What Rock-Star Swag Looks Like

24 Mar

Whose the rock star with the swag-winning guestimate — was it you? Plus, one of my signature shopping tips!

Sponsored by Jen Ford, of Murami, the first give-away contest of 2011 was a smashing success!  Known for creating jewelry frames made of solid wood with durable screens, Jen hand-casts and custom-designs the resin knobs for a crafty and chic solution for tangled necklaces and lost earrings.

Finally, I’ve just determined where I can put my Murami frame — in my bathroom, my most favorite place for shedding my bling! But I am not sure yet which frame I should get … Can you help me decide? Take a look at Murami’s options, and let me know with a comment below.

So who is the rock star walking away with swag today?

"Murami" comes from two French words for "wall" & "friend." For more, visit http://www.Murami.com

Colleen has WON the Murami Jewelry Frame, a $40 value, by being the most savvy thriftster to guess how much my rock-star look cost. 

Here’s the rundown of costs — how close was your guestimate?

How Much for ‘How-to Be a Rock-Star’? $21

$2 Red Tank Top (Union City, NJ)
$5 Red Quilted Patent Leather Ballet Flats (South Street, Philadelphia)
$7 Blue Snake-Skin Leggings (Marshalls, Boston)
$7 Boys’ Rolling Stones Baseball T-shirt (Target, New Jersey)

{So} What’s the Take-Away

Don’t shop only in your section!

This retro-style Rolling Stones baseball ringer T-shirt is in fact a boys’ and it was found while I combed the clearance racks for my son. But this wasn’t the first time that I have swiped fashion from the boys’ section!

Naturally, boys grow with wider shoulders and their clothing styles are designed for a straight cut, that combination means that many youth sizes will comfortably fit adult women even up to size 10.

One of my favorite things to look for in the boys’ section are striped T-shirts, and as is evidenced in this post — graphic T’s. Both are fun, bold and will create a very sexy and flirty look in a heart beat!

“The holy grail of being a rock star: being at ease in your own skin, which amps up your cool status times 10, and ultimately makes you someone that everyone wants to be like.”
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7 Responses to “What Rock-Star Swag Looks Like”

  1. Dawn March 25, 2011 at 7:39 AM #

    Congrats, Colleen! And wonderful idea, Robin. I will definitely sneak a peak in the kids’ section…men’s too. Terrific price for a groovy outfit!


    • Thrifty Vintage Chic March 26, 2011 at 9:28 AM #

      I always like swimming upstream … thinking, acting and living for the less obvious things in life! And, it’s a beautiful thing when this philosophy applies to fashion & style, as well!


      • Dawn March 27, 2011 at 6:19 PM #

        Totally GET it, Robin. Thanks for keeping me inspired. Sometimes it gets pretty steep out there, lol. Good to know you have the gumption and stamina to keep going for it :-)Merci, mon ami!


  2. jen March 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM #

    Very excited to share the Murami love with Colleen! Great contest, Robin!


  3. Lynn Dalsing March 25, 2011 at 10:46 PM #

    This is such a great point! My absolute FAVE steal from the little boys section is a black and grey, fuzzy robe with skulls printed on it. Super warm to wear over pajama pants and it makes me smile every time I wear it.


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