Dressing the Part of a Kay Dee Lady with MDC Artistic Designs

A little over a week ago, Kappa Delta Sorority celebrated 117 years of sisterhood. Being a member of this incredible organization, I spent some time reflecting on what membership has meant to me over the past six and a half years. I can honestly say, without a doubt, that I would not have nearly as much confidence and determination had I not joined KD and taken advantage of the many opportunities it offered. From serving as president, to attending a national convention by myself, to learning conversation skills during recruitment, I am a stronger and wiser individual because of it. Even more importantly, I love and appreciate a little harder because I have experienced the bond of sisterhood. In honor of my sisters, I decided to showcase a very Kappa Delta outfit on the blog today, featuring very special accessories by one of the very best jewelry designers I have come to know and love: Marlene from MDC Artistic Designs.

Kappa Delta Inspired Evening Dress with MDC Artistic Designs Earrings

MDC Artistic Design Green Drop Earrings with Classic Black BCBG Dress

Dress: BCBG via Goodwill Pashmina: Mall Kiosk Clutch: c/o Grandma Earrings: MDC Artistic Designs

Everything about this outfit reminds me of Kappa Delta. During the last night of recruitment, we always wore black dresses and I love the timeless look of this gorgeous BCBG dress (that I snagged for under $5! Last worn to this special occasion). Our colors are green and white, so this deep emerald scarf is a must; I wore it often during my senior year of college. An extra special touch is in the pearl clutch that my grandma gave me many years ago--not only does it have pearls, but the swirl design is reminiscent of a nautilus shell, one of my absolute favorite KD symbols.

Lastly, I think the true beauty of this outfit is in the earrings. When Marlene reached out to me to see what earrings I was coveting most, I couldn't pick just one, but these Natural Green Onyx Statement Earrings were at the very top of my list. I think the color is absolutely stunning and unlike any other pair I own. It's a bit dressier than most of the earrings I wear, but not ostentatious in any way. I can see these statement earrings being the perfect touch to any evening or going out ensemble. Check out her other incredible statement earrings here. ( Oh, and scroll to the bottom to see what Marlene has so generously offered to all of you!)

MDC Artistic Designs Natural Green Onyx Statement Earrings

Natural Green Onyx Statement Earrings MDC Artistic Designs with vintage pearl clutch

I've talked about MDC Artistic Designs here and here before and I have a feeling I'll continue to be talking about her for many years to come. Marlene is an artist, a confident business woman, a mother, and a friend. She cares deeply about her craft and her customers and she takes the art of designing and creating jewelry to a whole new level. For instance, these earrings were inspired by Karine Vanasse, an absolutely stunning and classy French Canadian actress--how amazing is it that she can translate the essence of someone in a pair of earrings! I am a true fan, and I know that if you browse her shop, you will be too.

Some of my other favorites include this Snow White Druzy necklace and these Amethyst Sterling Silver earrings. Simply gorgeous.

Have I piqued your interest? Marlene has generously offered The Modern Austen readers a 20% off coupon code to use this weekend only!  Use the code Austen20 now through November 3rd to receive this offer! Thank you, Marlene, for your kindness and generosity!

Disclaimer: I received these earrings as a part of MDC Artistic Designs' 20 Sales in 20 Days campaign in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Modern Austen possible!