November 15, 2009

Pearls. How I Love Thee.

Happy Sunday, blog family! As you can see from my 'thanks' post in the sidebar it is a beautiful day here in Virginia (at least on my end of the state)! I hope you all have had a great weekend and are rested and ready to start another week. I wrapped up my first master's class yesterday, which is a huge relief. One down, two to go. My mom and I did a little shopping as well. I got some very cute, versatile pieces for work, including a green cardigan trimmed with leopard ribbon (go ahead and scold me for my animal print obsession)! And I had full intention of stocking up on my favorite Bath & Body Works holiday scent (Winter Candle Apple, obvi) yesterday, until.... We walked into the store and upon surveying the display I realized there was no body lotion. I asked a sales lady if they had any in the back. She informed me they were sold out. WHAT?! Please tell me how that happens? I regained my composure and left the store, cursing to my mom (in a ladylike manner, of course) about my dilemma. Please tell me something like this has happened to you all before??

 I feel that there should have been a disclaimer about this post: It's a long one, so prepare yourselves. Not long in an 'oh my gosh, what is she rambling about, who cares' kind of way but in a 'oh I love this, give me more, give me more' kind of way :) I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Today I would like to pay tribute to one of my favorite accessories: pearls. Now, you probably aren't surprised by this at all. I love pearls. I think they are just the icing on the cake. The cherry on top. The creme de la creme. I think they can make any outfit look glamorous and sophisticated. You agree? Oh, I thought you would!


And I said what about breakfast at Tiffany's?

One of my favorite southern belles

This lady knew how to 'rock' her pearls

Miss Norma Jean herself

Pearls were even popular in the 1600s 

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. -Coco Chanel

First ladies love pearls

The ultimate First Lady

The supreme fashion icon

Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby

And no list of fabulous women would be complete without this lady 

{Photos courtesy}

You did love it!! I knew you would! If you are a pearl lover and wearer like me you understand the beauty of these photos- even the silly ones, like Mrs. Flintstone :) I thought this was a great way to start the week! Which one (or more) is your favorite? I think the Jackie O. is my pick!

Come back tomorrow for my item of the week! It's a good one!


Erin said...

I love the Jackie O one as well, but there's something about Audrey Hepburn. It's no coincidence I want to name my first daughter Audrey...she's fabulous!

Kassie said...

I'm a HUGE fan of pearls!! They are my go-to in jewelry. :) I loved it when I was in a sorority back in college, because we had events were we were required to wear pearls! Twist my arm... :)

Amanda Auchter said...

I agree: Jackie O for sure, as well as Audrey (timeless!) I like Mia Farrow as Daisy as well, because there's just something classy and romantic (and a little wicked)about that Great Gatsby gal!

Heather said...

I love pearls, so classy and elegant. I love Paula Deen too, love that you added her picture!! I'm following your blog now and love reading, hope you have a great weekend!

Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy said...

Weird about Bath & Body Works! If it makes you feel any better I went to Mellow Mushroom and they were out of dough (this means no pizza or sandwiches! i mean, what were we supposed to eat?!. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around that, but whatever.

Pearls are my favorite and I wear them literally every day. They can make any outfit classy and elegant and kick it up to the next level. I feel naked without them. I'm starting to think we are the same person. Thoughts?

I hope you have a fabulous week! We'll be in touch :)

Kori said...

I have always wanted pearls of my own. I think they provide such a classic look to any outfit! The Jackie O pic is great. I hope you have a fantastic week honey! Kori xoxo

Brittany said...

Ah! I love pearls! And that pic of Jackie O. Gorgeous!!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment~! Now following you and looking forward to it :)

Unknown said...

Pearls = classic. I love my pearls and I wear them with everything!

3 Peanuts said...

I am such a pearl girl. People tease me because I will wear pearls with shorts and a tee in the summer:)

brooke said...

oh i love love love pearls!!! i wish i wore them more...i am not a huge jewelry wearer...but oh how i would totally rock pearls!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Pearls are a classic that belong in every girl's wardrobe. I particularly love how Holly and Carrie sported them!