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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘vintage’
Posted: July 19th, 2013

gojaneI’m sure you have seen the latest thing in rings is the midi ring.  The one at left is from Bloggojane.com. 

But there’s more to finger blinger than the midi. Bling comes in all sizes and the extra large statement ring is a hit. Add the big ones that stretch across fingers or try on a vintage beauty.

Look at this one from Jillian’s Closet on Poshmark.comJillian

Happy blinging everyone!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: March 8th, 2013

WatchTime marches on and the Google doodle — see below — reminds us today is International Women’s Day. It has been a national holiday since 1918 in some countries. Here’s a link to the official site. Celebrate — we’ve come a long way, baby!

Throughout our history, we’ve had wrist bling from Timex, Bulova, Citizen, Swatch, Omega, Rado, Longines and Rolex — if you are really lucky. At left is a pricey vintage number with a woman front and center — it’s a 1970 Vintage Geneve Wittnauer with cultured pearls in 14kt gold. It’s now worth more than $5,000. If you have  a vintage watch, get it on your wrist! The photo is from the Ross & Simons website. It is one-of-a-kind.

What’s the trend in timepieces?Anything goes. In recent years, wrist bling has gone from chunky and bold to stunning and retro. Here’s a great feature from Squidoo to help you decide what watch is right for you.  My mom’s timepieces ranged from a clock necklace to locket watches to wristwatches with tiny faces that required a magnifying glass to read.

I’ve never seen anything like that $5,000 piece in the picture above, but I remember a cameo piece and other pillbox style pop open watches like this Helzberg. HelzbergsOh, to have kept all the jewelry from family and friends.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: February 15th, 2013

Mod cloth author dress1Dresses, dresses, dresses. I am loving the dresses. This one from ModCloth.com speaks to me because it is called Author Outings Dress. It has a vintage feel — here’s the ModCloth.com description: “goldenrod-yellow fit-and-flare frock! Its retro hue, lightly textured stretch fabric, and see-through, crocheted details make this dress as intriguing as your latest work. You know it’s not fair to judge a book by its cover … ”

I had a dress that color many moons ago, and I also had that collar on another dress. It’s all back!

It is $79 and it is one of a million dresses I love. I am also coveting many frocks from Ruelala.  The site has numerous BCBGMAXAZRIA designs. Click here to see a few. I have friends who told me about these sites. Thanks friends.

Just a heads up — you do have to join to see all the stuff, but it costs nothing — just your e-mail address. So far they have not been stalking me like Zappos does (I get reminders that they miss me on nearly every web page I open — it’s a little creepy!), but I am a huge Zappos fan.

If you’re going to shop online, here’s the full glossary of terms I never knew, thanks to Recessionista.com. Get the full story here:

  • B&M = Brick-and-mortar (aka, this deal is redeemable at the store’s physical location).
  • BOGO or B1G1F = Buy One Get One Free
  • C/O = Cash Off
  • CPN = Coupon
  • DND = Do Not Double (aka, no doubling up on coupons allowed!)
  • GDA = Good deal alert
  • GWP = Gift With Purchase
  • H/F = Handling Fee
  • LPG = Lower Price Guarantee
  • MIB orNIB = Mint in Box or New in Box (aka, the product is brand new).
  • NAZ = Name Address Zip Code (to see if you are eligible for the deal).
  • NED = No expiration date
  • NOCC = No Credit Card
  • NWOT = New WithOut Tags
  • NWT = New With Tags
  • POP = Proof of Purchase
  • PP = Purchase Price
  • SMP = Specially Marked Packages
  • TMF = Try Me Free (samples, anyone??)
  • UNL = Unlimited
  • YMMV = Your Merchandise May Vary

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: July 25th, 2012

When my kids’ dad died more than 12 years ago, I worried about making sure that the kids would turn out normal — being raised by just me. Then my hubby came along and set us all straight.

Over the years, I’ve learned that normal is relative. The kids are pretty normal, but I see some hoarding tendencies that worry me. My oldest son loves hats. Although he claims to only have seven baseball caps, and I’m not counting. He also collects water bottles in his car, unintentionally, I think. My husband calls his car a recycling project.

My daughter has a collection of shoes that is on the hoarder side. I mean some of them are from high school. She graduated six years ago. My youngest also works the shoe gig. He has always been a stylish child. You have to admire a kid who asks if his shoes match his outfit.

The shoe thing is in the genes — my mom’s. She had a closet full of shoes — the entire top shelf of a giant linen closet was stacked to the ceiling with her shoes — neatly boxed. I never saw her wear any of them. She wore the ones in her own closet. It was kind of a collection.

Mom had a pair of blue satin shoes she got when I was born. They were still neatly boxed in that closet 30 years later when she died. Then, I took them home and kept them for another 10 years. OK maybe there is a little hoarder in all of us, but if I had kept them, they would be designer and vintage by now.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.


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