1. Queen of the Ohio necklace, $9.80
I didn’t start my day in this necklace. As I was dressing that morning, I looked in the mirror and pined for something gold and flashy around my neck. My naked sternoclavicular region continued to bother me until I broke down and visited Macy’s midday. I sated my craving for less than $10.
2. Lot of faux pearls, $19.59
Once upon a time, I was addicted to shopgoodwill.com. I was scouring it daily for cameos and silver sugar/creamer sets. After the obsessions passed, I forgot about shopgoodwill until I was on the hunt for Chanel-style ropes of faux pearls. I was the only bidder on this lot.
Tri-State Antique Market
3. Owl pendant (and chain), $1
4. NRA bullet pendant (signed by Charlton Heston!), $1
5. Two tasseled necklaces, 2 x $1 = $2
6. Alligator ring, $1
7. Silk scarf, $1
8. Vintage 70’s bag, $24
If you live in the Cincinnati area, get thee to the Tri-State Antique Market! There is one vendor who consistently has boxes full of $1 jewelry. I delight in digging through the tangles.
9. Earrings, $7
Wow! This might be my new favorite vintage/secondhand/consignment shop. I’ve only been able to make two, very brief visits, but I am longing to return and sift through the racks and racks of divine vintage clothing. The accessories are top-notch, too.
The bracelets pictured are from Epcot’s Morocco.
The Bead Factory (at the Orlando airport):
10. Peacock bracelets, 2 x $12.95 = $25.90
11. Evil eye necklace, $12.95
Airports make me want to open my wallet. Maybe it’s the boredom factor or just the high of traveling. I paid way too much for these trinkets, but I love them and shopping made the wait for my plane a little more entertaining.
12. Fake glasses, $10
I wear “real” glasses and like the look of them, but my exercise routine makes it hard for me to wear them without changing in and out of contacts once or twice a day. Fake glasses are an easier way to add focus to my face or tone down a bombshell-esque outfit. And I can still see when I take them off.
13 Sunglasses, $5
14. Moto-style sweatshirt, $7
Deb gets a bad rap. Sure, the store is totally gross and overflowing with cheap crap, but I always find gems there.
The grand total is $127.24. And I can fit it all in a small tote bag.
I thought, at first, that I had made my $100 budget, but then discovered that I’d forgotten about my antique fair purchases. I paid in cash and there were no receipts, so only my photos jogged my memory.
Oh, and, then, at Red Pink and Blue, a model walked down the runway in a chandelier crystal necklace and I was smitten. The runway jewelry was provided by Serket Jewelry and it was too easy to visit the artist’s booth after the show and buy my own for $25. I’ll wear it tomorrow. It’s a beaut.
So, that brings my final final total to $152.24
Next month, I plan to buy more accessories, but no jewelry or glasses! Instead, I’m looking for red, summery, work-appropriate heels and black ballet flats made from thin leather or canvas. Feel free to send links!