Thursday, September 25, 2008

Green with Envy

I am already well aware that many of my posts will mention Ross (Dress for Less), as I am a regular customer. Ross not only carries some great finds at low prices, but also has a conveniently located store near our house. (Okay, maybe TOO conveniently located).

E-mailing a friend earlier, I mentioned that my clothes have me in an especially good mood today. My funky, satin green jacket (complete with gold zippers and grommets) is a great companion to some boring dark blue jeans and black boots. The tag on the jacket reads, "Sele," not a brand I'm familiar with; regardless, I was pleased to see the $69.00 manufacturer's tag juxtaposed with the $11.99 Ross tag. I'm sure this piece will look horrible and tacky to me come next season, but it's fun for now.

The jacket's gold zippers talked me into wearing a wild piece of costume jewelry I found on Ebay recently. It's a Trifari rhinestone pendant on a simple gold snake chain.

If you enjoy vintage costume pieces, I highly recommend you check out the offerings of Maggie's Vintage Attic (seller ID "maggie2you"). At any given time, she has between 30 and 50 listings (some single pieces, some lots) of fabulous and fun costume jewelry. Maggie's prices are fair and her shipping is quick and priced well. This item set me back $6.95 plus $2.50 shipping.

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