Brandy Melville, I love your rings

Brandy Melville USA

New York City | Broadway
518 Broadway
[List of all locations here]

Brandy Melville USA. I discovered the brand while yawning through a youtube video by MissGlamorazzi where she shares her weekend morning makeup routine. It’s not that the look wasn’t pretty, but she didn’t provide any real-time perspective of how long it takes her to do all these things in the morning when she isn’t filming a video on them. The whole overall effect was that I felt exhausted and sleepy after watching her go through all these steps. I’d go right back to bed after a morning routine like hers because it just dragged on and on LOL. But hey, maybe she’s a morning person…

The one thing that DID catch my eye in her video was all of the pretty things she was wearing in her outfit that originated from “Brandy Melville.” Now, this could have been her best friend or a fashion designer with a chain of stores I don’t know about, but whatever it is, the name was unfamiliar to me. I did, however, develop a crush on the ring that MissGlamorazzi (whose real name I know, but it escapes me at this very moment. I’ll edit it in later when I remember) was wearing in her OotD (That’s Outfit of the Day you sillies).

(Also, that was a lot of parenthetical statements)

I googled up the name and was linked to Brandy Melville’s website, which you can look at by either clicking on the header/logo above (Image is Brandy’s, not mine, obviously) orrrr by clicking this entire little sentence, because it is a link.

Moral of the story – I still haven’t figured out if I can buy these accessories at a mall or not but the jewelry is, for the most part, surprisingly inexpensive and still very pretty.

I’ll post pictures to some of my favorites below – my only complaints are that the descriptions don’t tell you if the rings are adjustable or not, and you can’t pick sizes.

EDIT – I did more research after posting, and added in the nearest location to where I live below the logo. So it’s not in a mall, but I can save on shipping by visiting the store myself before buying what I want. That’ll clarify my ring size questions too.

Guys, I have fat fingers. I really WANT to buy up like 10 rings from you, but not if they won’t fit on me! Or adjust. You know, it’s all about compromise…I have to know if these rings are going to adjust with me or not.

As promised, here are some of my favorite accessories. Click on the picture to see it on their website. All images are theirs, not mine, although I really, really want all of them. I’ll list out prices below each row of pictures as well

$3 | $3 | $4 | $5

$3 | $3 | $4 | $3

$3 | $3

$14 | $14 | $9 | $10

$12 | $8 | $6 | $7

That’s a lot of images, wow! In addition to the accessories section that I sorted through, Brandy Melville also sells clothing, backpacks, purses, scarves, and all kinds of clothing for women (I think only women?). Guys (Literally, male human beings), I’m sorry if I bored you this time around. Maybe some of these will make good gifts for your girlfriends because you weren’t romantic enough on Valentine’s Day or something 😉 Free shipping on orders over $100, and with low prices like these, you could reallyyyy get a haul in with that much money. I’m going to go narrow down the choices in my shopping cart now ^_^ Happy shopping 🙂

Harlem Shake and Tate Tucker

I came across this quirky lil thang tonight on Youtube! I honestly don’t even remember what part of my interwebz browsing ran me into it, but it is such a gem. It’s sorta been playing on loop while the next episode of American Idol buffers. Seriously. That’s how much I’m loving the beat. Looooving this beat right now. It’s so sick! If I knew any hip hop moves, this baby would have me busting them out like RIGHT now. In fact, my shoulders are moving to it anyway.

So that’s the original beat right, but then I found YET ANOTHER gem! It’s some guy (Hopefully an up-and-coming and soon-to-be-famous rapper) named Tate Tucker (Click his name to see his Youtube channel) rapping along to the beat with a pretty sick music video to boot. If he isn’t a celebrity yet, he definitely deserves to be one! His rap compliments the beat and he incorporates every little nuance of the original into his song with the music vid. Really, really loved it. As fresh as the original beat is, this is like the best thing I’ve seen done with it so far.

I know I am way behind on this trend – the Harlem Shake is an older, fairly classic move that originated in the 80’s but for some reason, this weekend, the first video I posted (the original harlem shake song by baaurer) has re-taken the Youtube world by storm. It went viral this weekend (Seriously…all over my newsfeed) and it’s actually really, really good!

Hope you listened and liked 🙂

Rose Day, Propose Day

I made this for Dan 🙂 For those of you who don’t know him, he is one of my CLOSEST friends. He has been for years. We first met on a forum ( and bonded over our mutual love for graphic design. We became even closer when we added each other on Skype – for YEARS we talked almost daily. He’s an amazing person and one of my best friends you guys (:

Please click to see it in full!

It’s just something really small and quick that I whipped up in honor of the first two days of Valentine Week – Rose Day and Propose Day. I poured my feelings and our inside jokes into this little wallpaper and the background roses that it features help me fulfill Day 1’s requirements as well (:

I’m trying to lift up my own spirits, so maybe things like this will help.

