Midnight Bracelets

I went on a creative tear last night…

These bracelets remind me of something you would make in a summer fling. ¬†I’ve had most of these beads since I was a kid. ¬†Many are antique glass African trade beads, the moon snail shell is my favorite kind of seashell, and the colorful green beads (which sort of look like those cheap plastic beads we all had as kids) are actually a nice ceramic. ¬†I used a brass button for the enclosure of the big bracelet which I purchased at Cadeaux du Monde is Newport for 2 bucks or something. ¬†It was hand made by an artisan in … (I forget where, and ¬†they are closed today. ¬†Will get back to you!).


Okay, in the interim between now and my local shopping finds post, since its spring break and I’ve got summer dressing on the brain (even though I’m not going anywhere and it is FREEZING in RI), I’m going to share with you my online cravings. ¬†Enjoy!


Hi all, haven’t been blogging in a while, and all this RAIN made it incredibly hard to get street style shots before spring break began. ¬†However, I’ve got a lot of exiting things in the works for Hope State Style, so look forward to:

-a selection of cool local shopping finds

-and a photoshoot of my new ETSY store’s first round of clothing!

Not sure what the store is named yet, but I will let you all know. ¬†It is basically going to consist of AWESOME thrift store finds that I will sell on ETSY for a reasonable markup. ¬†Even though I’m sure many of you enjoy sleuthing as much as I do, I figure there’s still a need for people like me who are willing to peruse every Salvation Army in the state of RI every week on family day (half priced clothes!) and drive to flea markets every weekend for the benefit of others (uh, and myself, of course. ¬†I am hoping to make some money off this enterprise).

Keep checking back!