Tuesday

holidaze

Holidays getting you down?? Don't stress. The big day is almost here. Just like this lil birdie, Christmas is about the small things. Small fries. Small wishes. Big hugs.
Christmas is not about the gifts you receive nor sugar cookies you take down (trust me, your waist line will thank me!) so focus on the things that really matter. Family, friends and all that jazz.
A close friend of mine and her mom purchased these earrings for a gift for Christmas. She also purchased about 10 other pairs of earrings and 15 + necklaces. I spent more time at their house than I did at Northpark mall. It was bliss. Every time I walked in, my sweet friends greeted me like I was travelling from a far distance to meet them. Like their personal OCD appointment was a highly sought after item, comparable to the hype toys of the world- "tickle me elmo" or the Nintendo Wii. That is something I love about making jewelry and selling during the holiday season. Warm homes. Great conversation. Wonderful friends. So thank you, my sweet friends, for making my holiday a bit more special this year.

Laser cut gold earrings with blue glass stones $38
a very merry christmas,
OCD

vino anyone?? OCD Sample Sale!

Come join OCD toast to the holiday season and pick up some last minute gifts! We will be at Veritas Wine bar (2323 N. Henderson, Dallas) on Thursday, December 18th from 5pm-9ish! Throughout December, we have been introducing our new line-- Lauren Jane by OCD. While prices are still ridiculously low, Lauren Jane is our fancier line. Think 14 k gold vermeil, sterling silver, and lots of custom pieces! The best part, most earrings are still under $40!


So what is on your wish list this year??


I am absolutely obsessed with this wine carafe from A+R store.




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!







We can't wait to see you at Veritas! Bottoms up!
xoxox,
OCD

Wednesday

window!


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.

xoxox

OCD





Monday

just barney

Pictures from the show.....


I am obsessed with these shoes!!!


opposites attract......wispy fabrics and leather straps....


the finale dress....
xoxoxo
OCD

wrap it up!

With the holidays sneaking up on us, OCD has been working overtime on designing new looks for the winter season! Unfortunately, we have not utilized the computer to blog about any of it!

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

green wrapped in gold $24

pink wrapped $24
xoxox,
OCD


Wednesday

did I mention chandler asked me to.....




MARRY HIM?!?! omg!!!!!!


(our sweet friend ginna hid in the bushes and snapped photos of the entire thing!)


i love this man






i have not stopped smiling for 2 weeks. now we have started to plan. I must begin with this sign below............


so far, wedding planning has been such a breeze! (yes, i am only 2 weeks in but....) I am so thankful for my wonderful team.....mom rogers, mom quis, and missy. I love you all forever. And remind me of this blog post when i get mean....or cry....or throw things....

other things that make me smile......
Jennifer earrings.....with large garnet stone.....$36

more engagement pics!





Friday

Ed Hardy Show

It's that time again, Fashion in the Park! OCD was there with iphone's in hand. Here are some shots we got of the show.





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!





Our friend Eric was a model in the show and did fabulous!


Next up.....Barney's!



Oh by the way...my cute earrings I wore to the show!

Gold vermeil octahedron earrings $40

xoxoxox,

OCD



Wednesday

it's a perfect day

It is a wonderful day! For friends, you know why.....(its my bday!)

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!

xoxox,

OCD

Sunday

3.1 phillip lim + ocd



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

email ocd214@gmail.com with ordering inquires!

xoxox

OCD

Friday

linesheets!

While our website is being created, we have linesheets (photos and prices) available via email if you would like to see all of our current items!

send an email to ocd214@gmail.com if you are interested. With the exception of engraved pieces, orders ship out in 24 hours.

xoxoxo

OCD

its friday but im still at work

If you didn't already know, I work in for an investigational cancer research center. I work on clinic trials for patients in all walks of life. As you can imagine, it is extremely rewarding. But not much happens on a Friday afternoon....specifically why I watch the clock slowly move towards 5. So slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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???

xoxoxoxoxo

OCD

Thursday

my obsession today


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.
Blue topaz / aquamarine hoops in gold $26
xoxox
OCD

Tuesday

breathe...

my favorite yoga pose, "tree" or" Vrksasana"

I LOVE yoga. I have been doing it for about 7 years now... I started my freshman year in college and have tried lots of different types: hot yoga (bikram), vinyasa, and ashtanga. I've participated in workshops, tried out different studios all over, and bought dvd's. Just like all the different types of yoga and different ways to do it, very time I practice, I get different benefits from the repetitive poses and focused breathing.

