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
Intreciatto leather slides
Double-breasted wool twill blazer
Theo raw-edge cowboy ankle boot
Gold-tone clip earrings
Layered denim peplum jacket
Courier cotton shirt
Thais oven raffia and leather skides
Two-Toned Sac 1
Robin silk-satin shirt
Pascalare 70mm boot black suede
Merida cropped cotton-blend twill wide-leg pants