More often than not, you will see me wearing a combination of two things – pave and pearls. While virtually everyone loves pave, I feel like pearls still get a bad rap. They’re still perceived as prissy, stuffy and/or conservative, and evoke images of repressed ’50s housewives holding apple pies with forced smiles.
Well, I think it’s high-time we shatter that arcane image and embrace the pearl as a permanent fixture of our jewelry wardrobes, particularly when the pearls are decked out with dual-grosgrain striped ribbon, Swarovski crystals, and striped cubic zirconia beads. Too cute – and for $148, it’s a steal.
Pearls are year-round, go with anything and brighten up any outfit. You can layer them with near-abandon, mix them with other jewels as well, and so long as you don’t screw anything up balance-wise, combining them with chain link, leather, cameos, etc. is permitted!
Power to the pearls.