Sometimes it is purely stress-relieving.
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.

Although, it ALWAYS it makes me feel good.

It's like my own little homeopathic drug, helping me along in life to get through the next day and the day after that, and after that, and so on.....

Becca and I started selling the jewelry to Yoga studios and Spas such as Exhale in Dallas and have had some great success. It helps that I sell a yoga clothing line, but I love working with the yoga community as a whole. They all have an inner peace that radiates when you are with them. So, thanks to all the Yogi's in my life!

Here are a few designs that are preferred by our yogi friends:
organic leaf drop necklace $30
organic circle earrings with precious stone $24
organic paisley earrings with precious stones $28


have a peaceful day + namaste!
xoxo missy



Thursday

must have for the day.........


no i did not create this myself but i think it is extremely important. i love the city of NYC and i like all americans, i will remember.
xoxoxo
OCD

Tuesday

fall is coming!

Fall trends.

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


Fur.

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

xoxoxo

OCD

Friday

labor at the lake!

I'm heading to Lake Travis in Austin this weekend and can't wait! Since it is labor day, I have packed the end of my summer whites (wearing white jeans currently) and ready to start shopping for the fall! One of my favorite things about fall is the changing of the leaves on the trees! All the different colors of browns, oranges, yellows and reds. Absolutely beautiful!
But right now, I am holding onto summer for one last weekend!! I am a summer child, that still plays on floaties in the pool while enjoying a lime popsicle. The only difference is I also enjoy a cold Corona while soaking up the Dallas sun. For some reason, lime popsicles and refreshing beer make a truly divine combination!
Thus, I created some wire wrapped cloudy lime-green drops that match my super cute aqua-green betsy johnson bikini!
Lime popsicle drops .....$18

In Maui, wearing my bikini!

Love this retro take on the bikini by Betsy Johnson (www.urbanoutfitters.com)

Hold onto summer one more weekend........
**email OCD214@gmail.com for ordering inquires!
xoxoxo,
OCD

Wednesday

aloha! Part 1....lilikoi and waterfalls


Yes, my three week (maybe more) hiatus is over. I am back from Hawaii with a golden brown tan and lots of great stories!

If you don't already know, the love of my life- Chandler- took me on a 10 day adventure on the beautiful islands of Maui and Kauai. We needed a break from life so we took it to the islands, lei's and all. Here is a quick breakdown of our trip....

We arrive in Maui....amazing! We pick up our blue jeep wrangler, lose the soft top and cruise down the coast to Ka'anapali. We stayed at a beautiful hotel on the beach that was fit for kings and queens. We truly felt like royalty (not to mention the free room upgrade! heheh)

We hung out by the pool and soaked up the sun! That night, pretty exhausted, we ate at a fun beachside restaurant in Whalers Village. Leilani's is famous for fish tacos and for good reason!

Day two...BEACH!
Relaxation heaven! We started the morning by having a large breakfast at the hotel. Later, we decided not to do that again because we were so full, it was hard to do anything other than beach ourselves like whales. Actually, yes, I take it back. That was wonderful....
Funny thing about breakfast in Hawaii is the asian influence is so apparent. I ate miso soup and a few pieces of sushi with my omelet! Who would have though miso soup before coffee was so delicious!
So we set up by the beach, basted ourselves in sunscreen and enjoyed the ocean at our toes. After a couple hours, we got ancy and walked the entire Kanapali coast line. We started off to
We even walked the entire Ka'anapali coast line from our hotel beach. We just walked and walked, without any reason other than to be together.
We grabbed a late afternoon snack at Hula Grill in Whalers Village. We went back in the sun, only to fall asleep after our walk. We did get some hot tub time in around the pool enjoying one more frozen concoction before cleaning up. That night, we ate at the fancy restaurant in the hotel called Tropica...it was yummmm! Hawaii has such delicious food! Foodie heaven for someone like me! Tropica is also beach side, so we had a wonderful view of all the yachts and sailboats anchored for the night offshore. These ubiquitous boats bobbing below the starry night could only be explained as something out of a romance novel. And at that moment, dining with my cute man, watching the tide, and seeing the moon set down on the horizon I realized I was in a state of pure joy. Fully relaxed! A perfect way to end our first full day on the island!

Day 3....SNUBA

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.
Bliss.


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.

xoxox,

OCD