Sunflower Necklace Imported from Paris

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Hello everyone!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  A while back, my Mother-in-law and I had Christmas tea at The Paris Apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee.  It’s a beautiful store filled with items bought personally from Paris, France.  I have always had a love for sunflowers so when I saw this necklace, I just had to have it!  The necklace is copper and orange in color and, in my opinion, is very fashion forward, but so are the French!  It’s a heavy piece which speaks to its quality, but it is not too difficult to wear.

Paris Apt. Necklace

(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

I was trying to find a place to wear it when my husband and I got an invitation to a party for last year’s Kentucky Derby.  It seemed like the perfect occasion!  I wore it with a black Calvin Klein dress and Stuart Weitzman wedge heels and, of course, a Derby hat to match the necklace.  The photo below is of me in front of my car before the Kentucky Derby Party with my necklace and hat on!

2015 Kentucky Derby(Photo © 2015 Ian Anderson)

My New Badgley Mischka Handbag A Time to Reminisce

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Badgley Mischka Handbag

(Photos © 2016 Ian Anderson)

I recently purchased this beautiful Badgley Mischka handbag  at Saks Fifth Avenue and my description of it can only be pure perfection.  Everything about this bag is well-crafted from the zippers to the handles.  It was well-worth its retail price.

I have been a long-time admirer of Badgley Mischka since the early 2000’s when I bought the gorgeous evening gown shown below from one of their collections.  I did not know as much about fashion back then as I do now, but I did know quality and luxury.  The Badgley Mischka gown that I chose had both. The gown that I purchased was a black and tan symmetrical striped gown that fit me perfectly.  I wore it to compete in the Miss Georgia USA® 2002 pageant.  I may not have walked away with the crown that cool November night, but I certainly had the best dress thanks to Badgley Mischka.  I have never forgotten the brand or how it made me feel.  Here’s a photo of the gown itself!

Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

When I saw the fabulous handbag above by Badgley Mischka, I had to have it.  Carrying the brand makes me reminisce about years ago when I wore this beautiful gown onstage and felt so beautiful.

Badgley Mischka Handbag
(Photo © 2016 Ian Anderson)

Badgley Mischka Handbag

Badgley Mischka Evening Gown