Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Green and Citrine

More new acquisitions: the sweater and the shoes. Yes, I am a shoe junkie. I fully admit it.
If I look slightly pained in the photo, it's because mere moments before I was shouting a Very Bad Word and writhing in pain on the floor, having "pulled a Sheila" and stubbed my toes while chasing the cat. Damn, those doors!

Wearing my favourite tweed skirt again to show off my lovely grass-green sweater. I like the bell sleeves on the sweater and the ribbed texture on the top half of it. It would look good belted, but since I was doing some nice jewelry, I didn't want to detract from that.

The shoes. I was looking specifically for a pair of brown pumps, but you really can't get get boring brown pumps - they have to have something special, and these fit the bill:
Patent faux croc with a nice low, sexy vamp! Yes! Thank you, Jessica Simpson (I never thought I would write those words).

I got this necklace for my...32nd? birthday from L. He was told it was antique and probably Art Deco. My research leads me to think it's citrine, and I know each stone is hand-cut since the facets are quite irregular. Each stone has a metal frame on the back of it and the linking is very delicate. I think the metal is sterling silver, but it is quite dark with age. The backs of the stones have a slight glimmer of metallic, like they were once coated to make them more sparkly (like the earrings).
A close-up:
Isn't it pretty? No markings, unfortunately. The earrings don't really go, except for the colour - I bought them at an antique and collectibles fair to match the necklace. They're probably from the 50s/early 60s.

Sweater (Max Studio), cami (Esprit), skirt (Kensie), nude fishnet tights (Hue), shoes (Jessica Simpson), necklace (antique, gift from L), earrings (vintage).

7 comments:

  1. Absolutely adorable and chic!! You have terrific flair in organising your outfits and always have that polished look; gorgeous just gorgeous accessories (your hubby has great taste) and of course shoes!! A few years ago I was on the search for very similar shoes to wear with my graduation outfit but was unsuccessful. Lucky you!

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  2. Aw, thank you!

    You should see some of the amazing stuff L's bought me over the years. As party season is coming up, I'll be making a point of wearing more of it.

    I have been looking for brown shoes for over a year.

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  3. That is a beautiful necklace! And these brown crocs are lovely. I 've been searching for brown shoes and i 've only found 1 pair i like. Man i'd love to raid your shoe closet. lol

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  4. Those shoes are so beautiful! I love it when Jessica Simpson puts out a classy shoe. ;)

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  5. The shoes rock - keep building up the wardrobe before taking the pledge on January 1st.

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  6. I just wanted to say that I gave you a I love your Blog Award. Stop by & claim it!

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  7. Thanks, Lady D! My closet is a mess right not - time to give it a good cleaning.

    Erica, I have another pair by Jessica Simpson...and they are total hoochie-mama shoes.

    That's the plan, Jane!

    Della, you're such a dear. Thank you.

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