Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!

If you have been in to any stores lately that carry women's clothing, shoes or accessories, you most likely have noticed that PEARLS are trending now.  Coco Chanel would be very happy! There are pearls on just about anything you can imagine. 

As many of you already know, Betty Halbreich is a mentor to me. This year I had the thrill of a lifetime when she collaborated with Atelier Notify to personalize a jean jacket for me. She told me it would be a surprise. The first time I saw it was when the box came in the mail! It is truly a treasure, and is one piece that will be passed down to the next generation! 

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Pearls have been used decoratively throughout history, sewn on fabrics and added to hats, small pouches used before the modern handbag, shoes and clothing, as well as worn as jewelry in the form of headbands, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Royalty has always favored pearls, some of the most exquisite objects of royal adornment included pearls. crowns, lace, fur, such as ermine and mink, have been embellished with pearls to very regal effect.

This is the perfect time of year to add pearls to your wardrobe in some form or fashion. I've seen gloves, scarves, even jeans with pearls added. Of course, simply adding a few strands of pearls to the neck gives a nod to Coco, Jackie, Barbara Bush, and all the others who came before us. Below are some fun shoppable examples of this trend.

It's really true that everything old is new again. These earrings by Julie Vos are very regal and timeless. The name "Medici Statement Earring" says it all!

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This is one trend that you can enjoy, no matter your age or price point. Look through your mother's jewelry box, and see if there are any pearls waiting to worn again. Layer strands on in different lengths for a dramatic look. The sky is the limit, so get creative! Pearls add a feeling of luxury and opulent elegance, so dress yourself in pearls and make every day a special occasion. xoxo

  Stuart Weitzman's take on the trend.

Stuart Weitzman's take on the trend.

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