Do you ever feel like you have NOTHING to wear and you're desperate for a whole new outfit, but a bit short on spending money? I totally feel that way--more than I'd like to admit.
I was so excited to visit Detour, a fun shop attached to a salon, in Encinitas last weekend. They have the best costume jewelry--for cheap. Necklace and earring sets on clearance for $5. Buy two and get the third free. Love those kinds of sales!
So often, all it takes is a little new bling to make those same old jeans and tee shirts look smashing and new.
(And have to say that Target is another great place to look. Last Christmas I sent my sis a whole goody bag filled with fun costume jewelry--all found at Target on clearance for $3.24.)
(Sorry for the yellow-y shot. It's the bathroom and the light's not great this time of day.)
Of course, not all costume jewelry is inexpensive. I'd love any of these from Antropologie right now, but they're a little beyond the play jewelry budget.
I suppose I love costume jewelry too because my Grandmother Friedenstein (yep, that's my maiden name, and yep, I got called Frankenstein--a lot) had a drawer in her dresser FULL of beads and baubles and let me play in them to my heart's content. I so wish I still had it all.
In the meantime, I'm going to keep adding onto my collection so I can do the same for my granddaughters some day.
(Oh my goodness, I can't believe I just typed that. Me? A grandma? Someday, I suppose. But I think this is the first time I've ever really thought about it. Weird, for sure.)
So, how do you make an old outfit sparkle again without spending a lot of cash?