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)

Pantone’s “Colors of the Year” 2016 Monday's Desire to Inspire 2/1/2016


Photo © Pantone 2016)

This year, Pantone has chosen its colors of the year to be Rose Quartz and Serenity.  These colors either are or will be everywhere from the runway to the stores.  Pantone took a transcendental approach to choosing these colors by stating that they wanted to reflect connection and wellness and a “soothing sense of order and peace.”