Sunday, December 21, 2008

Party - Our Christmas Party!

The weather turned into a blizzard! We haven't had snow like this in years - easily 12 years. So grateful to have friends who will trudge through this to come to our party. They all rock in the best kind of way. I am truly lucky to have such wonderful people in my life.

Everyone got home safe and sound, the last person left at 4am. Ah, another successful party!
I got this dress about 3 months ago - I've been saving it for this party.

I love the dusty purple colour - the grey cami underneath is a separate piece I got to go with this dress. I felt like a movie star from classic Hollywood in this.
Sorry about the pictures of my feet - I was rushed. Rockin' my Jessica Simpsons:
The jewelry set is one of my most prized possessions:
That's the original purple velvet box, straight from my Grandma J. I was so happy to get this. This is signed Sherman, a famous Canadian jeweler who specialized in these crystal pieces in the 50s - the crystals are Swarovski and the metal is gold plated. The finish on them is called "aurora borealis".

Dress (Oxmo), beaded cami (RW & Co.), shoes (Jessica Simpson), choker, bracelet & earrings set (Sherman, Grandma J's).

10 comments:

  1. You look like a classic movie star! And that jewelry is beautiful. Glad you had fun at your party despite the blizzard!

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  2. You look amazing! That dress is beautiful.Now i feel like i'm missing a long dress in my life. I glad you had a good time @ your party :-D

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  3. Thanks, ladies! It was a fun party - whew! I'm exhausted.

    Lady D - everyone needs at least one long gown. You need one!

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  4. OMG, I don't even know where to start. That dress DOES make you look like a Hollywood movie star! It's soooooo pretty, so chic, so elegant.

    And that jewelry would be my prized possession if it were mine too! Wow, what great pieces to have -- not only are they stunning in and of themselves, but that they were from your grandmother makes them that much more special.

    I don't have a long dress either...hmmm, now I've got two things to hunt for -- a lovely long gown and a place to wear it, lol!

    You look beautiful :)

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  5. Kayleigh: Thanks, and would you believe, that dress felt like wearing a nightgown, it was so comfortable!

    I almost never wear the jewelry - I think it's been about 11 years (at my 30th birthday party) since I last wore them.

    Every woman needs a long gown! Get one!

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  6. Wow, nice dress -- I had one almost like that in green and I'm pretty sure I consigned it .... I'll have to look. Merry Christmas!

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  7. Hey, Ruth! I love this dress - and can you believe it's been marked down to $39 at Plum? Arg! But they aren't selling - it's one of those dresses that doesn't look good on the hanger. Merry Christmas!

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  8. that necklace set is about the most beautiful thing i have ever seen. id like to see it on!!

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  9. Hi, and welcome, Veronicahhh! If you click on the picture of me you can see me wearing the set.

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  10. Wow, you do have some gorgeous vintage pieces from Grandma J. I am jealous that you have an entire set still in the velvet box.

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