May 22nd, 2014
In The WSJ

Denim & Diamonds

Despite the title, this is not a post on Texas socialite Lynn Wyatt circa 1980, but rather a story from the upcoming WSJ. magazine (on newsstands May 31).

I’m not an evening gown and jewels type of gal, instead, I like to wear my fine jewelry during the day. That’s not to say I’m sporting a tiara to the market, but I will wear my mother’s topaz cocktail ring with jeans and a white shirt to a school meeting, much like the pic above.

Photography by Lachlan Bailey  Styling by Beth Fenton


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  • Me too! I literally don’t wear dresses etc, just black and dark blue denim.

    AnitaMay 22nd, 2014  3:15 PM

  • While very pretty, this model looks so young I can’t help but think she raided her mother’s jewelry box and snuck out to meet her boyfriend who drives a muscle car.

    HeathcliffMay 22nd, 2014  4:00 PM

  • It is so modern to think of wearing jewelry in this way. I am one of those people that saves the more expensive pieces for special occasions and I am excited to think in a different way and wear the pieces I love with the clothes I live in, jeans and sneakers!

    Paula BMay 22nd, 2014  4:38 PM

  • I’m exactly the same. I wear real jewelry, like diamonds, etc. with jeans, etc. and don’t wear much when I get dressed up (which is rare these days) – I find it very matronly to wear a lot of jewelry with dressy clothes, particularly after a certain age. For black tie, I often don’t even wear my engagement ring, or diamond wedding band – just a plain rose gold band.

    KathyMay 22nd, 2014  5:24 PM

  • Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt, a beautiful lady with many accomplishments! Thanks for the reminder.

    SherryMay 22nd, 2014  5:37 PM

  • Everyone should! It makes every day more special! After all, what are you saving it for??

    CariMay 22nd, 2014  8:42 PM

  • My mother was a T.V. star in her time. She was always glamorous. At the end of her life, she wore all of her jewelry (what she had left after many pieces being stolen and lost) every day! She wore Levi’s (she called all jeans Levi’s) and white, black or stripe shirts. She looked so chic!

    carrieMay 23rd, 2014  10:30 AM

  • I, too, like the whole idea of wearing fine jewelry with casual clothing. I think if you have a piece of fine jewelry, you should wear it like its a part of you, not your outfit. That being said, I would avoid the “rhinestone cowgirl” look, unless in a place where western garb is always appreciated. That look is very dated, I think, and doesn’t look fresh.

    AprilMay 23rd, 2014  2:14 PM

  • I love this idea, wear your good stuff and down play it . Have fun enjoy your jewelry

    Kim bushMay 23rd, 2014  9:27 PM

  • I have learned much since being diagnosed with cancer….don’t wait for special occasions! If you love your fine jewelry, wear it often……every day is special! Wear something you love EVERY day!! Rules no longer apply….wear white whenever you want, mix gold with silver, wear jeans with high heels, ENJOY every moment! Hugs

    SheriMay 24th, 2014  4:29 PM


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