First I L-O-V-E shoes. And I buy shoes from everywhere...if I like them, I buy them...from department stores, to online sources and a few favorite vendors that I always use because they always work for me.
The pair that generated the most interest were these:
I got these from Jessica London online. The tips are gray and the body is tan. It has a 3" heel with a 1/2" platform. These were purchased especially to go with the Lavender and Gray Skies wardrobe.
The other pair featured in the pictures was purchased from The Avenue last fall and are no longer available on their site.
Normally, though I don't shop for shoes online unless I've worn the brand before. My favorite brands are Bandolino, AK Anne Klein, Aerosoles, Nine West, and Sofft. I will admit that I have alot of shoes, not an Imelda Marcos amount but alot...*sigh*...I love shoes! MY latest obsession are these...
which I've purchased in two colors (blue 'n white & black 'n white)...yeah I know...but unlike someone asked...no I don't own a pattern for TNT shoes but I wish I did! *LOL*
As for jewelry...I am mostly a pearl girl. I love pearls in all colors and shapes. Most of the pearl necklaces featured on my garments are Honora Pearls. I have a pretty extensive collection that my daughters have put their names on before I've even passed on! *LOL*
reproduction from QVC
Other favorites are Judith Ripka sterling silver pieces, Joan Rivers pieces from QVC, vintage Sarah Coventry purchased from eBay, and Heidi Daus.
The necklace worn with the Lavender and Gray Skies collection was purchased from NY & Co. I'd bought the black'n white and clear one (worn with The Rachel Dress) from them in the spring so when I was in the shop with my Mom during Christmas season and found the purple one, it had to come home with me too.
I'm trying to upgrade my jewelry so that it's something that can be left to my daughters and future granddaughters (btw, two are on the way and I'm more than excited!) and I get to wear it in the meantime! *LOL* I have a few pieces from my maternal grandmother that are treasured and my daughters each received a necklace so I would like to continue the tradition.
I like jewelry but not as much as fabric and shoes. Almost as much though! *LOL* Anyway, hopefully this answered all the questions that were left about the shoes and the necklaces.
...as always, more later!