Let me start by confessing this: I am the most indecisive shopper you will ever meet. Doesn’t matter if I’m deciding between something that’s $10 or $100. Once I start debating if I should buy that piece of clothing or pair of shoes, don’t expect me to make a decision at that moment. Give me a day, heck even three and chances are, I’ll still contemplate before I pull out my wallet. Ah, the perils of shopping sober. I guess I get that from my mom. She buys and returns shit like it’s her job. Except I hate returning items (especially the expensive ones)—good for my wallet, not necessarily good for my conscious.
Fashion & Style
Photo by Divya Ooi
I have a slight bracelet obsession. I have one overflowing drawer in my dresser dedicated to all my jewelry and wrist wear. Lately I can’t get enough of links bracelets… jumbo links, small links, neon links… you name it, I will love it, buy it, wear it. The two link bracelets (pictured above) are my absolute favorites. I first discovered the LydellNYC oversized gold link bracelet in the pages of Lucky magazine and later purchased it at Bloomingdale’s. I spotted a pretty gold pave links bracelet at J.Crew and then later scored its doppelganger on BaubleBar (for a fraction of the price!).
Thinking of incorporating more links in to your wardrobe? Here are five ways you can wear this gorgeous classic statement bracelet.
The original: Ben Amun Large Gold Chain Link Bracelet, $170
A fun twist on a favorite watch: Liz Claiborne Simulated Tiger’s Eye Chunky Link Bracelet Watch, $50
A summertime staple: BaubleBar Coral Link Cuff, $36
For evenings out: BaubleBar Pave Links Bracelet, $78
For a pop of color: Marc by Marc Jacobs Small Candy Turnlock Bracelet, $88
Earlier this year, I made the resolution to transform my severe spending ways in to a penny pincher lifestyle. Lucky for my bank account, I can actually afford to pay my bills. Unfortunately, not so lucky for my friends, Michael (Kors), Rebecca (Taylor) and Tory (Burch). Then came along this fun blogger challenge with Tysons Galleria and it restored my faith in fashion (without hurting my wallet).
Tysons Galleria recently launched an incentive for my fellow shopaholic Washingtonians. If you sign up between now and April 30th for the Tysons Galleria Club Membership, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $5,000 shopping spree, and your favorite blogger (ahem) could win a $750 gift card! The membership is free and gives you access to exclusive promotions including retail and restaurant offers, the hottest deals and valuable discounts at your favorite stores and upcoming events (think trunk shows, designer appearances and charity events). You can sign up using this link here!
If you’ve never visited Tysons Galleria… well, you are missing out my fellow shopaholics! Tysons Galleria is my shopping sanctuary. Combining the best of retail (Intermix, J.Crew and Michael Kors to name a few) with great eats (Wildfire, The Cheesecake Factory and my latest obsession Paul Bakery), my shopping experiences there have been nothing short of luxurious (and peace and quiet).
I can’t stop daydreaming about what I would buy if I won a $750 gift card to Tysons Galleria… these are just a few items that would be at the top of my list…
Henri Bendel Whitney Wrap Bracelet, $128; Michael Kors Medium Selma Messenger, $228; J Brand Exclusive Mint Cut-off in mint, $160 (available at Intermix); Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler, $34 (available at Saks Fifth Avenue); Clarisonic Mia2, $149 (available at Neiman Marcus); Bond No. 9 The Scent of Peace, $180 (available at Saks Fifth Avenue); all items are available at Tysons Galleria
I’d love to know what you would buy if you won the $5,000 shopping spree to Tysons Galleria! Leave a comment below and pretend like money is no object, and then sign up here to join The Club while helping a sista out!
This post was written in participation and collaboration with GGP and is incentivized to get people to sign up for GGP newsletters. Participants must be 13 years of age or older to join The Club. All opinions in this post are my own.