I grew up in the Augusta area, living in Waynesboro for as long as I can remember. I went to college in Indianapolis, interned at the Chronicle over summer and Christmas breaks, and landed a job as sports clerk the summer after I graduated. Eventually, the sports job turned into writing for the business section and now I report on local business happenings as well as writing for the Shopgirl column/blog.
Posted August 3, 2011 10:27 am

Like it stamps, The Limited and long sleeves



There's no denying that facebook has redefined how we socialize over the internet, but now you can bring the social networking site into your paperwork as well.

For the past few weeks, a picture of rubber stamps with the facebook "like" image has been making its way through the interwebs. I finally tracked down who is selling it - a product art retailer called Jailbreak Collective.

The stamps come in a set of two, a "like" stamp and a "dislike" stamp, and the set is only $12.99. That's cheap enough for you to put a tongue-in-cheek twist to the way you categorize that stack of papers on your desk.

Jailbreak Collective also designed the App Magnets, small square magnets that look exactly like the app icons on the Apple iPhone. Get a set of 18 at UrbanOutfitters.com for only $16.


The Limited is opening in the Augusta Mall, and they are running some knockout promotions.

The store is already open and looks great. When I passed by, they were already running some deals but this coming weekend, Aug. 12 to 14, everything in the store (excepting clearance items) will be 40 percent off. While supplies last, you'll get a canvas tote when you make a purchase and be entered to win a $500 gift card to The Limited.


If the fall sneak peeks I've gotten are any indication of Fall 2011, clean lines and crisp colors are in order. One of the best ways to accent this silhouette is by working in some statement bracelets and cuffs.

Statement costume jewelry is one of the categories big-box teen retailers like Forever 21 do well - they have some striking pieces that will be a great addition to your fall look this year.

As you transition into the cooler weather, you'll most likely be wearing lightweight sweaters or long sleeved tees. Get a bracelet like the Forever 21 beaded spiral bracelet to wear over those long sleeves. It's only $8 and in this rich red will go with just about anything. If you want an edgier look, get a leather wrap bracelet. It will become a staple in your wardrobe, and etsy seller Fullofcraft sells a beautiful tan one for only $27.

Reach Gracie Shepherd at (706) 823-3217 or gracie.shepherd@augustachronicle.com.