Friday, February 27, 2009

Retro Cheap

The new Spring lines of many designers seem to be based heavily on retro glam style, which makes any woman feel ultra sexy. I have to admit, anytime something is ruched, accented in satin or made with feathers, I am all on board. There's something that holds on tightly to your curves and keeps everything completely in place. Add vintage rhinestones and pearls, a tiny clutch purse and satin roses and BLAM – you are transformed into a total bombshell!

I must admit that although I love the luxurious, I am a total bargain hunter. It might be because of the fact that I am desperately poor. But in all honesty, I believe that ladies on every budget should have the opportunity to look and feel sexy and completely fashionable. And now I unveil my seriously affordable finds...

A. Belted Satin Skirt, Forever 21, $15.80
B. Floral Peep Toe Pumps, Forever 21, $20.80
C. Gold Textured Vintage Mirror Compact, Violette Slippers on Etsy, $5
D. Sweetpea Comb, WhichGoose on Etsy, $25
E. Ruched One-Piece Swimsuit, Delias, $44.50
F. Vintage Rhinestone Brooch, Penorus on Etsy, $7
G. Embroidered Silk Clutch in Pale peach, Clutch That on Etsy, $70 (hey it's silk...I gotta have one splurge)
H. Women's Faux Pearl Choker, Old Navy, $9.50

Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Junker's Delight!

Over at our destash shop, Sugar Plum Tree, we have been stocking up like mad! I can honestly say that this is just a beginning. Much more stuff to come, we promise!

Here are some samples of what we've recently uploaded:

Clockwise from top left: Sparkling Sweet Blueberry Nest, $2.50; Grape Soda Drops, 85¢; Daisy Dollop Wafers, $1.75; Malt Shakes Beads, $1.00

Show your support – if there's something you like, heart it. You don't have to buy, you bunch of sillies! But if you do, you won't spend much dough!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brand-spankin' New Treasures Arrive!

Inspired purely by Spring (and our 70° weather), Spool has JUST NOW uploaded two new items. Hurry, FREE SHIPPING ends on the 14th!

Left to Right: Summer Lanterns Earrings, $14.50; The Birdwatcher Necklace, $30.50

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Saint of the Month

There are plenty of stories about where Valentine's Day originated, but the one I am most fond of is Saint Valentine
was marrying young couples on the hush in total defiance of the Emporer's outlaw of marriage for young men. The sneaky Roman Priest must have had a soft spot in his heart for some babe to understand the detrimental longing of love for a special someone. Eventually, Poppa V was figured out and was condemned to be beheaded. His execution date happened to be February 14 ~ a day in which we all celebrate our undying love for our own special someone.

And in lieu of the upcoming day of amour, Spool is having a Saint Valentine's day sale! But we are calling it the 'Lovebirds Sale.' Yes, that's right - so get rare treat for your beloved. And don't forget that the beloved can be oneself. Starting Friday, Feb 6, you get FREE SHIPPING on all jewelry. If you have a custom order, try me. And you'll get free shipping if it's doable for me.

Clockwise from top left: Spool's Birdseeds Necklace will become special treat for both you and your feathered friends; To feel like a princess, try Rapunzel's Allure Necklace on for size; Fruit of the Divine Earrings are ripe and delicious for the picking; For the soft side of metal, don Flowers and Cages Necklace and brass up your wardrobe. Snatch these babies up from 2/6 - 2/14 with FREE SHIPPING!

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The header image is the first known documentation of Saint Valentine, aka Valentinus. After some thorough research, I finally was able to find the origin of this image, which happens to be in one of the earliest documented printed books, Nuremberg Chronicle. I'll share more about this luscious find at a later date, but I recommend checking it out.