New obsession: Pandora charm bracelets

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I recently have been enamoured with the Pandora charm bracelet. My good friend J has been collecting these charms for years but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I started being obsessed with them. At the time, Pandora was doing a promotion where if you spend $125CAD/$100USD in store, you can get the starter bracelet for free, so of course I took advantage of this special deal and started myself a bracelet.

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I read up on people’s inspirations for starting a Pandora bracelet. Many of them wanted the versatility of being able to style your own bracelet, but others wanted it as a sentimental token. My inspiration is the latter – I wanted each of my charms to reflect something special in my life, whether it is a reflection of my personality or to commemorate a special event or time in my life.

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To start my bracelet (and to get the bracelet itself for free!) I chose three charms that I felt reflected me. I chose the Chinese lantern, for my heritage and background; a London bus, for my love for travel; and a quaint little house, to represent the importance of my family and home in my life.

I’m hoping to slowly accumulate my charm collection over time; I want this to be something I can look back to when I’m old and reminisce about all the memories. The only thing is I have to try to stop myself from buying all the cute charms now, which would defeat the purpose!

Some other charms I’m hoping to add to my collection:

pandora3Pandora’s Box

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pandora1Love Letter – my favourite of all the love-related charms!

pandora2Key to my Heart (silver / silver+gold)

What are some ways you remember the past, do you keep a scrapbook or store your memories in sentimental items?

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Pink Monopoly? I think I’m in love

Who isn’t a fan of Monopoly? Its one of the most popular board games ever and there have been tons of spin-offs, both official and imitations. Well, I don’t know if anyone has seen this yet, but Monopoly came out with a pink “Boutique” version of its game, made up of boutiques, malls, text messages and limos.

It comes in a really cute, pink, fabric box that can double as a jewelry holder with a mirror. Of course when I saw it, I bought it; go figure, haha! I got it at Toys R Us for $24.99CAD + tax. I thought it was a very worthy investment.
What do you think, is it girly enough for ya?

Currently obsessed with… Cool.I.Own accessories

I’m currently loving accessories made by Cool.I.Own. They’re simple and inexpensive, perfect for a university undergrad student like me. The bracelet above is just $38 and I love love love the pink beads.

The purse charm below can double as a bracelet and is just $24. I believe right now they’re doing promotions too, so if you get a chance, definitely check out their site.


P.S. I know I should be studying for my midterm right now… lol.