Kohl’s clearance jewelry haul
& some DIY jewelry remixing

You know how Kohl’s sends you those $10 off coupons sometimes? Well I’m sometimes a sucker for clearance costume jewelry.
Three necklaces and two pairs of earrings for about $16!!
But wait, there’s more!

Kohls clearance jewelry haul Sept 2013

The Dana Buchman earrings I turned into three sets of earrings. They were a bit over the top as it was with three gems and each with one gem is more wearable as daily wear.

DIY jewelry remixing from Kohl's clearance jewelry

The Lauren Conrad necklace lost the tennis charm and turned into a necklace and bracelet set using the spare charms from the Chaps earrings.

Chain from Lauren Conrad necklace and charms from Chaps earrings - DIY jewelry remixing from Kohl's clearance jewelry

What I made out of them looks similar the Gojana Chloe small necklace which sells for $55

(But I like mine better.)

Kohl's remixed necklace from Lauren Conrad necklace & Chaps earrings

Chaps clearance hoop earrings at Kohls

Lauren Conrad necklace chain meets Chaps earring charm - made into a bracelet

I left the gold and silver 3-tier necklaces as they were.

So what is that… 3 necklaces, 4 sets of earrings and 1 bracelet for $16?
Or $2 each piece! Now that is what I call budget shopping!

And yes, I have worn each of these several times already at the time of this post.
🙂

Michael Antonio “Jaxine-MET” Silver heel Review

Well I did in fact say in my previous post that I have bought the silver Michael Antonio “Jaxine-MET” for $19.99 from 6pm.com.

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I think I made a mistake when I purchased these. :/

Starting at the point where I wasn’t even standing up in them and they were already really uncomfortable. And yes, I did also stand up in them. Same problem.  They just really don’t fit my foot shape whatsoever. The strap at the toes pinch and just don’t seem to be a position that works well. It looks like maybe if you have longer toes this might not be the case. You can see in the pictures below just home much extra shoe there is beyond my toes. You don’t want toes hanging off the edge but this seems a little too much and my foot is following the other curves of the shoe.

I also don’t like that the gold (which can be seen on the website) is more of a rose gold / copper and wraps around the edge of the shoe. It distracts from the silver and makes them look a bit cheaper in person. If it had been on the footbed only of the Michael Antonio “Jaxine-MET” it would have been better. Then again, that doesn’t really matter as much as the fact that they hurt my feet. the gold really isn’t that bad … probably just me being picky now because the shoe isn’t going to work. :/

The heel of the shoe IS silver (from the photos on 6pm.com I thought there was a chance that the heel was white.) Just thought I should also mention that  since it was something I was wondering about when I made my purchase.

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And a reminder, if you buy from 6pm.com the shipping to you might be free (and great if you’re sure about the shoe) but you have to pay the return shipping (not great if the shoe doesn’t work out.) Debating at this moment if I spend the money and ship them back or take them to the consignment store and hope someone buys them. Probably pay the shipping and send them back… blah.

Update: It was going to cost me $9 in shipping at it’s cheapest so I’m going to take them to the consignment store. :/

High & Low Roundup – Silver Sandals with 4″ heels

So we’re going to play a little game called “High & Low Roundup.” This round will be Silver Sandals with 4″ heels. From the photo below can you tell which pair is the $298 pair? And which pair is the look-alike for $19.99 pair? (I photoshopped the logo off the footbeds.) Scroll down for the answer.

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We have the:
Michael Antonio “Jaxine-MET” $19.99 (top shoe with the gold footbed)
&
Elizabeth and James “Toni Slim Sandals” $298.00 (bottom shoe)

I actually ordered the cheaper pair from 6pm.com tonight and will review them when they get in. There are subtle differences in the styles and I actually like a couple of little details on the cheaper pair. The stitching on the more expensive pair probably means they’ll last a little longer though.

**UPDATE** – Related posts

Here’s my review of the Michael Antonio “Jaxine-MET”

And BudgetBabe did a post on similar silver shoes after my post and it can be found here if you’re looking for some more options: http://www.thebudgetbabe.com/archives/5633-The-Look-for-Less-Manolo-Blahnik-Chaos-Sandal.html

Flexible metal bracelet from Two Chicks and Company Lexington

 

I love so many things in this store that it’s hard to choose. I was in the store for awhile because a storm had blown in just as I was getting there and it seemed like a better idea to stick around to shop longer than planned than to try and make it to the car.

That gave me even more time to find items I liked and in the end I decided I had to limit myself to one item. I chose this bracelet because of the unique clasp and flexiness of the metal. Very versatile and cute and works well with my watch and some other items.

No brand name on the tag or the bracelet so I don’t know where you can find one though I think it was about $20.