Aside from the fact it was an ugly bag (subjective, I know) what seems sad is that fifteen year old girls are carrying bags that cost more than a good used car. Look, I'm not going to tell people how to spend their money. Buy handbags, or lose it all at the racetrack-it is none of my business. I just can't get over the fact that the luxuries are being lavished on children. Is there anything left to look forward to by the time they're adults?
OK, enough ranting, lets get to the outfit that cost about ten dollars top to bottom.
I love you sweetheart, but Bally doesn't make expensive waist-bags to hold Eppi-Pens. Sorry.
Polyester dress with jacket-Salvation Army, Lincoln (another of the bargains from last week)
Crown Triffari white lucite and gold pendant-Hand-Me-Ups
Mapleleaf brooches-Both Thrift World
Vintage lucite clip earrings-Et Cetera, Seward
Bracelet-Hand-Me-Ups (part of a parure with earrings and necklace)
Fragrance-Good Old Shalimar (mood thing, but I still love it)
My hot rollers will have to wait. I opened the box to use them and noticed they were covered in blonde hair! Someone returned them, and they were clearly used. I took them back, and I'm hoping they don't end up on the shelf again. I didn't bother exchanging them at that shop because...yuck.
Instead, I lightly brushed and re-rolled my hair into regular rollers, then sprayed the hell out of it again, and day two-no sign of it budging! All hail the power of Aqua Net!
The texture on this bag is interesting. I'm sure it was a cheap bag at the time it was made, but the shape and look are just perfect today. And it didn't cost $2,000. It cost $1.99.