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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Find of the week: Charming Charlie sparkly lanyard!

Have you guys been into Charming Charlie at Westshore Plaza yet? I went into the sprawling accessories wonderland for the first time last week and was immediately overwhelmed. There is SO. MUCH. TO. SEE. All the baubles, shoes and bags are categorized by color, displayed on walls and dressers and racks and hangers. Prices are pretty low, nothing marked much over $30 based on my quick scan.

Now, I am very self-aware when it comes to these situations. I knew I would leave with at least one item I didn't need. I only had to choose.

I considered a pink cluster necklace, some long blue beads, some fuscia drop earrings, even a pair of leggings. But when I turned a corner by the register I didn't care about any of that. I knew what really I wanted.



See, every day I wear this ID badge to work both to get into the office and to alert people that I will be asking a variety of annoying questions and possibly publishing their answers. My last lanyard was a green St. Petersburg Times number, which was all good until we changed our name this year. It was nostalgic, but also inaccurate. It had to go.

Charming Charlie's selections included hot pink and green and white, but I figured black sparkles were just interesting enough while still being a little subtle for work, and it would hide reporting grit and grime pretty well. Here's the full selection of lanyards.

We all know the bones of a good bargain equals cost to usage ratio. So $15 divided by at least five days a week until then end of time? I think I broke the Cost Per Use Sound Barrier.

What have you scored at Charming Charlie? Do share.

Deal Diva Stephanie

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:31pm]


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