Lookbook: Wreath of Gold

**Winner of the Accessory Artists giveaway is Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos! (Who BTW, has an awesome blog full of fabulous recipes! Go check it out!) Aly – please email me with your mailing address and we’ll get your earrings out to you!**

We decided to do something different with this lookbook as it just won’t stop raining here and taking pictures outside is impossible.  I do love how the pictures turned out.  We don’t have the luxury of having a blank wall to take pictures so we got creative and although you can’t really see the entire outfit, you can see bits and pieces of our place 🙂

What I’m Wearing
Top: Madewell
Jeans: Rag & Bone
Shoes: Prada
Bag: vintage Chanel
Necklace: gift from Mafia Jewellery
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Thank you SO much to Mafia for sending me this gorgeous pendant.  It is a bit bigger of a piece than I usually wear but with a pretty casual outfit it really made my outfit stand out a bit more.  I do have to mention that the chain it came with was super long and on a shorty like me it didn’t really look that great so I got the pliers out and modified the chain to fit me and I adore it at this length.  Sometimes you have to do alterations on jewelry just as you do with clothing.  Jewelry pliers (get a kit like this – perfect for small hands!) have come in handy in so many jewelry fixes as well as adding my own twist to certain pieces or even fixing/adding to vintage pieces that I find.


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Madewell Somerset Tee
I got mine a few months ago (you can see it better here) but you know I love my Madewell tees and this one is on sale for $22.  Have you seen their new arrivals?  I’m totally getting the Striped Tribute Tee and the California coast pencil-stripe tee.  Don’t they both look so perfect for the summer?  And don’t forget to use ebates to get your cashback for shopping at Madewell!

rag & bone ‘The Skinny’ Stretch Jeans
I got these jeans awhile back and I really like that they are a gray color as they are always my go to pant when I don’t feel like wearing my regular jeans.  They are on sale at Piperlime and the black is on sale for $72!  Also get 2% cashback from ebates.

I used to be obsessed with Diesel jeans!  I had so many pairs.  I just spotted these Super Slim Jeggings, I love the color and their on sale.  Or check these gray cargo pants out!  They look kinda silly on the model but I think they might be cuter in person and they are on sale for $30 and 2% cashback.

Prada black leather ankle platform booties
Oooh, look how cute these Seychelles booties. They look similar to my booties AND they are over 50% off at Endless + 7.5% cashback!  I bought these foldover booties in gray early in the winter but never wore them.  They are super cute but I think I’m going to sell them so look out for them in my next blog sale.

Mafia Jewellery – A Wreath of Gold
There are SO many great pieces, you really got to check out their shop.  All their pieces are so fun and really unique.  I love the apple ring, the ladybug necklace, and the awesome camera necklace called Oh, SNAP! (cute name right?)

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  • Charlie, Feminine Bravery
    April 11, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Love the photos, looka great! and the outfit is lovely, very stylish and the necklace really makes the outfit more special. 🙂

  • Twenty.Something
    April 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Congratz to the winner!

    LOVE these photos… super cute! That necklace is awesome!!

  • Nicole Lisa
    April 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I actually love how these photos turned out.
    And the necklace is so cute.
    <3 Nicole Lisa
    http://www.blushcode.com/

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    April 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful photos, I actually really love seeing how creative you got – gives me a couple of ideas since I'm too chicken to venture outside for photos 😉 Do we have the same RUG???? (it's me Elaine of Curls and Pearls 😉 )

  • Cybelle e Fabi
    April 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I love the pictures, amazing!!!
    xoxo Cybelle & Fabi

    http://www.fromustwoyou.com/

  • TheBeautyFile
    April 11, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    You look gorgeous!! I love that necklace and the shoes!!

  • CessOviedo
    April 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Oh love the concept of the photos! You look so glam getting ready to step out, I totally agree on making jewelry some alterations to fit or match, swooning over that Chanel!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

  • Uyen C.
    April 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I'm really liking your lookbook photos today! Something different and I absolutely adore. Glad you showed off that necklace, it does look a bit big but it worked with this look leaving it to stand out with your black top.