Valentine’s Week is here

Hmmph. NO matter how grouchy I am about the whole affair, Valentine’s Day is still steadily approaching. I was talking to a friend of mine who has an overseas beau (Although neither of us are quite sure where it will lead or how mutual the feelings are) and she’s so happily flirting with him that some of the spirit can’t help but rub off on me.

She messaged me today telling me she’s on Cloud 9. When I asked for updates, she told me that today was apparently Proposal Day

Now…I have never heard of this thing, so naturally, I asked her more.

Apparently (at least in India), February 7 kicked off a week of cutesy Valentine festivities that lead up to Valentine’s Day next Thursday.

Here is the lineup, found on this blog here. Maybe you can read up on this blog to learn more about what each of these days signify!

The Valentine Week List 2011

Rose Day on Feb 7
Propose Day Feb 8
Chocolate Day Feb 9
Teddy Day Feb 10
Promise Day Feb 11
Hug Day on Feb 11
Kiss Day on Feb 13
Valentine Day on Feb 14


SO, TODAY BEING PROPOSAL DAY AND ALL. If anybody likes me, the next hour and a half from now would be a good time to announce it haha

I’m Anti-Valentine’s Day

That’s right! I refuse to give into the cutesy Hallmark Holiday that is Valentine’s day. Just one week to go and I’m already sick of all of the lovey-dovey mushiness that is surrounding me. All the couples in love and happy and caring about each other.

You know just once, I’d like to have a Valentine’s Day that consists of a male in my life who likes me. I’ve never been the target audience for Valentine’s Day. Never been in a relationshi(t) on Vday. Always single. Even the one time I had a boyfriend over two years ago, he broke up with me in the beginning of January and we never spoke again. Even when we were in school all semester after that and lived in the same dorm building. Eep, awkward, right.

But right now, I’m not painting my nails all pink with cute holographic hearts all over them. I’m not pining away and hoping to meet somebody special, and I’m certainly not expecting any gifts. No chocolates, hearts, flowers, dates, or fancy dinners are in my cards this year. I don’t foresee them being in my future either 😦

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I always get a little sad when February comes around 😦 That’s all, I guess.

It’s because I’ve wanted a relationship for so many years. Maybe if I had one good long-term relationship, I’d know the pros and the cons and want it less? But I think I have the personality that gets attached and I know I would make a good girlfriend/wife someday. I like taking care of people. I’m nice andand…okay fine, I’ll save it for

What I’m saying is true though. I WANT A BOYFRIEND. I am not afraid to admit it. I want somebody to take care of who will take care of me. I wanna have all these lovey dovey feelings and go on a really cute romantic date for Valentine’s Day. I don’t wanna end up forever alone!

Until that dream becomes a reality, Valentine’s Day will continue to suffocate me with all of its happiness. The day singles out all of the lonely people in this world and makes them feel that much more sad, alone, and depressed. Sometimes, the lonelies will connect over the mutual loneliness they feel on Valentine’s Day, but most of that stuff is for the movies. I can’t bank on that happening for me.

I just know that love will strike unexpectedly for me. I know because I am not leaving it with any other choice. Because I’m beginning to believe and expect that there is nobody out there who will fall in love with me on his own. I’ve waited and wanted for so many years and I’ve been let down every single time. So I hope you guys will excuse me for no longer expecting to find love.

Arranged marriage, that topic that fascinates me oh-so-much, sounds more and more appealing by the day. Gods, I hate this month.

Mid-Week Exercise Update

Hi guys! Oh my gosh, I am SO SORE RIGHT NOW

I’m telling you, this getting-into-shape business is much, much harder than they make you think. In all of the books I’ve read, people start exercising and then within a few days, they’re suddenly able to work out for hours and have this excellent increase of stamina and they can run for miles and they’re enjoying it and they’re like never sore while they’re at it. It’s just this miraculous way to being healthy and then a few weeks later, they’re developing abs and they get their dream guy or girl and get married. The end.

Okay fine, they’re not exactly like that, but they cut out a lot of the hard parts!!

Today, I am so sore that even thinking of working out is hard to think about. See, that sentence didn’t even make sense. That’s how out of it I am.

I went to the gym today…was going to do another 45 minutes of the kickboxing cardio but I walked into the class and just couldn’t do it. IT WAS SO HARD to contemplate stretching and kicking and punching no matter how happy the music was.

So instead, I did 15 flights of stairmasters, 20 minutes of running on that crossramp machine I’ve been using a lot and then spent 25 minutes in the sauna.

THE SAUNA IS VERY COOL!!! It was so relaxing for my muscles. Extremely hot and I sweated out a LOT but I feel so clean afterwards when I showered. We were joking around but it felt like we’d just gotten a facial! Next time, I’m taking my Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips with me (See them here, they’re awesome!)

So it was a more relaxing day in terms of working out. Tomorrow I’ll try to take a class again..if I don’t, I’ll definitely lose my gusto 😦