eat my lipsticks right off) and it is highly pigmented. It is glossy but it works perfect blotted as a stain. I am wearing a Red Taboo (#18) shade.

YSL Rouge Volupte Red Taboo

Not so long ago I was a non lipstick wearer but I am hooked and now I cannot go without it.
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What do you think?

Have you bought jewelry on Etsy?

Are you a lipstick wearer? Have you tried Rouge Volupte?



15 comments:

  1. Lovely necklace!
    I don't usually wear necklaces apart from when going out - I tend to get annoyed by anything around my neck.
    That one looks very light and non-irritating, though.

    I'm a total lipstick addict - I rarely wear eye make-up, but always, always wear lipstick, gloss or balm.
    I love Rouge Volupte - I have 3 nude/beigy shades. I only ever buy it duty free, though, as it is very $$$.
    Another favourite brand is Hourglass. I love, love, love their lipsticks!

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    1. Ruth, I definitely think more Rouge Volupte is in my future, I think it is worth the price!
      The necklace is light as a feather.

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  2. That necklace is so pretty. Very you! I'll check out her site, thank you for sharing.
    I am a lipstick-addict. Never leave home without it, and I've never tried the YSL lipsticks. I'm putting that on my beauty shop list!
    You're looking great in your black with white and a shot of leopard, loving that outfit.

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    1. I was looking for a necklace like this it is exactly what I needed. Thanks for the compliments!

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  3. Love the necklace AJC. It is so hard to find the right lipstick shade. My favorite was discontinued and I have never really found a replacement.

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    1. I hate when they do that, it has happened to me in tghe past. Maybe I should stock up??? I would but if it wasn't so expensive :(

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  4. Love the subtle necklace with the streamlined cami. Very nice outfit.

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    1. Thank you xoxo, I know you don;t wear big necklaces, not your style and I think I am pretty much done with them too.

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  5. Lovely outfit, AJC. Your gold necklace is so simple and very pretty. I do adore Rouge Volupte Satins. So far I have Corail Incandescant, Pink In Paris and knowing that a stiff drink is not appropriate before going to the grocery store (again), I slather on my Fushcia In Excess.

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    1. LOL David, but it does feel so good after! Grocery shopping is exhausting, right? Well, I'd use any excuse ;)

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