I planned this entire outfit around new jewelry I wanted to wear.
For my birthday, Lara made me this bracelet, and I have not taken it off since. I love the combination of gold and silver tone and I love the way the wing weighs down the second chain so they fall at different lengths. I also love the way it goes with my collectible Buffy watch.
And then Sunday my friend Mikal brought over a chest full of old costume jewelry that had belonged to various members of her family. Some was hers, some her mothers, some her grandmothers, even her daughters. I combed through it (SO FUN) and she let me take pieces I liked! I got some really over the top stuff I cannot wait to wear, but I wanted to wear this beaded necklace and bunny pendant NOW.
The pendant I just dropped on a chain, but the beaded necklace was a part of a longer and much more over the top piece. I separated it down the middle and Mikal and I split it. She rocked her half as choker, which looked great, but I always feel like chokers are, well, choking me! So I added in some extra chain and split up the beads for an asymmetrical look. I also pulled that cuff from the box, but I guess I didn’t get a good picture of that. Another time, I swear.
The weather over the weekend was so warm I didn’t even need a jacket at times, but this week we are back to the cold. I am pretending it’s not happening and wearing this lightweight jacket, but it’s supposed to snow again. Not as much as last time, but it will be cold.
And you can see the length on that strap on my new bag in these pics. *Sigh*. That bag is so freaking perfect. I LOVE it.
Dress, Thakoon for Target
Jacket, Forever XXI
Boots, Steve Madden
Bag, Nordstrom Rack
Wing and chain bracelet, Gift from Lara
Cuff Bracelet, vintage, gift from Mikal
Beaded necklace, re-worked vintage, gift from Mikal
Bunny pendant, vintage, Gift from Mikal