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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Different Strokes

In December I went to a church fair and came home with a small pile of cool vintage jewelry. I told myself I was going to give the pieces as Christmas gifts, but I didn't.

I realized that my family (with the exception of my Mother) and friends are not funky vintage jewelry people. And by evidence of the jewelry I received, they are chintzy Kohl's jewelry* people. They also wrap things that aren't from Tiffany's in boxes from Tiffany's. If that isn't cruel, I don't know what is.

I guess I'd better deduct $10 from my budget for funky vintage jewelry, because the only person I could give it to who would enjoy it, is me.

*I don't think all jewelry from Kohls is chintzy, just what I happened to get. I know, I'm such an ungrateful brat!

Different strokes

The Rundown
Top Macys - Cords J.Crew - Blazer Kohls - Boots Impo - Earrings Vintage from a church fair

Different strokes

Different strokes


Today is Little Christmas, and I raced out into the cold the other night because I though the last of the sunset looked very pretty with my neighbors Christmas lights.
Happy Little Christmas
reindeer bokeh

52 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This outfit is so chic and classy. You look great in it...I would have kept these earrings...they are wonderful! You look wonderful and commanding!

Rachel said...

Ah, I'm going to miss Christmas lights...:(
And I'd take the vintage over the chintzy any day. :D

eek said...

I love those earrings! Sorry about not receiving Tiffany's in the tiffany's box - that really stinks!

Great bokeh Christmas light too :)

Sara said...

My MIL gives me jewelry like that - you don't even have to show a pic, I know exactly what you're talking about. ;P I almost feel nervous about posting this out loud on the internet, I'd hate to offend her, but that stuff just is NOT my style! And that Tiffany's box thing is seriously just mean. MEAN!

Courtney Erin said...

Those earrings are great - and I can't of much that's crueler than using a Tiffany's box to rewrap a gift.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Anna said...

I also get jewelery like that from my mother-in-law. It usually goes right into the "donate" box. Those earrings you gave yourself are fantastic! The black and gold look great with the blouse you're wearing.

Artfully Awear said...

I love the earrings, they are a perfect match with the top. The Christmas lights picture is gorgeous.

Iris said...

That's too funny and kind of sad for them. Yay for you!

Why non-Tiffany's in Tiffany's boxes? That is beyond mean...

Lady Lipstick said...

Hey girl!! I was laughing so hard at the wrapping of gifts in the Tiffany's boxes. And yes that is cruel!!
I would most def take the jewelry! The rings look fabulous as does you entire outfit!!

XX

Alex Elizabeth said...

Ewwww I know what you mean about chintzy jewelry, I'd much rather have funky vintage! And faking people out with Tiffany boxes is just mean! What a letdown.
I could totally see you commanding a boardroom in this look! Maybe the boardroom of a funky vintage company?

tallgirlblogging said...

oooh! Pretty pictures and awesome earrings! My mom has a great collection of funky vintage jewelry that I must raid!

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

I love the colors and the print of the top. It goes so well with the earrings.
Happy Little Christmas (it is Three King's Day? Did you get a King Cake?)

Shey said...

hahahaha oh Lyddie you made me laugh with the tiffany's boxes being cruel, hey at least you got presents hehehe my mom didn't get me anything =D by the way this outfit is very slimming, it looks great on you and I especially like the blazer and the pointy boots.

Sally said...

Kooky vintage jewelry is the greatest. Love this top Lyddie, looks so cute on you!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

nono count me in, i love funky vintage jewelries :D

Isabel said...

wrapping non tiffanys things in tiffanys boxes is mean and deceitful! lol

Anne said...

Those earrings are beautiful! I'm definitely a funky vintage jewelry type of gal, so if any if your finds are ever cluttering up your jewelry box, I'd happily take them :)

The Backseat Stylers said...

Aww, LOL...that DOES seem rather cruel. I'm fairly certain I've received boxes of chocolate in high-end dept store bags before. Or something like that.

Hope you had a fab holidays regardless and happy new year!

P.S. I do that all the time...buy "gifts" for other ppl and then keep them. Don't tell anyone. ;P

Terri said...

The neighbors light do look pretty. I like your blouse in this look. And church fairs are wonderful places to shop.

Closet Fashionista said...

Haha...awww too bad they wouldn't enjoy the jewelry, but more for you ;)
I love that blazer, the way the pockets are uneven is awesome! I think I actually saw that at Kohls and almost got it...haha
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jamie-lee said...

Haha chintzy, never heard that one before! I prob wouldn't give any away either though if I had been you.. although I do have a peculiar taste in jewellery..

