Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Finding 50 and Fabulous....Silk scarves & Pearl earrings...

 
My favourite earrings pictured here. A black pearl stud, with a large freshwater pearl drop, teeny diamond betwixt the two. These are so versatile and I wear them almost every day.
 
I don't know about you, but as much as I'd love to be swanning around in designer gear all the time, I have to be honest and say as a Mum, co-business owner, and Chief Wardrobe Assistant to the School Dance Faculty, there is little call for designer gear. Neat jeans and stylish shirts seem to get me just about everywhere as a matter of fact. You too, huh?
 
Jimmy Choos and Pucci shifts just don't cut it at our school gate.
 
I wore a dress for the first time in months last Friday night. The occasion was a Justin Timberlake concert that I attended with my fourteen year old daughter (or did she come with me....lol!), and I just felt like dressing up.
 
I wore my LBD, vintage two tone heels, and carried a vintage 50s white patent box bag with teeny weeny polka dots all over it....
 

 
Well the dress annoyed me, the heels more so, and the box bag, whilst appropriate in every way, was a pain to manage with it's tiny little handle.
 
What I really needed was jeans, a stylish shirt, a cross body purse, and shoes to dance in.
 
Lesson learned.
 
Problem is, we all like to look nice. A bit o' glamour in every day life is a must have, and watching Downton Abbey and the Oscars, only does so much.
 
My solution is....ta-da....the silk scarf, and the pearl earrings.
 
Now the scarf doesn't have to Hermes`, although I do love a soft and pretty Hermes scarf and am fortunate enough to have been gifted one or two...
 
 
They do look so lovely tied to the handle of your bag, and oh-so-wonderful to have if there is a nip in the breeze. Untie from bag, swing over shoulders....instant warmth and glam.
 
You can be just as happy with a $1 thrifted bargain though, like this gossamer silk beauty I picked up at a charity store, not so long ago. Very practical, and not likely to induce apoplexy should one spill a spot of liquorice tea or a crumb of jam tart thereupon.

 
The same goes for the earrings. A perusal of eBay or somewhere like Grays Online Auctioneers (where I got mine), yields many little pearl studs for very little moola. Don't go all fancy though. No chandeliers with gypsy inclinations. Stick with basic and plain and you can't go wrong.
 
Throw on your jeans, a simple shirt, silk scarf slung around shoulders or tied inventively, ballet flats or lounge slippers...my faves are leopard print or beige suede lounge slippers studded with crystals or my divine little Lanvin flats (thankyou Musician Husband...mwah!)...
 
 
....a swish of mineral makeup, you do have your lashes and brows tinted and groomed don't you, a swipe of lip gloss....and you're good to go.
 
What's your go-to everyday Glamour look?
 
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6 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi, I love my jeans and a nice blouse or top and nice ballet flats. I call it my Mom uniform! I love my gold or silver hoops and some makeup and I'm good to go! Take care.
    Julie

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    1. Mom uniform! Yes, love it Julie....lol! I'm a bit partial to rose gold hoops or huggies too. Thanks for stopping by...xxx

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  2. Mimi...you know I LOVE those flats!!!
    I am addicted to getting a few little eyelash extensions! I will confess...
    I am also using a Starlet pancake stick makeup SPF 15, which I find incredible. It costs $6 approx. i wear a lot of blazers and trousers, and dark denim on repeat cycle. A lot of my ballerines come from Big W or K Mart - they have really sweet little designs including lace and grosgrain trims. I wear them until I literally throw them in a bin. I do tend to save my better shoes 'for good' only because the chalkface terrain is unpredictable!

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    1. Eyelash extensions? Hmmm.....aware of them in a peripheral Dance Mom way...I'll be studying yours closely next time we meet....hehehe! The Diva uses the Starlet Pancake...what a bargain that stuff is. And I confess to having worn both a satin leopard print and orange suede pair of Kmart ballet flats to death last Winter. You can't go wrong at the price :)

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  3. You inspire me to dress up more often! You have style and grace. Thank you for sharing on Make It Monday!

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    1. Donna Thankyou! I hope you'll stop by again soon.

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