Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fun Finds: Goodwill Gems + DIY Bracelet

The other day one of my dear friends, Anna, and I met for brunch and some shopping! We took over the flea market and thrift shops in town and Anna scooped up some great pieces for her home. {Ahem...she should post about them! ; ) }

While at the Goodwill I picked up two great little staples! First up, I grabbed these never-been-worn Target semi-flats:


They are the perfect little flat with just a hint of a baby wedge to keep things interesting. I really like the gun metal color and the fact that they were just $3.oo. Which I guess wasn't even really a factor since I was rocking a gift certificate. Hooray.

While at the register I spotted this Kenneth Cole link bracelet and made it mine as well.


I am really digging bracelets right now. It's kind of weird because I've never been a bracelet type of girl. I surprise myself daily.

And to add to my growing bracelet collection, I finally made this DIY hexagon bracelet I saw Michelle talk about on her blog not too long ago. All the supplies you'll need {plus maybe a little bit --scratch that-- a lot of dexterity in your fingers}:


I'm usually a pretty good DIYer but this little braid and thread design had me almost throw in the towel. It's a good thing I'm not a quitter.



That's right. I'm wearing three bracelets + a white watch up there. Too much you say? Never. I might as well dub this summer as the "summer of the bang and bracelet". I've brought both things back into my life like it's 1998. It does have a nice ring to it, dontcha think?

That's all for now! Adios, friends. I'm off to learn something at grad school today.



TLF said...

Oh my gosh, that bracelet is SO CUTE!! I love it! Awesome job!

Anna said...

I blogged about our shopping adventure! I had to fix my camera so I could take pics!

Blanca A. said...

i love that hex bracelet! I've been workin up the energy to make it too :) Your going to grad school now? Congrats!!

Caitlin @ Desert Domicile said...

I've been rocking a lot of bracelets too lately! Something about summer screams accessorize!

Love your watch and that DIY bracelet by the way :)

Anonymous said...

OMG i made that same bracelet a few weeks ago and i was cursing and sooo frustrated and had to redo it like five times. the happiness I felt about making it while in the Lowe's bolt and nut aisle quickly subsided when i attempted to make it. AND only once i got it finished and wore it did i realize that one bolt has this discoloration and it drives me crazy. very cute and i got compliments on it but man, so much harder than i anticipated. HAHA! oh well, thats DIY stuff for ya. stil a great idea if youre patient :)

jandjhome said...

Very cute. I love the bracelets. I've been seeing that one and thinking of trying it. Summer project.

Sharstin said...

Oh I love the bracelet, and your awesome finds!! And you can never sport to many bracelets!!

Coley said...

I stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! Love this post :)


Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

I am loving bracelets too! Yours are super cute!!

Freckles Chick said...

You are so creative, I LOVE the bracelet!!

shminta said...

i'll trade you another of the greek key picture frame (i have the exact one!) for that awesome kenneth cole bracelet!!


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