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Sanity is the fashion forward Men's & Women's Clothing & Accessory Boutique, specializing in the most sought after contemporary designers as well as handpicked independent labels from NY and LA. Sanity carries the hottest shoes and jewelry as well as unique gifts and apothecary lines. Sanity is truly a one of a kind and a must see!


A gift for the woman who has everything

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Everyone has at least one woman in their life who has everything, which makes them the hardest people to shop for during the holidays. Qi Cashmere has designed the "Home Sweet Home Slipper" . These 100% Cashmere slippers are adorable, packable and are great for travel or wearing at home.
These slippers are ultra luxurious and will make anyone swoon.
Featuring a satin lining, cushy foot bed and a carrying case, these make a great gift!
Choose between grey or pink.
Order by December 18th, you'll get them just in time for Christmas!

If you're in the area just swing by the store!
8 E. Washington
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022


'tis the season for party dresses!!

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The holidays are quickly approaching and before we know it 2010 will be here and we'll be ringing in the new year with family and friends. Around this time every year my mind wanders as I start thinking about party dresses and mainly "what look am I going for this year?" Last year I wore a charcoal sequin dress with a faux fur cropped jacket and black booties and I'm not a fan of repeating outfits so now I'm trying to figure out what to do about this new years eve.
Sequins are still so big on the trend scene but I'm thinking going a different direction. I'm actually loving the Nanette Lepore "Love Triangle" Dress. It's very romantic and flowy with black lace over a pale pink silk. It's a girly girl party dress that you'll be able to wear over and over again and fall in love with it every time you see it hanging in your closet.

If you're thinking sequins (and if you are, i don't blame you!) Check out the Velvet "Vera" Dress. With 3/4 length sleeves and a plunging v-neck line, this dress is different from every sequin dress that I've seen and in my opinion the best part is that the dress itself dresses up your outfit so you only need small accessories and you can just let the dress do all the work.

We have many more options for party dresses at Sanity and from Velvet, Sunner and Tracy Reese to Robert Rodriguez I'm sure you'll find the perfect party dress at Sanity/!


The Yetti 2 is finally here!!!!

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If you've been following my blog and you read my post on Oct 26, I'm sure you'll remember the Yetti Vest and if not, well here is the link:
We had a wonderful furry vest that sold out very quickly since furry vests are the ultimate accessory for fall and winter. We were lucky enough to get in the Yetti 2, a sister to the Yetti vest and this one is too cute to resists! Channel your inner Rachel Zoe and grab a vest for yourself and maybe for a fashionable friend!
In my previous post I listed a few different ways to wear the vest just to give my readers and shoppers some outfit ideas. Check out the new Yetti 2 on and get it before it's gone!!!!

I'm a huge Entourage fan and I must admit, I'm completely obsessed with (Emmanuelle Chriqui aka) Sloan's outfits on and off the air. She has great style and always look amazing without trying too hard. She wore the Blondie dress by Qi Cashmere on Jimmy Fallon and looked absolutely stunning.
The Qi Blondie One Shoulder Dress is a fashion forward take on the little black dress and can easily be paired with your favorite shoes and clutch.


Melissa 3 Stap II in Plum is here!

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For everyone who would love a pair of Melissa Plastic Dreams Vivienne Westwood Three Strap II in a color, Sanity and now has Plum!
The plum is perfect because it's neutral enough to go with many different outfits and is totally seasonless!
Check them out and grab your size before they're gone!
Plus, Free Worldwide Shipping!


The Must Have Fall Accessory-A fur vest

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The ultimate must-have fall item this season, besides a plaid shirt is a fur vest.
Check out the "Yetti Vest" at Sanity and Sanitystyle.
For Fall 2009, the fur vest trend is an absolute must-have in any fashionista’s closet. From brightly-colored crimson fur to neutral tones like grey, cream and black, the fur vest is the perfect item to add to your fall/winter wardrobe.
Bonus: The "Yetti Vest" at Sanity is only $69!
A few ideas on how to wear a fur vest:
1) Pair the vest with a long sleeve tee, jeans and boots for a simple, classic look.
2) Wear the vest over a bright colored dress or over a floral print dress or tunic with skinny jeans for a boho look.
3) Pair the vest with your fave leather jacket. The vest can be worn over or under the jacket.
4) Literally, a fur vest can be worn with almost anything! The more ways you try to incorporate it into your style, the more ways you find to wear it.
Check out Sanity's fur vest's so cute (and incredibly soft) and the neutral cream color goes with everything!


We L-O-V-E Cheap Monday Jeans!

