Nothing dresses up any outfit better than pearls! Take a simple solid turtleneck dress ( we like black or red for the holidays) and throw on a long strand and you’re dressed up in minutes! How about a simple black velvet skirt with a beautiful cream or white silk or satin blouse and a pair of pearls finished off with black satin pumps! Perfectly elegant and holiday ready! Big ones, small ones, triple chain, choker, freshwater or even good fakes – pearls are a definite go-to for dressing up an outfit in minutes!
I suppose we should thank Coco Chanel for bringing her love of multiple strands to the forefront. Yet pearls have truly been around forever – even as far back as Roman times! They come in plenty of colors, but we like the white or natural ones best. They can even be a family heirloom – I cherish my grandmother’s pearls! Just be careful – since real pearls are mainly calcium carbonate they can dissolve in vinegar!
So don’t break the bank, but this holiday – get yourself some pearls!