Sunday, November 6, 2011

Something New and Sparkly - Hello Birdie

Sweater: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Abbey Dawn, Kohl's
Shoes: Dollhouse, Marshalls
Bag: 9 & Co., Kohl's
Tights: J. C. Penney's
Necklace: The Tote Trove

Sweater: Victoria's Secret
Dress: Material Girl, Macy's
Shoes: MetroStyle
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Tights: Express
Bangle: B Fabulous
Necklace: The Tote Trove

Sweater: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: Ross
Shoes: Material Girl, Macy's
Bag: Etsy, Eleven Peacocks
Scarf: Marshalls
Necklace: The Tote Trove 

I spent my extra hour today fashioning feathered friends out of felt (try saying that five times fast). I almost used three birds in each necklace but then told myself, "Whoa! Hold it there, missy," because the two looked just dandy and would have been hampered by a third interloper. Once I saw how splendid they looked against my colorful sweaters, I knew I'd made the right decision.

As you know, I've been rephotographing many of my items against colored backdrops in an effort to improve my Etsy shop's appearance. As with any revitalization project, now that I've started I can't seem to stop!  Today I removed any items that didn't quite fit in with the overall feel of the shop. And boy were there a lot! I wasn't all that focused three years ago when I started doing this and ended up creating a hodgepodge of things and slapping them up on the Web willy-nilly. From now on I'm going to be much more discriminating. Only bright, funky accessories with a sense of humor will make the cut. Anything bland or "normal" need not apply. That seems as good a credo as any.


Londyn said...

Your shoes are AMAZING :)

The Tote Trove said...

Thanks! I get a real kick out of collecting them :)