Saturday, March 21, 2009

Vintage Value Venture - Because I Didn't Get Any AIG Bonus Bucks

Every week I read the news and shake my head about the massive screw-ups coming out of Washington.
...AIG bonuses paid by the taxpayers and then our friends over at Fannie and Freddie reaching out for taxpayer backed bonuses too.
Of course we have the usual suspects complaining about limits on bonuses
Next we have this
Blogger Amy Alkon reminds us of even more nonsense from Capital Hill.
Bend Over, America!
(Again.) Guess who owes us back taxes? Matt Jaffe writes on ABC News that at least 13 companies who've sucked up some of the $300 billion in TARP funds owe hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes:
Two of the companies owe more than $100 million in taxes, said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.
Altogether, the 13 companies owed the government more than $220 million in unpaid taxes, he said.

No wonder we had the largest weekly drop in the dollar since 1985.

Thank God for Vintage...because I'm assuming that you didn't get government backed bonus bucks this year either.

OK, so it's not Roland Mouret....but I like the Mad Men 1950's vibe and detail. Plus the emphasis on the shoulders fits with everything shown this year at New York Fashion Week.

Dress Detail - Note blue interior at neckline

Rhonda Faber Green Sapphire and Diamond Earrings from $3250

Sapphire and Diamond Ring from $1950

Yeah...I know that the jewelry is on the pricey side...but with the dollar going down and gold going up...not to mention the inevitable inflation that will be coming our way soon...I'd rather have my assets invested in estate jewelry than in the stock market.
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Lip Glossed Assassin said...

Hi Nancy,

LOVE the outfit. I just wanted to thank you again for helping me find the perfect gift for my mother. She absolutely adores the earrings. I will definitely be coming back to Beladora again! (but next time I'm treating myself!)

- April

Belle de Ville said...

April...I'm so pleased that she adores the earrings!
There are lots of new pieces going up on Beladora and Beladora2 so check them out.
My new faves are the Ruser pieces in blush coral. They are perfect with all the blush fashions out this spring....and they are Ruser!

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