About Me





Orange you ready for fall?

Excuse the cheesy title for this post, but I had to go with it!  I am definitely ready for fall but Mother Nature insists on keeping us in the 90s in SoCal, so I have to add my fall fashion touches in small doses.  I love this vintage necklace that I picked up here in Redlands.  I love imagining the story behind it.  Here is my version :  In 1946 a young girl received this very grown up sparkly necklace for her quinceañera, and since I did not have a quinces fiesta, it was fate that it would now fall into my little hands.
 Here I am enjoying the 90 degree lighting wearing my JCrew Bon Voyage tee, perfect for a language teacher who dreams of travel n'est ce pas?   I love me some JCrew and this tee is one of my faves.  The headband is a gap find from 2 years back with navy blue and orange paisley design.
 So here is my quinceañera necklace that I paired up with a coral and ?? green stone necklace that a student from Hawaii made at the UOR and I bought during a craft sale.  A little beachy orange coral is all we can do for now as far as fall hues go and I think I will be ok with it!
Well my dears, after tearing up my house trying to find my dear watch that I pictured here,  I had to create this version in its absence.  I am so sad to have misplaced my sandy round faced military watch. :(  But alas, this orange nylon strap on this old square face will have to console me for now.  I do love orange and with all of my communist olive, taupe brown, white wardrobe, I think it adds a little happy note.


Beach House Living said...

I think your title is quite clever. I took the plunge last fall and purchased an orange cardigan. I was surprised how fun it really is after I got over feeling like a pumpkin.
I'm more in line with your coral versions.

Cindy Whitehead said...

I love orange (my suv is orange) and I am craving the at beautiful necklace you found - super pretty!

Ms. Givens said...

That is a great picture of you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Style Odyssey said...

i know i keep saying this, but you have SUCH an eye for color!
lovely pic of you. the light is brilliant and golden; must be that SoCal heat. my concern is we'll go from summer right into winter weather, with no fall. surely that can't happen!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Hello beauty!

love your jewls!
besos = bisous = kisses!

Ms. Givens said...

Thank you Laura. I am trying to be more creative with my post.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

i love your title and yes i am sooo ready for fall. it is my absolute favorite time of year! your vintage jewels are gorgeous...just like you!!! have a great day!

anita said...

you DO have a good eye laura. i would have never thought of putting those two pieces together. but they look wonderful together, especially with the headband to tie it all together.

and we have the same temp probs here in central florida. today in mid 90's (pant, pant)...over it!

Mimi said...

that necklace is so pretty! :D

<3, Mimi

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

love love love the necklace :)