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.

Your girl comin’ at you in da hood…in Avon’s Drawstring Hooded Top and the large hoops from their Mixed Metals Earring Pack.  The hooded top is ultra soft and relatively thin, so isn’t bulky, but is still super warm.  Because it’s thinner, it hangs/lays beautifully, and isn’t at all clingy.  The cornflower blue is a lovely neutral that works with any skin tone.  In other words, an ideal sweater!

I wore a little lavender to get through Monday…in Avon’s Elegant Purple Necklace and lavender-y studs from their Gemstone Earring Pack!  I was happy to see the lavender in the necklace show up in photos, because it is very light in person.  As a matter of fact, when I opened the box, I thought they’d packaged a clear one by mistake.  The good news is that’s my only (minor) complaint about the necklace–it otherwise lives up to its name as it is elegant, delicate, and traditionally classic.  I was delighted to find the slightly lavender gemstone studs in the earring collection, and they go with the necklace perfectly!  Their pear-shape (that I flipped to lay down) makes for a lovely difference between the two pieces!

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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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…