Winter being upon us, it's time to get with the program and go shopping for new dresses --- warm ones!
This is where eBay comes in. Years ago, I found that the more expensive the dress, the smaller the size. A JC Penney size 10 is a Betsey Johnson size 6. EBay to the rescue with their runway closeouts and discontinued fashions.
Ah, it's a woman's dream --- you can shop 'til you drop without leaving the house. Choose from thousands of styles and save big bucks. This year, I an get by with two or three things, because .........
This year, it's all in the accessories. Necklaces in twos or threes, humungous rings, bling, bling bling..
Lucky for me, my Grandma never threw anything away.
I've got her Mama's golden shoe buckles from the 20's ...... glass beads from the 40's ..... old, old turquoise and petrified wood Navajo jewelry ...... pearls and rhinestones from the 50's.
The same old jewelry that I played "dress up" with as a child is now causing comment in all the right circles. Shoe buckles turned brooch, glass beads by the handsful, pearls with gold chains. Turquoise necklaces and brooches with the "little black dress".
"Where on earth did you get that??" the women ask. "Oh, it's just something I threw together,", I answer casually, (we women being creatures who don't give up our secrets easily).
But I imagine my Guardian Angel Grandma knows, and she's enjoying it all as much as I am.