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