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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Is: My Latest Purchase

One day late, but better late than never. Had some sewing to finish up last night so I didn't have time to get to it until this morning. Carina has started a new meme of her very own, and I'm playing along :o)
This is my latest purchase (outside of groceries and the like)...

Did anyone else read that Claire's, the popular Accessories store, is going out of business? Well, last month I was at my local Outlet mall, and I spotted their going out of business sign, and with a few bucks in my pocket I decided to pounce.
I started with these selections. I'm not a big pink person, and decided these earring would go fabulously with this fabric I had at home, ready to go for a shirt i have yet to make. I'm addicted to Happy Faces, always have been. Stars are cute, and completely classic when one wants to have fun.
Then I moved on to these great peacock inspired earrings. They go great with another piece of fabric I've had in reserve forever. That fabric will also turn into a shirt. I bought the little star earrings on the right to wear to the school, as there's a girl in D's class who loves discovering what earrings I'm wearing each day I'm there. Now that I think of it I didn't buy any hearts for Valentine's Day :o(
On to these beauties. I love silver earrings, and these jumped right out at me from the shelf...honest. They begged me to buy them! So...I obliged. Very pretty, and go well with the sweaters I have in my closet, which is good cause that's pretty much all I wear during the cold months.
Next is this set of a yellow clutch, and an orange leather wallet. Got both for under $5. I love yellow, and so rarely get anything in that color anymore. I also love that the strap for the clutch is convertible, in that it goes like it is in the picture, like a purse, or you can clip both ends to one side for a strap. They didn't have any yellow wallets, so I just went with another bright color that made me happy :o)
And last is this red leather clutch & wallet, again both for under $5. It came with a fancy little star charm on the handle, and it has a magnetic closure, along with a snap when it's unfolded. It doesn't hold very much, but that's the point, and it reminds me to go conservative, bringing only bare essentials with me. Did I mention I only use these small things when I go dancing?
I also bought a pair of red tights, a pair of pink fishnets, and a pair of knee high white socks with a Happy Face & a rainbow on them that I didn't get to model...
In total my bill was around the $25 area.

Ever since I got such a great bargain I've been dying to return to see what else I can pick up, but have yet to make it there. Did I also mention that the picture at the top with the pattern on it is one I'm considering using for the shirts I have planned?

7 thoughtful remarks:

Carina the Blogarina said...

Are they going out of buisness?? Worldwide or? You got so much great stuff! I am i desperate need of a few pair of new earrings myself. I am a bit jealous... :)

Jodi said...

OMG! That really is a bargain! I wish I could wear costume jewelry. I can only wear gold in my ears or I get an allergic reaction.

My expressions LIVE said...

I like girls that wear jewlry. :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

I'm LOVIN' that orange wallet!

Kitten said...

You had some great purchases there, Amber!

I used to have a set of peacock feather earrings when I was in middle school. I'm not sure what happened to them, though.

Eaton Bennett said...

Great purchases...looks like you had yourself a great time. :)

only a movie said...

Too funny - I am always happy to find bargains like that. Over the weekend I spent $15 on 4 shirts on the clearance rack at the Gap. Good stuff.