I don’t own a ton of fancy items. I wish I could, but with eleventy-billion kids, I can’t. There’s not a lot of silk, or satin, or gemstones jewelry around, and most of what I own is simple and childproof (mostly). For instance, this outfit here:
You see a leather-wrapped bracelet on my right arm with my Polar watch, and this bracelet from etsy, as well as the necklace given to my by my friend Kristie. In addition to my wedding rings and mother’s ring, you’ll see me pretty much wearing these items daily (and I’ve got the tanlines to prove it). These jewelry pieces are easy, they mean something to me, and they withstand the test of eleventy billion kids. That’s just how I roll.
I’d love to have a lot of jewelry to accessorize more with. I’d love to have nicer clothes, too, and be more fashionable, but I just don’t. I’m happy most days in my workout clothes or capris with a tank top, and I love moving onto the freer tunics and leggings when it gets cooler. Having nicer, fancier clothes isn’t something I normally think too much, though – I don’t have a ton of engagements to go to that require a fancy wardrobe – we haven’t attended a military ball in years.
But it was nice to close my eyes and imagine a little bit the other night while I was a paid panelist at the Twitter party for Spellbinders™ and MomSmack. To see all the elaborate gowns and dresses, sparkling jewelry, and pointed high heel shoes on that red carpet, imagining what it might have felt like to have been there, too, or to own one of those brilliant dresses for myself.
Not only did we have a lot of fun live-tweeting through the broadcast, we got to live a little bit of the Emmy experience here at home, too – the panelists (including myself) received a Spellbinders bracelet designed by A Gilded Life that was given out to the stars at the Emmys! Look!
Spellbinders unique triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil through the die template for unlimited craft possibilities. I am simply BLOWN AWAY by this beautiful bracelet and the crafts you can create with their items – you should take a look at their selection!
And, if you’d like to read more about the Spellbinders team visiting the Emmys and meeting the stars, you should read their wrap-up blog post about their star-studded Emmy experience. I love how they were crafting with the stars!
Disclosure: As I mentioned earlier, I was a paid panelist for the EmmySmack Spellbinders Twitter party, and I was also given this gorrrrgeous bracelet as a thank you.