Hello! I hope you all had a great weekend.
I am almost fully recovered from my pleurisy, thankfully. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be back to my old self!
Although I wasn’t 100% on Saturday, I really wanted to get out of the house even if it was just to run errands like shopping for deodorant at the drug store and buying groceries. I did manage to stop by my favorite local antique shop because I knew they were having a sale and I am on a mission to find vintage brooches.
Ever since seeing this necklace of Tamera’s in real life – which is even more stunning in person – I have been collecting vintage brooches of my own to make a statement necklace, with Tamera’s guidance.
I bought these brooches this weekend at the sale.
Finding the grape cluster brooch gave me the idea to have my necklace reflect my wine country lifestyle. So I will be looking for suns, grapes, bugs, leaves, palms, and anything else that I think symbolizes Sonoma Valley.
I have about 10 brooches so far and will need several more before I can begin piecing together my necklace. I have a feeling it’s going to take a few months. My goal is to have it made in time for the holidays. I have to say, it’s quite fun to search for brooches. It’s sort of addicting!
The weather around here has been ideal for summer. Cool and foggy mornings that eventually turn into warm and sunny afternoons. Layers are key.
It’s hard to believe that I almost didn’t buy this moto vest because I didn’t think I would wear it. I am so glad I changed my mind before I left Goodwill that day.
I went for an almost all neutral look by wearing fawn colored suede pumps by Calvin Klein and carrying a clay colored faux leather tote I bought in Paris last March. It has an orange neon lining that I love.
With silver accents on the vest and the tote, I opted for silver-toned jewelry. The moto vest makes any outfit look a little more edgy – even thought it’s beige – so I left the delicate jewelry at home and wore this necklace that I “made” in Tamera’s studio while having dinner at her home last month.
Tamera invited me to make my own necklace by picking out a strand, then choosing a pendant to add to it. Isn’t that fun? My eyes went directly to the chunky silver chain with the giant clasps and the enormous fleur de lis. I love big jewelry! I added the pearl pendant after receiving the crown she sent me last week. It was attached to the box and too pretty not to wear.