Monday, August 1, 2011

Jewelry Swap



When Pam over at Over50feeling40 decided to do a jewelry swap; I said, "sure,  why not!"  This piece of jewelry is from Debbie over at Boopnut.




I actually flipped the disk over and found it was made on mother-of-pearl.  I liked that side better and used it instead.  I don't usually wear necklaces; earrings are my thing--but this was a nice change.  It's good to get out of your comfort zone.  Thanks Debbie!



I paired  the necklace with a casual outfit--I'm thinking of posting more casual outfits for all of us baby boomers now partially retired or retired--or just working part time.  Sometimes its more difficult to find casual clothes than work clothes!  This look of a tunic top and capris works great for me.

Thanks Pam and Debbie for this fun post!






22 comments:

  1. That necklace looks nice on that side and it that outfit! I haven't worn anything blue to do the earrings lately, but when I think of an outfit, will be sure to post it!
    Deb

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  2. The necklace is beautiful and it looks really good on you. You look very happy and relaxed. Happy Monday!

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  3. Your necklace looks really nice with this outfit. I love mother of pearl. It fascinates me how it can have such beautiful colors and patterns.

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  4. This is GREAT! I'm not used to seeing you with so little color but the black and gray is great on you! Hugs girly! ~Serene

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  5. I like the mother of pearl side, too. Looks great with the basic black background!

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  6. I've never done a swap yet...sounds like fun. It does take thought on casual outfits, I agree. I like how you did the necklace your way. I get so many ideas on how to turn things around from reading blogs. Blogs are more inspiring to me than fashion magazines right now. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

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  7. I like the necklace on you...and I like the mother-of-pearl side best myself! And, yes, please, to more casual looks. Sometimes I think capris get a bad rap.

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  8. Great necklace! It really adds a lot to the outfit, but I'm glad you kept it simple so it stands out! Jewelry swap--what a fun idea!

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  9. Great use of the necklace. I hope we see more of Pam's ideas!
    You are so right about the need for inspiration for leisure dressing. This cute outfit really hits the mark.

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  10. I really like this piece!
    And yes to more casual outfits, as it is true, there are many of us who work from home or not at all and casual can be fun and stylish as well! Love your casual look today :)
    (Black is still my favorite and I think it makes a perfect palette for everyone to add their style to!)
    You Look awesome!
    xXx
    Reva

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  11. PS, I also just noticed your purple chair! LOVE IT!
    xXx
    Reva

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  12. i like your outfit first of all...casual yet very stylish...and such a great idea to do the swap!!!

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  13. The necklace looks great on you. I bet you'll find a million outfits to wear it with!

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  14. The necklace looks wonderful on you...you should wear them more often and I really like the entire casual look!! Thanks for participating!!

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  15. Very nice outfit, necklace and smile!
    XX

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  16. Great necklace -- you actually have 2 necklaces in one! Love your casual look. You are so right about it being harder to get good casual outfits. I seriously want to upgrade my "lounging" clothes but alas: capris are just horrid on me! Enjoy them knowing you look terrific!

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  17. Hi Paula! You look gorgeous in that pic i like the backdrop - I love your sandals and love the necklace - you look comfortable and happy in that pic .
    I wear a lot of leggings as well i think i have them in all colors very practical- I wear them often with dresses.

    Thank you for your comments on my posting - Ariane xx

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  18. Paula, I love the first photo of you. So vibrant and open! Beautiful necklace too, and the capris look great on you.

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  19. Lovely necklace this is a very nice gift from Debbie.
    You look great and so relax in your purple chair and your great smile!

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  20. I love the earrings! And your sandals.

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