For my daughters’ big birthdays last month, I gave them each a classic, 16″ pearl necklace. When I told my sister my intention, she promptly sent me her strand saying “At my age I should be wearing them, which is why I don’t.” I, too, have not worn pearls, a knee-length fur, or matching bag and shoes in years—they felt age-appropriate, and not in a good way.
But, maybe my fashion pendulum has swung a bit. I’ve been wearing the above bag and shoes together and love the look. As for the pearls, I’m going to wear them again—oddly, some of the old rules feel fresh.
Image left Vanessa Traina Snow, right © WSJ. Magazine.On My Mind
Quant leopard-print calf hair ankle boots
Kellen ribbed cotton-blend tunic
Brixton horsebit-detailed leather collapsible-heel loafers
Eva silk crepe de chine blouse
Crossover velvet flatform sandals
GV3 small textured-leather and suede shoulder bag
Almeria leather wedge espadrilles
Patch-pocket cotton coat
Bilbao mini tote
Ginger embellished two-tone textured-leather pumps