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This and That

01/21/2015 58 Comments
A Pretty Penny Bourbon and Boweties Collection

This and That

01/21/2015 58 Comments

Where’s the line between collecting and hoarding? It’s getting real blurry over here with the Bourbon & Boweties bangles. I love the story behind the brand: the creator, Carley, started her jewelry business with $500 worth of beads and stones from NYC, and now her designs are sold in nearly 3,000 retailers around the country.

When I started blogging back in 2010, I loved spending Saturday afternoons hunting down designer and vintage treasures in thrift stores. I don’t have time for it these days since most of my weekends are spent in the flower shop, but if you’re new to the thrill of thrift shopping, Verily posted some great tips to ‘Master the Art of Thrifting Like a Style Blogger.

I’m living in the American Eagle hi-rise jeggings I bought on sale last month, and seriously considering getting a second pair in every color. I especially love the black; they make everyday outfits feel more polished.

The little number on the tags of our jeans can be such a point of frustration (and confidence annihilation) for women. Associate fashion editor at Bustle.com, Marie Southard Ospina, tried on 10 pairs of jeans from different brands in the same size to show it’s really just a number; and a pretty useless one at that. She says, “Our obsession with being the ‘right’ size is nonsensical. To try to define a ‘size’ is equatable to trying to define a ‘color.'”

Go subscribe to Peter Hollen’s YouTube channel. He does incredible — I’m not using that adjective lightly; it’s mind-blowing — a cappella music videos. His cover of ‘Hallelujah‘ showed up on my Facebook newsfeed around Christmas, and I was hooked. The ‘Epic Disney Medley‘ is my favorite!

If you’re spending all your free time watching the old seasons of Gilmore Girls on Netflix (um, who isn’t?) you’ll love Paper World. The miniature paper replicas of Stars Hollow are amazing.

Looking for some recommendations for your next trip to the bookstore? Check out the Sits Girls’ list of ‘12 Good Books You Must Read in 2015.

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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  • martttt 03/08/2015 at 5:30 pm

    hello! visit my blog!

  • Vintage Furrie 02/25/2015 at 2:55 pm

    that amazing chain on your hand!

    http://www.thetwofurries.com – An eccentric adventure into fashion and lifestyle

  • TresTati 02/24/2015 at 10:51 am

    beautiful bracelets vintage!

  • hannahfay 02/19/2015 at 10:40 am

    These bracelets! <3

  • lamichevintage 02/08/2015 at 5:58 pm

    American Eagle Jeggings what is the fit like? Sizing pretty accurate?

  • ditzydressing 02/08/2015 at 12:46 pm


  • milktherapy 02/07/2015 at 12:24 pm

    great bracelets i want them too ;)

  • thelittleblackbirdd 02/05/2015 at 12:28 pm

    I love your blog! It’s so inspiring and especially this one is so lovely!

  • bagladyboutique 02/01/2015 at 2:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

  • Ruthy 01/28/2015 at 3:10 pm

    I love your website ^_^ It has inspired me so much throughout my years of blogging. I started a This and That section yesterday and would love for you to check it out! Take care =*

  • jenna morgan 01/27/2015 at 2:37 pm

    So gorgeous! Love the gold one! <3

  • The Makeup and Beauty Bug 01/26/2015 at 9:00 pm

    The bracelets are beautiful! I love them!

  • madeleineb 01/26/2015 at 5:36 pm


  • DIY Just Cuz Team 01/26/2015 at 4:07 am

    Love reading your thoughts as usual. Thanks for the link to the Good Books to Read, I’m always interested to hear what good literature is available these days. XOXO, Sam

  • Style-Lee 01/24/2015 at 4:33 pm

    Nice stack of bangles.

  • alphawhiskeyfoxtrot 01/23/2015 at 9:03 pm

    I have to have some of those bangles now! :) I’m a bracelet girl, too, and I get my fix from Bullfinch and Barbury ( they’re on Etsy). Bangles really *do* become a hoarding obsession, because there’s really nothing to stop you from wearing a whole armful. ;) Thanks for sharing your pretty collection!

  • SweetDisclosure 01/23/2015 at 6:02 pm

    they look so cool and unique, love them!

  • petiteandprettyco 01/23/2015 at 3:25 pm

    Hey! I love your blog and I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award. Thanks for the inspirations! Please check out your nominate via here https://petiteandprettyco.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/liebster-award/

    Thanks again!!

  • cocofloat 01/23/2015 at 10:13 am

    Love the bracelets!! Though I bet it got heavy pretty fast! :) Have clicked on almost all the links as well, yay! And about the size being a number thing, wow, it was a wake up call. Really. I will keep it in mind next time I feel fat in size 28, thanks for that!! :)

  • redriot 01/23/2015 at 9:50 am

    They look stunning all layered up together!

  • Linda H 01/23/2015 at 2:29 am

    Oh that rose one is gorgeous but I’m not sure what I could wear it with. I’m a little bit accessory challenged. Haha.

    The Little World of Linda | http://www.applemeeko.wordpress.com

  • annadownsouth 01/22/2015 at 5:23 pm

    These are beautiful!

