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Why did I name my Blog “ShinyLittlePearls”?

Hello Loves,

There are a lot of you who asked me the same question:  “Why did you name your blog “ShinyLittlePearls”? My answer to all of you ( including PR agencies): I am obsessed with pearls. Give me anything that has pearls on it and I will buy it. Some of you might think: Pearls are for the hoity-toity. No rule-benders allowed. It’s your grandmother’s favourite accessory, appropriately worn while sipping chamomile tea from fine china or attending some sort of over-the-top classy affair.

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Trust me,  I get that stereotype, but time has changed..Pearls are back in fashion, which means aficionados are finding new and interesting ways to wear pearls of the ocean.The fashion industry has a vast love affair with pearls, too. Coco Chanel said, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Everyone from celebrities to the general public to first ladies revere pearls; Jacqueline Kennedy even said, “Pearls are always appropriate,” to which I wholeheartedly agree.

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I first fell in love with pearls when my mother gave me to try her old pearl necklace. I loved how cool they felt on my skin and how perfectly round they were. I loved the creamy glow they seemed to possess and how when I wore them, they could utterly transform an outfit. When I wore my mother’s pearls, I felt like Audrey Hepburn. I felt like I could achieve anything, as though the pearls were a magic charm that metamorphosed me into an elegant, classy, and sophisticated young woman.

But when I grow up, I decided to buy my own pearl necklace.

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But then… Disaster struck! I was wearing my  pearls one day when the string frayed and snapped and the pearls scattered over the floor. Luckily, I managed to save most of them and just need to get them threaded (thank goodness!) but the incident got me to thinking: Why should pearls be worn only as jewelry? Why can’t we wear them in different ways?

olya-13 2I soon found out that there are hundreds of ways to wear pearls: everything from boots to bags to jeans to jewellery and this is when I got obsessed with pearls. From the pictures above you can see I picked classy black statement dress.

olya-14 2This dress is what pearly dreams are made of.  In a figure-hugging, slinky bandage style and sleeves adorned with pearls, this dress was made for fashion royalty. In fact, wouldn’t the Duchess of Cambridge look incredible in this dress?

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There are so many other ways to incorporate pearls in your day-to-day life, but I will probably share it in my other post.

I hope I was able to answer your question. Let me know what do you think.

Thank you for stopping by 🙂

Love,

Olya

Shop my Look: Similar DressBetsey Johnson Pearl Collar Dress from Nordstrom// Shoes:  MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Georgia Suede Ankle-Strap Pump// Watch: FitBit Alta

 

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