We've all been there. You're sorting through your closet, trying to get rid of things to make room for fresh new purchases. At first you're very careful, examining each garment and asking yourself all the crucial questions. "When's the last time I wore this?" "Does it still fit?" "Will that mustard stain ever come out?" But on your thirtieth piece or so, you start to get tired, and before you know it, you're indiscriminately tossing jeans, sweaters, and tees into a pile without a thought. It's weeks or even months later when you realize you desperately want to wear that blouse or belt you so cavalierly donated to the Salvation army.
My own most regrettable fashion castoff was a shiny purple faux leather handbag with a huge bow from Delia's. It was the perfect shade of bright amethyst, positively luminous against black skirts and jeans. I bought it the day I got my first real job. Not that it was expensive - $25 at the most - but it marked the advent of frivolous spending after a lean six months of job hunting.
Many of my most cherished erstwhile possessions boasted some degree of sparkle. So, in an admittedly illogical and somewhat gimmicky leap, I thought, why not donate a sparkly Tote Trove necklace to one lucky reader? The bauble in question is this never-before-posted Cool Mint Necklace. (Which, upon closer inspection, isn't all that sparkly. But what it lacks in flash it makes up for with a clean look that will appeal to more people than not. What other prize could be better?)
I created the Cool Mint Necklace by stringing glass beads and a round metal pendant along gold-tone wire. The necklace measures approximately 11.5" and closes with a lobster claw clasp. It makes a great stocking stuffer - but would also be at home in your own jewelry box!
Entering the giveaway is simple. Just become a follower of this blog and leave a comment (with your email address) letting me know which fashion item you miss most. It can be a pair of loafers you ditched last week, your favorite plaid kilt from junior high, or a Cyndi Lauper wig you wore clubbing in the 1980s. Whatever it is, The Tote Trove wants to know about it! (If you're already a follower of this blog, then that's cool too. Just let me know in your comment.) Don't forget to include your email address, as this is how I'll contact the winner. The giveaway closes December 8 at midnight. I'll choose a winner at random and email him or her the next day.
Thanks for playing and good luck!