Went to the consignment store this week, and found this bling-y blue number. Statement necklaces are in, so why not? Like I always say, sparkle is good for the soul.
And, wow, does this sparkle.
The saleslady looked doubtful. "What are you going to wear it with?" she asked me. "Jeans," I replied. She didn't say anything, only raised her eyebrows ever so slightly.
Here's some more vintage bling. It was originally a brooch, but someone added beads and a clasp.
On another note, this is how I usually feel about getting my picture taken . . .
So you probably won't see pictures of me on this blog. Today was an anomaly. Just in case you were wondering . . .
Consignment and antique stores are great places for vintage jewelry. Check carefully for any missing rhinestones, and make sure all clasps and pins are in good working order. I learned this the hard way. Sales are usually final. Another great source of vintage gems is your grandmother's or great-aunt's jewelry box. I think that vintage jewelry has much more character than something you might buy at J. Crew, for example, is a lot less expensive, and will definitely be one of a kind. (J. Crew's statement necklaces currently range from $55 to $248.)
I say, take advantage of the trend and hop on the bandwagon. Enjoy the sparkles and bling. Give those baubles another day in the sun. Like all trends, it will run its course, and grandmother's jewelry will once more be retired. We'll be back to small, demure jewelry soon enough. And probably ready for it by then.
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