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It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, But I Like It.

Hello, my darlings! I am so very proud (and even more excited) to show you a preview of my new jewelry collection:

My collection is inspired by music, as you can see… Soon I’ll post some little tidbits about each of my pieces and tell you where, when, and what was my inspiration for each. I’ll also continue to post more pictures of my progress, my materials, and new pieces as they’re completed. The collection will officially debut at Grove Fest STL on October 1st and will be available on Etsy soon after. I am so thrilled to be a part of the Grove Fest Fashion Corner – I have many secrets to share with you over the next few weeks about all the exciting things happening at this amazing street festival!

Happy shopping!
-Betty

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Betty + Etsy #5

*sighhhhh* Ladies… the creations I am about to introduce to you are simply beyond words… So I’ll just show you pics:

These absolutely breathtaking pieces are courtesy of Miss Kim at Topsy Turvy Design. Please please do yourself a favor and go drool over her work. All of her hats and headpieces are completely handmade just as they would have been back in the day, and her designs are simply stunning. What a great way to add something truly special to your special day!

Happy shopping!
-Betty

Bona Fide Bargain #6

Ladies, ladies, ladies. Apologies are in order once again. I’ve been slacking with my posts. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hunting bargains for mys… I mean, for you.

I’m going to share one of my little secrets with you today: Denim from wetseal.com makes your butt look marvelous. I can personally vouch for that. Without fail, the fit is perfect with no alterations necessary, the spandex doesn’t get saggy halfway through the day (you know what I’m talking about – sometimes you start out with skinny jeans that end up feeling like Mom jeans), the colors don’t fade after repeated washings, the price couldn’t be any better… I can’t say enough good things about their denim!

This style is my personal favorite:

The Fashionista Skinny Jean is just amazing. Really. Spend the $26.50 and you will not be sorry. The back pockets are tulip shaped, which does wonders for everyone. Also, they are offered in three different lengths – I’m 5’2″ and the ‘short’ length is just perfect for me. I love the skinny fit with oversized tops or cozy sweaters, and the added spandex makes these feel like you’re wearing your cozy PJ bottoms. Just keep in mind that if you wear these out, people will want to touch your butt. So be prepared.

Happy shopping!
-Betty

Bona Fide Bargain #5

It’s only rock ‘n roll… but I like it. Thank you to Miss Cathy for these totally awesome guitar earrings!!! Please do yourself a big favor and check out her shop. Her pieces are super cute and the prices? Amazing. These were only $5 plus shipping.

I just love the clear acrylic – they’ll go with everything in my closet. Now all I have to do is check my local concert schedule and I am good to go!

Happy shopping!
-Betty

Bona Fide Bargain #4

Hello, sweethearts! I ran across this adorable little top the other day on CharlotteRusse.com and knew I had to share it with you… after I purchased one for my very own. At only $18.99, I couldn’t pass it up!


How incredibly perfect is this for an easy pin-up look? Add some winged eyeliner, red lips, skinny jeans, snag yourself some tickets to a Reverend Horton Heat show, and you are good to go for a fab night out on the town!

I’m going to share one more vintage-inspired find from Charlotte Russe with you too… I literally squealed when I saw it:

$37 for both pieces makes this a pretty affordable swimsuit… and the black and white is a nice alternative to a yellow polka dot bikini!

Happy shopping!
-Betty

Betty + Etsy #3

Hey ladies! Here’s another one of my Etsy treasures… kind of makes you crave a Dreamsicle, right? This lovely 1970’s sherbet-colored dress is from Miss Megan at Bad Cholla Vintage. Please please do yourself a favor and check out all her lovely pieces! Her prices range from pretty inexpensive to out-of-my-price-range for her most gorgeous items – but I’ve gotten several wonderful bargains (this dress was $42 including shipping) and I love to visit her store often.

I do plan on making a few alterations to this dress… it is in wonderful condition but I can’t pull off head-to-toe orange. I’ll be shortening the sleeves and taking the hem up from a maxi length to knee length. I plan on adding strappy gold heels and a vintage gold clutch along with my new trademark: false lashes and some shimmery eye makeup. Instant summer outfit!

Happy shopping!
-Betty

Bona Fide Bargain #3

Hey Doll… I wanted to share another BFB with you! I picked up these little beauties from GoJane.com recently and I can’t say enough great things about them. 5 1/4″ heel, nice high platform, and a dreamy color make these the perfect pair for a wedding or garden party (but I would recommend staying away from any grass unless you’re trying to aerate the lawn).

And the best part? They’re a measly $28.10. Yes, you read that correctly. This stunning pair of heels is less than $30. BUT… if you use the promo code SAVINGS20 you can save an additional 20%! You’re welcome.

Happy shopping!
-Betty