Friday, July 22, 2011

Something New and Sparkly - Flower Power







The No Name Necklace - Otherwise known as a necklace not posted on Etsy :)

Top: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Abbey Dawn, Kohl's
Shoes: Barefeet Shoes
Bag: DSW
Necklace: The Tote Trove









Felt Flower Trio Corsage Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/

Dress: Cloud Nine, Ocean City boardwalk
Shoes: Kensie, DSW
Bag: Chinese Laundry, J. C. Penney's








The green and gold faceted acrylic beads in this Bright Blossoms Necklace (below) came from a vintage-style necklace I bought at J. C. Penney's years ago. I wore it so much it even began to smell like a vintage necklace (which is to say that it radiates a pleasant hint of perfume as opposed to the dreaded mothballs :) . Sadly, I tried to wear it the other day and discovered that the thread had weakened so much that it broke, sending beads scattering everywhere. But then I realized that I could use them to make an exciting new necklace. The resulting Bright Blossoms Necklace has more personality than the original (although, as is the case with many of my creations, less versatility).

Bright Blossoms Corsage Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/

Dress: Victoria's Secret
Bag: Etsy, Eleven Peacocks, http://www.elevenpeacocks.etsy.com/
Flip flops: Kohl's









Fancy Felt Garden Corsage Necklace, http://www.thetotetrove.etsy.com/

Vest: Marshalls
Tee: Kohl's
Capris: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: J. C. Penney's
Bag: Etsy, Glamour Damaged, http://www.glamourdamaged.etsy.com/

I juggled gems, I dwelt in felt, and this is what I planted. These necklaces are a little hippie meets little girl's dress-up box: bright, whimsical, homespun, and playful. Just teaming them up with these oufits made me smile. Three ensembles embrace the soft and feminine ditsy floral theme, whereas the fourth breaks free with a fresh and funky edge.

2 comments:

Jewel Divas said...

Love the top multi coloured shoes and the peacock purse.

The Tote Trove said...

Thanks! Those shoes are a favorite of mine too, even though they kill. As for the peacock purse, it's even better in person. Eleven Peacocks, www.elevenpeacocks.etsy.com, does really good work. I have two of her other clutches, and they're just as fabulous.