The readers have spoken. They have said, “Yo, ’Bug. Show us the bling.” Specifically, the lariat I wore to my first fitting. Alors, voila!
And here it is, closer:
I purchased it at an accessories trunk show at Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale last year. I’m afraid I only remember the designer’s first name – Renee. But I’m sure they know how to find her. Oddly, they’ve let their website expire, but the phone number is 480.368.8868. It was around $100, if I remember correctly.
Renee had a lot of really, really beautiful pieces like this. Pearls, crystals, lariats, chains, combs, hair pins – you name it. If this is the style you’re looking for, she’s your woman. Sorry I don’t have a direct link.
And just for fun, here’s an older necklace I briefly considered wearing:
It’s a Trina Tarantino (from Zoe on 4th, for local girls) that I loooooove intensely. It’s just so rockstar. But I chickened out of it for the wedding. It’s maybe a touch too rockstar for my dress…? But look how gorgeous the star is up close:
Anyhow, that’s the DL on my neckwear.
But real quick, upon seeing these disturbing, close-up photos of my skin, I’m going to bust out into a PSA…
For years, I tanned like a maniac, both in the sun and in the salon. And yeah, my skin looked pretty spectacular:
BUT JUST SCROLL UP AND TAKE A GANDER AT MY DERMIS NOW, PEEPS. Mottled and damaged.
Never, ever, ever, ever tan. If you do now, STOP. It’s. Not. Worth. It.
That is all.