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
Dorian double-breasted checked cotton-blend tweed coat
Embellished quilted leather gloves
Camberwell leopard-print linen-blend canvas jacket
Le High straight-leg jeans
Ipanema shirred halterneck swimsuit
Hammock small leather tote
W006 Enid mid-rise wide-leg jeans
Silk and linen-blend blazer
Fusain leather sandals
Belted muslin dress
Black velvet bow barrette
Belted cotton-twill midi dress