Brighton Day

What can I say? I just love everything that Brighton makes. I know that some ladies don't care for Brighton for various reasons, like its products tarnish or break, or cost too much.  I can honestly say that I have never had a problem with Brighton. Wait. Maybe one. A few years back, I bought a link bracelet and one of the links got "unlinked." Is that even a word? Regardless, I took it to a small boutique that sells Brighton (mind you, not the same place where I originally bought it), and they were able to send it back to the company to get fixed. I may  have just paid for shipping. But it came back to me better than new, fixed, polished and in a new pouch. And I have never had a problem since. I even like gifting Brighton. I think every woman needs a piece of Brighton.You know, almost three years I wrote to the company telling them how much I love their jewelry. I just needed to tell them that they rock and literally brighton my day. I wonder what the person who read my letter thought?

Maybe, something like, "Okay, lady. We get it. You like our stuff. We do too." 
"Yep, just the type of people we target: middle-aged women with a jewelry addiction. There are plenty of you out there. That's why we have an empire."

But in reality, my reply was a short, sweet note.

I wouldn't mind being their brand ambassador. Okay, now I just sound like I've been watching too much reality t.v.

If you haven't owned a Brighton piece yet, check it out...it just might brighten your day!



Here's the look:

Blazer: Kasper. Old.
Top: Liz Claiborne. Old.
Skirt: Calvin Klein. Old.
Purse: Dooney & Bourke. Find here.
Shoes: Tahari. Old.

I'm just amazed at the rain. 

Fish Necklace: Brighton, old.
Ring: Brighton. Find here. 

Watch: Fossil. Very Old.
Bracelet: Brighton. Old.


Not That Blue Dress

So, I just realized that in my last blog post, I mentioned a developing purse addiction, and I didn't even share one single picture. And today, I am sharing pictures without any purses attached. Strange. But this is real life I guess, and this is a "fashion" blog that is more like a "when I have time for it" hobby and "when they {the kiddos} have time to take pictures for me." Believe me, if I had a live in photographer, I would be sharing more than I do. Reality is that people don't click on or subscribe to fashion blogs to just read...they want to look at outfits. At least, I know that's what I do. I follow other bloggers to get outfit ideas. So many times, I look at an outfit and think that I have those pieces...maybe not the same brand or price tag but I have that cardigan; I can find that sweater deep in my closet; I will clean those boots...someday.

So the whole point (at least this is what I think) is to get inspired. This is why I do this blog. And in doing this, I inspire myself...to try new color combinations, textures and styles.

Sometimes, I can't capture the outfits because I don't have a photographer, but on the days that I do, I like to share them with you.

Have a great Sunday.


Here's the look:
Dress: Gifted from my mom. Love her.
Blazer: Evan-Picone. Find here.
Booties: Bandolino. Find similar here. 
Watch: Michael Kors.
Ring: Effy
Necklaces: Sabika
Earrings: Sabika

I think I was talking here. Probably saying, "Did you get the necklace?"

I have no clue why I am frowning, but it's a good shot of the outfit.

This is obviously me walking up to the camera because we were done. I definitely need a new camera.

Close up of the booties....salt and all.

Sabika chain necklace with Sabika classic choker...a just because from my wonderful sissy-in-law. Love her too.

These Sabika studs I won during a party. I wear them all the time now.