Monday, February 27, 2012

I love HomeMade Accessories!

Me wearing my new necklace from Kimberly Love's Storenvy

If you haven't noticed, I love to share a little love with the smaller homemade accessories, as I feel the pieces are unique and beautiful. I recently placed an order at Kimberly Love's Storenvy accessory store. 

How I originally heard about Kimberly Love is when I was originally living in Germany. A photographer that I worked on several projects with had found Kimberly's page (originally on Facebook) as she is also a model. He brought her accessories to my attention, as he knew that I loved jewerly, to add to my kit for photoshoots (and within my own personal collection).

I was sad that I personally never got to work with Kimberly, but we remained friends on facebook, so when she put up a link to her store. I knew I had to check out what she had available to purchase, as I loved the various pictures of jewelry she had posted (jewelry pieces that she made for herself). 

What caught my attention and had to be the piece that I purchased first from her line was 
My new accessory is described as "Black and silver spike necklace 18" in length with extended chain to fit your desired length. Spikes are lightweight." 

Overall, I'm very pleased with the necklace, it's light weight around the neck so I don't feel like i'm choking. The actual look of the necklace is fun, it's edgy and very PUNK ROCK! 

I wore it to work today (which dress code is business casual) and it was still within dress code. I wore it this past weekend with a plain black t shirt and it just gave that extra little paspazz to a kinda plain outfit (especially if it's paired up with a smokey look). 

I think it will be one of my new favorite pieces, which I can easily the necklace with black stud earrings or some silver simple hoops. Since this piece is attention grabbing, if it were paired up with earrings that had too much going on, I think it would take away from the awesomeness of the necklace.

Things to note:

The necklace cost a total of $20.00 which I think is a fairly decent price for a nicer necklace. And  the total I was charged for shipping and handling was $2.97, which left me overall paying a total of $22.97 for my item.

Kim is very through in regards to communication with my purchase, she messaged me on Storenvy as well as my personal email to let me know of my shipping tracking number. **Which I was her store's first official customer on her site, thus she was kinda enough to offer me a discount on my next purchase (which I'm thinking I will be doing after my first paycheck from my new job). 

I paid for my item on February 16th, it was put out in the mail on the 17th (keep in mind it was being sent from Germany to the US via first class shipping) and was delivered to my home on the 25th. 
Overall taking 7 business to arrive at my home, as the post office was closed on Sunday and then again on Monday (for holiday). 

What I want to draw attention to is the actual packaging of the item I purchased.

My necklace was packaged as so inside a padded envelope.

Even more care as within the cute package is more necklace was definitely safe! 

Under the bubblewrap, even more packaging!

Now I'm not at all complaining, the fact that Kim is taking such great care to make sure her creation and my item gets safely to me is fantastic! 

My first Piece from Kimberly Love

Overall, I'm very very pleased with my purchase. I think the price of the item was fair, shipping was fast (as well as very good price). And the fact that the item was so cute and awesomely wrapped that I can't wait to see what else she places on her I want another piece for myself (and one to share!!!).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A little LATE

Better late than never at I was editing my recent giveaway video that is currently on my YouTube (which if you havent checked out whats up for grabs go to my YT;s on the front page!

Anyways I found my NOVEMBER 2011 favorites video...and considering November was my birthday month I'm pretty sure I show off a few things I got for my birthday or around my birthday that fell into FAVORITES!!!

Hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrating the New Year

pic of Joe and me New Year's Eve 2011

A very late post, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Hard to believe it is already 2012...I swear where did the year fly to??!!

Anyways this post is about me New Year's Eve 2011-2012 and how I spent it. Considering this is the first New Years in the states that Joe and I have celebrated since we first left to go to Germany it was a pretty big deal...and also pretty different as well. 

Let me explain...via pictures!

Picture New Year Eve 2010-2011

Yes, the biggest difference is in Germany Fireworks are legal and actually encouraged to be set off on New Years. As the fireworks were forms of celebration and entertainment that brought happiness and joy to whoever watched it. 

Picture 2010-2011

Of course it works out to where Joe turned to me a few days before New Years and asked me where we could get fireworks...which are ILLEGAL here in California. And yes he was pretty sad, but have to make due with what you have.

Pic from 2011-2012 (Travis, Jimmy, Joe)

We decided to hang out with our friends at a local Irish Pub, formerly known as Patrick's, to celebrate the New well as say good bye to Patrick's (it worked out where the owners decided to sell, and with the new owners they were getting rid of the name). 

Pic from 2011-2012 (Steve and Me)

Pic 2011-2012 (Ray and Travis..they like their hats)

Pic 2011-2012 (Travis and Steve) imagine this is early in the night

Yes, if you look at the pictures most of my friends that night that were out with us are male. As it works out, most of my friends here in Cali are males...I'm slowing but surely finding good female friends to have in my life. 

Overall it was a good night, had some good drinks, good laughs, and stories to share and remember all throughout the 2012 year!!!