Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Candid Sweet Potato . . .

Blouse: Kohl's
Cardigan: Kohl's
Jeans: L'Amour by Nanette Lepore for J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Madden Girl, Marshalls
Bag: Betseyville, J. C. Penney's

Tee: Express
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Jeans: L'Amour by Nanette Lepore for J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Kohl's
Belt: Wet Seal

 Frilly Filly Necklace

Top: Wet Seal
Skirt: Kohl's
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Payless
Lunchbox: Amazon

. . . would be a funny stage name for a plain-speaking, lumpy lady with a weakness for sugar.  Or at least that's what I thought until I remembered Jill Conner Browne's Sweet Potato Queen book series, and the phrase "copyright infringement" popped into my head.  That having been said, I'll bypass the spuds and move on to the sparklies.

The Terrific Teardrop Necklace (and its made-for-me fraternal twin) was a boon born of a pair of clearanced Haskell earrings from Macy's.  I had to fight to get them, as on December 26 the Macy's 75% off racks are about as combat-ridden as the Serengeti.  Thankfully, the only casualties were those who suffered from shopper's arm or a trampled pinky toe.           

The Pattern Play Necklace is made up of crazy-cool cabochons I bought from Etsy's Two of a Kind Supplies and some tie dye-print felt I've had forever.  But I wasn't inspired to make it until I unwrapped my L'Amour by Nanette Lepore for J. C. Penney's jeans on Christmas morning.  Straddling the strange middle ground between an old hippie's tee shirt and an out-of-this-world space-scape, they represent the only good thing, er brand, to come out of the JCP reboot.    

Finally, the Frilly Filly Necklace is a shameless near-copy of the Beautiful Blue Lady Necklace minus the heart beads and plus a pastel bow.  I got the Payless shoes accompanying it for just $10.  I could tell that someone had returned them because they had one of those weird, hand-written tags.  Also, they smelled ever so slightly like a smoker's hotel room.  But I made my peace with that, which was the way to go as they've already begun to be absorbed by the Calgon cloud that envelops my bedroom.  

Maybe someday I'll make something that looks like a potato.

1 comment:

McLachlan Design Studio said...

Tracy, you sure have a colorful wardrobe.