Marchesa Necklace from Nordstrom From The Pages of a Fashion Magazine


I saw this Marchesa necklace in the pages of one of my fashion magazines.  I subscribe to them all so I could not tell you to any degree of certainty which one.  However, I saw it and fell in love with it.  I went to and found the necklace and earrings (not shown in photo we took below) and bought them both as a sort of late Christmas/early Valentine’s Day gift to myself.  It was a bit of an impulse buy, but those can be the best kind!

The necklace is exquisite.  It is everything that the online photo advertised and more.  It is very luxurious and fits much like a choker, but it has plenty of volume to it.  The necklace contains several gold roses with crystals in the center.  I have not worn in yet, but I can think of an upcoming romantic holiday coming up for which it might be perfect!

Marchesa Necklace(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

Marchesa Necklace - Close Up(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

Emporio Armani Watch The Perfect Timepiece


2015 Christmas Armani Watch

(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for checking in to my blog today!  I’m excited to share with you a purchase that I certainly don’t regret making!

I recently purchased an Emporio Armani watch.  I had been wearing a Movado watch, but had grown tired of wearing it and had put it on the shelf for close to a year.  When I saw this Armani watch, I just had to have it!  It is quite a showpiece with it’s crystal face and sterling silver band.  Most importantly, it’s comfortable to wear.  I would strongly recommend any Armani watch to anyone who is in the market to buy a new one!  They are both beautiful and durable and everything that you could ever want in a timepiece.