Friday, May 9, 2008

Friday Favorites: Mother's Day Edition

Only today do I realize that I should have done some sort of comprehensive "what jewelry to buy your mother for mother's day" post. My only excuse is that I need a lot of time to plan when to take my shower, my precious shower that has become a key out of my apartment. See, I don't leave the house until I'm showered, so I'm trapped until I feel ready to get to it.


Happy Mother's Day to all you people who celebrate! This morning on the radio I heard that, contrary to the Hallmark Conspiracy Theory, Mother's Day is an actual holiday that was started about 100 years ago. Sorry, but now you have to buy her something. You can't drone on and on about commercialization, blah, advertising guilt, etc. Of course, I only told you this two days before the big day, so you can be a little late. I'd suggest buying something from the ever-fashionable Wendy Brandes who finally got her website up and running! Go Wendy!

Shamefacedly, I must admit that I didn't really buy my mom jewelry for the big day. She was a little obsessed with a certain shirt, so I bought her one in every color along with various assorted things.

[I also want to give a quick shout out to this mother of whom I speak: Mom, you are absolutely the best mother ever! Thanks for being such a great mom and friend! More to come in the card!]

So if you are still totally unsure, or if you have successfully purchased a Mother's Day present and now need to treat yourself after all that stress of finding the perfect gift, well, maybe something down here will appeal to you. As they are Friday Favorites, you know they appealed to me (I'm in a necklace mood today):

14K Pave Heart Necklace with Black Diamonds by Phoenix Roze, $395
(It's funny, but I have very little interest in white diamonds, but I can't get enough of either black or uncut diamonds. And here I was thinking I'm a Tiffany girl.)

Speaking of Tiffany, however...

Paloma Picasso Crown of Hearts necklace, $185

Moonstone Chaos Necklace by Kelly Meeker Designs, $124

Harvest Moon Necklace by Lisa Levine, $276

Rough Diamonds Chandelier Necklace by Alexis Bittar (at Art Effect Chicago), $225


Now I really need to talk about my hair. I tried to avoid it, but the hair. It's killing me.
This is my own fault: going to a new hairdresser because they were closer and cheaper. But still. This woman (highly recommended by many people on the Internet--that'll teach me), chopped off a great deal of hair and now I don't know what to do. I'm going to pull a Whoorl and ask you to leave your choice in the comments. (P.S. The hair is a little wet in, I think, all these pictures)

Here's what it looks like right now:

-Pin straight with lots of weird layers thanks to hair lady
-bangs (obvs)
-blonde right now, but I might make it a little brighter or something

Should I:
A. Stop whining and let it grow out so my outrageously expensive hairdresser can give me a cut I am happy with


B. Make an appointment with said hairdresser to have it cut into a proper bob (current haircut was supposed to be a "long" bob) such as this...

You can also pick C and just make up something! I'm flexible.


atelier said...

My fav: the Paloma Picasso's one. I prefer your look with fringe;9

Sharon said...

i think you look lovely, i like the layers and it's very healthy-looking and bouncy (the bangs are LUSH - she did a good job on them!). however, if you're not convinced and unhappy with it, before you go for the full-on (longer) Pob, i would take a little more time to consider. do you want your hair to be that much shorter? or are you really upset with it because you wish you hadn't cut it at all?

fwiw, i think you'd look killer in the Pob. you totally have the bone structure and hair type for it. i am jealous!

WendyB said...

I think it still looks good!I agree with Sharon, maybe you're just regretting the current cut so that it's not a good time to do something more extreme? One thing for sure -- stick to your regular hair person in the future! That way, no regrets....

WendyB said...

I meant to say thanks for the link love too

Nic said...

Just happened to come across your blog...some nice jewelery here, thanks for sharing! Love the Lisa Levine Harvest Moon necklace.

The Seeker said...

Pave Heart Necklace is gorgeouse and I love it.

Mother's Day here was last sunday.

I think you look great with your hair, but I agree with Sharon.


jdbsusanna said...

I actually think your hair looks good! Maybe wait a little while and see if it grows on you (no pun intended).

Amy Maloof said...

wow, i wish that were me on a bad hair day! if my hair ever looks that cute and pulled together i'm all patting myself on the back...

i love the bangs but hear you that maybe the hair length is a little inbetweeny. BUT going short is scary. i think in a month or so you'll feel happier and it'll be all healthy and shaggy and summer delish. i'd definitely press pause on anything cut-wise for the next 6 weeks. then re-eval.

i'd say, if you're really antsty and want more kick, go blonder!

The Clothes Horse said...

Get the bob! The mother's day picks are great.

Ragamala said...

I have to say I am in love with that heart pendant!

enc said...

Cute Mother's Day jewelry picks.

I think your hair looks cute, but I understand what you feel. I've been there. I vote bob. Then you can grow it all out again.

The Seeker said...

you've been tagged, but ignore it if it's annoying :)

ambika said...

I really love the look of the long bob but I honestly think your hair looks fantastic as is.

I know, I'm no help!

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

The harvest moon necklace is to die for. I normally buy my mom jewlery but I feel like she has so much already so I got her a gift card. Nice and easy.

Love the hair cut that christina has it's so cute.

Your outfit is great too, very polished!

Fashion Tidbits said...

love the Harvest Moon Necklace.

if you want to go for a bang. i suggest the first bob picture as your new do

Sarah B. said...

Girl, go for the bob. As someone who can't do trendy fun cuts, you are lucky to have both the face and the hair for it, so why not? It's summer, you're young, take the plunge.

I sound like a Pepsi commercial.

LML said...

i really like your dress :)

i think you would look good with a bob :) very chic!

krissy said...

like a lot of people have already said, i think your hair looks great too. but i know that feeling of just not being happy with it. i definitely like your hair with bangs best. and a long bob would be super cute. i like the christina version...then you could still keep the bangs.

ps. congrats on the new apartment. looks like it has a lovely view of a park!

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