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.

19 comments:

  1. I love that skirt. I am a fiend for pleats and that is just the perfect color.

    The necklace is wonderful too. I don't wear a lot of cream because it's not great with my skin color, but I've been drawn to pearl jewelry more and more as well. Hmmm.

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  2. i love that necklace, it's so cute.
    a really great outfit! :)

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  4. so chic! www.casualglamorous.com

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  5. Thank you for your comment! Love your outfit and I have that top too. The shoes are perfect, a heel low enough for me to function on my college campus.

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    Sabrina

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  6. That is a great skirt- love the color!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  7. What a pretty and somewhat regal look! Digging the necklace, skirt and vintage shoes! :)

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    Ioana

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  9. Love your style! It has a vintage touch I love!

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  10. lovely pleats dear!

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  11. Loooove your yellow skirt! Such a pretty color!

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  12. Love the pleated mustard color skirt :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  13. This neckalce is really beautiful!

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  14. Love that skirt and your new necklace! It has such a pretty, vintage-y vibe to it. Pearls are always a good idea.

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  15. what a great pleated skirt! this outfit is so chic. i love your blog!!

    A Southern Drawl

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