Me Wants It: Wendy Brandes, DANNIJO… and more

It’s been awhile since I did a “me wants it” post because I have been trying to limit my spending a bit.  My philosophy is “if I don’t see it, I won’t know I want it!”   Clothing-wise I am on a bit of a shopping hiatus but accessories are what always get me into trouble.  Shoes, jewelry, bags… whatever.  You can never have enough of those because they are what ultimately end up making or breaking an outfit, right?

I had allowed myself a splurge or two if we made our 2010 fundraising goal at work and thankfully we did just that.  As such, I have spent the last few days browsing online and I think I have finally narrowed my list of possibilities down to the pieces below.  However, I am having an extremely tough time deciding so I figured I would ask all of you – which are your favorites and why?

First up is the Vampire Diana Ring by Wendy Brandes.   I love the original Diana ring, but the stake through the heart version just speaks to me right now.   It would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! 🙂  Wendy’s work is always impeccable, and the swear rings I already own are amongst my favorite pieces to wear.


heart stake vampire ring

Vampire Diana ring by Wendy Brandes, $495

On a side note, check out Wendy’s latest offering: the heart emoticon ring.  So, so cute.  I <3 it completely and want it too – but this wouldn’t be  a splurge item 🙂


Heart Emoticon Ring by Wendy Brandes, $150

Next up are a couple of pieces by DANNIJOThe Spring 2011 line just went live on the website and through midnight February 3rd (that is today!) you can get 20% off the new line with code DJSPRING.  Who doesn’t love a good sale?  I am loving all three of these pieces.


Bramley Necklace by DANNIJO, $595 ($476 after discount)


Coppola bracelet by DANNIJO, $375 ($300 after discount)

The Dima necklace by DANNIJO is actually from last season, so although it isn’t part of the sale, it is already marked down.  It is also gorgeous.  And also a possibility.


Dima necklace by DANNIJO, $347.50

Then we have these Tania Spinelli Over the Knee Tab boots.  How. Perfect. Are. These?? The color is different from what you typically see and they are SUPER-tall.  They are also SUPER-pricey and aren’t as easy to find. I’d have to hunt them down by calling every boutique listed on to see if I could have them shipped.   I don’t know if I want to go through the aggravation.  But they are so pretty…


Tania Spinelli Over the Knee Tab Boots

This next item isn’t an actual possibility. I am not going to spend this much on a clutch, but I wanted to share because if money was no object it would be mine.  Have you ever seen anything like it?  The Open Web Clutch by Anndra Neen is more like a piece of art than an accessory.


Open Web Clutch by Anndra Neen

Open Web Clutch by Anndra Neen, $725


So, which is your favorite piece?  Is there anything YOU are currently coveting and trying to resist?

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  • Chasty Kaye March 26, 2012, 5:00 AM

    Definitely agree that accessories can make or break an outfit. Just like you, I’m fond of shopping accessories: from jewelries, shoes and bags. I like Wendy’s heart emoticon ring a friend has it, but still nothing beats the vampire ring. I won’t be over it until I’ve bought one.

  • Marina March 22, 2012, 5:00 PM

    Wow that ring with the stake through the heart is incredible.

  • Racheal Alonzo December 20, 2011, 3:50 PM

    Those Tania Spinelli Over the Knee Tab Boots are so divine :). My husband would love to see me in a pair of those beauties. Anniversaries not too far off so I just might surprise

  • Beautifully Invisible March 1, 2011, 2:07 PM

    Thank you for all your comments and suggestions everyone! I really appreciate the input. Look out for a future post about my final selection 🙂

  • Eboni Ife' February 7, 2011, 10:57 PM

    Oh my word, THE BOOTS!!!! Now B., you know those are right up my alley. Well, actually not really because they are too expensive, but they are right up my dream alley! Lol!

    … and I love that Wendy Brandes ring, too! CUTE!

  • fuyume February 6, 2011, 5:38 PM

    That clutch is amazing but so are the boots. Difficult choices boots are better than jewellery I think but yes it would be chore ringing everywhere. I’d probably go for the ring but woah $500 for a ring!!!!

  • kristy February 5, 2011, 3:26 PM

    wow!! i’ve actually been coveting that wendy brandes ring as well. i think it’s absolutely amazing!!

    and that clutch! gah!! it is like a work of art. i would display that as a sculpture in my home if i were in the situation where buying sculptures and displaying them was at all feasible. =P

    i have missed you like crazy darling!!

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  • Ashe Mischief February 5, 2011, 11:16 AM

    I was just telling Wendy yesterday that the Diana Spike ring will be mine in just a few short months!

  • Lee Oliveira February 5, 2011, 3:16 AM

    WOW.. the web clutch is divine..
    Lee x

  • Tiffanyt February 4, 2011, 5:09 PM

    love that heart ring


  • Eva February 4, 2011, 4:18 PM

    I laughed so hard when I read your shopping philosophy. Mine is the same! Sometimes I won’t look at clothes and accessories on purpose to prevent excessive lusting.

    YAY for Wendy’s jewelry! One day … *dreams*

  • Courtney February 4, 2011, 11:49 AM

    I love all of these, especially the gold necklace toward the bottom. I need to accessorize more. Also I need to get on this Twitter ID bandwagon.

  • Grit & Glamour February 4, 2011, 11:18 AM

    Uh, me wants it too! ALL of it!


  • Judy February 3, 2011, 11:11 PM

    Coveting that Dima necklace- gorgeous.


  • grace - stripes and sequins February 3, 2011, 9:58 PM

    i hear ya sister! I want that Bramley necklace way too bad. it’s perfection!!!!

  • WendyB February 3, 2011, 6:21 PM

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  • WendyB February 3, 2011, 5:22 PM

    It thrills me that you like those rings!

  • Terri February 3, 2011, 5:02 PM

    the clutch! But may have to check out the swear rings at Wendy B!

  • Jen February 3, 2011, 4:00 PM

    The new banner is beautiful!

    The Heart Emoticon Ring is so creative and fun! I also adore those necklaces. So glamorous!

  • MJ February 3, 2011, 3:51 PM

    I am such an accessory fiend!! You are so right, you can NEVER have enough! The Bramley and Dima necklace are sooo fab!! I love them! And those boots? Yes, I would soo hunt them down!

  • Purdey Singleton February 3, 2011, 3:39 PM

    I think the Dima necklace is my favourite followed by the clutch but they are all gorgeous x

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