"a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
I have a little confession to make about pearls, the renown "classy" jewel. I think it's a little matronly or a little cheap. Ah! I said it. While I do love pearls, it seems like I often see a cheap ad with a girl in an awful dress with BRIGHT white "pearls" (probably bought from a local Claire's or something) or I see Grandma in the grocery story with a lovely string of pearls and it's precious... but... not... exactly... modern? That's the point I'm trying to make: pearls are classy, pearls are lovely, but I don't find them modern.
So for PinThursday and in effort to give this jewel a chance, I did some searching for pretty, modern uses for the pearl! Every girl needs a good pair of pearl earrings (I have some!) but I love this glam-edition of the pearl earring. Gorgeous.
|from j. crew|
Now HERE is a perfect example of a pearl being used in a modern setting. Well done, J. Crew, well done as always.
|from j. crew|
I can't find where these shoes are originally from (help?) but I would also consider these highly fashion-forward, feminine and modern. Love them.
I'm not impressed with the chain and ribbon on this coin purse, but I love the different sized pearls! I would not only use this, but I would brag about it if it were mine ;)
I'm curious how this would lay on a normal girl (aka: not a model or mannequin!) but I think it's wonderfully creative and fun. I'd love to find some coral pumps and extra black eye-liner to wear with this!
|from rachel gilbert|
Black pearls, I'm convinced, are never ever matronly OR cheesy! It's on my dream list to own one of these bad boys someday:
For the record: I DO find real pearl necklaces stunning. I do. I just think I've seen it done wrong too many times that it makes me leery ;) It's like saying "I don't like strapless dresses." Well, I like some strapless dresses! On the right body! With the right fit! But man, a bad strapless dress? It's baaaad. I hope that makes sense! Show me some of YOUR pearl-loves on the EnjoyProject board! Do it to it!
2] Every Thursday I will blog about a particular topic (today, for example, is pencils.)