Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Outfit for a Monday: Pearls and Pleats
Over the weekend, when the filmmaker and I went to Lambertsville, I found this pearl necklace at one of the local antique shops; lately, pearl costume jewelry has become integral to my daily wardrobe. With such an expanse of cream, camel, and black in my closet, pearls always can be incorporated seamlessly.
For a beautiful and sunny Monday, in transition from winter to spring, cream, gold, and black were the choices; while I am happily anticipating the coming of more sun, though there is not much to thaw this season, I will only begrudgingly relent my tights. This gold glitter-infused black pair of tights have been worn in heavy rotation since procured last December; they do with everything and I can always use an additional sparkle to lift my occasionally work-wounded spirits. The cream sweater, with subtle gold embellishments running around the crest of the shoulder, is a very light weight pima cotton and is, unfortunately, rather sheer, not an optimal quality for an office environment. An arsenal of camisoles are a necessity.
The pearl necklace is actually a myriad helix, textured with tiny spheres, rather than the typical smooth curved space. The weight and the golden basket-like pendant give this piece some intrigue, making it more of a statement than a simple strand of pearls.
Pleats have been quite ubiquitous lately, which is a little surprising, given that they often exude either a juvenile innocence or a matronly dowdiness. The shorter length of this particular skirt definitely lends the feeling of a girl playing in the school yard, however, I feel not shamed; more and more, I learn the importance and the truth of trying to stay young at heart, and even sometimes in mind.
Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoes could bring a taste of sophisticated Italian elegance and brilliance to a pair of sweatpants.