{Mad Men} Secretary Pen Necklace

January 23rd, 2013 § 5 comments

This year, I spent the Saturday night before Halloween making new friends in New York dressed up as my favorite red-haired vixen: Joan Holloway from Mad Men. {Seriously – Christina Hendricks is one hot red head!} I put my hair in a curly, beehive-like up-do, wore a red shift dress from C. Wonder, painted on cat-eye liner, and stuffed my bra {for serious. That girl’s got boooobs}.

Throughout the night, a number of people tried to guess my costume. I heard Sarah Palin A LOT, as well as “a republican’s wife” {I suppose I was too conservative with the bra-stuffing and eyeliner}.

If only I’d found this beautiful vintage-inspired secretary necklace from 1928 before that night.  My costume would have been complete – and absolutely perfect!!

Even though I found it a few months too late for the perfect Halloween costume, I finally have a gold pen necklace to call my own {thanks to Lucky Breaks for the tip!}.

Plus, when I wore it to work the other day, I discovered how practical having a pen around your neck actually is!

Fashion and function? Sold.



§ 5 Responses to {Mad Men} Secretary Pen Necklace"

  • cait & val says:

    omg that is it the ultimate accessory!!! LOVE IT!!!
    you have no idea how much really mean that because of our mad men obsession but we . . . LOVE IT, being the necklace!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  • karen says:

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  • Shybiker says:

    What a beautiful necklace. And your Halloween costume choice was perfect. I love Joan’s character.

    It is nice to hear from you, Alex. Sometimes when people drop off the radar, I worry that they stopped liking me for some reason. With you, I worried that you felt moving to NY might lead to us becoming friends and you didn’t want that. I’m glad to hear I was wrong. I read your blog all the time but haven’t been commenting to give you space. Hope all’s well and happy. 🙂
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    • Alexandra says:

      Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry that you thought my absence was in any way personal! I’ve all but completely stopped being a part of the online community – for no reason other than my own insecurities, busy schedule, and lack of inspiration. I’m trying to sort out so many things at the moment, and it’s nearly impossible to translate into blog posts sometimes. I promise I will try – and I will also make time for my blog friends again. It’s so important to me – and I don’t want to let it slide as I have! As for NY, I am in Copenhagen at the moment and in the process of making some huge decisions – the outcome of which will result in a more permanent stay either here or there. I will let you know when I know… and hopefully my life will finally become stable for longer than a few weeks this time 🙂

      And if I move to NY, you can bet your bottom we’ll be friends – if you want to of course 🙂

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  • I have one of these as well, as a fell vintage jewelry and JOAN admirer. Gotta say, it’s my go-to piece that goes with just about everything!

    love that hashtag, btw.

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