Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Real Gem

A few weeks ago I was asked to help out a close friend with her annual jewelry show. In exchange for my services, I would receive a sweet insider's discount. Um, yes! Little did I know 'helping out' translated to 'modeling' the goods. Oh mylanta! If you knew me in person, you'd know that I am one of the shyest girls in the world. So I swallowed up my timidness this past weekend and turned my clavicle into the lady of the evening.

I was ooh la la-ing over her amber collection all evening.

Aside from the array of gems, her home is beautifully adorned with presentations from her culture and her passion for the arts.

[ tinkle with the mermaids ]

Did I mention she is an avid thrift shopper?! Check out this dining room set she scored years ago at a second hand store.

Towards the end of the night I was able to take a quick snapshot while I was wearing one of her biggest pieces displayed that night; a Mediterranean coral necklace.

I'm keeping my purchases on a hush hush level as they will be Christmas gifts for some lovely ladies! 


  1. I'm sure you made a fantastic model! In fact, my mother-in-law *always* says things like, "That Dolores is gorgeous! Has she ever modeled?" Well, now I can tell her YES! :) I'd love to check out some of your friend's pieces! Does she have an Etsy shop or some such?

  2. "Oh mylanta"--haha, that's so funny! I haven't heard that phrase in a while! I was hoping we'd get to see a picture of you modeling something--you're beautiful! I hope you had fun doing it. The jewelry is amazing, too!

  3. Aw, you look cute! Nothin' to be shy about. (Although I would've been the exact same way :

  4. Gem Truly Outrageous! Loving all that fabulous jewelry. And let me tell you, I'm glad you worked what your momma gave you. Your clavicle is way too stunning to be a wall flower, y'know what I'm saying?

    Your blog posts always make my day!

  5. Oh, that's so unique, and so beautiful. I just love to wear some thing, which adds to my uniqueness and my style, and this one is really the perfect match for my choice. Nice sharing dear.

  6. These are so nice and interesting. Specially the one in white color, I just love to have the one like that white stuff. That is a great sharing, thanks for posting such a unique and beautiful stuff.