I can actually hear eyeballs rolling with this one! Trust me, pearls are a classic hit. They are NOT just for old ladies. I was going to say, not just for Barbara Bush but then I realized that if you know who Barbara Bush is most “kids” would think you are old!
Chances are pretty high you will see me wearing pearls in a variety of forms over the coming month. However because I have decided this month is dedicated to “The Great Gatsby“, I thought I might start with a Roaring 20s rendition of wearing the classic hits.
Over the years I have managed to gather a bit of a collection. Back in the early 90s I bought myself a couple of strands of freshwater pearls while in Hawaii – one black and one a peach colour. Then I managed to collect a few strands from my mum that had belonged to my grandmother (plus a couple of bracelets). Then on the last trip the Fashion Mister and I made to Hong Kong I added a long strand of gorgeous white pearls and the Fashion Mister gave me a white strand mixed with onyx beads.
You’ll see many of these in the photos below.
I even have on some pearl drop earrings that I purchased at an antique auction. Unfortunately you don’t get a good view of them. As we are attending a Jazz night this weekend, I promise to make sure to get a better shot of them.
The classic hit – pearls are not just for dress-up either. I often wear them to work for a classic and refined look. And when all else fails and I’m all frocked up without the right jewelry – PEARLS – are my go to! I especially like to mix them with something tough or hard. A bit of leather or a flannel shirt always makes for a great contrast.
Be brave, be bold! Wear Pearls!
What do you think of this classic hit? Are pearls part of your wardrobe? Or do you think only “old” ladies wear pearls?
- Classic Hits – More Shift Dress Love (astimegoesbuy.me)
- Southern Charm Tip #9: Wear Copious Strands of Pearls (thedailysouth.southernliving.com)
- That’s Jazz (sarehnouri.wordpress.com)
- Soaring 20s – Not Roaring (astimegoesbuy.me)