These affirmation bracelets by BCBG ($18, Macy’s, bcbg.com) are all the rage right now, why? Because aside from the fact that they are super cute and trendy, these bracelets allow you to express yourself and your mood! Go ahead! Tell people you are “Taken” or “Single”, or that you are “Fierce” or “Fearless”; the combinations are never ending. I love that they have different materials and textures for their bands: jelly, canvas-cloth, see-thru (clear), faux-leather, etc., and that the letters come in gold, silver, rose gold, and other painted colors, giving you a variety to choose from. They have two, single button closure so that you can adjust it to your size.
The only disadvantage at the time of this writing, is that these bad boys are HARD to find! I mean you can check every nook and cranny of the internet and all the ones you want most likely have disappeared from the face of the Earth. (I wanted “Dream” and can’t find it anywhere!) And BCBG is not going to be restocking these because rumor has it (again this is just what I heard), is that next month in June, they are going to be re-releasing these bracelets but allowing us to CUSTOMIZE the bracelets to whichever saying we want. We get to choose the band/color we want, and the phrase we want. If you notice in these pictures, they have two “stopper” button studs; one in front of the word, and one at the end of the word, to prevent the letters from moving around or falling off the bracelet. I really do hope the rumor is true and they bring these little gems back into the market, they are a hot seller that’s for sure! I would love to be able to customize my own!
Although some may argue, $18 a bracelet isn’t exactly budget friendly (trust me I thought the same thing); let me put things into a comparative perspective: I have seen Forever 21 bracelets, at $12.80 and $14.80 a pop, yes people FOREVER 21 has bracelets that cost this much! I feel if I was going to buy a bracelet from Forever 21 for that much, I would rather put in a few more dollars to get: 1.) better quality 2.) ummm BCBG hello! But on the real, I only paid full price for maybe 2 of these bracelets. BCBG offered a 20% discount and free shipping, so I was able to get more at a discount. Steal! :)
But I digress, I will be fair and put in the next closest dupe I can think of, which are these magnetic bracelet cuffs (see below) from Charlotte Russe at $5 a pop (all of Charlotte Russe’s accessories are only $5 right now!). They only have “LOVE” and “SINGLE” unfortunately but nonetheless I think they are still kinda cute, especially how each letter has some bling. The only gripe I have is that it has a weird shape right out of the box and I thought wearing it on my wrist will loosen the shape up a bit so it conforms more to my arm, but nope, still a weird elliptic shape and it doesn’t sit right on my wrist. Phooey. But I DO love the magnetic closure, definitely makes putting bracelets on yourself a breeze and it’s a sturdy/strong magnet too!
Do you have these bracelets? What do you think of them? Do you like the idea of customizing your own? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!
Love & Fashion,