Saturday, February 27, 2010

Smitten Saturday

Harness Your Enthusiasm Kittens, I know many of you, like me, are frightened to spend an arm and a leg on a pair of boots that sport monstrous embellishments for the sheer fact that you are frightened. Frightened that, once ostentatious decorations fall out of style – as they so often do – you will be stuck with a priceless pair of shoes that are, quite possibly, unwearable. Fear not! Like a caped crusader emerging out of the darkness comes The 2 Bandits.

The brilliant idea of design duo Erica Chan and Tamar Wider, Bandits are fancy flourishes that one can add or remove from their footwear du jour to dress them up and put a pop of personality into place. Cast a splash of Southwest flavor to your ensemble by slipping the colorful Cherokee around the shaft of a pair of rustic riding boots; go glam with the sophisticated Sunday sitting front and center atop a cognac-hued boot; or channel your inner biker babe by sliding the harness-like Gold/Black Pair around the ankle of a motorcycle boot. Remember, these boots were made for walking…and impressing!

Glitter-ific! As a lover of all things sparkly, shimmery, and lustrous, I find it downright devastating that incorporating the lightest dusting of glitter into my daily make-up regimen evaded me until this very moment. All this time I have searched for a product that would provide a dewy, glistening glow about my cheekbones, around my eyes, and even over my shoulders, but never did glitter so much as cross my mind before discovering mark’s Crystal Shimmer Luminous Loose Powder.

The sheer powder sits upon your skin in a very lightweight fashion, and catches the light in a way that makes you twinkle like the brightest star in the sky. It’s enough to have created an obsession within me, leading me to seek out even more glittering gems, including mark’s Twinklebelle, Sophistique Sheer Shimmer Body Creme, and Flavored Body Powder from Urban Decay. Ready to get glittery?

Stud Muffin It’s quite bizarre, I suppose. You can see the rings adorning my fingers from no less than twenty-feet away; yet when it comes to the baubles peeking from my ears, they’re practically invisible. Perhaps it has something to do with the accident I was mixed up in at the age of eight involving a barely there hoop earring and a Burger King playplace; an accident that left my earlobe unscathed yet in a state of throbbing pain. Since then I have cast all matter of hoops and danglers aside, regardless of how fetching their appearance is, and embraced studs and only studs. Not every stud will do, mind you. It’s essential to find ones that match each and every aspect of your personality.

Elizabeth and James’ Pollen Earrings, for instance, correspond magically with my inner flashy femme fatale; my nature-loving naïveté simply can’t get enough of Juicy Couture’s Butterfly Stud Earrings; and the flower child in me instantly comes to life when Giles & Brother’s Rose Studs are part of the equation. Have you been suckered in by studs, dolls?

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to We ♥ It and The 2 Bandits for the pictures.

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