Love at Second Sight: An Accessories Tale

I do believe that I'm not the only one who's browsed a site or two in search of an extravagant bauble to accompany her personal style trunk! I'm certain that there's many of you out there whose wants, wishes, and needs may take note in playing musical chairs on a rainy day. Right?


The thrill of finding a great item is always liberating, especially when it's by a designer that you know and love. It doesn't necessarily have to be one that your peers cherish as much as you do. When this happens to me I get anxious to wear my new stylish item out, occasionally even planning an entire outfit around said fashionable item. 


However, there are times when I browse through the Internet or enter boutiques in search of nothing in particular, yet find countless items that I adore and truly want! The "need" is often a savvy fill in the blank, and pre-acquiring reality check, as I do not need much. 
Nonetheless, when I see accessories that silently speak to me, winking at me by its glistening clasp or hard to find colour or when it's simplicity merely done at its best, wellthen it's love at second sight! It's an item that I carefully think about although some accessories can easily be a stylish love affair at first view (that is until one's eyes follow the outlines of the staggering price tag so marvellously attached). 

It doesn't take millions from your wallet to browse first, nor does it require you to sign on a dotted line. In fact, I recently came across a stunning pair of Hervé Léger shoes (that I'll wear very soon), and would not have had the chance to score them if I had rushed to buy another pair of heels seen right before and loved at first sight.


Every now and then, it's good to splurgedive into the high quality bin and say to yourself either, "Perhaps, I'll buy this ... one day," or "I love this. I want this. I really could use this, and definitely would wear  (close to) forever!" Whichever it may be, an acute deliberation often aids you in the long run.


So, dream a sumptuous dream, because it often becomes a fashionable reality if you want it to! BUT, in case it doesn't here's several accessories (for your inspiration) that I'm struck by at the moment; some in my budget, some far out of range, and everything in between. There's high hopes, good styles, and a full round of appreciation.
 
 
 


Photo credit: Monnir Freres, CreativeContrastWanderlust+Co, Net-a-Porter, edited by Ladyofashion
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36 comments

  1. Beautiful, you are soooooooooo right.
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  2. I totally know the feeling!!  These are all so beautiful!

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  3. I'm swooning over the Balmain belt and that spectacular Armor ring...wow!!!

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  4. I think the ring is amazing and quite affordable! I want it!

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  5. I'm such a random shopper. Often I find things I love love love, but can't afford.  Often it's a good thing too.  Sometimes I love really silly things that I'd never wear.  Frequently, the things I don't love as much end up being perennial favorites.

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  6. I know! The Balmain belt was pretty much singing opera to me ... :-)

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  7. Thanks Rocquelle! Glad that you liked them, I knew that I wasn't the only one, hehe! Enjoy your Sunday dear! 

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  8. i thing we are made to splurge!!! it hurts my wallet but it makes me happy 

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  9. i am in love with accessories  they upgrade a whole look!!
    this bag is soo pretty loved it :)

    to be honest i dont spend much on them -only on bags,there i can be very a big spender..hihi

    :D kisses 
    caramellitsa

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  10. CC Skye and Noir = love! Gorg!  :)

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  11. I try not to buy things at first sight--- I am pretty conscious of my budget and I don't want to miss out on pieces I *really* love for something I simply like in the moment.  

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  12. GlamKitten8809 January, 2012

    I love splurging on accessories.  I think they are good to spend a lot of money on simply because you can wear them forever and with anything.  They are very versatile.


    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  13. and now i want all of your picks too!

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  14. These are all stunning hun!! Happy Monday xx

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  15. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle09 January, 2012

    Such pretty pretty baubles! I always think it's the details that makes the outfit--they are my constant splurge!

    xo mary jo

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  16. I definitely have a weakness for accessories, that waves ring is so gorgeous!

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  17. I absolutely LOVE that last ring. Of course, $23,000!! I will never afford that! 
    I like all the accessories you have here. That Balmain belt is pretty fantastic too. Would love to own a Balmain piece one day!!

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  18. Usually when it comes to jewelry I always find pieces I want on accident, but being on line looking for something else, they'll pop by and I'll be like I need that!


    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

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  19. Yes it is. I have found loads of goodies via creative contrast and wanderlust that are quite reasonably priced.
     -xx

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  20. Indeed! happiness is the key! :)

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  21. Yes, accessories can definitely, as you said, "upgrade" an outfit. I love bags, though I believe most of splurges are other items. Thanks Carmellista. xxoo

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  22. Yes, I am not an impulse shopper, I love observing items when out shopping. Especially when it's worth the wait! 

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  23. I loved these so much I just had to share! Thanks Mary Jo. Enjoy your week. 

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  24. I am really liking the waves foldover ring!!!  WOW is it gorgeous.  

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  25. haha, I know! How ridiculously fabulous! Good taste you have! I had a lovely gazing moment with that ring before heading back to reality. :-) 

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  26. I love random at times too, because when you stumble across an item that you'd normally not buy, it may also [later] become significant in your style as it evolves.
    Thanks for your comment. 

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  27. Oh to be a muse10 January, 2012

    One of my fave things to browse for has got to be jewelry. I especially like the pave ring and that handbag!

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  28. Thanks Cheryl, I loved that ring as well. Have a great week. -x

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  29. Dear Madison!  Happy 2012 to you, sweetie!  I’ve been neglectful of my blogging buddies, but I plan to make amends very soon, now that work has slowed down a bit :)  

    But I certainly do know what you mean.  I’ve got a few things speaking to me right now (another Rebecca Minkoff bag AND a Cambridge Satchel).  And guess what?  I found each at well below discount prices because I did just that…I was patient and looked a bit further.  

    You have wonderful taste my dear.  Here’s to seeing more of you in 2012!

    xoxo
    Cyrillynn

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  30. AAAAh!!  I saw the jewelry and started dying!  Being the accessory junkie I am, I would easily splurge on fashion jewelry before a handbag! LOL

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  31. I'm particularly partial to those rings you have hunted out. However, I think it would have to be the 'wave' ring rather than the Maltese Cross, looking at the price tags!
    I keep my accessories forever as many of them came from grandmother/great-grandmothers - which just goes to show how timeless good accessories are.

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  32. I rarely need accessories, but its so hard not to lust after them regardless!

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  33. You have chosen some pretty gorgeous sparkly things!!! Love the ring selections... plus the Balmain belt!

    Currently have a lust list... constantly finding beautiful things that cost the earth!
    x.o.x.o

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  34. Thanks lovely! 
    oh yes, the lust list... I believe that's how I got into making things. haha! Have a great week doll! -xx

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  35. Thanks Cy! I know you love Rebecca Minkoff, it's hard not to, isn't it! That's fantastic you bought them at discount prices ... even bettter! -xx

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  36. I love accessories ... I think I'm with you on the splurge, likely to acquire accessories and shoes before a handbag these days. Thanks MJ. :)

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