Online purchases, rated

This is a sub-post to my other blog post titled: Ebay Purchases, rated. I thought it would benefit people to see what I bought online and if it is, in fact a good representation of the photos they show, in order to sell their product.

The advertised ring.

The ring on my finger. It’s really a glossy old color and very shiny like it showed online. Note: I got a size 6, but it happens to fit on my middle finger and ring finger comfortably (my ring finger is like 5.5 and my middle is about 7). What’s cute about this ring is that you can order a super small size and wear this ring in a very trendy way. On your next knuckle, up by the tips of your fingers.

Seller: jewelleryplaza
Item: Lady Party Ball Jewelry Simple Style 3-in-1Silver Gold GP Fashion Ring
Paid: $0.99 + $5.00 shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: China
Delivery: 16 business days from when I placed the order, to when it arrived.
My opinion: I don’t think I’ll wear the gold or silver rings on their own but the ‘rose gold’ one is pretty on its own. Also, stacked how I have it is also my favorite way to wear the rings.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Seller: maemovement bracelets
Item: bracelets
Paid: $35.00. Worth the price? Yes, because it goes to a great cause.
Location: USA
Delivery: 14 business days from when I placed the order, to when it arrived.
My opinion: Love the bracelets. Have yet to wear my red one as often as the other two colors though.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Seller: Tatame77 on Ebay
Item: Pink/White Korea Ladies Womens Chiffon Top Blouse
Paid: $13.26 + $2.99 shipping. Worth the price? Yes
Location: Hong Kong
Delivery: 6 business days from when I placed the order, to when it arrived.
My opinion: Holy moses. The fastest shipping ever from Hong Kong. Six business days. The top was really pretty online, a nice peachy pink sort of color. Very faint. In person it’s more of a true baby pink. Though, it is quite nice and you can see how it fits on me, above. I don’t know if I’d purchase this in a store if I saw it on a hanger. I wish it were more peachy like it was shown on the model.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Item: Seychelles Women’s Time Will Tell T-Strap Sandal
Paid: $96.88 Worth the price? Yes
Location: USA
Delivery: 2 business days from when I placed the order, to when it arrived.
My opinion: These are way more comfier than I had imagined! I love Seychelle’s shoes, my flats from them have lasted years (purchased in 2006!), so I didn’t mind dropping the bills on these wedges.
Overall rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Accessorizing your outfits

Having arm candy or necklaces can really spruce up an otherwise boring outfit. 

You can easily look put together wearing a great pair of fitted, dark wash jeans with a plain white v-neck top.You just have to accessorize those outfits of yours! It’s fun to get creative with it all.

While I do like the look of bracelets, bangles and jewelry on my wrists, I get annoyed with them banging around if they’re too big. As I pointed out previously, I have abnormally small wrists so a lot of bracelets are bulky on me and tend to not be secure and tight.

I’ve done my research and purchased customizable sized items so it doesn’t feel too big on my arm. For instance:

  1. Hello Berry bracelets (my HelloBerry review) are custom-made for your own arm. HelloBerry is sold on Etsy and they’re located not too far from me, in Toronto, Canada! When you’re purchasing which ever bracelets you wan, you just measure your wrist and tell them the size in the form. These bracelets do not have a clasp, they slide right over your hand and fit on that way. Sooo fun. I’m loving gold lately.
  2. Fossil Watches are another nice statement piece. You can create so many different looks by paring your watches up with bracelets and bangles. The watch I am wearing above, is a Fossil Stella watch in White Resin. I own the black version of it as well (see online here). Fossil’s watches are so great because they have some really nice classic pieces, as well as trendy colorful one’s as well, like rose gold or a nice teal blue. I’m thinking of getting a third watch from Fossil. I have one picked out already but I don’t want to show you unless I actually get it.
  3. Inexpensive elastic-like bracelets from Ardene.
  4. Cute statement or simple rings.

I also love incorporating scarves, cute handbags and shoes. I LOVE shoes, but I am so picky with them.

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Kriya’s etsy

I really enjoy spending time browsing on Etsy and finding some really great shops like HelloBerry, FireDaughterClothing and now Kriya‘s shop. Back in January I found her Etsy and loved the simplicity of the jewelry she makes.

I ended up getting the Shimmer Ring which she sells for $11.00. As soon as my package arrived I ripped it open and put on the delicate looking piece immediately. My co-worker said it almost looked like there was little diamonds inside sparkling. I’m not one for loud pieces of jewelry and I think this little thing suits me quite perfectly.

Here is the size 6 ring on my finger. Cute right?

My graphic designin’ hand put to work!

I really like that her pieces aren’t over priced and are extremely reasonable. There are a few other pieces that she does as well, of course. Like earrings and other fancier rings. Check out Kriya’s etsy shop and see for yourself.

Because I love supporting small sellers like this, I am willing to buy one of my readers a shimmer ring as well. Just leave me a note in the comments below and I’ll randomly choose a winner who has the best answer for the best acrostic for R-I-N-G.


Really special

Put your thinkin’ caps on. I’ll pick  a winner this Monday.

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