There are special heirloom pieces and gifts you receive in life that have such incredible beauty, dazzling and inspiring your admiration of their loveliness. Of the items I own that fall into this category, some are jewelry, and perhaps the most glorious in my box is the newest addition to my brooch collection. My parents gifted this to me this winter, and I cannot take my eyes off of its brilliance when I wear it.
I know I will treasure it always, not only for its aesthetic and vintage feel I love so, but because it will always cause me to remember from whom it came and what a special gift it was.
Styling it in all its ruby prettiness is something I am enjoying, as well, and here is a peek into how I styled it the first time I wore it on a recent weekend out spending a fun afternoon.
Sweater // H-E-B (Texas market) clothing dept.
Brooch // small town local boutique (gift)
Pants // (not shown) Gloria Vanderbilt
Flats // JC Penney
Sunnies // Plato's Closet
Bag // Target
Is anyone else having a velvet obsession? I have been in love with velvet pretty much my entire life dressing myself, but it seems the colors I see it in get more plentiful and varied and it is more abundant overall. Thus, I have picked up a quite a few new velvet items to add to my wardrobe in the past year. These flats, along with an identical style in my closet in an inky blue, are so beautiful to look down at as I walk.
I find there to be something so old-world about this window, probably because I have such an adoration for the aisles and booths full of antiquated wonder that lie behind it. This antique mall is by far my most favorite, and I'm so happy to not live too terribly far away from it. Visiting a few times a year to see what is new and making an afternoon of it is something I always enjoy.
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Feeling delightfully wintry and lovely in a weekend ensemble is quite a nice feeling for a day out, but even more so do I enjoy photographing the signs, art & murals, antiques, and historic gems in this and every small town I get a chance to visit. Walking "Main Street America" is a fascinating thing for all that you find and see as you stroll by. Here are some of my views from that day.
The treasures I brought home from the antique mall to add to my vintage photo collection☺
Is it just me, or has this week gone by in quite a flash? I feel as if
it were only Tuesday, but here I sit and it is nearly Friday.
I hope your week has gone wonderfully so far!
Do you have any plans this coming weekend?
Are you still enjoying dressing for winter, or ready for spring?
Do you collect brooches or another type of jewelry or heirloom?
Many blessings to you,