Don’t you love this necklace? I’m sure you’ve seen similar styles this fall. This is one of the new trends for the holidays, the “crystal bib” necklace. I fell in love with this necklace a few weeks ago when I say it pictured on a “Tweet-up” held by fellow blogger and friend, The Budget Babe. The Tweet-up was done with TJ Maxx and this necklace was highlighted as one of their fabuless finds. This is a great example of the new phenomena of ”social shopping.” Social shopping is really the speciality of bloggers like moi and the reason I started The Recessionista. Many times, the best deals are not advertised, so social networking is a great way to share the savings.
I didn’t win the necklace on the Tweet-up, and I was prepared to go on one of my epic shopping quests in search of it. But low and behold, my quest was short lived. I stumbled upon it at my local TJ Maxx store tonight for $39.99 and I couldn’t believe my luck. I know TJ Maxx keeps prices low by not doing mass advertising campaigns, so I am glad that I saw it on Twitter, and that I then found it in-store. The necklace looks very classy, and not at all gaudy like I have seen. It is made up of crystal strands that are stylishly twisted to form a glamorous chain, attached to a black ribbon. If you like this necklace, here’s a little tip. You can find it for slightly less than the TJ Maxx price at Dillards online. Click here to see it for $34.80 at Dillards online in Gunmetal or Gold. I paid slightly more at TJ Maxx for it, but I didn’t have to pay shipping charges for delivery. If you’re looking for a great holiday piece, you might want to check out this Natasha necklace. It can be worn like a vintage choker necklace on the neck, or worn around the necklace as a it bib. An inexpensive and very versatile look for the holidaze