Laser cut gold earrings with blue glass stones $38
Laser cut gold earrings with blue glass stones $38
I can see it now, pouring a glass of petite shiraz while wearing these new large vermeil amethyst drops! You know, winter is all about fabulous coats and large earrings. Keeps the outfit looking hot when all you can wear is a black turtleneck, layered over another long sleeve shirt, that does nothing for your figure. Texas weather, go figure!
Oh well, I love the holidays!
look at the colors of this ad. orange....flames....crisp.....blue.......clean.....doesn't it make you want to frolic the streets of paris? (well, good job Hermes...it is their ad, shot in paris) oh i just love this picture. I have it yanked out of a mag and placed on my most recent addition to my new office.....an inspiration bulletin board. BTW-i have a window. I can now enjoy watching the many people show up at Baylor hospital. Bliss.
While my board is not much now, it brings thoughts of love, color, design, outdoors and play to me while I send emails. It is mainly composed of pictures of the usual suspects.....chandler, missy, my college best friends, missy's fairy god child (sir henry) and other colorful shots. I do really love the hot tub shot of my ski group--all 8 of us in Deer Valley / Park City. That is a extra-special pic in that it actually made it to a frame. Ok, so you don't care i have a window in my office. But maybe you will enjoy the earrings that were inspired from this fair lady jumping for the camera in a beautiful hermes dress......
blue quartz crystals dangling in vermeil squares. $42
laser cut ovals with burnt orange rounds. $18
hope you get inspired today.
We stink. We are awful. We are sorry.
butttttttt we do have lots of exciting things in the works.......sneak peak....we are almost done with the website!!! (http://ocdjewels.myshopify.com/) As of now, you can not check out (no paypal or google checkout has been finalized) and our new template has not been uploaded but we are so excited!
I will keep you posted but for all Dallas-ites....trunk shows begin the week after thanksgiving! We are hoping to have 4 major shows before Santa climbs down our chimney so email OCD214@gmail.com with header...add me to the list!...if you would like to receive trunk show information.
Ok...here are some new items we are working diligently on!
Black wrapped in gold $24
i love this man
more engagement pics!
One of the Ed Hardy designers (t-shirt division, I'm guessing) took a model with an oversized Ed Hardy shirt and cut it with sissors until it fit her body, leaving little to the imagination. It was pretty cool, especially when he grabbed a random girl from the audience and did the same. Glad my bra wasn't tossed to the crowd!
Oh by the way...my cute earrings I wore to the show!
Gold vermeil octahedron earrings $40
So here is some wonderful earrings to match the way I feel! I wore them to the Shiny Toy Gun concert last night at the Loft. Sooo fun!
Large gold hoop with coin pearl $30
Here are some pictures from the concert last night. Hot Chip last week. Shiny Toy Guns this week. Ting Tings next week. Holy moly life is good!
Cool pic, right? I love the umbrellas on the ceiling!
After the show, I got to meet and hang out with the band. Ends up, Chad and I were born on the same day!
Such a fun show! Hope everyone is having as great of a day as I am!
I just love this greenish blue Phillip Lim 3.1 dress (pictured here after dropping off the bridesmaids at the church). It is my “oh so fashionable” mom’s dress. She has the most amazing taste! I was lucky to sport it at the wedding of dear friends Kate and Ryan (Missy was the maid of honor). It was a beautiful ceremony at Perkins Chapel and super fun reception in downtown Dallas. While in my “oh so fashionable” dress, I sipped champagne in these new earrings I created especially for the evening. OCD also outfitted the bridesmaids and house party in earrings -single amethyst drops on gold chain. Needless to say, OCD danced the night away!
Smokey quartz circles $46
Amethyst circles $46
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But this is what I am wearing right now and I get tons of compliments! Hope you like it too!
bored at work.....taking iphone pics in the hall
vermeil gold clover on silver thin chain $36
is it 5 yet???
Imagine smokey eyes, large bouffant ponytail and these aquamarine / topaz mix large hoops. Big enough to catch an eye but not a stink eye. (There is a line between trendy big and just big.) I believe these are the perfect in between. Ohhh I am imagining my DV Furstenberg navy wrap dress and nude platform heels to wear to Villo O on Travis and Knox. Perfection.
Sometimes it makes me feel stronger.
Sometimes it helps me with my insomnia.
Sometimes it helps me listen to my inner voice.
Sometimes it helps me focus.
organic circle earrings with precious stone $24
organic paisley earrings with precious stones $28
have a peaceful day + namaste!
Like shiny new backpacks and freshly sharpened pencils, fall trends bring hopeful organization, childish excitement, and an end to a scorching hot summer.
I love fall. I was born in the fall. Football season is in the fall. And so brings the newest creations from my favorite designers!
Here are some looks I can't wait to try......
nothing says fall like wool (with a lining pleez...hate scratchy fabric!)
Pair a high waisted skirt with a fitted white shirt and an oversized bag and presto! fall look #1
The scarf you better be wearing...............
