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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Atlantic~Pacific Monogram Necklace Knockoff

One of my very favorite fashion blogs to read is Atlantic~Pacific. I adore Blair’s style.

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She has a seemingly effortless, but very elegant, way of putting pieces together.

Often her outfits are things that I myself would never think to pair. But I am so inspired by her creativity.  

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After reading her blog for awhile you begin to notice how she reinvents old favorites in fresh ways.

There are staples that show up time and time again.

One such piece is her monogram necklace by Max and Cleo. I love it.

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When I recently purged my master bedroom closet, one of things that I came across, and have never worn, was this monogram pin that belonged to my mother.

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Given the dear origins of this pin there was no way it was going into a TOSS or DONTATE pile. Thankfully inspiration heaven smiled down upon me and I had an ah ha moment. While Blair’s necklace is strung from a gold chain I decided to mix it up with a vintage strand of rosary pearls I had on hand.

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I received several compliments on my “new” necklace when I wore it while visiting my friend Brooke at the signing for her wonderful new book Patina Style.

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Only two jewelry “o” rings and a mere five minutes were needed to update my heirloom. I think Mom would approve.


I hope you can please forgive my recent lack of response to comments. I am currently consumed with creating Halloween costumes, puppets for a school project and helping the Fashionista design a darling new line. I had set aside a few hours on Friday to visit and Sweet Boy ended up staying home with the flu.


Amy said...

That is lovely! Looks so fresh!

cityfarmer said...

girl, you wear it with panache ...
A classic, to be sure

isn't B. mjust the sweetest thing?

She visited Shop the Shed last April ... she is a peach of a girl, like YOU

Kelley said...

My own mother has one of those! Surely it came from the same vendor.

Bright thinking on your part! You glow in it!

Priscilla said...

I just love how you honor your mother by wearing her pin this way.
(no need to answer this comment - save the time to spend with your family!)

Debbie said...

It's wonderful and such a perfect use for a sentimental piece. Wish I had one myself.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Your necklace looks fantastic! What a great piece.

Marydon said...

Now I know what to do with Mother's 'Mary' pin. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this Laura. I just left it all these years in my jewelry box ... no more!!

Love your necklace pin ... it is smashing!

Have a beautiful weekend ~

April said...

Beautiful necklace! I hope Sweet Boy is feeling much, MUCH better already!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee how your necklace turned out!! AMAZING! And hopefully your Son is feeling better now! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Debby said...

I love what you did with your mother's monogram. Hope your son feels better. You are a busy girl.

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

You are one smart cookie. ; )

White Ironstone Cottage said...

I have a pin just like that and I just ran into my room to see if I still had it YES !! I found it
so excited to try your idea and Thank You for sharing a fun new blog too I LOVE her style my daughter works for JCREW she will love her too
So Fun
Thanks for a great post

Shirley said...

Oh how beautiful. I'm sure your mom is very happy! I love it with the pearls..clever, clever...
hope your son is feeling better...

French said...

I spied that necklace on you too in that pic; you (and it) look great!

Karena said...

It is beautiful and has so much meaning Laura! So glad you were at Brooke's event!

Art by Karena

Hollace said...

The A-P monogram looks good in every picture and I see how versatile it is. Your adaptation is clever and beautiful--how fortunate to have had your mom's monogram to use! Very cool and looks grat with the pearls, you clever girl. said...


Your update to your mother's monogram pendant created a new family heirloom that will compliment one of the Fashionista's designs when she is showing her new line during Fashion Week one day in the future. Hope Sweet Boy is soon well.

Your Friend,

Liz said...

You are such a stylish lady anyway! :) Your necklace is wonderful! I love it.


The Boston Lady said...

Laura, the necklace turned out beautifully. It now has a new life and you can remember your mom when you wear it. Ann

Kit said...

What a marvelous idea! Love it. Your Mom is proud of you for sure. And don't worry about visiting, you take care of that little one of yours. Kit

Mary Ellen said...

Laura you look great! I think your hair has grown out a bit since we saw each other. It looks great and so does the pretty pin on the necklace strand!! Great idea!

Shelley said...

Oh I love this! So gorgeous, and I bet your mom would be thrilled about it being so close to your heart :)

jeanetteann said...

Your mum would certainly be pleased,it's beautiful
Thank you for visiting me and leaving your kind comment. I am your newest follower. This post is lovely x

Phyllis said...

Oh, your story touched my heart as I am so sentimental about heirlooms. Yes, your mom would be so proud of you giving her pin "creative new life"!! The necklace is gorgeous on you and it should be your signature piece of jewelry.....a true treasure!

Mae said...

WOW! that necklace looks gorgeous. so smart and creative! I love that it's a family pin and it's on pearls...well done!

Elizabeth Bartenope said...

I LOVE what you did with that monogrammed pin and rosary beads. So creative! I also really love the monogrammed necklace from Max & Chloe but I don't have that kind of money to spend. I am thinking about getting this necklace but I can't decide if I want silver, rose gold, or plain gold. Do you have a suggestion?