Monday, July 27, 2009

J Crew Pearl Garden Bracelet

Finally…the promised pics of the Pearl Garden Bracelet...which aren't really in great detail. I promise to try better next time. Patina always gets great accessory pics, but usually I'm like "yay! I don't look insane or exhausted in this pic, let's go with it!" Clearly I need to work on my details. I got this little lovely 2 weeks ago when the store was having the 20% FS. After falling in love with it on A Bigger Closet’s blog, I almost ordered, but then decided I was more into the Confetti necklace (which I happen to be wearing right now). But since the store actually had the bracelet during the 20% FS, well, that was a sign. So $39.99 + plus 20% off = mine for $32!! (With apologies to the totally Fab Post-Fab Princess, that's my version of J Crew Math.) And the crazy thing is that the bracelet is back up to full price ($75) on the website. I don’t get it but, but I’m glad I got it when I did.

It was the perfect bracelet to pair with my dressy jersey strapless dress in dark charcoal, especially when I was headed over to dinagideon’s for a lovely little wine party with the JCA girls. Such a fun, jingly bracelet for a party! I don't really advise it for work, particularly if you spend *any* time typing on well, anything. But I suppose there are appropriate work locations for this bracelet. Maybe a flamenco or belly dancer?

Outfit finished off with Dina hoops (it was *her* party) and the beloved Isaac Mizrahi for Target Liz gladiator sandals. Sigh...the sandals are almost done...they are in such sad shape...and they were actually comfortable! They had padding! And since the stores are now stocked with fall and summer clothes are at rock-bottom prices but usually in sad disarray, I will most definitely be looking for bronze sandals *next* summer because they literally go with everything.

Back to the wine party... Check out Summerilla’s blog for group pics. (I know, I know, once I again I “forgot” my camera. Actually this time, I thought about it, realized I was lugging a bathing suit and towel with me for the hot tub, and then decided against the big ole camera with potentially wet bag-mates.)

Polyvore for Sunday's Wine Party:
Wearing Yesterday-7/19/09
Wearing Yesterday-7/19/09 by HeidiGblog featuring J Crew

Pop Quiz – what is the perfect polish to pair with the garden pearl bracelet in clementine? Why, it’s Chanel Delice. I think this is the exact same color as the bracelet. Great summer color. I think I lived in it last summer. Although mid-spring when my skin is still winter-pale, it looks awful. The color works now, though. And like all polishes with glitter, those little gritty bits increase the staying power, so it lasts better. Of course, this was over a week ago, so I am on to the next polish, but it was fun while it lasted.

18 comments:

monogramgirl said...

Man, you are the queen of polish. I never seem to find time to go buy polish, never mind actually apply it! LOve the bracelet on you. The Wine party looked like fun...heading to a neighbors house for a few glasses tonight while we watch the finale of the bachelorette1

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

love the bracelet, love the polish! thanks for the matching advice!!

gigiofca said...

Cute bracelet & polish. I saw pics on someone else's blog. Looks like a fun time!

Kathy said...

I also have this bracelet, but in the natural color. I love it too, though it is a little big. I clasp it on the next smaller ring and it is a little more in control! You all looked great at Dina's, I know Stephanie and I wish there were more JCA's around us!

GingerSnap said...

It went back up to FP? J.Crew is so mean, why do they play head games with us!?!?!? You look great, as usual :)

HeidiG said...

monogramgirl - I would count nail polish as an actual hobby of mine, but I guess it's cheaper than designer purses. :) Enjoy the Bachelorette!

Sweet Tea in Seattle & Gigi - thank you!

Kathy - Wish we could visit you & Stephanie at the Cape, too!!

GingerSnap - I know, I couldn't believe they put it back up to FP! (and thank you!)

Lula Mae said...

Oh it looks so fun!!! That party!!!! And your outfit, positively perfect!

A Bigger Closet said...

You always look so lovely in that dress Heidi! Glad you got the bracelet - and like it. :) I snagged one in the natural color on sale as well plus the 20% off. It's also very pretty.

HeidiG said...

Lula Mae - thank you!

A Bigger Closet - thank you for showing off the clementine bracelet to begin with!! :)

Cari (Is Not Fashion) said...

Hey Heidi! In response to your comment- the frances blouse is not any more sheer than any other JCrew blouse. I only tried on the rose color and the slate color and they did not seem like I needed a cami underneath- however the white one looks like one might be needed....

Frumpy cardi- it has def potential to be frumpy if you don't pair it with the right things.... but it feels like an amazing comfy cardi that you would wear around buying groceries... :)

DaniBP said...

Love your bracelet, it is so pretty. Thanks for the tip on the Chanel nail polish. It looks perfect!

MeggyD said...

Good purchase with the bracelet - gorgeous.

I need to be better about painting my nails... I love the nude/light color.

HeidiG said...

DaniBP & MeggyD - thank you!

post-fab princess said...

Discount math is the BEST kind of J. Crew Math!! You look gooorgeous, dahling. You are my jersey dress inspiration.

HeidiG said...

Thanks, PFP! Can't wait to see you chillin in your St Francis jersey dres!!

HeidiG said...

Cari - thanks for the info on the Frances!! (and, um, I buy a lot of groceries)

Zoë Moët said...

I love that nail polish! Would you recommend any off-bran (AKA cheaper...hehe) substitute??

HeidiG said...

Zoe Moet - the best (closest) I can come up with is OPI's Sand in My Suit from this Summer's collection. It's a metallic instead of a shimmer, but it's the exact same color. HTH!