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It all started in March of 2004, Cheap Monday jeans hit the market and have been a sought after line since.
Cheap Monday started with a line of jeans and the signature character skull logo. It has developed into a full collection of men's and women's clothing, accessories and of course denim. Cheap Monday has always kept their prices low, but their quality and fashion high. Cheap Monday sits alongside high end brands and makes a well received statement.
At Sanity and you'll find Cheap Monday's denim line as well as fashion and accessory pieces.

Just in- Cheap Monday's skinny denim and the best part about it, both styles are unisex!


Sale at Sanity!!

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I just added a bunch of great items to the sale/clearance rack at Sanity and!! Click here: to see all the new sale items!


The Cellar by Sanity

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We'd like to introduce all of our customers to "The Cellar" by
This new shopping section of Sanitystyle is where you will find fun, trendy clothing at affordable prices.
The Cellar is made up of various small boutique brands that are hard to come by and are totally unique!
Chances are you probably won't see anyone else wearing the same outfit as you.
Bonus: a majority of the items you will find at The Cellar are $75 or under!

We are constantly adding products and updating The Cellar. Make sure to check in regularly so you don't miss out on these amazing items!


New! Joe's Cigarette in Tessa

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We are so excited to welcome the new Joe's Cigarette fall 09 wash-Tessa.
This dark wash makes getting dressed up and going out easy.
This dark, clean wash gives any outfit a polished look and can be dressed up or down.
I am loving the Joe's Cigarette in Tessa with plaid shirts and boyfriend blazers and booties!
Stop in at Sanity or check out for some great outfit ideas, and chat live with me, Isabel for Fall Fashion Inspiration!


LA Green, handmade jewelry now at Sanity

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LA Green Jewelry has just arrived at Sanity and the collection is a great addition to our clothing, accessories and other jewelry lines!
LA Green jewelry uses sterling silver for their handmade jewelry and the price point is under $50 for a majority of their pieces.

"LA GREEN is short for Lauren Ann Greenlee, the designer. Lauren Ann has been designing and making jewelry since she was a young girl growing up in the small town of Kilmichael, Mississippi, where she first learned to use her keen imagination and artistic talents to create jewelry for close friends and family. Her father owned a local grocery store there, where Lauren began to display and sell her unique jewelry creations at a very early age.

Inspired by her own imagination, Lauren Ann's one-of-a kind jewelry has grown in popularity and continues to reflect her unique sense of fun and style."

Here are a couple examples of the jewelry by LA Green that can be found now at Sanity in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.


BB Dakota Fall 09

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I am so excited to introduce our Sanity customers to BB Dakota. We are excited to have this line finally in the store and on BB Dakota became famous for the "Bella" jacket that was in Twilight. This one appearance alone made BB Dakota a sought after line. Aside from being in Twilight, BB Dakota has been featured in magazines and has been worn by many celebrities.
Here's a little more about BB Dakota in their own words:

"BB Dakota catapulted onto the fashion scene in 2005 and continues to evolve its unique and fashion forward line of clothes each season.

The fabulous clothes of glamorous fashion icons are the inspiration for the young modern classics of the BB Dakota line. Gloria Brandes brings her unique French sensibility to the clothes that she creates. The look is not overtly sexy but it is devastatingly hot just the same. It holds back and is elegant.

The BB Dakota girl has attitude and confidence.

Offering its customers “big fashion at small prices” is our mission says Gloria Brandes, founder and chief designer at BB Dakota. “We try to make great fashion more accessible."
ieces for the season is the Matty Plaid Shirt as shown above.

We just received our first shipment and we have many more exciting items coming and i promise they won't disappoint!


Nanette Lepore Fall 09 is Here!!

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A couple days ago, Sanity and received the Fall 09 Nanette Lepore collection and the pieces are breathtaking!
Check them out below.

Each of these pieces are so versatile and can be paired with many different bottoms from jeans to black pants to skirts. The possibilities are endless.
They are now available at


Sanity's 1 Year Anniversary Party.. too fun!

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I know this is a little bit late, but we had such a great time at Sanity's 1 year anniversary party and i promised to post pictures of the event.
We had a great DJ here and he played AMAZING music! He played house, techno...all the best! And he definitely did NOT play from a playlist. His name is Jim Loftus, check out his blog here:
If you need a DJ, he's your man.

Thank you again to everyone that came!


Melissa Shoes are finally here!!

