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Alfresco Saturday – retail therapy


Hardware for Mr 10,
Clothes for Mr 15,
Travel agent for me.
Time for coffee.

Jen ūüôā


The perfect pair..

There’s something about the fit and look of the perfect pair of jeans – on yourself or someone else – that just makes you feel so good (perving or otherwise). ¬†And you can never have too many pairs of jeans. A wardrobe staple if ever there was one.
The most comfortable pair of jeans I had? ¬†Second hand 501’s. Pre loved so already worn and soft, and oh so comfortable.
Gone are the days where you walk into a shop and pick out your size and that’s it.
There is something for everyone depending on what you like, and for women the choices keep going. Want to hold in your gut or enbrace those womanly curves, there’s a pair for that. Slim, straight, skinny or bootleg, low, mid and high rise, colours range from the palest blue to the darkest navy and black.
How hard is it? Way too hard. Although for me this week. Not that bad after all.

I wasn’t planning on buying a pair of jeans, but simply wandering aimlessly through shops because I could. But with a friendly and very helpful sales assistant, it was hard to not to.
She laughed when I said there were too many choices. But then asked what it was I liked, colour (light to med blue), leg (straight or bootleg), where it sat on my hips (midrise) and size (not telling).
I got two styles. One ¬†was…too small somehow while the other¬†fit nicely (a little on the big size).
Oh, ok, can I have these next size down in these. That’s so much better.

Not since 10 years ago have I had a pair of jeans that fit so nicely, look good and make me feel good.
It seems the curve embracer’s fit my shape nicely enough and the length is perfect. Down to my heel. ¬†I like a long leg.

I am definitely getting another one of these… now should I wait another month or so and see if I can get the next size down again…?
Go check out your nearest Jeanswest store for more.

something like this, although I wasn't wearing heels.

something like this, although I wasn’t wearing heels.

DO you have a perfect pair of jeans?

Come and check out my website!!

Hi there everyone. I have been busy completely sorting my jewellery and updating and tidying my website.

I have some more items to upload, but please come over and check out the new clean theme and all the pretties I have for sale – loads of necklaces and bracelets.

Don’t forget to share with your friends if you like what you see.

It’s a Green Weekend

Although not feeling so good this last week I managed to get some beads made before I start on a vintage  bag for my sister.   I had some green beads sent to me from a friend in the UK who hates green and the Pink Parfait from a few weeks ago that needed constructing or re-contrusting, so I hunted out some more greeny beads and got on with it.  My head must have been in the right place as they all went together quite nicely.

Be happy and keep smiling ūüôā
and yes I’m way late for St Paddy’s day, or in my case I’m just getting early!

Progressive Sale at Marcato Designs!!

look out for my profile picture on Facebook

Marcato Designs is 3 years old!!!

On my Marcato Designs Facebook page you will see my Progressive Sale up and running.

How does it work?  Today there is 30% off everything.
Every two days the price will be reduced by a further 5% until it reaches 50% where it stays for an as yet un-determined amount of time.

Hurry on over and check out what I have… there are always birthdays happening, Australia’s Mother’s Day¬† (& who ever else has it in May) and if you’re one of those super organised types¬†you can start thinking Christmas now…

Don’t wait too long for the prices – your special piece may sell before you get it.

It’s also¬†super easy to buy.
– Simply comment SOLD under the item you like. *
– Send a message (yay, you can now msg on FB business pages) to me with your Paypal & postal address so I can invoice you.
– Australian residents can direct deposit into my bank if you prefer. Please mention this in your message so I can send my information.
РPostage if free within Australia unless you prefer express or registered post. My apologies to International buyers, you must pay all the way. Please request registered post if you want it.
РPostage charges will be the same that I am charged at the Post Office (no extra handling fees).
Рpayment to be made within 3 days please, or item will be re-listed.

Feedback is always appreciated, and a quick note so I know your items have arrived safely and in one piece is nice.

My glass pendants (and a few ring-ins (Amethyst, Glass stone, Chrysocolla)) going out at 2 for $30 at today's market. What's left will make it's way into the Sale album on FB afterwards.

* if you are not the first, you can still comment SOLD and if the first sale falls through I will contact you.

I will let everyone know as soon as I have posted items, please bear with me as I respond to everyone as soon as I can.

Happy Shopping
Jennifer ūüôā