℅ Laguna Pearl stud earrings; Old Navy moto jeans and pocket tee; blank nyc moto jacket (option); Rayban sunglasses; ℅ DSW heels (option.)
Once upon a time (in my early twenties) I wanted desperately to look older. That meant suit jackets at work, and traditional pearls over black shift dresses, and a more buttoned up aesthetic. I’ve always looked younger than I am (which is TOTALLY paying off now that I’m in my thirties!), but back then I didn’t like it. There was a feeling that if I dressed the part I would appear more mature, and traditional looks were my ticket to looking a certain way.
I have a couple of pearl pieces that I inherited from my Grandmother and Great-grandmother, (as well as a beautiful three strand Jackie Kennedy replica necklace that I treasure), yet I rarely pull them out. They don’t exactly fit who I am at this moment in time, you know? I like my accessories to be a bit more edgier and off. Jewelry for me is either completely sentimental, or it’s something that I wear for impact and edge, and sadly, my pearl collection doesn’t work for my life right now.
I’ve been noticing that pearl jewelry is coming back to life lately, though, it’s all over various jewelry websites and magazines, and one of the more fun things I’ve seen is to take a traditional look and turn it on its head. Layering a pink pearl necklace with chains and daintier pendants, adding a bracelet (or two!) with a watch and rhinestone friendship bracelets, or adding black pearl studs into your earring arsenal is really FUN. I also really love the idea of a pearl solitaire ring instead of a traditional diamond for a wedding set.
I found that adding a pair of black pearl stud earrings into my look added the edge I like, but was still really wearable. I paired them with a pair of (faux) diamond studs in my second piercing and loved the look! I forget to do this sometimes, as earrings are often a last minute addition for me. It really does add a lot of interest for little effort. I can see this working right now with my moto jacket, and also later on with a simple black dress and heels.
On that note, I’d love to give away a pair of these earrings to one of YOU! They are so gorgeous and I think are something you can treasure for a lifetime.
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