Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lux Leather!! Rosita Bonita Review and Mermaid Choker Giveaway!

Christmas is almost here and all the magic of the season is upon us!!  Christmas is my favorite holiday so I may go a bit overboard but the wonder of bright lights, tuneful carols and familiar decorations always brings to mind happy memories and each year we are blessed to make more!!  I have been busy getting our home ready for the holidays and planning all of the events that come with this very busy time of year.  Christmas decorations are adorning each room of our home.  I cherish each piece of our Christmas collection that includes pieces my husband and I have purchased in our 17 year marriage, inherited antiques from our Parents and Grandparents plus each year we try to add something new and unique to our collection.  I have many fond childhood memories that involve Christmas decor and I have been seeking certain items with special meaning for my collection, this year we are on the hunt for a 1970's era Ceramic Christmas Tree.  One of my Grandmothers had one and I will always remember the magical feeling I had every year seeing the glorious glow of it's brightly colored bulbs lighting the night when I was a little girl.  We have a six foot Christmas tree and I also put up the three foot 1960's era Aluminum Silver Pom Pom Tree that my Grandmother gave me as a teen.  I love having a variety of Christmas decor and have rather eclectic taste.  I will be blogging on some of my fun vintage Christmas Collection next week!

I will be posting lots of great reviews and blogs in the next couple weeks to help you with your Christmas gift shopping ideas!  Women LOVE accessories and finding truly unique items that suit their individual style.  I believe that fashion is a way to communicate your inner personality in an unspoken manner so accessories are a must!  I am always on the lookout for new and interesting pieces to add to my wardrobe.  A beautiful and unique piece of jewelry is always a fabulous idea for that special lady on your Christmas list!

  Rosita Bonita is the glamorous alter ego of London Designer Rowenna Harrison.  Her accessories are a fantasy of past times and faraway lands encompassing icons of folklore, myth & legend. The delicate drawings of ripe fruits, blooming flowers and feasting hummingbirds in the Rosita Bonita Orchard collection caught my eye and I was smitten, I am a fool for nature.  With an artist's great imagination, Rosita Bonita creates incredible printed leather statement jewellery.  Each piece of Rosita Bonita leather jewellery is handcrafted in their East London studio. Original illustrations are screen-printed or foil-embossed onto fine leathers and carefully assembled into unique, collectible treasures.  Rosita Bonita was kind enough to send me some items to review as well as a beautiful choker to giveaway to my readers! 

Rosita Bonita's items are even more gorgeous in person!!  Made of soft sturdy leather (with that delightful leather smell!!), bold crisp colors and brilliant gold embossing make these eye catching and amazing to behold as well as unique.   My personal favorite is the Sacred Heart Pendant.  A soft padded leather heart, framed by a shiny gold foil-embossed leather starburst, backed with firm saddlery leather & hanging from golden chain.  The Sacred Heart Pendant, is inspired by colorful Catholic iconography & Mexican Milagros, signifying passion & devotion. These charms are believed to offer protection & bring good luck, but are also a perfect expression of love.

 Perfect to accessorize a number of looks, I have worn my Sacred Heart Pendant with a lace dress for church and I have paired it with a Beatles tee and jeans, it is neutral and classic!

 I chose to showcase the necklace in these photos.  The Sacred Heart to me is a perfect symbol of the love we feel in the Christmas season.

 Photos: Kevin Herzog.  Hair: Alyx Wiltse.  Makeup: Briana Herzog.  Necklace: Sacred Heart Pendant courtesy of Rosita Bonita.  Vintage Fur Wrap  Dress: (not seen) Hell Bunny
Warm feelings, family, friends and the absolute joy of sharing with one another.  I chose to keep things simple in a vintage fur wrap, a strapless dress and a handmade poinsettia fascinator so the heart could shine as the center of the outfit. 

Then we have the bright Jack O'Lantern Earrings which I wore during the Halloween and Fall season.  Here I am wearing them on an outing to Grandpa's Pumpkin Patch.
Photos: Krystina McNamara.  Earrings: Jack O'Lanterns courtesy of Rosita Bonita.  Necklace: Four Seasons Autumn courtesy of Buttonsy Jewelry.  Dress: Igigi Clara in Retro Dot

I also received the adorable Little Cat Stud Earrings which I will be wearing in my shoot for New Years Eve. 

The Little Cat Studs are petite leather powder blue cat head earrings with glowing gold embossed eyes.  They are a cute compliment to any outfit for daily wear. 

How would you like to add a piece from Rosita Bonita to your collection?! 

You could win this glorious Rosita Bonita Mermaid Choker!!

To enter go to Facebook or Instagram then Like, Comment and Share the Giveaway Image AND Like/Follow both Sassy Scarlet and Rosita Bonita on both platforms for your chance to win a Rosita Bonita Mermaid Choker. Giveaway will run from  December 8 2015, for one week Ending Tuesday December 15 at 5 PM EST.  This giveaway is open internationally, however I cannot guarantee that the prize will arrive on time for Christmas if it is shipped internationally due to usual delays.  Winner will be randomly chosen by online random number generator from all valid entries from Facebook and Instagram.  The winner will be announced at 6 PM December 15 and the prize will be shipped out within two days!  If the announced winner has not contacted me within 48 hours I will redraw!!



  1. It's moments like this I wish I had Facebook or Insta. That's very cute though.

  2. My next giveaway will be open to everyone! ;-) Thank you for reading!!

  3. Ohhh that is a pretty heart Sassy. If I win, it will be my 1st Rosita Bonita piece. I'm heading over to FB to enter. ;)


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