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.
Infinity 18-karat gold ring
Princetown floral-lace backless loafers
Cotton-chambray midi dress
Infinity 18-karat gold cuff
Studded textured-leather sandals
Rushed wool-crepe midi dress
Coco suede and moire pumps
Cotton-Polio wrap midi skirt
Leather slip-on sandals