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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Diamond

I was cleaning out my jewelry box when I noticed one of those velvet hinged boxes sitting on top. It's been there for such a long time I was nearly blind to it and it's thick coating of dust.

Inside was an assortment of friendship necklaces from Claire's (some of those friendships are still viable, others were never worthy of the charm in the first place). But the jewel I found most intriguing is the one I'm wearing. Thin and delicate, the chain is marked 14k gold, and the stone I believe, might just be tiny enough to be a real diamond.

Diamonds are my birthstone, and the necklace has the look and feel of something my Great Aunt might have gifted me, so real or not, it is precious and I am pleased to be wearing it again.

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The Rundown
Cloudburst Dress Joie via TJMaxx
Sandals MRKT via DSW similar
Color Block Clutch Gap similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Alphabet Necklace c/o Gorjana & Griffin
Diamond Necklace Gift
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana & Griffin
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie


Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

Super cute look, something I could totally rock while on vacay!! Beautiful necklace.

Laura B said...

I love the layered necklaces! They compliment your dress so nicely! I adore that clutch, too! The neon is so fun!

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a sweet necklace and the whole outfit is so pretty. Kisses and have a great start to the week, lovely.

Closet Fashionista said...

SUCH a pretty necklace!! I love finding old treasures in my mountain of junk, haha.
Loving the dress too, so perfectly Summery :)

Lorena said...

How very pretty ! I love the layering on the necklace and how you matched the bracelet to the print of the dress.
Looking great L!

Lorena said...

How very pretty ! I love the layering on the necklace and how you matched the bracelet to the print of the dress.
Looking great L!

Anngelik Martinez said...

I love cleaning and finding items that I didn't know I had. Love the layering of the necklaces and that dress, perfect for summer.


Anngelik Martinez said...

I love cleaning and finding items that I didn't know I had. Love the layering of the necklaces and that dress, perfect for summer.


Kelly said...

I love that hat and the bracelet is beautiful!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Tracy Miller said...

Those are the best finds. I have some jewelry hidden away in one of my drawers and this has reminded me to go through it (I had hidden it during our last move!). This dress looks comfy but also so chic.

Tatiana Pujol said...

This outfit looks very comfy and chic. Something I would definitely wear on a relaxed weekend. I love the accessories you are wearing.

TheTinyHeart said...

Such a pretty necklace! I love how you layered it! Such a nice little surprise in your jewelry box.

The Tiny Heart

Pleasantly Petite said...

such a great look!

Brittani and Katie

Inge Jane said...

Oh I love special finds like this! What a great surprise!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

What a great find in your jewelry box! I love how dainty it is! That dress is adorable too!

Ellie said...

I need to dust off the old jewelry box! Love this look girl. That hat is perfect.


Lisa - respect the shoes said...

What lovely easy summer look on you!

Shen Dove said...

Love how you styled your dress. "Rediscovering" a piece of jewelry you've forgotten about is the best feeling. It's shopping your closet in the truest sense.

Nikki said...

That dress is fab!! I love it!! And what a nice surprise in your jewelry box. I wish I found things like that!


Bree Alwin said...

Love your outfit and hat. The necklace is lovely. What a great find!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Gorgeous, and I love your delicate necklaces!

Lulu Monema said...

Pretty outfit.

See you soon

Head to Toe Chic said...

Loving that clutch! and such a gorgeous dress on you!!


Meghan Hayes said...

That hexagon cuff! 8-0 Sooo pretty. It's so dainty and beautiful! What a nice surprise to find.

Ramona said...

What a wonderful reunion and such a dear piece to own. Love how you brought it back with a very trendy look- layering. How cute the matching dress pattern with bracelet.

xoxo Ra


Tori said...

Love a great find shopping in your own closet--love the delicate necklace :)


Frannie Pantz said...

Two of my kids' birthstones are diamonds too! What a great thing to stumble upon. This dress is so pretty on you and I love the hat.

Beautygirl24 said...

Gorgeous! I love this outfit so much. The flow of the dress is perfect for summer! I love the necklaces as well. Statement pieces are great, but there's something so lovely about dainty pieces :)

Maggie said...

I absolutely love finding old treasures and making them work for the style today! That necklace is perfect and I love your dress!


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Cee said...

Those kinds of discoveries really are the best kind - a tiny diamond necklace, just hiding in your jewelry box, unworn for years. And it's such a beautiful, classic shape, I just love it. I have something similar but in the shape of a somewhat - I hate to say it - cheesy heart and although it's special in a way, I couldn't wear it with a straw hat and neon clutch. No way. Speaking of which - straw hat and neon clutch, another fabulous combination!

Nicole Layne said...

What a great necklace to discover! Both of the necklaces you are wearing are so delicate and beautiful and go perfectly with this outfit!

Nicole to the Nines

Melanie said...

Pretty necklace--what a great find! I also really like your bracelet. It kind of reflects the pattern on your dress. :)

Melanie | UnraveledThreads

Alissa said...

That first necklace literally looks like it belongs in a magazine! Uhmmaazzing.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Love that dress so much and your necklace is the perfect dainty and feminine accessory.

Shea Sayers said...

Ooh I love surprise closet/jewel box finds! The two dainty necklaces layered together is so pretty too, especially with that summery dress!

Alice Warren said...

A find in your own closet/jewelry box is always great! Love this hat on you too.


Lady of Style said...

Great find! I am in love with the fine jewellery you are wearing. Just the right accessoires for your summery dress.
The backdrop of your photos is so beautiful!

Annette | Lady of Style

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

That necklace is so precious, you look lovely.


Ali Hval said...

Augh, don't you love it when you stumble across jewelry that brings up friendship memories like that? I still have a letter necklace with an "F" on it and remember my friend told me she couldn't find one with an "A" so she got an "F" for friend instead. :)

Anywho, I love that hexagon necklace--bee power to the max--and your delicate jewelry is lovely as well. :D

Whitney James said...

I love a good story behind a beautiful piece of jewelry. Love how you layered the necklaces, and that dress is everything! SO perfect for summertime.


Jeans and a Teacup said...

Ok, I love that dress! I never find things like that at TJ Maxx!
Jeans and a Teacup

Kim Alston said...

It's beautiful on you! What a great treasure. Awesome dress!

Nicole Feliciano said...

I love that you paired those heels and hat with the dress! Looks great!