Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Office Day

As in, I went to work at noon and did nothing but debate work in my office for 4 hours.  So I went a little more casual than I usually do.

J Crew Jackie Cardigan in Vibrant Flame
J Crew Perfect Tee
J Crew Minnie Pants
Kelly and Katie Slides
DIY Necklace
(Face courtesy of my husband telling me he was going to watch Newsroom later.  Please, if I want gross misunderstandings and simplifications of women, I'll talk to Todd Akin.  ZING.)

This necklace is a DIY knockoff of the J Crew Seahorse Necklace:

It cost approximately $150 when it first came out and it made it down to the mid $50 range on sale, I believe.

Here's the one I made last week:

I bought 2 seahorse connectors (for $3) and 200 8 mm tomato-red beads (for $8) on etsy.  I already had the lobster clasp and bead thread.

There are some differences--my seahorse is silver and lacking the rhinestones the J Crew one sports.  But I am actually happier with silver as most of my jewelry is silver, and if I feel the need for some bling I can always bust out some rhinestones and krazy glue and bedazzle away.  The other difference is the price--$11 is infinitely more palatable.


  1. I can't believe you made that! It is awesome! Great job!

  2. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make...I forgot how relaxing it is to do projects like that.