1.14.2010

Thrifty Thursday: CC Skye Braided Knot Mesh Cuff at a Bargain

I’m not typically one to place blame on anyone but myself in most situations; but in the case of braids I must do something completely out of character and simply confess…I blame Alexander Wang! If not for Mr. Wang’s bevy of beauties parading up and down the Spring/Summer 2010 runways with side braids tightly woven into their luscious locks perhaps I would have found myself obsessed with a different type of detailing; but alas, my exposure to such a style has left me seeking out braided embellishments in an attempt to add a touch of Wang wonderment to my very own wardrobe. Hence the reason why I am currently head over heels for CC Skye’s Braided Knot Mesh Cuff.

Dolls, so very rarely does one encounter an accessory with the power to truly transform one’s look with its mere presence; the Braided Knot Mesh Cuff, however, retains such an ability. Aesthetically it is reminiscent of the hoard of snakes making up Medusa’s hair; a gilded version of slithering reptilian creatures intertwined about your wrist. Oversized and statement-inducing, it is a piece of frippery that is feminine, dainty, and sophisticated mingling side by side with stubborn and antagonistic influences which easily contribute a touch of grunge to your look du jour.

While, in the words of Mary Poppins, it is ”…practically perfect in every way” there is a very important aspect to take into consideration which is downright devastating – especially for the girl looking to add a dash of flirty, yet completely rebellious flair to her person. That downside, I’m sorry to tell you kitty cats, is the concept of price.

I am the first to admit that the Braided Knot Mesh Cuff is a slice of celestial savvy with the ability to update one’s style simply by donning it; but at $110.00 it is well out of my price range. To be completely honest, I just don’t have it in me to spend such an exorbitant amount of money on a sole item. I do, however, have the $22.00 required to add its more affordable cousin, the Knotted Metal Mesh Cuff, to my accessory drawer.

Though not available in gold, the pewter hue of the Knotted Metal Mesh Cuff is just as versatile as the CC Skye original, with the added bonus of proffering a splash of medieval influence to the wardrobe of the wearer. Now all that’s needed is a knight in shining armor and you’ll be good to go!

What’s the verdict, lovelies…will you be thrifty or spend, spend, spend?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Harmony Lane and Lori’s Shoes for the pictures.


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65 comments

Rachel said...

What a great find, Erika! I'm loving braiding lately, so these cuffs are fantastic. I think I would be quite tempted to spend here only because I adore the gold. Although, the pewter shade of the Knotted Metal Mesh Cuff is lovely as well. :)

Jacqueline said...

Wow, I have loved that CC Skye bracelet for a while. I am a sucker for mesh jewelry though. I agree with Rachel in that I adore the gold color of the top one a little more so I would have to spend, spend, spend =) xoxo

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kpeach said...

I have had my eye on that CC for so long-love it-I need the gold too-though the black is cute xo

Diane said...

is it bad that i want them BOTH!?!?!?

Jaime said...

I love this bracelet- I would def go thrifty. It looks exactly the same, besides the color.

Bethany said...

Thanks for sharing. SO pretty! I love anything braided. The gold is TDF.

xoxo

Couture Cookie said...

I think they are both great finds and unique in their own way... I can't choose! And yes, yes, yes to anything braided. It's certainly a girly trend that most of my straight male acquaintances just don't understand, but who cares what they think?! I think I need at least one of those cuffs, now! :)

MissNeira said...

awesome find!
and thrifty all the way!

Erin Elizabeth said...

Love it! I am now on the hunt for my own braided knot bracelet because it's to die for!

Catie said...

Very cute accessory, though I definitely wish the second one came in gold.

Style, via TIa said...

I actually prefer the pewter it is stunning!

Leah said...

You know what I'll choose, just because of the color... I want the second one. And yes, I love braided cuffs. I love all things braided, I'm even planning to braid my hair.

SogniSorrisi said...

Beautiful! Great find.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Darling, you are like Shakespeare for the fashion world, and I truly mean that. Your descriptions of these gorgeous pieces are simply brilliant. I really love the braided look, I think it is elegant and unique. The bargain is just as lovely to me so I would be thrifty!

Baci, Love! xxxxx
Rachel

anna bu said...

love the cuff!!

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Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic find, darling!
I will definitely be thrifty on this one :)

xoxox,
CC

City Girl Chicago said...

brilliant, thrifty find!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I absolutely love knotted cuffs. I used to have a ring like that. Take care dear!

chaoskontrolowany said...

So beautiful!

sharonlei said...

The Gold one is beautiful, but it's "cousin" is a beauty too! So, thrifty all the waaaaaaaaay!

Love & Aloha, S

Laura Gerencser said...

These are awesome bracelets!!! I love the black one!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I love them both, and since the expensive cuff is actually 18kt plated it's almost thrifty, oh ok, I just love it!

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Joanne said...

I think I like the darker one better anyway. It's got a lot of 'tude going on there!

anhesty said...

i love the pewter shade more.

Sherin said...

