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
Oversized round sunglasses
Hooded leather-trimmed shearling jacket
Leather-trimmed cashmere tote
Hooded quilted coated-shell jacket
Metallic leather sandals
Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer
Hooded shearling jacket
Libra ribbed cashmere bodysuit
Lilibet wool and silk-blend crepe midi dress
Tubular Leather Knee Boots