Because I forgot to load some pictures last night, I am taking a break from my balloon posts. But be sure to check back tomorrow for the final post and a giveaway!
So today, I thought I’d show this dress with the matching necklace I made. This is Meadow Rue’s “Beach Treasures” Dress from Anthropologie. I must say, when I saw this dress online it was easy to overlook. From afar, the print just does not look that interesting. It wasn’t until Anthro featured it on Facebook that I realized it was a photo print of washed up trinkets from the shoreline. I knew immediately that if I got the dress I wanted to make a necklace to match. Jewelry pieces inspired by sand and water are always popular, classic, and appealing, and I love beach combing whenever possible.
Before I get into what I designed, let’s talk about the dress. It has a very Grecian feel to it, with its’ draping on top and soft flowy material. I love the asymmetrical hem. As you can tell by my hair holding, it was a windy day. To keep with the weathered feel, I found an old weathered building to snap some shots at. I threw a little sweater over this frock for work, and the sandals are from a few years ago (A.N.A. c/o JC Penney).
For the necklace, my focal is a piece of blue and white pottery which you can see in the print of the dress. The chunky strands are a carefully curated collection of wood slices, stone chips, shells, and rough quartz (which look like beach glass). I tried to pull all of the objects and colors represented in the dress into the mix. I am so pleased how it turned out! I think Anthro would be proud. Hey, how does a gal get to come design jewelry for you? In my dreams, right?