Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sparkle Someone Else's Eyes

A sparkly shirt and sparkly shoes ...

Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away
American woman, listen what I say

This song was first released by The Guess Who in 1970, six years before I graduated from high school! And now that I have dated myself, I'll say it again — I am really old. But how on Earth did that happen?

shirt — Western Connection (thrifted)
pants — London Jean (Victoria's Secret)
belt — thrifted
necklace — Anne Dick (thrifted)
shoes — Dansko (Dansko Company Store)
earrings — DIY (and why exactly does do it yourself sound so much better than home made?!)

Believe it or not, this was a hard shirt to wear. I thought the spandex-like material would be super comfy, but the sparkles (which don't show up all that well) made the shirt feel really stiff. It fit nice, but it wasn't all that soft. (and on top of that I kept feeling like I was leaving sparkles on the ground behind me ... sort of like a Hansel and Gretel trail.)  And then the color was really odd ... it wasn't quite brown, but it wasn't quite green either, so I had a tough time trying to figure out what to wear it with.

Once I decided to wear it with my old faithful pants, I played off of the gold sparkles on the shirt and used the opportunity to wear some other gold-tone stuff (my belt and necklace) that I have but don't wear all that often (I kind of have this phobia about wearing gold these days). I got the belt at a thrift store the last time I visited my parents, and it was too cool for even my phobic self to pass up. I had to wear it home instead of stuffing it in my luggage (talk about setting off the metal detectors) because it was so heavy (a couple of pounds?!). I was pretty sure that it would have tripped the scales!

This isn't the best picture of it — you don't get the feeling of how heavy it is ... it's like a dead weight (but it is oh so very cool ...). You can see the sparkles in the shirt a bit better too ...

Pardon this interjection while I say that I love this next picture of me because I look skinny. How weird is that? Same day, same clothes, same everything ... so why do I look skinny in this picture and not in the others?!

Anyway, I have to say that the really REALLY cool thing about this outfit is the necklace. Yes. My necklace. I got it in a thrift store; it was in a big ziplock bag that was stuffed full of jewelry for some insanely low price. I didn't give it a second thought until I started writing this post, and then I did some research on it (yeah, I'm still a nerd ...). I noticed that it had a name on it ... Anne Dick, and that seemed worthy of a Google search.

Wouldn't you know ... this necklace was made by the third wife of Philip Dick, the science fiction writer? I read his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? for one of my book groups  the 5Bs ... the Bodacious Beer Boozing Book Bitches (and, yeah, I have the T-shirt erm ... denim shirt and I wear it proudly).

This next pictures isn't bad either ... LOL. Oh man. I guess I can be kind of vain sometimes, can't I?

Linking up to Bloggers Do Sequins Better, because I was a sparkly blogger today.

And since my shirt, my necklace, and my belt is thrifted I'm doing a double whammy and linking up to Meagan at Spunky Chateau, and her Thursdays is for Thrifters.


  1. I am still swooning over a necklace by Anne Dick - how cool is that?? You do look sparkly-fab (and very skinny!). Have a great day, K.

  2. I wish you had shown a closer view of the necklace. It looks fabulous. I like those jeans a lot.

  3. It doesn't look hard to wear at all. It looks great and really natural. Loving the pants! Thanks for linking up at Thursdays are for Thrifters!

  4. I'm always eyeing those collections of package jewelry...and now that you've written this post, I may just have to pop for one. Anne Dick, who knew?

  5. What a fun shirt, and I'm mega impressed with your thrifted find! I rarely find jewelry thrifting because our Goodwill has a single case that gets wiped out by shoppers every week. But what a cool story along with your necklace. Close up pictures requested!

  6. That's really cool about your necklace! Who knew that a thrift store Ziploc bag would be a connection to a famous writer? And to top it off, the necklace is really cute!

  7. You are really styling these day! I love this look as well!! :)


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