    Have a great Monday!

    http://www.carlsonnest.blog.com

  • alice
    April 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Beautiful necklace! It really stands out against the black top.

  • Lily
    April 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I love the photos !! That vintage Chanel is amazing of course and I love the statement necklace with the simple outfit. Looks great!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • Annie
    April 11, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    i LOVE your shoes!

  • ChicLeVogue
    April 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Love how the flap made a cameo with it's own GHW.

  • Anna Katrina
    April 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    lovely photos – im loving all the black

    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

  • kileen
    April 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    the necklace is beautiful and thanks for the pliers link! i've had to do surgery on some of my jewelry in the past and it's quite difficult using normal pliers! these indoor photos are beautiful too, btw. 🙂

    cute & little

  • marcella
    April 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    pretty

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

  • Hilary
    April 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I like this outfit post! It's so creative. The pendent is so pretty. Statement jewelry is nice sometimes.
    xoxo
    Hilary

    http://heyhilarywrites.blogspot.com

  • Katie
    April 11, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    The photos turned out great!

  • Missy
    April 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I love the photos! The lighting and dark colors give them a bit of a mysterious look. Gorgeous outfit as always…simple, polished, and sophisticated. A great combo!

  • modern.girl
    April 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    girl, these photos are so editorial!! you're such a hottie! can't wait to see you next week, hottie!

    cheers,
    yvonne

  • Lisa
    April 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Omgomgomgomgomg you have a vintage blk w/ ghw!!! I am so freaking' jelly i have no words it is absolutely stunning!

    I love these photos something about a woman getting ready to go out is so seductive haha

  • Elisse
    April 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I love love LOVE this lookbook! You and hubs got creative with the indoor shoot and it worked out perfect! Hope you do more posts like these in the future – it's great to mix it up!

    xoxo,
    Elisse

  • kimmie
    April 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I love these pictures!

    And I KNOW. The rain needs to go away! 🙁

  • Edwina
    April 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    That necklace and those shoes are to die for!! So gorgeous!!

  • cryskay
    April 12, 2011 at 2:57 am

    i love how these photos turned! they look like their straight out of a fashion magazine!

  • Richelle
    April 12, 2011 at 3:50 am

    The necklace is adorable. It reminds me of a wreath 😀

    richelle
    http://www.rarepersona.com

  • Manja
    April 12, 2011 at 5:29 am

    wow the necklace is sooo cute. I really love all your outfits 🙂

    xoxo
    Manja
    http://pinkpoisson.blogspot.com/

  • Alexa
    April 12, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for the comment!

    I love the photos…the last one, especially! 😉

    http://www.cashmereandcandy.com

  • Richelle
    April 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Hahha. I just realized that you stated that it was a wreath. Oooooppppsss!

  • romanholiday
    April 12, 2011 at 8:34 am

    How are you liking the shorter hair? I love the way you've styled it, it looks so fresh and adorable!

  • suki pooki
    April 12, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I love the photos! They look awesome, giving off a vintage vibe and sorta reminds me of wedding photos LOL when the bride is getting ready etc. =P

    p.s Im drooling over your lovely chanel bag!

  • Chessa!
    April 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    that necklace is gorgeous! I love the overall look and mood of these photos – sometimes it's nice to switch it up a bit even though I do love your outfit shots outside. and btw, your hair looks amazing. love!

  • Gina
    April 13, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Gorgeous! I love the black/gold combination. I also love the new style of pics you did.

  • Wholesale Fashion
    April 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I like the elegant and unique style of the necklace

  • Fashion Deal Diva
    April 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Totally posting that beautiful pendant on my blog tomorrow! Just discovered you, you're a fashion darling! Heading my way to be your fan on fb and twitter!

  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos
    April 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    This lookbook is fabulous – love the casual vibe! Thank you again for the fab earrings – can't wait to see them in person 🙂