Friday, August 26, 2011

Fall Wish List & a Review

I have been shopping a bit recklessly lately. Buying clothing items that I don't really need just because I don't feel like my wardrobe is complete. Really every piece in my wardrobe doesn't feel like me and blend together very well. I need to do a major purge but I have trouble parting with items. Items that I really still like but never wear and never make the effort to wear.

Speaking of feeling like my wardrobe is incomplete, it is time to get my closet ready for fall. Since I am been shopping without reason, I want to limit my fall clothing purchases. How many items do you buy to update your closet each season? I am not sure what I want my fall items to be yet so it is hard to limit myself to a number. Guess I need to pull out my September issue of Lucky and scour my favorite blogs to get some ideas and inspiration.

One item I knew I wanted to add to my fall wardrobe was a pair of Minnetonka Moccasins. I bought mine this evening at a local shoe store because I got them for $36.97 plus 20% off which made them around $32. Awesome! I can't wait to wear them!! I purchased the Kilty style in the medium grey suede.

I told Dani that I would review my first JewelMint purchase on my blog over two months ago. Now I have made three jewelry purchases from the website so I figured it was about time to follow through.

My first purchase was the Gold Luxe Duo. I chose this as my first purchase because I loved the necklace and because I was getting two pieces for the price of one. All items are $29.99 which honestly is a lot for me to spend on a piece of jewelry. I have had this duo since the end of June and I still haven't worn the necklace. The jewel is a lot bigger than I expected and haven't worked it into any of my outfits yet. I'm not sure that I am a fan of the quality of the look of the necklace in person either. Fortunately, I am absolutely in love with the bracelet included in the duo. I have gotten lots of wear out of it. It is simple but stylish and I can wear it with so much. So the duo was definitely worth the money due to how often I wear the bracelet.

My next purchase was the Rio Bravo Earrings. As soon as I received the email that these were back in stock, I snatched these up. I think these are the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe. JewelMint still has these in stock so if you like them hurry over and order a pair! Another purchase worth the $29.99.
My most recent purchase was the Piet Necklace. I just received it this week and I am still up in the air about this one. As soon as I saw this was back in stock I jumped at my chance to order it. I loved it, online. Now I am not so sure. I'm not crazy at the quality of the construction of the necklace. I can sort of see the glue on the sides where the fabric pieces were glued in. I am going to examine this necklace a little more closely over the weekend to decide if I should return it.

I definitely encourage anyone who has been on the fence about JewelMint to give it a try especially if you find an item you really like. I will continue to purchase items I am drawn to from JewelMint. My experience has been 50/50 with the items I have chosen but my love of the bracelet and the earrings is definitely greater than any disappointment I have felt towards the necklaces.

Have you ordered anything from JewelMint? What has your experience been?


Kimberlee said...

Oh those are interesting pieces. I ordered one piece from them. I felt like it took really long to get here. It was necklace with a magnetic clasp so it can fall off quickly :/

dani said...


You picked pretty sweet pieces! I don't think they even gave me the option to buy any of these! I have been a "member" forever but still haven't bought! Maybe I will take the plunge in September! ;)

Thanks for your review, girl! <3