I have a love/hate relationship with hauls. On the one hand, I really, really like being nosy and looking at what other people bought. On the other hand, I’m kind of iffy about sharing what I bought. In this case, though, I’m super excited!
This is also my way of trying to inject “style” back into this blog. I have a very basic “style,” if you could even call it that. I mean, I really try, but it can be a little off. I’ve gained a bit of weight in the past two years and I’m not really used to my body being this big. But that’s not even the point of this post, because I only bought 1 piece of clothing. So, LOL. Enough about that!
Of a Kind was formed in NYC by two ladies, and they basically release “editions” of items that they invite designers of all kinds to create for Of a Kind. There are x “of a kind” of each item, so they are all limited edition, technically. I forgot how I came across them—I think it might be through Tumblr—but I fell in love. And I fell hard!
My wallet, on the other hand, is not so enamored. I like to wait for sales to get the stuff I’ve been eyeing for months on end. This is risky because the nice things I sometimes like run out so quickly. However, they still have a lot of beautiful editions for sale-waiters like me.
Recently, they held a 30% off 4th of July sale, and I grabbed some things I wanted to get.
ICELANDINC VACATION SHORTS BY ATELIER DELPHINE
I originally wanted the Mountain Camo Shorts by Atelier Delphine, but those sold out super quickly. Luckily, this was posted near the announcement of the sale time, so I jumped on it. Just as well as I’m partial to blues and navies anyway. Here’s a closeup of the beautiful print:
You can still purchase the Icelandic Vacation Shorts in Extra-Small.
ANDROMEDA NECKLACE BY NETTIE KENT
The Andromeda Necklace by Nettie Kent was inspired by the myth of Andromeda, and fashioned after shark’s teeth. AWESOME. I can’t wait to wear this out. The only downside to it is that it’s made of brass and is prone to smelling brassy~ when I wear it out. I still love it tons, though.
SAPPHIRE LUCKY NUMBER 3 NECKLACE BY AILA
The Lucky Number 3 Necklace in Sapphire is the second incarnation of this design; the first one being set with different stones. This is unbelievably dainty and small. I was surprised by how small it was. It is simple, yet beautiful; it’s also a little steep. It’s made of sapphires and gold, though, so I suppose that’s why! My brain kind of latched on getting it because my birthstone is Sapphire (for September). 🙂
Once I read that it’s made of sapphires, it felt like it was made for me. Of course, it isn’t, but I like having something special to wear that feels a little bit like it was tailored for me.
And zat is my haul. I’m a little (just a little!) broke right now, but I don’t mind paying more for “artisanal” things or jewelry. Most of the jewelry I usually wear, I either bought from Of a Kind or discovered through them, because they feature such lovely designers. Since discovering them, I have purchased a necklace by BRVTVS, a bangle from Wanderluster, and two rings from Silva/Bradshaw.
I know I don’t really bring in my personal life~ on here (though I do talk about it quite a bit on my personal blog), but I’ve been working on a few projects that I hope to somehow share on here. Maybe?
Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry? Do you prefer costume jewelry, or do you like just having key pieces? How do you decide what to get for yourself? Let me know! I am genuinely curious. 🙂
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I love costume jewelry. I have TONS of them. I remember going to one Komikon and buying clay jewelry instead of comics. Bad geek, bad.
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My boyfriend knows bazaars are my weakness.
Lol bad geek nga! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I like costume jewelry too But i really cant stand the bronze smell.
I love those shorts and the idea behind the shark tooth pendant!! I have way too much jewelry. I’m especially attracted to strange pendants…I have a few elephants, a bicycle, an old-fashioned telephone, the list goes on and on. It’s a certifiable addiction 😀
Thank you. 🙂 those are some of the funniest things to wear! 🙂
The sapphire necklace is lovely! I am not a big fan of jewelry myself, but I do like some nice watches. For jewelry or accessories I just like big unusual beads on my necklaces, and maybe simple beaded bracelets. Or maybe a metal chain with a cool pendant (not gemmed usually).
Thanks! I was never really a fan, but I like having a few really standard and simple ones to rotate. I love wristwatches, too, though I prefer them small with leather straps.
That sounds like a really cool company! I’ll check them out. However, I’m such a sucker for limited edition things that might run out. :X
I’m currently really wanting this ring: http://www.bohemiancollective.co.uk/products/w-i-s-h-b-o-n-e-rose-gold-above-knuckle-ring
I think I’ll have it shipped to my boyfriend’s house (he lives in the UK), and ask him to bring it with him when he comes to visit me. It’s so pretty!
I know! They are awesome, though, and most of the stuff is good because they are special and hand picked by the owners. That’s so cute! I inquired about them shipping internationally before but received no reply.
The necklaces are adorable. I’m so digging all the triangles and geometric shapes that are all over the stores recently. I would love to hear more personal stuff from you on here! I would say definitely yes to those projects. 🙂
Thanks, Sam! 🙂 They are awesome, I agree. Thanks for the encouragement, too! I really enjoy being able to read about non-makeup things on your blog, as well.
Those necklaces are SO cute!
Thank you! 🙂
Vacation/resort wear is one of my guilty pleasures, I actually look out for some really bright palm tree print loose (semi-silky) pants/capris/shorts when I shop, hahaha. As for jewelry, I go really simple small classic peices that I wear pretty much everyday, actually all of it is from my boyfriend so I don’t really shop for jewelry, I’d love to get an eye for it though. 😦 My jewelry style sucks. Maybe that’ll change with your recommendations though. I’m loving the site that you shared! I have tiny wrists and fingers so it’s next to impossible to find a nice bracelet or ring that won’t just slip off and I’m far too lazy to get everything resized. Necklaces are easier but I’m very particular. Wish I could pull off costume jewelry though, I love seeing big statement necklaces on other people. Great finds & great post! 🙂
I can’t bring myself to wear costume jewelry either! The bigger kinds anyway. They never feel right!