Tuesday, September 27, 2011

outfit post: Exalted Ruler

  I know I have the body of a woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a King
1-2-3-4: I am counting the days...
for Fall weather to arrive to Sacramento. Until the cooler weather arrives, I intend to reign with my arsenal of autumnal colors donned in light weight fabrics. Today's outfit is one of my personal all time faves, a regal number centering around a charming smocked vintage blouse that buttons down the back. I'm ornamented with two incredible pieces, courtesy of Fringe, and feeling every bit an exalted ruler, ala Henry the VIII.


Feeling Regal: investing in unique and quality pieces are a wise investment.
 Can you feel the royal resemblance?

The necklaces were a loan from Fringe, my first local Citizen Rosebud sponsor. You can expect more details about my recent collaboration with the folks of Fringe next week!
Here's some detail shots of these majestic pieces:
Royally Remade: This one-of-a-kind necklace was made by artist Eric Jensen
Exalted History: this fabulous vintage find is actually fraternal memorabilia.
Necklace 1: A one-of-a-kind necklace crafted by local Sacramento artist, Eric Jensen. Using vintage materials, including a British "Bobby" badge and a David Bowie pin, Jensen created a strong and memorable statement piece. A Fringe exclusive.

Necklace 2: This velvet backed, gold-tone majestic metal necklace is heavy with history. It is an authentic piece of memorabilia of the fraternal society, the Elks Lodge. For more about the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, click HERE.

While I'm not one to wear a lot of jewelry and rarely warm up  to necklaces, these magnificent pieces really sang my name! Long live King Bella!

Now Wearing: 
  • Paparazzi-Avoiding Sunglasses, Target
  • 1960's vintage smocked top, Crimson & Clover
  • Remade Necklace by Eric Jensen, available at Fringe
  • Vintage Elks Lodge neck-piece, available at Fringe
  • The short shorts
  • Gold beaded strands, c/o Anika Burke
  • Flaming Hag Folkwear cuff, Crimson & Clover
  • Gold goddess sandals, Target
Clearly musing about world domination. Or ice cream.


Jill said...

I just want to add that I think you're awesome for wearing shorter shorts. I've fallen victim to that I'm "too old, body is too imperfect, blah blah blah" mindset. I'm really glad that you haven't

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

You're looking REGAL! Love that Liz the first quote x

Stacey said...

You look WAY more regal than Henry VIII! I'm loving the necklaces, so amazing. Long live King Bella!

Shybiker said...

Amusing. I've never seen anyone take inspiration from a King before. On you, it works!

Jenmarie said...

Those necklaces are so MAJOR!

Unknown said...

Heck yes. You are totally regal, and I love the Henry the VIII comparison. Those necklaces are gorgeous, and I love that shirt! I want to see the back!

WendyB said...

Very royal! I love it!

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Thou art majestic beyond compare, O Queen of Sacramento! Your neck ware is pretty amazing. I was just at a Legion of Honor exhibit and was just thinking how fun it would be to wear those Elizabethan collars (white accordion around the neck)! xxx

Bonnie said...

I am so excited for fall weather. youhavenoidea. Bring on the skinny jeans, knee-high boots, leather jackets, and scarves!!! I am not, however, excited for spending 20 minutes a night blow-drying my long-ass, thick hair.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Unknown said...

You are rockin the exalted look,Chicka!!!!
Lovin those gams ( a new word from my European pals :)
The gold sandals 'top' it off!
I really like you in a neutral color!
You are glowing!

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous as usual!! I am loving your jewelry!!

Gina said...

That necklace is fierce! Awesome fall outfit.:)

theequinebovine said...

Hell ya! Love the armor!

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

Um, these necklaces FREAKIN' RULE. Literally.

Gabrielle said...

omg i love those necklaces and i good historical reference!

Heather Fonseca said...

I keep looking at my cutoffs thinking "Can I? Should I?" I really WANT to wear them in an outfit post, maybe with tights. I love that you wear your with regal aplomb! Your shirt is really great too.

It's kinda cooling off down here. Foggy in the mornings but warm and humid in the afternoons. Like you I'm wearing fall colors in Summer weight fabrics.


Unknown said...

Long live the queen!!I love the instant effect of your chunky necklaces, now on a mission to find one.

Thank you for the lovely lovely comment looking forward to seeing you in your tans :)


Sara Kristiina said...

Haha so cool post :DD

mispapelicos said...

You are always sooooooooooooo unique. How Royal of you!!!
Mil besos.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Your are fabulous...where is your crown?? I have to second those who said you look great in shorts!! So envious!

Anonymous said...

I bow in your general direction. Those necklaces are works of art, I do so wish I could find funky stuff like that. You have a gift girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Now those are statement necklaces. And their statement? I RULE.

Susan Tiner said...

Did you get a hair cut? I LOVE it. And your cool Target shades.

You're much better looking than Henry VIII, but yes, the royal look rocks!

Please may I? said...

That necklace is a beast! (in a good way might I add!)

I would love one.

X x

Franca said...

haha, brilliant!

Anupriya DG said...

Only YOU could have given such a "royal" twist to a smock-and-denim-shorts outfit! I bow down before thee, O King!!! ;)

The Style Crone said...

Regal, royal and chic all at the same time. Bella the Great!

Anonymous said...

Bella, you look so beautifully bold in brown! Love the regal necklace my dear.


sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

You are so good to adding fun to every outfit and story you write! Love that Feist song and video!

Unknown said...

Too cute! Love the necklaces! ^_^

I have a thing for chocolate brown summer tops like yours. I own a couple of them and they're my favorites for warm weather. Something about that color! I'm usually much more into bright colors but I've always been drawn to dark brown for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the sponsor! Was just watching The Tudors last night and was lusting after these very kind of necklaces. You've brought it to life for me.


Fashnlvr said...

This is fantastic! I adore those necklaces. I just watched the Tudors in the Spring and I wished we still had necklaces like that. And here you are wearing these fabulous creations! Love it!!

Kimberlee said...

Definitely see the resemblance ;) You are rocking the bling!