Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sparkle and Shine: It's Repurpose Time (Again :)

Dress: Amazon
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Marshalls
Belt: Amazon

Top: So, Kohl's
Skirt: Zulily
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Modcloth
Belt: B Fabulous

Tee: Merona, Target
Skirt (dress): Amazon
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Marshalls
Belt: Amazon

Make way for another round of mock rock rehab.  Which kind of sort of sounds like a reality show in the making.  As in, can these washed-up, D-list dazzlers be saved?  Obviously, the answer is yes!  Once again, I've dipped into the Kohl's clearance bin and found some diamonds in the rough to embellish.  Sadly, my subpar photography skills (or maybe it's my subpar camera?  Yes, let's blame the camera.) don't do justice to the grandeur and glory that is the Coral Reef Motif Necklace.  It may look like the indeterminate flesh-colored smudge found on many a beach hotel painting, but in person its bling-factor is blinding thanks to the addition of faceted heart charms and teal and yellow Swarovski crystals.       

The Glam Granny Earrings are a different story.  Even when captured by my questionable lens, Iris Apfel dangles as strikingly from these fishhooks as she did from the bangles I bought at Macy's.  Yep, these cute little faces started life as I.N.C. merchandise tags.  From the moment I saw them I knew that they were destined for more than the trash can.  I was so enamored that I liked them even more than the bangles themselves!  I added some crystals to make them stand out but opted to leave the aesthetic mostly unaltered (why mess with perfection?).  Iris, by the way, is everywhere.  She's burning up Pinterest boards, TV ads (Hunter Douglas blinds never looked so bitchin'), and even text messages -- the last of which in emoji!  May we all be so badass in our nineties.

And that brings us to the Yolanda Yellow Necklace, a ray of sunshine splashed with funky fruit salad brights. Or perhaps I should christen something with this much panache Vida Marina. Which sounds like a telenovela star -- even if it literally means "sea life" in Spanish. Or at least that's what it says on these bathtub decals. Still, I like my more glamorous explanation. I can just see (and hear!) it, can't you?

Vida!  Over here!  [Flashbulb.  Click.  Flashbulb.] Who are you wearing?  Ms. Marina, can I have your autograph?  Is it true that you're going to be a contestant on the next season of "Mock Rock Rehab?"  And that the engagement ring your estranged husband gave you is a fake?        

Fool jewels (and jewel fools), it seems, come in many disguises.


Samantha Walker said...

These outfits are SUPERB! I love the big full skirts with the prints on them, especially the first one with the cityscape (I love aqua). I love the black-and-white top with the beach skirt, too! The yellow purse, heels and belt really add a nice accent to the looks. I love that lady bug purse with the polka dot outfit! The Iris earrings are so adorable - my sister is really into her style!

Love your necklace creations! Vida Marina definitely sounds like a telenovela star, I have to agree! I totally laughed at your paparazzi dialogue!

Jewel Divas Style said...

LOVE the colourful skirts, tote. Love a good beach or city scene.