What I Wore on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

by mary December 30, 2015

On Wednesday, December 30, the day before New Year's Eve, I wore this festive 1950s beaded sweater that I got at Dorothea's Closet Vintage several years ago. 

The rhinestones, pearls & gelatin sequins beading is really spectacular -- here's a close-up . . .

I wore 2 pieces of black & silver jewelry I've made to pick up the colors in the sweater.  The first is a necklace made with a black obsidian gemstone, prong-set in sterling silver.

I especially love the shape & patter of the stone & the way the prong-setting sets it off.

I also wore a pair of earrings I made with silver link chainmail & black teardrop gemstone beads.

The chainmail pattern was a bit tricky on these, but I like how it turned out.

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.

Thanks for looking & Happy New Year!

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What I Wore on Friday, December 18, 2015

by mary December 18, 2015

On Friday, December 18, I wore this fabulous 1960s red velvet dress & patent leather Kelly-style bag. 

Both the dress & bag make me think of Audrey Hepburn.

With my dress & bag, I wore a not-so-vintage hat, & 2 pieces of my Christmas jewelry.

The first is a charm bracelet I made recently.

I especially like the little record "Christmas Party" album charm, & the "Merry Christmas" stamp that I think would actually work!

I also wore a pair of Christmas earrings I made recently.

I made these out of vintage lithograph tin & brass that I cut into circles & domed.

With it being just a week until Christmas, what better time to wear red velvet & Christmas jewelry!

To see more of 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.

Thanks for reading!

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What I Wore on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

by mary December 3, 2015

On Wednesday, December 2, I wore this really fun 1970s Miss JoAnn of California crochet knit midi that I got at Dorothea's Closet Vintage several years ago. 

I especially love the see-through cut-out detailing, the full skirt, & the hippie boho look to this dress!  I looked up Miss JoAnn of California on the internet & wasn't able to find out much information about "her".  From what I did see, the company specialized in crochet knit dresses during the 70s.

With my fun hippie dress, I wore a necklace I made with vintage silver & rosary chain, as well as vintage findings & a broken vintage pin.

And I wore this fun pair of earrings I made recently.

I made the earrings from vintage snaps & copper jump rings.  I like how light they are, the contrast between the silver snaps & copper rings, & the way they move with you.

I thought both the necklace & earrings fit the boho look of the dress!

To see more of Dorothea's Closet Vintage, 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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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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