When I stepped inside a little charity shop in Old Ballard for the first time, I didn't have a lot of time. I was early for a job interview, but couldn't resist spending my 10-minutes-to-kill in the cozy confines of the R-Shoppe. Turned out it was time well spent, especially when I spied this unique art glass necklace. It reminded me of something Iris Apfel might wear. Spinster chic is what I called it; I picked it up and made my purchase.
Looking at snapshots of me modelling the necklace, I can clearly see the Advanced Style influence- the mad mix of floral and leopard is very akin to the wise style of Advanced Style. For me, leopard print is officially a "blogger's neutral," as in it goes with EVERYTHING, and it feels nearly necessary to "doll up" for day-to-day activities. The exquisite statement piece was an effortless fit into the eclectic elements of the outfit.
And speaking of leopard + florals, THIS is what I was wearing the other morning while browsing through Advanced Style the book:
As I ooohed-and-ahhhed over the silver fox's leopard bow above, you'll notice that I was wearing a coordinating leopard cardigan. And my floral shorts blended right in with artist Beatrix Ost's riotous floral jacket. Is this a case of Life imitating Art?
Or is it possible that ART IS LIFE?
The art glass necklace is now available in my ETSY shop. I'm offering free shipping in the U.S. when you use code BUDZFREESHIP. I now can ship worldwide. I'm working of getting more items in the shop- so in advance: THANK YOU for your support!
You can view the gorgeous art glass piece by clicking HERE.