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I am consciously addicted to JewelMint – I have all the symptoms: checking the JewelMint Facebook page countless times in a day, waking up really early on the first of each month so I can “oooh” and “aaah” over the new collection, begging on a freaking wall for a re-release of a sold out piece (Please, please, PLEASE restock the Vanguard necklace!!!), feeling so much excitement to check my mailbox and feeling so down when it’s empty, promising myself to reign in the urge to buy and then failing again and again, justifying to myself why I can go ahead and hit the Submit button (and laughing later with the reasons that I come up with), and loving the brand even with its shortcomings. I also have a growing mountain of mint green boxes in one corner of my apartment. Does anyone else out there have the exact same symptoms?

Having said all of that, I am also consciously aware that this so called addiction is quite unhealthy for my wallet (it really does add up quite quickly). There are pieces that I have impulsively purchased that I really don’t care so much for. So I am really trying to be more conscientious before I hit Submit. I really think about how much use I would get out of a piece and how I would style that piece. I scour the web for reviews. I ask myself if the piece is inspiring to me and if its worth the money.

The Bird Cage bangle is one piece that passed my new thought process. It isn’t a piece that I was initially drawn to. But there was SO MUCH love and hype for it that I couldn’t help but consider it. The photos of these beautiful bloggers gave me the inspiration to buy it. Please click on the photos below to visit their blog posts that feature this piece!

Fash Boulevard - JewelMint Bird Cage Bangle

Fash Boulevard - JewelMint Bird Cage Bangle

Trop Rouge - JewelMint Bird Cage Bangle

Here I am – taking my Bird Cage bangle out for the first time :)

JewelMint Bird Cage Bangle

JewelMint Bird Cage Bangle

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This is my first Stylemint Tee. This shirt is ridiculously SOFT. Wow. It’s really true what they say about Stylemint Tees being so comfortable! The cherry tomato color is a true bright red. Love it! I like the scoop neck neckline – I was worried that it would be too low but it hits just the right spot. I picked a size 2. Just for reference, I’m usually a US small, 2, or 4. Overall, it’s a really good first impression for Stylemint. It took me a while to buy from them because I can’t seem to justify paying $29.99 for a plain t-shirt. I took advantage of the recent PopSugar “$44.98 for three t-shirts from StyleMint” deal. After seeing and trying on the shirts, I still wouldn’t pay $29.99 for them. I’m happy with cheaper shirts from the Gap or J.Crew. I will definitely keep an eye out for promos though!

Stylemint NewburyStylemint NewburyStylemint Newbury

Stylemint Newbury

The Newbury is also available in ivory and black – photos below of how Jewelmint styled the tee:

Stylemint Newbury

Stylemint Newbury

Stylemint Newbury

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