With resort and spring, I veer into more feminine territory and buy mostly dresses, especially those with classic, feminine shapes–Jackie O. type shifts, printed silks, etc. This year, I want pretty accessories to go with them, namely ladylike earrings.
No sweeping chandeliers or glittering rhinestones, but whimsical and understated earrings that remind me of 60s era clip-ons. I love how Giovanna, above, looks so elegant and chic, much like Jackie O., below.
Of course, all my favorite ladylike earrings seem to come with very “uptown” prices, but one pair would be worth it.
I have a Chanel camellia ring in black onyx, but love the white earrings.
I once saw these Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole floral earrings on someone and immediately trotted over to the boutique (alas, or rather, luckily, they don’t work on me).
Jewelry designer Dean Harris, whom Preston and I know and adore, just might have the perfect pair because they are affordable fancy, as in under $900. Available at Barneys.com
Topics: Chanel, Dean Harris, Giovanna Battaglia, Jackie O, Jackie Onassis, Van Cleef & Arpels