Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jewelry Organization

I love jewelry.  Vintage, costume, heirloom - I love it all.

When it comes to my own jewelry, I make some and I buy some.  I haven't been very good about keeping my jewelry in a nice, organized fashion, and I've had to send more than a few pieces to the bauble cemetery because of my own carelessness.

I don't like jewelry boxes or displays, and I don't like surface clutter, so I've been looking for an inexpensive way to keep my jewelry safe and organized.  I've managed to Frankenstein my own system, which has been working wonderfully for me, so I thought I'd share it with you!

This entire organization system cost me less than $25.  All of my jewelry is placed in a closet, out of sight, keeping dresser and nightstand tops free of clutter and mess.  A place for everything and everything in its place.  And I no longer have to toss out necklaces with too-tangled chains or chipped beads.

What tips and tricks do you have for keeping your jewelry organized? 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Emma Pillsbury Style - Flower Sweater

Remember this black and white flower sweater from Season 3's "I Am Unicorn?"

Well, look at the virtual prezzie I received from my blogging bestie Dana - The Possessionista - this week.


Thanks, Dana!  xoxo

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Emma Pillsbury Fashion ID - The Break Up

Once again, hats off to Glee's new costume designer, Elizabeth Martucci, for bringing back the Emma Pillsbury style I fell in love with during Glee's inaugural season.

I love this look.  The geometric-print pencil skirt, paired with a simple pink crewneck top, is classic Emma Pillsbury.

Accessorized with a vintage pink flamingo brooch.  Can you even stand it?!?

At first when i saw this look, I thought, "another Kate Spade beaded Kati cardigan?"

But upon closer inspection, I could see that this isn't Kate Spade at all.  The unique and intricate beading leads me to believe it's probably vintage.

As a TV and fashion devotee, I appreciate attention to detail in costuming.  It brings a layer of depth to a character in any type of series - drama, comedy, or musical.  Isn't Emma Pillsbury the type of character who would drop into her favorite vintage shop to see what new one-of-a-kind baubles the proprietor selected just for her regular customers?  And wouldn't she flip through the sale racks in retail stores, mixing and matching pieces that spoke to her personal style?

Dressing characters on television is an art. It requires imagination, creativity, and a sense of fun.

I'm excited about this season of Glee, and Emma's wardrobe is one of the reasons.  What are your thoughts about her looks so far? 

J.Crew Tippi Sweater in Classic Pink - $79.50
(I'm not positive that this is the exact top she's wearing, but it was the closest I found...)

Emma Pillsbury's look on a budget:

Total cost:  $60

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Giveaway - Bracelet from Vintage Envy

Cyndie, jewelry expert extraordinaire of Vintage Envy, is offering another great giveaway to my readers...this time, it's a beautiful vintage bracelet.


How to Enter
1. Visit Vintage Envy on Etsy. Maybe there's a new pair of sweater clips in your future...
2. Leave a comment on this post, telling your favorite item in the shop. Mine is this amazing assemblage necklace - a specialty of Cyndie's - so beautiful!
3. Be sure to include an email address so we can contact you if you win.

The deadline for entering is Wednesday, October 10 at 6PM EST.

Thanks, Cyndie, for another wonderful giveaway!

This is not a sponsored post. WWEPW did not receive gifts or money in exchange for the item in this giveaway. Vintage Envy did not offer or provide payment to participate with WWEPW. In other words, WWEPW likes to promote small businesses. For free. Because making independent artists and my readers happy makes me happy. :)