Monday, March 5, 2012

Pearls and Rhinestones

Last week, I had a debut of this camel wool sweater featuring strands of pearl detailing; in terms of textures, I love the interplay of soft, warm wool fabric with the solid translucence of the pearl beading. The sweater has a not completely inappropriate snug fit, which reminds me of young teenage girls from the 1950s, in their wide a-line skirts with prominent poodles paired with the painted on cheerleader cardigans. After a childhood of wearing sweaters, tops, and pants that were generally two or three sizes too large, at the behest of my mother, who was vehemently insistent that I would grow into them, even after I was fifteen and had ceased all major hormonal development spurts, buying something that truly fits my frame to perfection is a joy.


  1. It's funny how something as basic as wearing clothes that fit just right can make a huge difference in the way you feel. But it really does. Glad you found "the" sweater.

  2. Gramma glam hun! Love the look of lucite paired with pearls...a total modern update on country club classics!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  3. LOVED your comment today on the bloggy today...Beetlejuice and Dances with WOLVES...that's the BESSSSST title caption EVER! Brilliant! made me lol! I love your combo of the sweater and the glamorous earrings! AWESOME!!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  4. Thanks for your previous comment on my blog! What lovely jewelry!

  5. So classy!! Have decided I need to wear pearls more often!

  6. I can't make that shade of camel work for me, but I think pearls can go with almost anything and I bet this combo is killer.

  7. Lovely combo! :)


  8. I love those earrings!! Classic! And pearls are always a necessity! Would love to hear what you think of my latest posts and have you enter my very special giveaway! Follow me, I follow you?!


  9. I really L.O.V.E camel!! I have a sweater and a cardi, hmmm, and a scarf that get tons of wear! For spring I'm loving camel and MINT! So fresh and pretty. And who doesn't love adding a little glitz and glamour! Cute!! xx Natalie

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