You look lovely by the way :)

sofi moukidou said...

you lookso classy with this outfit!
love the blouse!

kris said...

I'm not a Kohls fan, and there's nothing bratty about that. Vintage jewelry is the best, however, it tales some courage to wear some of the more elegant and flamboyant designs. You're okay in my book. : )

Marella said...

Loooove the top!

Krystal said...

this made me laugh, i got a chintzy kohl's jewelry thing,,,eep

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Non-Tiffany's in Tiffany's boxes - that is cruel!

Lorena said...

Your outdoor pictures are fabulous.... the Christmas lights look specially beautiful. Your pics make me want to have a real cool camera.
Now, WHY WOULD ANYONE give you a present in a Tiffany box- ?? That's a NO-NO !
Here nobody would understand if I gave them vintage goodies for Christmas, they would see it as something used, old and trash.
Yes, we have a long way to go.

Miss T said...

Lovely print on the top. :D Happy 2011. xx

Amber Blue Bird said...

love your blouse and yes wrapping things in tiffanys boxes that arent from tiffanys is just wrong

Erica said...

love the pattern on your shirt, and beautiful earrings

-Erica
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Moosette said...

LOVE these earrings and your top! Great outfit!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Jan said...

Haha! I'm the same! I can't figure out why my fam doesn't enjoy my odd retro finds as much as I do then I remember I'm the black sheep of the family....

Heart Charlie said...

Oooh, I love how at first I thought your shirt was a scarf until I scrolled down to the next photo. Such a lovely top :)

Amy Mcmillan said...

Really nice outfit. Cute earrings, I love collecting vintage jewellery bits!
I'm now following, hope you can do the same :)

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Xx

gypsyroxylee said...

This is such a polished, classy outfit! You look great and the earrings go beautifully with that blouse!

Ali said...

Hahaha, aweeeee! I feel you. Jewelry is one thing I need to pick out and just send to my parents with "get me this for christmas, I like it." Otherwise, terror will ensue.

You are so darling. I like those VINTAGE earrings of yours [ ;D ] and and your skinny jeans with boots are simply impeccable.

Jodi said...

LOL you are funny, cute blouse.. and I love your booties from yesterday.. the ones with the highschool green sweater.. I have some stuff like that.. it goes into the bag of stuff to take to the thrift store, and then I pull it out before I take the bag to the thrift store,.. and then repeat.. hah hah

20 York Street said...

I find its hard to mask joy and excitement when receiving jewelleries as gifts that are kinda off base.

On a different note, you look fantastic!

besos,

ML
Happy, Happy New Year!

20 YORK STREET

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Kristin said...

Well, merry Christmas to you then. At least the jewelry is going to someone who would appreciate it!

Jessica said...

I don't want to sound like a complete jerk, but receiving lameo costume jewelry is the worst. I hate hurting someone's feelings by saying I don't like it and so I'm stuck with uglies. It's easier with clothes because you can always say it didn't fit quite right.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh what a pity you have to keep all the jewellery to yourself!! lol! i am back to blogging from today, so come on over and say hi when you have time!!

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Emily Saltzberg said...

You are totally not an ungrateful brat! haha and I love the cowl neck-blazer combo.

Diana Mieczan said...

Your top looks beautiful on you and the whole outfit is so stylish and chic. Happy Sunday, darling

Larissa said...

beautiful top! and great photos! the lights look so cute!
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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Hahahahahhaha. Oh my god. I'm legitimately laughing out loud RE: the Tiffany's thing. I mean, I now it's not really funny. Except for, you know, it kind of is. Hahaha. Sorry for laughing at your misfortunes!

I love this look; everything is SO fabulous. And I love the shape of the shirt - I don't really wear turtlenecks, but I should definitely give 'er a try!

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Wow, I love that top. So gorgeous and sophisticated. And I would have kept all these vintage jewelry too if I were you...hehe, those earrings are a darling find. I'm slightly horrified about the reboxing non-Tiffany's jewelry in Tiffany's boxes...but we've all got our own quirky family humor, right?

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much love.

San said...

Lovely outfit and earrings.

Happy new year.

virgo08 said...

My friend's family Christmas, everybody buys themselves a present, wraps it up and opens it on Christmas Day in front of everyone. I think this is the best idea ever...don't we all just buy what we ourselves like, anyway? And then we have to give it away :(. This past cracked me up, by the way...are you saying there was Kohl's jewellery in a Tiffany box? That is all shades of wrong.

Lydia x

Eyeliah said...

those earrings are really divine! I am a sucker for the funky vintage stuff too obvs. :)