This isn't the first time I've posted about my love affair with pearls.
I love how a pair of pearl earrings, either studs or delicate drops like my favourites, above, elevate whatever I'm wearing to 'classy'.
I've often read and heard, that the only earrings one really needs, is a pair of pearl studs, and some diamonds. Nice, if you can get 'em. If not, there's always the faux kind!
I recently stumbled across an old style bible I'd had for years and years.
In it was a shot of this lovely lady in denim and coral, with signet ring, statement watch and minimal makeup...
...this one of a peaches and cream kind of blonde woman, with bright smile, leopard chiffon scarf, and buttery shirt...
...this gorgeous shot of a redhead wearing the perfect colour, and makeup for her pretty features...
...a very elegant silver haired lady, immaculately groomed and made up...
...this olive skinned beauty, wearing monochromatic tones and a lipstick that I'd kill to know the name of...
...and finally this lady, who I think would look at home in any corporate environment, even now.
What's the one thing that dates these photographs, seating them firmly in the 1980s/1990s?
It's the BIG earrings, the STATEMENT earrings, the BOLD earrings, the OVERSIZED earrings. In case I haven't made the point clearly enough, in every single instance, it's the EARRINGS that date their look.
Sure if you look more closely there's a bit too much earthy blusher happening, and they're all rocking the overgroomed hairstyle of that era, but honestly, I can forgive that.
But those earrings. Gosh. Did we all really wear them? Do you still wear them? Is it time for a new pair of earrings in your wardrobe of accessories?
I think these photos are a perfect argument, for one pair of pearl studs, and a nice pair of diamond ones.
When I think what I've spent on earrings in my lifetime...yes of the oversized bold type, the chandelier type, the gypsy hoop type, the clip-ons, the strands, the chains...it goes on and on....I could have had the best pearls and diamonds on the planet. And more than one pair if I really wanted.
Do it. Treat yourself to a pair of good pearl earrings. Layby them if you have to. Buy vintage or estate if you can...they have more lustre through being worn. And if you really cannot spare the cash, splurge $10 on a pair of decent faux ones. They're everywhere.
Wear them constantly, and enjoy the way they make you feel.
And start saving for the diamond ones.
You deserve it ;-)