lace top, Aprie  | tank underneath, LOFT | skirt, Banana Republic | necklace, c/o Heather Downes Jewelry | shoes, GAP | lip colour, Clinique Chubby in Poppin’ Poppy

Hello friends and happy Friday! I’ve been busily working on projects all week and am looking forward to some more over the weekend, plus a little fun and relaxation. And it would be great if I could get some grading done. All I want for Christmas is another day between Sunday and Monday. Is it too early to write my letter to the big guy?

Today I’m sharing an outfit I put together with a beautiful new gift to my jewelry collection, this yellow jade ‘Wealth’ necklace by local designer Heather Downes Jewelry. I had to laugh when my favorite piece was named ‘Wealth’ since I’m working on my finances right now! Her pieces are simply lovely, you guys, and you must check it out her full collection on her website. It’s so full of vibrant color, beautiful natural stones, and intricate designs (check out ‘Prosperity’ necklace, hand-stitched with over 140 Japanese glass seed beads and Swarovski Crystals). I was interested in how she makes them, so Heather sent me this video. It’s so fun to see the process of how they are made. Heather’s designs start at just $27 and she gives back a portion of each sale to providing clean water to families in El Salvador. How can you go wrong with that?

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! Fingers crossed for sunshine!