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Christmas Classics

Here's another outfit for the holidays. I am loving this skirt and sweater. I probably should have restrained myself from buying them, but they're so pretty! It's perfect for some of the Christmas parties this season! There are a few rows of beading along the neckline, which pair well with pearls. I wore my favorite pearl earrings from National Geographic. Next time I think I'll add a pearl bracelet to the outfit.

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Classics

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Classics

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Classics

Northwest Pearls: Christmas Classics

Are you excited to dress up for the holidays?

Little Black Dress

Two of my favorite little black dresses are from Target, proving that you don't always need money to get great clothes. I love this dress; I paired it with some jewelry and a clutch from my grandmother, and my nude heels. Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

The necklace and bracelet are from my grandmother, as is the beaded clutch. You can't fit a ton into the clutch, but it fits just enough and the beading is beautiful.

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

Northwest Pearls: Little Black Dress

  • Dress: Target (old); Similar from Target, Talbots, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom
  • Heels: Nordstrom
  • Heel Inserts (for comfort): Superfeet (old); New version here
  • Wrap: Target (old); Similar here
  • Necklace: Vintage; in a set with the pearl bracelet
  • Bracelet: Vintage, in a set with the necklace
  • Watch: Nordstrom (old); Similar Fossil
  • Clutch: Vintage; Couldn't find a very similar one, but this one's gorgeous
  • Earrings: National Geographic

Navy, Pearls, and Polka Dots

I love fit and flare dresses. They're fun, feminine, and flattering. This is the dress I was going to wear to my college graduation. It's one of my favorite dresses but because it doesn't have pockets, I chose to wear another dress to graduation. And, of course, it's hard to go wrong with pearls. Northwest Pearls: Navy, Pearls, and Polka Dots

Northwest Pearls: Navy, Pearls, and Polka Dots

Northwest Pearls: Navy, Pearls, and Polka Dots

Northwest Pearls: Navy, Pearls, and Polka Dots

Northwest Pearls: Navy, Pearls, and Polka Dots

Dress: Adrianna Papell

Shoes: Rockport

Necklace and Bracelet: Vintage

Clutch: Vintage; Similar here for $125

DIY Friday: Necklace Display

Frame Display I wanted to make a necklace display for my room so when I came across an old frame, I bought it. The seller had glued it a bit to make sure it didn't fall apart. Here's a picture of the back of it.

Frame Display

And the front. It was incredibly dusty so I took a small brush vacuum attachment and vacuumed/brushed all the dust off.Frame Display

Here's a close-up of the frame.

Frame Display

I went to an antique store and bought one old drawer pull. I love the look of it and the bubbles in the glass.

Frame Display

They only had one old one, so I bought four new ones that matched. They don't have the same charm, but they are almost identical besides the lack of patina and imperfections/uniqueness.

Frame Display

 

My dad cut some wood for the backing. I went to a fabric store and bought velvet to cover it. This is a mock-up of what it would look like finished.

Frame Display

I cut the fabric and we took a staple gun to it. Then we drilled the pulls into the fabric. This was really tricky and the fabric would start to be caught up in the drill. The best way to do this was to cut a teeny tiny 'x' into the fabric where I wanted the bolt to go. Then we held the fabric apart and drilled through the 'x' and made sure it didn't touch the fabric by holding the fabric apart with two rulers. We put a washer and a nut on the back of each. Then we took picture hanging wire/hardware and attached that. We had to be careful to not drill the hardware through the frame. And finally, we took those metal tabs you use to keep the back of pictures and picture frames in place, and attached two of those to the frame so the backing wouldn't fall out.

Frame Display

And voila! We hung it up on the wall!

Frame Display

Maxi Skirt for Work

This is an outfit I wore in college, albeit without the heels, I usually wore it with flats, but I re-purposed it for a day at work. It's very comfy, and still looks pretty professional. A blazer could be added to dress it up more, or different shoes or a scarf could change the look. Maxi Skirt for Work

Maxi Skirt for Work

Shirt: Target (old) It's one of my favorites and I wish I had bought more.

Skirt: Target (old)

Necklace: Target (old) Similar here

Watch: Nordstrom

Shoes: Nordstrom (old) Similar here