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Click on each shoe to see them at
Melissa Plastic Dreams or also known as Melissa, the original jelly shoe company has so many adorable styles to offer that it was hard to pick just a few.
Melissa started in Brazil and has been creating stylish and earth friendly shoes for 28 years now.
Melissa shoes are made from a recycled PVC material which is then formed into incredibly soft, comfortable shoe.
Most people that encounter the shoes ask if they make your feet hot since they are esentially a plastic shoe. The answer is "No". The PVC that is used is the most breathable of the PVC's . As with all shoes (even leather), the style of the shoe depends on if your foot will sweat and the season you are wearing the shoe.
The most common feedback received about Melissa shoes is how incredibly comfortable they are and no one believes it until they put them on. They don't really stretch and they keep their form really nicely. Melissa shoes are slightly on the smaller size so if you are a half size, size up for the best fit.
One unique feature is that Melissa shoes smell SO good! They are infused with a bubble gum scent during manufacturing. The smell doesn't last forever, but they make your closet smell soooo yummy!
Melissa shoes have virtually no upkeep. To clean them use a damp cloth and you're done!
You have to come in and try these on for yourself, your feet will fall in love with Melissa!


We L.O.V.E. L.A.M.B.

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L.A.M.B. just had their shining moment on the cat walk showcasing their Spring 2010 Collection and it was truly an amazing show filled with zippers, off the shoulder styles, diaper bottom dresses, tunics, harem pants. Feminine styles complimented the tough rocker edge.
While Kevin and I were in Vegas for Magic/Project and a million other trade shows we had an opportunity to check out L.A.M.B.'s spring 2010 Collection in person and the pictures of the fashion show do the clothes no justice. In person they are even more amazing.
The line has changed a little bit (because of corporate issues) but the Gwen flair is not gone. I'd love to hear what you L.A.M.B. fans have to say about the new season and if you haven't had a chance to check out the fashion show, see the pictures at


Sanity and the Dom Rebel guys

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Each time Kevin and I go to the trade shows in Vegas (Magic, Project, ENK & Capsul) we always have the pleasure of hanging out with the guys from Dom Rebel, Don (far right) and Justin (far left). All i have to say is the Spring 2010 collection is sick. You'll just have to see it for yourself when it comes out ;)


Lovin' the plaid!

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Plaid is back...big time for fall 09 and we are loving it at Sanity!! For women, we just received the new Morphine Generation line and every piece looks great! My absolute favorite (and most versatile) piece from the line is the Morphine Generation Neo Grungre Shirt Dress
Who would have thought that a plaid AND flannel dress could be cute? If anyone could do it, it would be Morphine Generation. This dress is fitted with a front button closure and a cinching waist tie. It's going to look great alone with a pair of fringe boots. Another way to wear this dress would be with a pair of skinny jeans....the possibilities are endless!
Check the dress out below:

The best part about this dress is it's only $89! For this season, Morphine Generation has dropped their price point and there are so many great pieces from this line that I know all of our Sanity and Sanitystyle customers are going to LOVE!


New William Rast for Men & Women!

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The new William Rast Fall Collection is finally here!
We have 3 new washes for men and 2 new washes for women and they look sooooo good!
Just a little preview for our followers of the new washes are below. The first picture is the men's Billy (Bootcut) in Beale Street. This wash was used on a woman's jean for spring and was a hit! William Rast introduced Beale Street for Men because both men and women loved this wash so much!
Right below the Billy is the Ben (straight leg) in Colt, a dark grey wash that is great for dressing up or down. A nice slim leg gives you that polished look you guys going for.

We have 2 new washes for women, pictured below is the Belle with the Flap on the Back Pocket in Vintage, an awesome "dirty" wash for fall.
Stop in at Sanity and check them out for yourself because the pictures, as always do the jeans no justice!

From now through Sept 10, take advantage of 20% OFF all regular priced merchandise at Sanity in Chagrin Falls!


The Rich & Skinny SLIMMING Legging Jean

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Yes, you read that right... the new Rich & Skinny Jay Legging Jean has just hit the floor at Sanity and is really a slimming jean.
Made of 40% stretch, the Jay legging will make you butt look smaller because of the "curve" appeal in the jean. A higher front and back rise will flow with your curves and cinch in on the waist to give you that perfect curvy girl fit without the gap! AND the best part about these is you get the legging look with support without sacrificing comfort.
Our fave celebs like Eva and Kim (with tushes) have been spotted wearing jeans like this for a while now.
Check out the great press below that the Rich & Skinny Jay Legging received in Life & Style Mag.
Stop in at Sanity to try on a pair for yourself!
If you're not in Cleveland, no worries, the Rich & Skinny Jay Legging will be online first thing next week!


Cheap Monday-New Arrivals are here!!

