Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Substitute Sparklers

Chicago Style

Beth Nelson

Beth Nelson style

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

The goods:
• cream dress from Aritzia, similar available here

• leggings from H&M
• booties by Report
• cargo jacket from Forever21
• wrap watch by La Mer (sale items are featured on Gilt group right now!)
• rhinestone necklaces from Temptation
• initial necklace from Stitch

When I was treasure hunting at the flea market last weekend, I kept spotting dainty deco jewelry – lovely necklaces dripping in vintage rhinestones and metals. Since I didn't come for the jewels this time (though I couldn't pass up this pretty pink necklace), I just admired and instead started a new hunt for cheaper options. I stopped in Temptation on Michigan avenue – an incredibly cheap and amazing mecca of accessories – and found these sparkly substitutes for around $4 each. The gunmetal and rhinestone combination gives these affordable finds a vintage look, and even the best bargaining skills wouldn't get me down to this price with any vendor.

Check back later for more deco-inspired jewels!


  1. thanks for the heads up about the La Mers! I managed to snag a pink one seconds before they sold out! What a gratifying feeling! Love your blog by the way. I live in Greektown and it's a bit frightening how much clothing and random things I find we have in common. Braided tri color xxi necklace, black and white bird dress from urban, vince leopard wedges,black la mer watch,and citron yellow walls in our homes!(people thought I was nuts when I showed them the swatch but now they just swoon at how it turned out!) Also I just turned 30 and was a recent bride as well. Also have a serious shopping addiction for the cheap and vintage. Feel like we need to be shopping buddies! Thanks again

    1. Sounds like we could save our pennies and just share a closet!