Brown shrug, Express. Red oxford bodysuit, Moda International. Striped skirt, George (thrifted). Brown boots, Nine West. Cameo earrings and love/joy/hope pendant, thrifted.
I got the thrifting bug late last week and indulged on Saturday. I didn’t find much in the clothing department (but this skirt). I went nuts in the jewelry case, though. My favorite find is this pendant. Normally, I wouldn’t wear something so maudlin, but I liked the overall design so much I found I could overcome the nausea induced by the trite charms (“hope” bird, “love” hearts, and the word “joy”). I later discovered that the ornaments can be easily removed (I think the pendant was designed as charm holder), but I sort of like the irony. (Not that I'm not hopeful, joyful, or loving. I just have a strong aversion to advertising my softer side.) Next thing you know, I’ll be wearing sweatshirts silkscreened with images of fluffy kittens and socks embellished with puffy clown faces.
A couple years ago, inspired by a ring my mother-in-law give me, I went crazy for cameos. While I didn’t buy many, I spent hours online browsing through cameo jewelry. I ended up with a choker from eBay and a pendant from shopgoodwill.com. I found these earrings at the Village Discount Outlet on Pippin. They were only a few bucks.