Sheer emerald green beads and jewels

Just one more little post and then I’ll shut up, really. About the emerald green, I mean. But that darling dress (see post here) just reminded me – again – how wonderful emerald green is.

So, a few more colors and shapes of sheer, sparkling emerald green jewels 🙂

sheer emerald green glass beads and jewels in my Etsy shop

With the classic silk dress, you could wear tiny oval earrings – or chandeliers down to *there*. Or a simple teardrop necklace. Or an armful of bracelets (right now, I think that’d be the most fun – ask me again next week!)

But you see what I mean? Gorgeous color. Easy to use. Inexpensive (really). This is a win!

Vintage green silk dress

Let me put it this way – this dress is a fine example of why vintage is so wonderful. I don’t even have to talk a lot: let’s take a look.

vintage green silk dress

Such a simple dress. And what that means is, you can wear is so many ways. In summer, absolutely! A pair of flipflops or heels. A fab pair of boho earrings. In fall or winter (like, right now) – toss on a bright red cardigan. Dark green, or red, or black, high heeled Jimmy Choos (or if you’re like me, hunt down some fabulous thrifted heels).

I wouldn’t wear the classic pearl necklace, myself – I’d toss on a long tribal thing, or a multicolor vintage Haskell (Haskell *style*, which I would fake, and it would be great) – or maybe floral tattoos covering my arms (fake, or temporary, but oh well) and just add earrings.

You see what I mean? You can wear this dress anywhere, day or night, and it will look good. Belt it or don’t. High heels or flats. And by the way – they don’t usually tell you this, but silk is uber washable.

I found this treasure at Sydneys Vintage on Etsy. Not only does Syd, the curator/owner, have some GREAT party finds, she also has a coupon code for 20% off!

And this dress – this simple, classic, easy to wear (anywhere) dress – even before using the coupon – is $27.00. Yes. Twenty Seven Dollars plus shipping. Go grab it. Or go shopping for other fab finds. Do it. You’ll thank me.

Emerald green glass jewels

And back to ‘ordinary’ life (for which we are blessed!) Just a simple thing today, I wanted to show off these sheer, faceted emerald glass teardrop jewels:

sheer emerald green glass jewels stones or beads...pretty teardrops for earrings or pendants

because they are so appropriate for the season – and also flattering, pretty, and easy to use. All things that are nice when your life is busy to bursting, and you never have enough money, and you have the luxury of a party to go to!

Like I said, we are blessed.

#Paris is about Life

I can’t do a “regular” post today. I am heartsick over the violence in Paris, all those innocent people killed by monsters. I’ll return to my ordinary, everyday posts soon. But today, I have to share a beautiful tweet I saw.

The hashtag is #Parisisaboutlife. I retweeted it here.

hashtag paris is about life.... beautiful cartoon

In case it’s hard to read, the simple cartoon says, “Friends from the whole world, thank you for #Pray for Paris, but we don’t need more religion! Our faith goes to music! Kisses! Life! Champagne and Joy! #Paris is about life”.

Paris is about life.

We don’t need more religion. We need more compassion, more love, more jobs, more education, more respect for each other and all life.

If you’re so inclined, go share your thoughts on Twitter. Tell Parisians we care, even if we don’t know how to fix it.

Glass jewels plus charms

Or “ornaments”. I’ve mentioned this before but it’s so simple, and adds such a nice variation, that I wanted to highlight it. Take a simple glass jewel – in this case, a navy blue (montana sapphire) 10mm round. Put it in a silver setting (or pick up a pair in my Etsy shop already in settings. Then add the simple silver-plated leaf charms (yes you can get those too and they’re very inexpensive).

montana sapphire round glass jewel with a silver-plated leaf charm

Voila! A delicate, interesting earring, or pendant on a silver chain. Add more jewels or pearls if you like – or just it just “as is”. You see what I mean? It’s pretty, it’s inexpensive, and you can tailor the colors and details exactly as you like.

DIY: that’s the way it’s supposed to be 😉

Vintage bridesmaid dress

I first thought of “party dress”, because add a pair of high-heeled slippers (don’t you lvoe the vintage jargon? pumps, or stilettos, or whatever you want to call them) – and a fab pair of earrings and you will ROCK this dress. Or it will rock you. **

But then I thought: non-matching (but similar color) bridesmaid dresses, which if I was planning another wedding for me that is totally what I would be doing, so that my girls culd have dresses they love that were also coordinated with what I wanted 🙂

And this dress:

vintage blue bridesmaid dress...or party dress

How could you not love this dress? Look at the details! The wonderful shirring, the little bows, the finely-bound armholes, the full skirt! Modest but sexy too. Flirty and fun.

I found it at Jupe De Jour vintage boutique on Etsy, and this darling shop is just full of vintage finds you need to know about. A gorgeous red cheongsam. A pair of vintage brown pumps that believe me if they were my size would already be sold.

A vintage cowboy hat! Go see. You’ll thank me.