A cuff is a perfect accessory! And these finds are fabulous. Although I'm definitely going to be thrifty this week!

Sabine said...

A 'touch of grunge to your look du jour'? (Oh I love that!!) No, it would have to be gold! So I'll dream of Alexander Wang but in real life be super thrifty and just let my hair grow to wear a plaid all year... Sabine x

Emily Anne said...

I love
that bracelet!

So cute!

:)

Xxoox- Emily

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love them both...but I like the color of the second one better so I'm thrifty!!!


I got your email, I didn't want to be too short so I'll write you today. Hope everything is ok honey.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm afraid it would look ridiculous on my bony wrists. A watch looks ridiculous on my wrists.

labelllefille said...

Your find is PERFECT.. it looks just like the first one! Love it! xo

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bryna said...

great find. i love cc skye's chain bracelets.

Luana said...

I like its cousin better, and not just because of the pricetag! Cool find

Jen said...

What wonderful wrist bling! I prefer the pewter, actually. It's just that little bit classier (and less than half the price!).

Etrapar said...

love it! ^.^
kisses

Damsels said...

incredible !!
they look almost exactly the same .. i would definitely go for the metal one

CMA said...

these braided pieces are GORGEOUS
love them, super chic
thanks for sharing as always
i really love your blog, keep it up!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Very cool! I love the knotted look of the bracelet in both colors! Great find dear.

clarewbrown said...

Love the bracelet! I wish the second one came in gold too. But I would totally be thrifty! What a great find.

Fashion Court said...

i love that style! i may have seen something similiar on f21 too, but i'm not 100% sure!

ps: you will adore mad as a hatter nail polish! i cannot stop staring at my nails haha :p and also, feel better darling! xo

bananas. said...

i love those bracelets. i swear i saw one just like the second one at forever21 for like 8.60 or something. you know how funky their prices are. haha.

great finds!

Ashley said...

Definitely love those bracelets!! I got a sort of similar one (and necklace) at Express. Would love to buy the CC Skye version, but gotta be thrifty on this one!

Emily said...

love this cuff - I'll go with the thrifty find :)

ddgdaily said...

I am similarily obsessed, especially after seeing the grey sweater dress Whitney wore in Season 3 of the hills (we are only just getting these in Oz now, so we are a little behind!!).

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

Loving the braided cuffs!
-Tawney

Midtown Girl said...

Found this and thought of you! http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/what_the_buzz_6AeveTgJ39QRBL6pKSNmhK/1

XOXO
Amy

michelle_ said...

i looovvee the braid bracelet VERY MUCH !
thanks for the warm comments as usual..
have a great weekend ahead !

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FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Modern Cleopatra, right up my ally! I would scan the letter, but, I don't have a scanner@!1
XOXOX
Libby
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Nikolett said...

So pretty, albeit pricey! Looks like the perfect accessory to spruce up any outfit! Now I just want to put braids in my hair, haha :)

Really hope you get a petite break soon from all the work! Have a great weekend!

Nina said...

Hmmm ... pain! Won't be looking at any cuffs from now 'til after my shopping ban is over. Ooooh! Withdrawal symptoms!

wonderfelle said...

oo i just remembered i have one that looks like these from F21 but i haven't worn it in a while. consider me inspired! (and thrifty, clearly) :)

Taylor Sterling said...

ooh beautiful I want one!! love!

Aury said...

I've always loved cuffs but those braided ones are to die for! If I had the money I would definitely splurge.In fact, maybe I should...

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, you always have the sweetest comments :) and those bracelets are a huge hit ! i see em everywhere now. definitely need to pick one up

xx lue

Treacle said...

If I had the money, I'd spend, spend, spend! I love the gold tone on that first cuff...both glam and versatile. :-)

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

These are so gorgeous! They are tough yet soft, they mix masculine with feminine!
xx

AudreyAllure said...

those are gorgeous!

Jessi said...

What a sweet comment you left at my blog!
Thanks for the comment
what a beautiful bracelets!They're a must

With love jessi

Jezzzi.blogspot.com

COCAMIA said...

A co-worker of mine had on a braided gold necklace and I adored it. The bracelet is divine!

Jessica said...

Your description of the bracelet's perfection makes me want it even more! There was an identical one at Forever21 recently. I tried it on, loved it, but then decided "well, I don't really need it." I obsessed and went back for it. Of course it was gone. Sigh.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Regarding your comment, of course! Just realized how I worded my post-script though, it does sound a little bit like I'm going to close BV, haha. But yes, my new blog will just be more of whenever I write a poem or something. I just mostly wanted to get back into the habit of writing prose and the like. Have a great day!

All Women Stalker said...

The gray one is calling out my name. :D

daisychain said...

ohh both so gorgeous but thrifty wins for both looks and price for me.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

Great finds, they look almost identical. I'd take either one!

Hanako66 said...

they are both great, but that gold is calling my name!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

I love CC Skye's line of jewelry...and at sale price even more! Lovely blog, this is my first time by!

xo

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