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Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season. Sweaters, jeans, boots, cashmere dresses and leg wear. Those are just a few of my favorite items of clothing that I look forward to wearing in the fall.
This past week we have received so many new arrivals at Sanity and and even though I feel like we haven't had much of a summer, I'm getting so excited for fall!
Our newest arrival is Cheap Monday
, a Swedish clothing label for men and women. It was founded in 2000 by Örjan Andersson, originally as a second-hand clothing store, in a suburb of Stockholm. The name of the brand originates from the fact that the original store was only open on Sunday. The brand is known for their idiosyncratic designs, and has expanded from their original focus on jeans to include sneakers, flannel, and shirts and fashion forward pieces. Click here to check out all of our new arrivals: Cheap Monday @


L.A.M.B. New Arrivals at Sanity!!!

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Leave it to Gwen Stefani with her amazing voice, amazing abs and her harajuku cool sense of style to design such a great line of clothing, shoes and bags like L.A.M.B. The first of the fall 2009 collection just arrived and is just perfect for early fall. With reds and mauves being the IT colors for this fall 2009, L.A.M.B has mixed reds into the collection beautifully. I personally have a few favorites from the line, which includes the "Mazed Asymmetric" dress. With a charcoal background, the color red is woven through the dress hence the name "mazed". Asymmetric ruffles on the front and faux pockets add just the right amount of flair to this dress and the flutter cap sleeves add a hint of femininity. Just perfect!
I can just see this dress with a pair of black suede boots and a great fall bag.
My other favorite piece in the first part of the collection is the "Two for Tee" top. It looks like a double layered top, but is actually a single layer. A plaid shirt featuring a banded 3/4 length sleeve is on the bottom and an ivory v-neck on top. Very Cool!
Check out both of these styles below and at


The 3/50 Project

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I recently learned about the 3/50 Project, an idea that started after a blog post. The 3/50 Project is about supporting your local merchants. This cause became very important to Kevin and I after we opened Sanity. As a local merchant of Chagrin Falls, we know that every little bit of support for local merchants helps. It not only helps in a business sense but in a community sense. If there were no merchants in Chagrin Falls because every one chose to shop at big name chains like Nordstrom, Dillards and especially the discount stores like TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and other comparable stores, Chagrin Falls would have nothing left to draw people to the area (except for the Popcorn Shop of coarse....joking, joking).
The idea of all the merchants closing because people do not support small merchants as much as they should really saddens me. The true draw of a town like Chagrin Falls has always been the "cute shops". There are thousands of town like Chagrin Falls that people look forward going to because they know they'll find something unique and interesting to bring home with them.
The idea of supporting local merchants is not a difficult one and is very do-able. The 3/50 Project says that if half the employed people in America spent $50 a month in locally owned independant businesses, it would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Not to mention that for every $100 dollars spent at a locally owned store, $68 returns directly to your community through taxes, payroll and other expendtures.
I understand how easy it is to go online and click a button and get what you want in a few days, but if you shop online, it does absolutely nothing to help your community.
All that i'm asking you, as an owner of a locally owned business is to please consider stopping at the boutiques first before you rush off to Nordstrom to buy your jeans or fall waredrobe.
Plus, shopping at boutiques makes your clothing more unique and I promise, you won't see 20 different people wearing the exact same shirt that you just bought from Express, only in 5 different colors :)
Shop Locally....Shop Sanity
For more information about the 3/50 Project...check out their site here: The 3/50 Project


Ultra luxurious Qi Cashmere!

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Cashmere, the weakness of many women and men. Qi Cashmere is a cashmere brand like no other. The creative, innovative styles of Qi look as good as they feel. Qi challenges the “classic sweater” with dramatic lines and sexy shapes perfect for any woman. Whether you’re channeling a ’50s bobbysoxer or a modern superwoman, Qi creates premium pieces with an everyday sense of luxury.
We have a couple new fall arrivals from Qi Cashmere in store and at that just arrived yesterday.

We have more pieces to come for fall and holiday that are just as amazing!
With its short sleeve design, side slits and deep v, this over sized tunic by Qi Cashmere can easily take you from early fall through late spring.
like cashmere, the beautiful cobalt color is timeless and can be fashioned in countless ways.
Day time look? Put this tunic over your favorite long sleeve tee and your favorite pair of jeans or leggings. Throw on a pair of boots and a scarf and you're out the door!
Taking this tunic from day to night, just grab your dark skinny jeans, a pair of heels and a gorgeous long layered necklace and you're ready for a night out with your friends or a date!

