the other day while meandering through francesca's beautiful blog frank vinyl i came across her post about the 2 bandits amazing new holiday 2013 lookbook. i first stumbled on the 2 bandits when i was on a desperate search for some boot jewelry after seeing erin wasson's "texas story" in elle italia and thanked the internet gods for delivering me to southwestern jewelry nirvana. the 2 bandits is a jewelry and accessories line designed by the incomparable tamar wider and i have no words to describe her pieces apart from perfection, to die for, and all my jewelry dreams come true. she beautifully mixes bohemian and western, vintage and modern, "rustic and refined" . to borrow her words, she perfectly captures a "glamorously free-spirited texan exuberance" and to that this texan girl says yeehaw! proof that while you can take the girl out of texas, you can never take the texas out of the girl. while all of her lookbooks are stunning and feature the big hair and loads of denim that any good texan girl will tell you are the keys to beauty, the new lookbook for holiday 2013 features arguably the coolest photos EVER of some of the coolest jewelry EVER. flipping through the lookbook brightened my day, inspired me to bust out my tiniest texas tux, and most importantly made me want every single piece from the new collection. so to you the 2 bandits i say kudos and i raise my shiner in celebration of the perfection that is your new collection!