Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Accessories: If It's A "Trend" You'll See It Everywhere, right?

I've been having too much fun with Send the Trend lately!

A trend is a "trend" for a reason. It's something that catches on, something that is pervasive that you see, something that's very NOW. And I think that's something I sometimes forget while looking at Send The Trend's selections. Many of them I find to be very unique... but I guess I just haven't been looking in the right places.

Finally, I'm on to something! Look what I've found in the last few days! We'll start with the least similar first...

The Studded Leather Wrap Bracelet
Rebecca Minkoff Bracelet on Sale at Ideeli

Aubrey Bracelet from Send The Trend

Not the same studs, but the same concept surely - right down to the use of a grey as the band rather than black. Anyway, like I said, this was the LEAST similar of my three comparisons I've found...

The Hippy Wrap Bracelet

Soho Hearts on Ideeli

Kristina from Send the Trend
I kid you not, the crystals look the same. The only difference I could see from the images on the screen was the inclusion of some VERY COOL skulls  near the clasp on the Soho Hearts version of this bracelet. I've been harboring a "Like" For Kristina for a long time but I didn't want to purchase it because, well, I think I can make my own.

I nearly spit out my water when I saw this next one...

The (UGLY) Crystal Necklace
Snowflake Necklace - On Sale for $29.95 (formerly $48.00) at Anthropologie

Avery Sapphire Necklace from Send the Trend

You can't tell me those aren't the exact same necklace! Come on! Plus Send The Trend had the better price until the sale. Actually, considering it's $29.95 without shipping, Send the Trend had the best price in all three cases.

Anyway, thought I'd share what my casual browsing revealed. Seriously... I didn't go hunting.

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