I am choosing not to show you the outfit I wore on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, because it was just blegh. The total outfit, that is. The individual pieces are awesome, but together, eh.
So instead I will focus on my favorite part of my outfit, the necklace I wore that day. I have been promising you all a review of this necklace but because of factors out of my control, I could only get to it today (Monday, May 11, 2009).
By the way, what are those factors? Well, Saturday was just gorgeous and hot and humid and oh, the day of the JCA Tea Party. So I spent all day with the most fantastic ladies of the DC/Richmond region. That night I took my step-mom out for dinner (which turned into a dinner for me, too…yay for being a mom). The next day was Mother’s Day and was quite possibly the prettiest day of the year yet. I was out the entire day and took a nap when I got home. Then I had swim coaching. So this is the first opportunity I have had to write!!! (But I know you all totally understand—which is why I love you all!)
(And, yes, I am planning on putting pics up from the weekend…of course!)
So, this amazing necklace…you can purchase it here. I see they have not sold out. Good…I want you all to have a chance to get it!
Here is the necklace on me. You can see that the necklace falls to about the chest area. It will fall differently on each person, but it is not an especially long necklace. In the May catalog there is a pic in the special event dresses section that shows the magnolia-leaf necklace falling to right below the neck itself, but I bet they finagled the clasp to make it fall that high (which I think I want to try sometime…very pretty in my opinion). Obviously the best part of this whole ensemble is my gorgeous girl CW, but I think the sweet necklace takes a second place, easily!
Here is a close-up of the necklace. As you can see it is a delicate looking charm, but in real life, this charm is substantial and well-made. I was surprised at how inexpensive it was. At $45 it is priced to sell and probably sell-out. I actually bought this at the store (Tyson’s) and only because someone had returned (!!!) it. The sales assistant was all set to buy it but then I asked about it and she handed it over (so sweet) and I was able to get it for even less money with the Mickey card (so it ended up being around $33). As I was paying the cashier, another person asked about the necklace, so it convinced me even more that I had chosen well.