Once in a while you put on a dress and think, “This is so ME!” and feel super-special all night. When that happened to me last week, I took an outfit picture so that y’all could share in the super-special feeling. But! I’m going to keep you in suspense for a little bit.
I didn’t get a great shot of my jewelry while I was wearing the outfit, so I thought I’d take a craptacular close-up at home.A Here is my Gloriana necklace in white gold, accompanied by my Venus earrings in white gold and moonstone, set against the dress I was wearing.
I usually wear the Gloriana in yellow gold, but the black, gray and silver of the dress inspired me to get the white gold necklace out of the vault. The Venus earrings were originally made in rose gold and rose quartz. I also have a matching rose quartz/rose gold necklace and ring; chalcedony Venus earrings; and a rutilated quartz Venus necklace. The Venus design reminds me of a meeting with a retailer a year ago or so. The buyers liked a lot of my designs but one vaguely waved in the direction of the Venus pieces and said, “Don’t do anymore like that. Those are bad.”A I had a follow-up meeting with her next week and deliberately wore the rose gold and quartz Venus earrings. “Those are beautiful. Do more like that,” she said.
While I continue to brood over that conversation, you can admire my dress by Francis. Strapless dresses are a great excuse for me to wear a major necklace, so I moved the flower brooch that comes with the dress to the waist from the top of the dress.