What I Wore on Friday, November 27, 2015

by mary November 27, 2015

On Friday, November 27 -- Black Friday -- I wore this fabulous black dress from the 1920's & hat from the 1980s that I picked up at Dorothea's Closet Vintage!

One of the things I especially love about this dress is the amazing soutache around the necklace, down the front, & across the hipline.  (Soutache is narrow decorative braid used to trim clothing.  From what I could find online, it was used at least back into the 1800s.)  I also love the drape & cut of the hemline in the front!

With my outfit, I wore 3 pieces of my hand-crafted jewelry.  I made this necklace out of vintage rosary chain, crystal beads from a broken necklace, & part of a broken earring.

I especially like the art nouveau feel of the unusual rosary connector!

I also wore this steampunk style charm bracelet I made.

Finally, I wore this pair of earrings I made from an old tintype, crystal beads, & rhinestone key & heart charms!

I like the way the asymmetrical earrings connect & communicate with each other.

To see more Dorothea's Closet vintage clothing, check out the shop's website at http://dorotheasclosetvintage.myshopify.com.  To see more of my jewelry, go to http://paulinesjewelrybox.com.

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What I Wore on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

by mary November 4, 2015

On Tuesday, November 3, I wore this super soft 1950s cashmere sweater by California Girl that I got through one of the Facebook vintage groups I belong to, a vintage sheer black jacket I got from Dorothea's Closet Vintage, & a fun black hat I got in Cedarburg, Wisconsin earlier this summer (from the owner of a bed & breakfast a friend & I stayed at).  And, I carried this super fun 60s black patent leather purse with amazing atomic print on it that a friend custom painted!  I think the purse really makes the outfit!

I tried to learn more about California Girl sweaters online, but couldn't really find much other than a few other sweaters on Etsy. 

With my outfit, I wore 2 pieces of jewelry I've made that complemented the colors in my atomic purse -- including this fun "A Woman Can't Have Too Many Shoes" charm bracelet.

Most of the shoe charms are vintage Cracker Jack or gumball charms dating from the 1920's through 1960s.

I also wore this pair of copper puzzle earrings that I made recently.

To get the texture on the earrings, I ran lace through the rolling mill with the copper; I also used liver of sulfer to get the patination.  The beads on the earrings are turquoise gemstones.

To see more of my jewelry, check out my webpage at http://paulinesjewelrybox.com.

Thanks for reading & have a great day!

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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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