I wore my "this old thing" 1839 dress to a Victorian Christmas Tea hosted by the delightful Modern Mantua Maker (https://themodernmantuamaker.wordpress.com/) in her beautiful Christmas-y home!
Since I was wearing an old dress, I made new jewelry to go with it (and finally debuted a stunning bonnet I got from Timely Tresses!). I was inspired by a couple of late-1830s portraits for my hair and jewelry:
Woman in a Red Dress by Anton Einsle, 1838
Portrait of Three Girls by Johann Nejebse, 1839
Here's my version of these looks:
I loved the little Pearl elements in the braids of the girls, so I clipped in a pair of earrings into mine and they worked perfectly! The ones I'm wearing are my large teardrops, but there are many styles that would work for this: https://www.damesalamode.com/collections/pearl-and-stone-jewelry/pearl-earrings
I made the Swarovski Garnet and pearl necklace especially for this outfit and *loved* how it turned out, so this necklace is now available in my shop: https://www.damesalamode.com/products/choker-necklace-swarovski-garnet-and-pearl
And of course I threw on a festive collection of rings in Christmas colors. These (and more) are available here: https://www.damesalamode.com/collections/historical-rings