How can you not love scrunched brown boots? Stemmed from Fall 07, these boots paired with a simple dress and very trendy neck scarf and there you go! Fall look #2
Dark purples and navy....what a better combo? this layered shift dress would be perfect with an over sized fur (see below) and a chunky metal necklace. Ohhhh the best part....this could pair with strappy sandals for a more toned down event such as a wedding or with platform stacked nude heels for your next biggest event. Fall look #3
I love white and black and puffy (but not too puffy) sleeves. this dress is so me! Fall look #4
Faux or Grandma's closet....I love fur! Paired with high waisted jeans or covering a cocktail dress, fur is in! Fall look #5
OCD always in season!
India silver flower, coin pearl and garnet stack make this necklace pair perfectly with any of these fall fashions! And for only $28, you can still afford those new shoes to make a chic outfit complete this fall!
**for ordering inquiries, email OCD214@gmail.com
Love this retro take on the bikini by Betsy Johnson (www.urbanoutfitters.com)
Snuba is a cross between scuba diving and snorkeling. In the am, we took a charter cruise off a boat harbor in Kihei, which is south of Ka'anapali. After breakfast onboard, we suited up and into the water. During our SNUBA tour, Chandler and I were attached by 20 feet cords to a O2 tank on a free-floating raft off the charter boat. It kinda felt like we were puppets underwater. We first went to Molokini which is a sunken volcano off the south shore of Maui.
We saw tons of fish and beautiful coral! I think the word breathtaking is a fair way to explain the entire trip! After the sunken volcano, we went to sea turtle gardens (I think that was the name...) and saw a baby sea turtle swim by before the weather got too rough to say afloat. We headed back to shore and went back to the resort to soak up some more sun and mai tais!
We had big plans...emphasize had. While getting dressed, we turned on a movie and well, three hours later and a fabulous nap, we woke up with empty stomachs. We ordered room service and had a feast. I believe we could have feed 6 people yet enjoyed it all to ourselves. Knowing we were getting up early the next day, we watched TV and again, slept.
Day 3.....Road to Hana!!
After talking with some new friends on the snuba tour, we decided to forgo the normal "road to hana" sightseeing and jet straight to the town of Hana. We did stop at a fruit stand where I picked up 7 lilikoi for $2. If you have never eaten lilikoi, or called passion fruit in the mainland, it is scrumptious! It is a round, baseball size yellow fruit that is filled with a tart edible seeds and pulp. I have been buying passion fruit for years in Texas, where it is ironically a smaller, brown and wrinkled up. It seems the outer rind has completely lost all moisture during its transport to the mainland. The inside still tastes the same, but like always, fresh is best. I doubt I will ever find fresh lilikoi in Texas. Darn....one more reason to head back to the south pacific!
So back to the road to Hana....We went to the first town past Hana to see the Seven Sacred pools and hike 2.5 miles to see a Waimoku Falls. We begin the hike like any hike would start off in Texas or Colorado, with a dirt path, rocks and small boulders amongst the trees and a fairly light canopy. Then, about 1/2 mile into it, we hit the tropical rainforest! Huge ferns, towering trees, and a dense canopy that nearly erased the sunlight! It even smelled like a rainforest! (probably because it was one....) It was neat. Once we got through the thicket of the rainforest, we actually walked through a bamboo forest. I don't know if forest is the correct term but instantly we were in almost complete darkness, hiking among the largest and tallest bamboo trees I have ever seen! It was incredible! It was like we stepped out of the rainforest in Hawaii and ended up in a back roads forest in China. And that is not even the best part....once we finished the bamboo forest portion of the hike, we came to an opening of the cliffs to Waimoku Falls. This natural waterfall is a gigantic 400 feet! It is the most amazing sight I have ever seen. I felt about about 2 inches tall standing underneath this massive falling body of water. I bet it was 75 feet wide.
After playing in the water (cautiously....did't want to get hit by falling debris or rocks!), we sat and ate our box lunch from Paia and watched the water fall from the cliff above. I believe it is worth the trip to Hawaii just to see this one waterfall. I will never forget it.
Back on the road, we head back to Paia. It was about 1 pm at this point which gave us plenty of time to see some of the "attractions" on the famed Road to Hana. Our favorite stop was at the freshwater caves and black sand beach park. Chandler and I crawled and climbed lava rock caves and watched the waves while sitting on the black sand beach. We spent about an hour just hanging out. It transformed our minds to feeling like we were a live version of the TV show LOST. It is very apparent why that show is filmed in Hawaii.
Around 5:45 pm we completed the Road to Hana and ended up in Paia where we had dinner reservations at a beach side restuarant called Mama's Fish House. Don't let the name fool you. Mama's is a fancy place with the most amazing food! I recommend reservations- we sat quickly while onlookers were told there was a 2 hour wait. Good thing we called ahead! We feasted on Ono and mango wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf with a coconut milk cream for an appetizer! The meal was perfect, especially watching the sunset out on the beach in front of us.
After dinner, we jetted back to the hotel to get some sleep and prepare for our sunrise bike ride down the Haleakala volcano. Another perfect day in paradise!
**hope you are enjoying my condensed travel journal....unfortunately, we lost our camera card on our last night on the trip so I do not have as many pictures as I would like to show. Therefore, I have written our entire trip down so I will not forget a single second on this amazing vacation.