Sunday, January 8, 2017

Charm Alarm: Splash Flood Warning

Sweater: Arizona Jeans, J. C. Penney's
Jeans: Arizona Jeans, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: a. n. a., J. C. Penney
Bag: Xhilaration, Target
Sunglasses: Kohl's

Sweatshirt: Bongo, Sears
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Worthington, J. C. Penney's
Bag: Nahui Ollin
Sunglasses: Party City

Top: Lily Star, Target
Jeans: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: Nordstrom
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

Will these Flash Charm puns ever get old?  Probably, if the ever-dwindling clearance rack at Michaels is any indication.  Last year at this time, Flash Charms were the new kid on the jewelry making block, and I, awestruck and smitten, started buying them up like an extra on "Hoarders."  Now there are a precious few relegated to an endcap between the American Girl doll clothes and the googly eyes, shamefaced in the glare of those perky new pompom charms.  Sure, I dedicated a whole post to the wonder of the pompom trend just two months ago and have since even purchased one (in case you're wondering, it's from J. C. Penney's and looks like cherries), but that won't stop me from rolling those scene stealers under the bus if Flash Charm shelf space is threatened.  

So here's (perhaps) the last and latest Flash Charm trio.  You've met the critters and takeout under other names and incarnations, but the bicycles are first timers.  When I bought them, I thought that they were bicycle repair kits.  I thought that the box with the bicycle picture on it was for storing tire patches and -- well, honestly, I don't know what else -- and that the cylinder thing was a pump.  Then the husband told me that they were lunchboxes and thermoses.  And I realized that that made more sense.  Still, I think a bicycle is a weird choice for a lunchbox when there are so many cooler things like ponies and rainbows and cupcakes.  At least a cupcake is something you could put in a lunchbox. 

Take note, Flash Charms CEO.  It's gaffes like this that made room for the pompoms.           

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