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).


  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!

  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.

  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

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

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

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

  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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