One of my absolute favorite websites to do a little online shopping on is GroopDealz (the same thing as Eleventh Avenue…not really sure why they have two different names/websites?) Anyways. Basically, small businesses and boutiques can sell items for insanely cheap prices on the site, so you’re almost always guaranteed to find something you just need. Every time I get a GD update email, I have to restrain myself from making a purchase. But it has been great for finding unique gifts and inexpensive treats for myself.
Recently, a shop called Shamelessly Sparkly (love it) based out of New Jersey had a deal on GroopDealz that I couldn’t pass up. $9.99 for a 5-piece grab bag of jewelry. They guaranteed to include at least one necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings, and then two other items. I thought it would be a fun, and cheap, way to add to my accessory collection, so I gave it a shot! It was fun to open up the envelope when it arrived a little over a week later.
I’m pretty pleased with what they sent me! Some pieces I will definitely hold off on wearing until the spring/summer months simply, because of the colors, and I’m not a huge fan of the large earrings, but not bad for only $10! My favorite piece, surprisingly, is the gold cord wrapped bracelet. I think it will be great for stacking with some other gold bangles, and a watch.
What I worried about most, was what the quality would be like. I assumed it would be cheap, costume jewelry – similar to some of the stuff you find at Forever 21. The chains of the necklaces don’t seem to be too flimsy, but the true test will be the first time I wear them. Some fashion jewelry gives me a slight allergic reaction wherever it is touching my skin, leaving pink marks and a burning sensation. It’s nothing life-threatening, of course, just not the most comfortable feeling in the world!
I’m sure that the reason behind this shop doing this cheap grab bag was to help them clear out some old inventory, but one shop’s “trash”, can be another girl’s treasure! Hopefully that treasure doesn’t turn my neck green…Either way, just thought it would be fun to see what came in the grab bag, and I’m pleasantly surprised.
Keep an eye on GroopDealz/Eleventh Avenue’s site. There are deals like this all the time!
Ta ta for now!
The Ginger Wife ❤