Western Wear for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Turquoise Jewelry
Quote of the day: “Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.” – Alan Cohen
After a suggestion to showcase Western Wear by a blog reader, I asked her advice on what categories she’d like to see. We came up with the footwear category (see it here) and this post on turquoise jewelry. The last one, you’ll just have to wait and see what we picked….
Now in my head, turquoise jewelry goes with absolutely everything! I think it’s one of those stones that really pops against a lot of different colors! For our showcase here, I varied the colors of our tops with black, white & mint green!
In the first of this Western Wear series, I discussed that I wanted us to showcase the category with modern items. It’s easy to get caught up in a theme and wear it exclusively. However, I do think turquoise jewelry is more widely seen on all types of women with all types of style, don’t you?
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I really don’t have a ton of turquoise jewelry in my collections of baubles! This pendant that looks like a turquoise nugget was my father’s. However, for some reason, I couldn’t get it to fit on any of my existing necklaces. Thus I attached it with a safety pin—anyone have any other ideas?
I love this black shirt because of it’s asymmetrical aspect (subtle but interesting), but I certainly didn’t realize how much lint was on the shirt before I took the pictures. Egads!!
This turquoise bracelet is one I won from JTV through Dawn’s blog, Fashion Should Be Fun! It’s not an inexpensive piece…that’s for sure. I will be honest and say that if I paid the amount charged for it, I would be disappointed in the fact it’s not weighted well. The fabulous front part always falls toward the back and thus you really don’t see it. (Evidence seen in the first picture where I’m seated).
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here as a jumpsuit and here in cropped pants)~~Top: Lily (similar here in plus size)~~Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here as a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: JTV (here it is on sale)~~Ring: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I had Nancy wear her turquoise necklace against a white shirt so it would pop and be noticed more! She has a couple pairs of turquoise earrings, but she said these are her faves!
There is nothing else of this turquoise color in her outfit, yet I think it’s a nice compliment overall. I think we could have paired almost any colored shoes with this look, but I think blue is a natural.
Pants: H&M (similar here)~~Top: Evie (similar here)~~Shoes: Forever (similar here but only 2 sizes left)~~Necklace: (similar here same design but as cutouts)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here as a wider version)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I almost think I could have left off the necklace since mom’s jacket has turquoise buttons on it! But the more the merrier, I guess!!
Mom made this jacket many years ago, and has worn it quite a bit! The buttons make it look somewhat western, yet the sleeves are more whimsical!!
When we styled this outfit, it was still hot outside, thus the white, lightweight jeans. However, I imagine that her denim or grey jeans would look good too!
Pants: XOXO (similar here on sale)~~Jacket: Mom made (similar here all white, but you could personalize it?)~~Shoes: SRO (similar here more toe showing)~~Top: Ann Taylor-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Purse: Style & Co (similar here)
Jude (my blogette): Jude says she has a penchant for collecting Western Wear. This bracelet is a big ole hunk of sterling silver and turquoise purchased from a Native American artist named Prennally in Albuquerque N.M and gifted to her by her father.
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