Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

What’s your statement?  I sure made one in Avon’s Sterling Silver Statement CZ Earrings!  These were so blindingly sparkly that I couldn’t get a good clear close up photo of them, despite my trying multiple different things–if you want to see better detail, click the link above and examine the professional close up shots. In spite of the CZs’ sparkle factor being off the charts, I really wasn’t a fan of these.  And the back settings are entirely to blame.  If you look at my close up photo, you can see that the earring is not sitting flush with my lobe–that’s because when you flip over the earring, there is a four-corner post-like setting that elevates the entire CZ face, but it’s smaller in diameter than the face, so, even though it’s pretty in its own right, once it’s on the ear, you can’t see it and it makes the earring appear to be hovering above the lobe.  All day long when I saw them in the mirror, I tried to tighten up the backs, because the way the earrings sat made them look like they were loose–but they weren’t.  Total fail.

Started the work week off consulting the stars in Avon’s Guiding Stars Zodiac Necklace in Taurus and the pink-ish studs in their Modern Stud Earring Trio! I thought the charms on the necklace would have been larger and the chain longer, but I actually like the smaller size…though it makes seeing what the charms are …

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I don’t blush, but my jewelry does! Check out Avon’s ultra-feminine Blush Statement Necklace and Earring Set!

It’s not pink, it’s blush!  (For those uninitiated, that’s my nod to my favorite movie, Steel Magnolias–if you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend it.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and, best of all, you’ll laugh while you’re crying!)  This set features blush and clear glass stones set in rose goldtone that have an iconic circa 60s Avon feel to the design.  One of the pluses to the necklace is that it can be cinched up to be work at choker length as well.  I opted not to wear it at that length for this particular outfit because I felt it would pop more against a black (or dark) background–and I was right!  The earrings aren’t heavy, but they are bulk, and I broke out my trusty magic earring backers (they seriously work!!) to make sure they didn’t tip forward.  Definitely a pretty set to have on call!

Originally posted on word of alicia:
A Vintage Holiday with Heather and Alicia I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving enjoying the holiday with friends and family all while looking fab.  One thing about the holidays, is that magical feeling you get from the nostalgia. I love a holiday tradition, applying my old and making…

Love chokers and the trendy layered look? Done and done in Avon’s Amazonite Power Stone Layered Necklace!

Another dainty layered choker–this time in silver with an aqua colored stone pendant!  ‘m thrilled that Avon is providing additional styles of chokers, rather than the typical black velvet ribbon with a pendant on it…though I love those too.  I love having options: colors, styles, metals, single strand or layers–they all make me happy to have on hand so I can better accessorize my outfits the way I’d like to, as opposed to being forced into a style box.