Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Flip This House; Fling This Bling

Top: Worthington, J. C. Penney's
Skirt (dress): Macy's
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Bag: Marshalls
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's
Belt: Marshalls

Top: Candie's, Kohl's
Skirt: Modcloth
Shoes: Chinese Laundry, DSW
Bag: Marshalls
Belt: New York & Company
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's

Top: Macy's
Skirt: H & M
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Belt: Kohl's
Sunglasses: So, Kohl's

Top: Rampage, Macy's
Skirt (dress): Macy's
Shoes: Alloy
Bag: Nordstrom
Belt: Wet Seal
Sunglasses: Rampage, Boscov's

Top: Candie's, Kohl's
Skirt (dress): Modcloth
Shoes: a.n.a., J. C. Penney's
Bag: Nahui Ollin
Belt: Marshalls

Shrug: The Limited, Marshalls
Tee: Marshalls
Dress: J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Guess, DSW
Bag: Xhilaration, Target
Sunglasses: Kohl;s
Belt: Cape Charles, VA gift shop

If you watch DIY or HGTV (or, you know, breathe), then you know that flipping houses is a thing.  People buy old homes for a song, fix them up, then resell them for a symphony.  Like any artsy-fartsy soul, I love the idea of making something old new again.  Or better yet, making something new even newer.  Which is why I bought these clearance necklaces from big box stores and embellished them to sell on Etsy.  The only difference is that my prices aren't nearly as inflated -- that, and a necklace goes wherever you do, whereas a house ventures only as far as the mailbox.  Of course, these days that's changing, what with "Tiny House, Big Living" and "Tiny House Nation" catering to wanderers who don't mind squatting on their parents' lawns.    

So, what's up with the second part of this post title?  I'm not sure.  "Fling this bling" doesn't sound like the real estate pun I'd intended (hey, punning ain't easy), but more like 1) a wealthy old dowager tossing off her pearls as she swings from a chandelier, or 2) an ill-fated tryst between a topaz and a diamond.  It's an old story.  Diamond's dad thinks that Topaz isn't good enough for Diamond, and Topaz's mom thinks that Diamond is too much of a princess for Topaz.  In a sort of reverse Romeo and Juliet move, the disapproving parents toss each other's offspring into the ocean, then run away to the Emerald City to head up a Munchkin outreach program.

Sigh.  Fine jewelry can be so dramatic.  That's why I stick with humble synthetics.


Samantha Walker said...

Haha you are hilarious! "Fling this bling"...I literally laughed out loud! Gorgeous outfits - I love the colors so much. I definitely have to have color in my wardrobe!

Jewel Divas Style said...

You have such great clothes Tote. That second skirt is so pretty.