Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shopping Secondhand First

1977 Givenchy pendant.

My friend Bella at The Citizen Rosebud recently started a vintage Etsy shop. If you are in the market for vintage treasures, please stop by to have a look at her wonderfully-curated collection!

I love the double G clasp.

Speaking of vintage, before my Shopping Ban for 2013 (so far so good but let’s face it, it’s only the end of January and I am sometimes weak), I found a couple of vintage gems on eBay, like this 1977 cream and black enamel Givenchy pendant. I got it for a great price and I love its disco-era fabulousness! I wear it with a long drapey black cardigan from Anthropologie, jeans, black wedge boots, and a red nail—Tom Ford’s Bordeaux Lust is my current favorite. In summer I think I will wear it with a simple black dress. Keeping away from eBay may be the hardest thing about the shopping ban because I am loving vintage accessories more and more!

Even the back is fabulous. It says, "Givenchy Paris-New York, 1977.”


Consider this your friendly reminder that Adrienne and I would love it if you joined us for “How I Wear My: Date Night Outfit.” Send either of us a picture by February 4 and we will include you in the Date Night fun!

10 comments:

Marla Robinson said...

What great vintage finds!

Bella Q said...

Jill thank you for the mention- your necklace is the perfect example of shopping secondhand first- it's lovely and a piece of fashion history!

A Well Styled Life said...

Terrific necklace. I believe in shopping bans...we as a society have gotten totally out of control.
If I could figure out how to photograph myself, I'd join you and Adrienne. I love seeing what everyone does.

Serene McEntyre said...

What a fabulous find!! I love eBay too! Shopping bans are tough...but does buying thrift count in your shopping ban? What also helps me is, if I buy something new, I sell something out of my closet. I was just telling my daughter, I'm not trying to accumulate, I'm trying to fine tune. By the way, LOVE that red nail girly! I'm still doing the red nail thing too....it just works every time!! Hugs my friend! Serene

happyface313 said...

What a beautiful find, dear Jill! I bet it looks great on you. Looking forward to photos of you wearing it. Your nailpolish is so PRETTY! :-) Have a very HAPPY day! :-)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So simply chic and stylish, Jill! What an amazing find!

Veshoevius said...

That Givenchy necklace is quite a find! Very chic!

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

Good on you ladies for your altruistic shopping goals! I do admire you both. Will be checking in to see how your 2013 ban goes. I so need to do that. Instead, I started the year investing in my new camera and lens. But it had to be done.

playingwithscarves said...

Shopping ban? You mean like addicted gamblers who ban themselves from casinos? LOL. I don't buy a word of that... The proof is: you are already exploring the e stores. Lovely pendant by the way.
xo
Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

jill815 said...

Thanks for all the nice comments ladies and Anne you are making me laugh! I have been pretty good so far, I got this pendant last September and have been very careful to stay away from eBay! XO, Jill