It may come to a shock to all of you, but I’m not ALWAYS the girliest girl on the block. It’s not always hearts and sparkles and flowers and glitter with me all the time - sometimes, I like the dark side!
For example, I looooove studs (see these old Steve Madden flats, which I loved so much I bought TWO back-up pairs). I also love black leather (I am currently obsessed with my Anthropologie leather jacket and wear it constantly), and never miss an opportunity to layer on some extra coats of thick black eyeliner when I’m feeling sort of Sandy-at-the-end-of-Grease-ish.
But perhaps the most surprising of all is my deep love for SKULLS. For as long as I can remember (okay, maybe since high school), I can’t get enough of things with skulls. I have these earrings, and wear them when I’m feeling particularly punk-rock. When I’m forced to wear sneakers, I particularly enjoy my pink-and-white skull print Vans. And I never miss an opportunity to wear my Chan Luu skull wrap bracelet.
Last month when I was in New York, I had a jewelry designer custom make me a gorgeous gold skull ring. I had her make it a little big so I could wear it on my middle finger... so when I’m feeling extra sassy, I can wave it around in the air :)
The ring arrived in the mail this week and I LOVE IT! It’s exactly what I wanted – a great rose gold color, super detailed, and not too heavy. It adds the perfect amount of edge to my usually-sweet ensembles, and I’ve gotten SO many compliments from friends, coworkers, and even perfect strangers.
I emailed the designer, Mindy Recht of CJ Recht Jewelry, to tell her how much I loved my new purchase, and she was so sweet… sweet enough, in fact, that we’ve decided to team up for an AMAZING GIVEAWAY!
That’s right – we’re giving away a piece of her jewelry! One lucky commenter will WIN her Dozen Diamond Bronze Pendant! This gorgeous necklace is bronze on a sterling silver chain (the one on the left, above) and retails for $132 at Bloomingdales… and one of you is going to win it!
Now I know you're sitting there freaking out, going "HOW CAN I ENTER!?"
Well, here's how!
- Visit CJ Recht Jewelry’s website – take a look around and pick out your absolute favorite bracelet, necklace, ring, or pair of earrings.
- Leave me a comment with the name of your favorite piece, your name, and your email where I can reach you if you win!
- Please note: You MUST be an official follower of this blog here and on the Queen of LA Facebook page to be eligible to win! So even if you read this blog every day, you have to become an official follower! (Send me an email if you don’t know how to become one and I’ll help you out!)
I will draw a winner Tuesday, December 21st at night, so make sure you enter to win before then! Winners will be chosen at random so no matter how many cupcakes or balloons you buy me, you can’t throw the contest :)
I am so excited about hosting this giveaway for my readers, so please enter and tell everyone you know to do the same! Special thanks to Mindy for partnering with me – her stuff is so gorgeous, you guys. You can also become a fan of CJ Recht Jewelry on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to get updates on new pieces as she makes them. I can't wait to buy my next piece!
This girly girl/sometime wannabe punk-rocker is in a great mood :) and whoever wins this necklace is a lucky duck indeed!