|Sharon is casual, but with a pearl necklace!|
A set of pictures over at the Daily Mail caught my eye a few days ago, showing Sharon Stone wearing a casual outfit that I liked—taupe cable knit sweater, denim, taupe suede boots, a fantastic tote, and sunglasses. What also caught my eye was her pearl necklace! I love pearls and wear my Mikimoto pearl studs fairly often, but I seem to have a harder time wearing a pearl necklace on a regular basis. I think some part of my mind still has pearls in the to-be-saved-for-special-occasions category, which is ridiculous. I love the unexpected look of them here on Sharon and the casually glamorous way she wears them!
|I love this pearl necklace on Sharon, as well as the sunglasses.|
I just picked up a book from the library called People & Pearls: The Magic Endures by Ki Hackney and Diana Edkins, which all of you pearl lovers would appreciate. It has a ton of photos of different women, from First Ladies to heiresses, from royalty to actresses, in pearls. I can’t wait to delve into it more.
(Side Note: I read a review over at Amazon that pointed out some errors in the book—an incorrect date for a Rudolph Valentino film, as well as saying that in the film Gone With the Wind Scarlett O’Hara wore a pearl necklace when she got married to Ashley Wilkes! What??? On closer inspection I found an error to add to the list: the authors state that Grace Kelly’s last film before becoming Princess of Monaco was The Swan (it was actually High Society)! And in this library copy I borrowed, a reader wrote in the margins of the book about the incorrectly-stated provenance of a diamond fringe tiara pictured on the Queen Mother. Wow! I hate coming across mistakes of that sort, it makes me mistrust anything else written. The writers clearly did not spend enough time on research, these are some of the sloppiest mistakes I have ever seen in print.)
Getting back to the subject at hand, Sharon’s look reminds me just to pile on the pearls and get on with my day! I love this three-stand version on her and how it just peeks out from under her sweater.
|I really love the tote, as well as the boots.|
I do not own a real pearl necklace but have a set of Mallorca faux pearls that my grandmother bought sometime in the 1970s or 80s. My mother gave them to me a few years ago (thank you Mom!) and I went looking for them after paging through the pearl book. I love the golden tone of them and will start wearing them right away. I think Sharon (and Coco!) would approve, don’t you?
|I love the golden shade of these faux pearls my grandmother purchased in the 1970s (I think).|
Let me know if you wear your pearls (real or faux) with jeans or if you save them for special occasions.
All photos of Sharon by AKM-GSI-Xposure.