>> I'm home! My most gracious and humble apologies to you all, I just had to whisk myself around the land where the sun never sets -- the grand old UK. But here I am, I've popped up again, back in London. And oh boy, do we have a lot to catch up on.
But first, this. I came upon this site a long time ago, but it was down at the time. Intrigued by the cool graphic logo, I bookmarked it anyway. I remembered about it a couple of weeks ago, and it was like finding twenty dollars in a jacket pocket -- the site was back up, and just as I suspected, had something adorable for sale.
Rippednylons.com -- even the name is alluring. But the best part about it is what's inside. The lollipop pins. These cuties are all handmade with vintage fabric, beads, sequins, and lace. I usually hate lace (and love sequins, beads, and vintage), but this might have won me over. And the stitching -- it's all just so divine. And my favorite (my golden rule of deciding): it looks like nothing else. How could it? They're all one of a kind. Some people tie a scarf on their bag to give it a personal touch, but me, I would put add a lollipop pin. It's like in Office Space -- everyone needs a little bit of flair -- these would be mine (Of course, never would I fulfill the 37 pieces of flair minimum -- one is good enough for me). My flair of choice would have to be the Sundae Dainty Lollipop Pin -- I'm such a sucker for anything blue -- $18 of deliciousness.
It's interesting, I've never been big on accessories. But suddenly, I've become intrigued -- God is in the details, as they say. It's that little touch of panache that makes an outfit your own, and I can feel my style evolving. Which also explains why I'm so attracted to these pins -- they definitely have the spice it takes.