I have to admit, I've always been a dress girl. Not only do you instantly look put together in a dress, but it's the easiest outfit in the world! All you need is a pair of shoes and jewelry to compliment and you're done!
I absolutely love the combo dress with a top and bottom that are different colors. Some can look like a skirt and top combo, but with the combo dress by Qi, you get the interest of a top and skirt, with the luxury of cashmere and none of the fussiness of having to tuck in your shirt and having the two pieces to keep together. I'm all about simplicity, comfort and looking good (in case you haven't noticed) :)

Make sure to check back in to my blog, i'll have more new arrivals on here as they come in!


New Arrivals from Young Fabulous & Broke!

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Now at Sanity and - Young Fabulous & Broke New Arrivals!
The Seven Kay Coat-
An avant-garde take on casual wear, this fleece jacket features an oversized and collar and stunning black and white print silk lining. Check it out below and here!

Our next favorite new arrival is the Riley top. A double layered top featuring a bottom "halter tank" with a gray and white print attached to a top layer; a solid, short sleeved top.
The Riley top is too cute to pass up! Wear it with a pair of dark jeans and heels and you're ready for a night out with friends!

And last but not least, 32 Flavors by YFB brings us the "Love Baseball Top". I'm in LOVE with this baseball tee!
A super girly version of a baseball tee in pink and gray!
Made from a cotton/modal blend this incredibly soft baseball tee has "love" written on it in silver sequins.
YFB makes it nearly impossible for any girl to look shleppy when having a casual day!

Check out all these great styles at Sanity in Chagrin Falls or don't forget we ship free worldwide, so why not try out one or a few of these amazing styles!
Check back in soon...more amazing new arrivals from Sanity to come!
I'll give you a hint **Qi Cashmere** ;)


I tame wild things

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When i was a little girl, one of my all time favorite children books was "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. This book that was loved by millions of children is now bringing back a feeling of joy to the adults who grew up with it. This beloved book has been turned into a movie that is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 16, 2009!
Junk Food Clothing has been designing great tees for men and women for the past year that follow the theme of "Where the Wild Things Are" and the reaction in the store has been unbelievable. Every one who grew up with the book can't help but pick up the shirts and with a big smile tell the people around them how much they loved the book when they were young.

Check out the newest design for Junk Food's Wild Things tee, properly named "I tame wild things"!

We have a few more new additions to Sanity's line of Junk Food tees for both men and women, check them out below and make sure to stop in and check out the rest of the new arrivals! They make such great gifts and make sure to pick one up for yourself, they're too great to pass up!


Diesel Planet

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With over 700 different denim styles to offer, the Diesel mecca store aka "Planet" on 5th Ave in NYC has everything a Diesel lover could ask for. Walking through the glass sliding doors, you enter a dark, rock n roll store filled with three levels of pure Diesel heaven. Filled with items to satisfy any man's and woman's Diesel craving, the store's unique mix of music, decor and fashion was definitely a breath of fresh air.
The label is considered a cult brand for denim lovers. I have heard countless stories of men owning a pair of Diesel jeans and after years of love and wear, they cried if something happened to their Diesel's or if they got a hole in them. Now that's true love.
Amazingly, construction for Diesel Planet took over 14 months with more than 300 people working 24/7. A
team of Italian craftsmen cast and created the interior components such as the
cash wraps, stairwell and fixtures. The team and all hardware were brought over
from Italy and paired with a team of 250 Americans who worked together to
reassemble the final installation.
The Diesel Planet has so many unique services to offer. To truly personalize your denim, you will be able to customize your denim to your own personal style. On-site tailoring, pop up DJ booths on every floor and free Wi-Fi are just the icing on the cake.

If you can't make it to the Diesel store in NYC, don't worry, Sanity has you covered. You will always find great Diesel styles at Sanity and, including fashion and accessories for women and fashion, denim and accessories for men.


Dirty Pretty Things Jewelry

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I recently had a chance to meet the creators of the jewelry line, Dirty Pretty Things, a collection of feminine and edgy jewelry ranging from necklaces, bangles and earrings. The line is filled with really rich and unique designs that grab the attention of anyone with a eye for fashion or anyone who enjoys jewelry (i think there are a lot of us out there!). The two images below are my favorite pieces from the collection. I'm a really "girl girl" so of coarse i picked the earrings with a pink heart. This pair of earrings are named "Cheeky Pink Love Silver Earrings" and retail for $53. The picture really does the earrings no justice, they look unbelievable in person. They are very feminine and in my opinion would look great with a tank and a pair of jeans or dressed up!

My favorite bracelet is the "Bubble Gum Bling Bracelet" in black. This bracelet also comes in white and is stunning in both colors. The retail for the piece is $48 and is so versatile.

Check out this link to learn more about the artists and their creative vision for the Dirty Pretty Things line and make sure to look at the rest of the line, i promise you will be happy you did.
Watch for the line at Sanity and as well!