Friday, September 20, 2013

Buy It: Horizon Wrap Bracelet by Sasa Designs at Set & Style

I've recently come to the conclusion that I shop differently online than I do in stores. I'm very meticulous about the former, keeping track of things I want to buy, most of which tend to be investment pieces or wardrobe staples; think of online shopping as my brain. When I shop in stores, I tend to be way more reckless, and I let my heart lead the way. Of course, the heart wants what it wants, so I tend to get into trouble, but I've also found that those fleeting moments of lust can turn into true long-term love—some of my favorite items in my closet were total impulse buys. An interesting intersection of head and heart is Storenvy's Pop-Up Shop at the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco, whose closing party I attended last night. If you're not familiar, Storenvy is an online marketplace with everything from handmade toys to artisan chocolate (and, yes, lots and lots of clothes and accessories), and if you're thinking its wares would fit better in my heart category, you're right, which is why it's awesome that they've opened a pop-up shop that hosts a rotating selection of merchants from the site.

True to my nature, I stumbled into Set & Style's section of the store and fell in love with a series of bracelets by Sasa Designs, a company that employs deaf women in Kenya. I mean, can you hear me swooning? I bought a similar style to this Horizon Wrap Bracelet, which may bear a resemblance to a design you've seen before, but come on, it was made by a deaf Kenyan woman (Lucy, in my case), and it was a very reasonable $40. I wore it to work today and kept peeking at my wrist; right now I'm in the infatuation stage, but I think this relationship has true long-term potential.

If you're ready to fall in love (or even just have a fling), I suggest stopping by. The Storenvy Pop-Up Shop is open now through the holidays; details here.

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