Instead, I have turned to what has surely become a hackneyed trick: mixing patterns within the same color palette. Today, black and cream, this time in a vertical stripe short-sleeved sweater, with slight oscillations in the bandwidth, a rippling effect in the varying widths, creating a type of movement in this pattern, coupled with a basic polka dot silk scarf. I love this scarf because it is a complete circle, making it immensely easy to wear; I call it my necklace scarf. This combination was worn with loose black dress slacks and tapered-heel black pumps.
I found these vintage earrings at an antique shop in a small town in Pennsylvania, Adamstown, little recognized in the great public cultural consciousness, but well-known as a type of Mecca for antiquers and vintage browsers. The main street of the town features two eateries, and upwards of thirty antique shops and larger vendor malls, with both junk and treasures from across the centuries and decades. These pieces feature both a prominent clear rhinestone and champagne tinged pearls, in an intricate, almost floral structure. Again, nothing moon-age in this design, rather, they are particularly organic and earthen, other than perhaps the sheen of the rhinestone and the opalescence of the pearl, but I find them rather beautiful and bold nonetheless.