Tag Archives: Pearls

The Whole Shebang.

Shaner was in town last weekend. Thank god. I needed to have some time with her in the worst way. We had a ton of fun … maybe too much (ha! Just kidding. Impossible).

Anyway, we got to play dress up for a hot second. I finally got to try my entire outfit on together. Veil, dress, shoes, jewelry. All at once. For the first time.

No, sorry, you don’t get pics. This one’s actually a surprise. (I know! How could I do that to you?!? The nerve.)

But, let me tell you …


Also? Screw the pinwheels. I can’t pick. What about ribbons on dowels?

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I Got My Pretty!!!!

And they’re gorgeous! The pearls are an amazing turquoise and they work so perfectly with my mom’s!

Please forgive the hair … and um, bathroom lighting. And poor picture quality … yikes.

Earrings too!

Oh, and we got Leigh’s kicks. It’s been a successful week here at 33 Elk Run

They’re a bit darker than the rest of the blues, but … they rock lotsa socks!

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EEEE!!!! More Jewelry Pretty.

So Kimberly, who made my necklace, also made me earrings. A wonderful and insanely generous gesture. And she took another pic of my pearls.

Thank you SOSOSOSOSOSO much, Kimberly!!! I can’t wait to wear them!


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Necklace Pretty.

So, I got a custom necklace made. Yeah. That happened. When I was trying on my dress for Shaner and her madre, they both thought I needed blue around my neck. But I also want to wear mamasita’s pearls. So I hunted around Etsy (hi, my name is Christen. I’m an Etsyholic) and found North Atlantic Art Studio who wooed me with some purdy turquoise pearls. So, I contacted her (Kimberly) to see if she could possibly make a two-strand turquoise pearl necklace to nestle around my mama’s pearls. While the actual two-strand idea would be lovely, she didn’t think the clasps would lay nicely together. So she just made me two necklaces instead.

Presenting …

The middle strand is just a gauge to work around my mom’s pearls.


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This + Mom’s Pearls = Amazing Pretty

I love these. And I would love these layered with mi madre’s pearls (check the pic of me with the blue crinoline).


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