Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Platinum, anyone?

Recently, I've been loving anything metallic, but in particular, the color platinum. Now, for all you jewelry girls out there, I'm not talking about platinum as in a more expensive version of silver. I'm talking about platinum as in a shade between gold and silver. Sounds odd, I know, but it's really pretty.

It all started Saturday morning when I woke up, and I didn't really have anything better to do, so I painted my nails. I don't paint them regularly only because I'm short on patience and usually make a mess, but I just felt like having some color on my nails. I raided Mom's stash of Mary Kay nail polish (she has TONS because my aunt is a consultant) and narrowed it down to two colors: "Prissy Prude" and "Super Star"... "Prissy Prude" is a pretty dark muave-y kind of color and "Super Star" is a silvery gold. (I'd show you pictures, but apparently Mary Kay doesn't sell nail polish anymore...)

Obviously I chose "Super Star", and it turned out really pretty! I really like it.

I don't know why the picture is so short and fat...
Then, I was going through some old pictures from last spring of our Youth Group Pasta Dinner Fundraiser, and I noticed my friend mBe's platinum Sperry's. Um, hello! Adorable.

This picture is from Urban Outfitters, where they are $98.00, but I know for a fact that they're $84.99 at Nordies.

Jack Rogers loves Platinum, too!

Picture from Saks.
However, if you don't want to pay upwards of $90 for a pair of sandals, you can always find them at Target for $19.99!

Merona Enid Whipstitch Flat Sandals

They call it "Gold", but it's actually a silvery gold-- PLATINUM!

And lastly, another Target find:

Mossimo Supply Co. Odell Ballet Flat in Pewter
Yeah, yeah, I know it looks more silver than platinum, but trust me, they're silvery gold.


On another note, today would be my great-grandmother, Mama Alice's 95th birthday. She passed away four years ago tomorrow and not a day goes by that I don't think about her. Mom has this gorgeous three stone diamond ring that is set with a diamond from Mama Alice, a diamond from my grandma and my mom's engagement diamond. Every time I see it on her hand, I think about how lucky I am to be the fourth generation in a long line of smart, beautiful, strong women, and I am so thankful.

I love you all so much. Happy birthday, Mama Alice!



  1. I LOVE that nail color!! Now you have to go get you some of those cute sperry's to match your nails!

  2. Brittany! I just came across your blog...its fabulous!!! Good work!! You could totally be a fashion or interior designer! I'm happy to be able to keep up with your life through facebook and your blog.

    Thank you for acknowledging Mama Alice's birthday! She was so special and I miss her everyday too!!! Hope all is well!