While standing in the slow-moving checkout line at the grocery store the other day, I happened to read in a reliable tabloid source that trends in fashion are lasting longer these days because the price of luxury goods keeps climbing. Fashionistas who throw down $300 for a jewel-encrusted clutch, for example, sure as heck want to carry that bling for more than two weeks - and can you blame them?
While I'm not sure I buy this theory completely, it may explain why things like rhinestones, sequins and other shiny embellishments are still going strong in fashion at just about every price point.
Case in point: These Xhilaration Taima Jeweled Flat Sandals (my latest "splurge" from Target) are every bit as stylish for Spring 08 as jeweled ballet fats were for Fall. They look luxe in person and pretty on the tootsies. Just the right amount of shine, and perfectly on trend.
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