Monday, July 11, 2011

A Walk on the Wild Side

Last week was my birthday a yearly event that is loosing much of its appeal as each year goes by, but celebrating it is much better than the alternative! I decided to give myself a little treat...a gift from me to me. This is what I found. Actually I just went to get some new blush but when I saw this I fell in love. It is very dramatic, and something rather out of the ordinary but I think it is a marvelous statement piece and it even looks good with a simple black tank top and jeans. It is by Betsey Johnson. Years ago I used to be able to buy Vogue Patterns that she designed and sew up copies, but no more, and now I probably wouldn't want to. I do think that there is something very appealing about both she and Vivienne Westwood and the way they flaunt all of the rules and seem to totally disregard 'dressing their age'. You must admit they both seem to be having lots of fun! As for me I think this will have to suffice for my walk on the wild side.























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22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Adrienne!

    What a gorgeous statement and conversation piece! So pretty and unusual.

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  2. This will definitely jazz up an outfit. Betsey Johnson's accessories are always so eye catching.

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  4. adorable! of course you should "treat" yourself! think of it as a gift from Raleigh! hugs & belated birthday wishes!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    Your treat looks like a fun gift to yourself. A modern take on a Cartier classic!

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  6. Happy Birthday,my wild friend.
    Smiles,
    Dottie

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  7. Happy (belated) Birthday!!! I like your personal treat - such a fun, sassy piece. It will surely be an item that will make you smile again and again. Enjoy!

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  8. Your bling is just purrfect.

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  9. A belated Happy Birthday, Adrienne!

    Love the gift!:-)

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  10. How pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog.....and giving me the chance to find your beautiful blog. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  11. Happy birthday! I'm 47 and both my best female friend and male friend are dead now so I say celebrate life!

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  12. We should all celebrate every birthday. Your necklace is wonderful and I think it a brilliant purchase. BTW I love your banner. H.B!!
    Best,
    Liz

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  13. You wild kitten you. I think you will look absolutely adorable in it. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. What a great month to be born. Couldn't be because I was born in July also. Hee-hee. Party on!

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  14. Happy Much Belated Birthday!

    What a wild and exciting piece of BJ. I love to check out her jewelry when I am in a store that carries it. Maybe you have given me the courage to buy a piece one day...I could see me wearing that!

    Have a perfect Wednesday!
    Cindy

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  15. Happy, Happy Birthday! What a great new piece of jewelry you bought for yourself! Enjoy it,
    Marianne :)

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  16. Happy Birthday--buying your self a little trinket is a great way to celebrate! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday! I love the gift you gave yourself. I think it's important to do that. It really is a very unique piece and will go with everything casual and dressy. Perfect!
    I am just catching up and enjoyed your Paris post and look forward to hearing more about your trip.
    You and I have two things very much in common...roses and birdhouses! Love them both!

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  18. Happy Birthday! I didn't know she had a Vogue Patterns line - learn something new every day :)

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  19. Oh thats Awesome Love it!! and a very Happy Birthday to you ~Love Heather

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  20. Happy belated Birthday! Lovely necklace Adrienne

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  21. Ahhh! I'm sorry I missed your birthday, Adrienne. I hope your special day was delightful. Your gift to yourself is definitely a "statement" piece.

    Thanks for linking it to the party.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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