Like, what statement are you making, really?
I don’t usually wear statement necklaces, but despite that, I bought 3 (???) a few months ago from this site called Betty & Biddy. Just to give it a try; see if I like it. (I think this is demonstrative also of how dumb I am with my money sometimes.)
I found out about them from Girl Friday’s Beauty Blog and bought some necklaces because they honestly didn’t cost that much. I think I might have been feeling uninspired~ about my wardrobe or something. Anyway! I bought them, and I haven’t really worn them out yet, and I’m not sure I will any time soon, because let’s be honest—I don’t know how to wear these things.
They’re cute, though. I like this one called Lolita a lot, but again… not sure how/where to wear it. I usually wear small necklaces, but they’re way more expensive than these ones. Anyway. I found out that Betty and Biddy don’t actually make their jewelry, they just source the pieces (confirmed here) and that upset me so much, just because I thought I was supporting a small business. I guess I can liken it to buying cosmetics from an indie company only to find out that they just repackaged the colors that they can get wholesale.
The funny thing is that I found out about this whole thing from a YouTuber who just launched her own shop. Please compare:
from Betty & Biddy
Lolita by Betty & Biddy
from The Fab Fox/MissJenFabulous
Royal Bloom Necklace by The Fab Fox
from Noah Jewelry Co. Ltd. on Ali Express
Brand Designer blue stone collar Fashion Statement Necklace 2014 Unique Cute Luxury Big Pendant Necklace by oah Jewelry Co. Ltd.
I mean. I don’t even know if I’m pissed. If it’s anyone’s fault, it’s probably mine? But anyway, I suppose my purpose for this post is to serve as a kind of caveat. This necklace in question (as I said, I bought two more, but those were cheaper) is not that cheap, but it is also not as expensive as the ones I usually buy. I feel like I should have just stuck with the shops that I love and really resonate with my aesthetics. The thing that bugs me the most about this is that the necklaces came from China when I thought they were made by small business owners.
Oh well. Lesson learned, I suppose. Nothing I can do about it at this point! I’ll try wearing one today, just to see what it feels like, maybe?
Have you made any similar dumb internet purchases? Come lament with me, lol.