    Also, I recently got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award and was told to nominate my favorite blogs, don’t feel the need to respond to it if you do not want too. Details here: http://annadownsouth.com/2015/01/22/versatile-blogger-award-including-facts-about-the-author/

  • joey and the owl 01/22/2015 at 2:05 pm

    Love those bracelets! So pretty!!

  • murciafashion 01/22/2015 at 10:53 am

    Oooh..they are so beautiful!

  • Cole 01/22/2015 at 7:09 am

    I love hearing that Carley’s business came feom such humble beginnings, how inspiring!!

  • Samantha 01/21/2015 at 10:48 pm

    These are gorgeous!!

  • divine beautease 01/21/2015 at 7:35 pm

    I love the bracelets and the success story

  • meganarz 01/21/2015 at 5:07 pm

    I love the free style, stream of consciousness you wrote this article in! And also, I want to buy those jeans! Do they run true to size or small?

    • Keira Lennox 01/21/2015 at 5:38 pm

      They’re pretty straight through the hips, so I ordered up a size. They do stretch a bit as you wear them, though. I’m 5’3″ so I got them in short, and they’re the perfect length for flats.

  • sarahbearx19 01/21/2015 at 4:18 pm

    OH MY GOSH! I love those bangels and I think I need some!!!

  • soniamesquita46 01/21/2015 at 2:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Eu Vivo a Melhor Idade and commented:

  • beautybydaniieb 01/21/2015 at 2:36 pm

    those bangles are amazing!!!!

    ps I nominated you for the sisterhood award! Check it out here!


  • rachelellisfashionandbeauty 01/21/2015 at 2:35 pm

    LOVE your bracelets! They are so pretty :) xx

  • Rebecca Alexandra 01/21/2015 at 12:15 pm

    WOW! Beautiful :)

  • Art Becomes You 01/21/2015 at 12:00 pm

    OMG those bangles 0_o

    I need them asap. Great post. I checked out that booklist. will pick up a few reads soon :) thanks


    • Keira Lennox 01/21/2015 at 5:39 pm

      Let me know which books you read and what you think of them! :) I love a good book recommendation.

  • Jaja Devicais 01/21/2015 at 11:42 am

    Those are some pretty arm candy you have there!

  • KatWalkSF 01/21/2015 at 11:22 am

    That arm party is BEYOND!

  • Rachel 01/21/2015 at 11:09 am

    Those bracelets are great! I’ve never heard of that company but will definitely check it out! I also agree about size being a number, once I got over that shopping became so much easier and more enjoyable. I was also not limited to how clothes looked because of that size I thought I wore. Sometimes going up a size makes the clothing look better and I feel better wearing it.

  • rhiannon 01/21/2015 at 10:51 am

    LOVE all the bracelets!


  • Ashley 01/21/2015 at 10:35 am

    I can’t get enough Gilmore Girls and am so happy it’s on Netflix! If you love the show as much as I do you might want to check out the Gilmore Guys podcast, it’s hilarious! Side note,those bracelets are gorgeous!

    • Keira Lennox 01/21/2015 at 5:40 pm

      I will definitely check out the podcast, thanks for the heads-up!

  • Carriie B. 01/21/2015 at 10:31 am


  • edgewatermarketplace14 01/21/2015 at 10:19 am

    love those bracelets!! where did you get yours?! I just might have to get myself one….or two or five

    • Keira Lennox 01/21/2015 at 5:41 pm

      I get mine from my girlfriend’s boutique, m.marie, but there are lots of boutiques online that sell them! Also, follow Bourbon & Boweties on Facebook for details on retailers and trunk shows in your area.

  • pastedreams 01/21/2015 at 10:19 am

    I love the bracelets! Thanks for the reading links. I had a panic attack in Barnes & Noble in the “new arrivals” section because I hadn’t heard of any of them. Finally wandered over to the classics section. I’ll try out some of these!

    • Keira Lennox 01/21/2015 at 5:42 pm

      Haha, I do the EXACT same thing in the new arrivals section! I love the “Summer Says” section at Books a Million; I’ve found some good things in there (new and classic).

  • Mel 01/21/2015 at 10:18 am

    Beautiful bracelets! Love them


  • sashilove21 01/21/2015 at 10:16 am

    Those bracelets are gorgeous! Every single one of them!

  • lifeaccordingtojamie 01/21/2015 at 10:02 am

    What fun bangles! I need to check them out!

  • MerryGoRoundGirl 01/21/2015 at 9:57 am

    Oh my god, they are so great! It’s really beautiful to have so much of them.

  • Sara H-B 01/21/2015 at 9:53 am

    Those bracelets look great all stacked up like that, the stones really make each piece unique. American Eagle? really? Hahaha I haven’t thought about that store since high school but now that you mention it, they did always have great deals on pants I got obsessed with (well, in the US anyway, Canada tends to be way more expensive) Great post!


    • Keira Lennox 01/21/2015 at 5:43 pm

      I know, it’s crazy and I only shop online because I feel ancient when I go in the stores and the kids call me “ma’am” but their jeans are so worth a try!

  • Cortneybre 01/21/2015 at 9:50 am

    Those bracelets are spectacular! I esp love the arrow head! Lovely post! xx…Cortneybre…

  • marymandefield 01/21/2015 at 9:46 am

    I want all the bracelets!

  • as gold as it gets 01/21/2015 at 9:22 am

    I love your bracelets!

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