Thursday, May 1, 2014

latest spree: spring jewelry and accessories

It's probably been a year since I've ordered anything from BlueLans, so it was time to restock on cheap jewelry straight from China!

I grabbed a bottle of wine and spent a night going through everything on the website. [Turns out they have a lot of x-rated toys and clothes! Haayyyyy.] Ya see, when you drink while shopping- you won't second guess your purchases, and you'll just love yourself when it comes instead of wishing you had actually bought that thing you took out of your cart.*

Here's [almost ;)] everything I ordered:


*this is actually not safe at all and the cheap-skate in me still feels a little guilty. 

All of this was under $40!! 7 necklaces, 3 bracelets, 2 watches, 3 pairs of earrings, some nail jewels, and whatever that teardrop make-up thing is called. 

I'm so in love with all of these. The first one is perfect for beautifying just about any website, but it still has a harder/not-so-feminine touch. I have four weddings to go to this summer, and I foresee the far right one being my go-to necklace for all of them. 

Now to add a little color to my collection! I tried to mix up the vibe of each necklace I bought, and I think I achieved that! The only one I'm not a huge fan of is the purple one. It has ribbon weaved within the metal, and it's really big/chunky. It'll be interesting to see how I can really work with it.

It was SO HARD for me to only pick three of the wrap bracelets. They're my new fave and it's ridiculous how many options they have. I also got my brother that blue watch because the way it tells time is super weird-cool, and it's under $5 so why not?! The green bracelet says "where there's a will there's a way."

How fun are those colorful earrings?! They'll be getting plenty of use. Also pretty excited about the silver knot earrings. A new every day pair!


Last time I ordered a bunch of stuff, some of the metal smelt a little.... metal-y. Excited to say that it wasn't an issue with any of these! And the only thing I was really disappointed with were the flower earrings. They look pretty cheap, but I'll make them work.

If you're going to order, you have to be prepared to wait a couple weeks for the delivery and for some things to arrive "broken." I put it in quotes because it's normally something like one of the rings not being closed all the way, so you just have to reattach and pinch it together. And let's be real here... People will notice how awesome your jewelry is, but it's not like they're going to get a magnifying lens and look at how cheap it's made.

Also- I didn't order any because my fingers are pretty large, but my friend Brooke recommended getting some of their tiny rings for your upper knuckles. She makes them look real good.

Let me know if you get anything! It makes me feel like we're shopping together.

love,
elizabethany

PS See other things I've gotten from here