I have never owned pearls, even fake ones, unless you count the yellow beads that resemble pearls that I bought in Deadwood antique shop. I suppose I never fancied myself fancy enough. I often dress alternatively and I’ve always associated pearls with dressing up – which is true but as I’ve learned not at all the law.
I finally sucked it up and decided to be open minded. After all, I often sport a nautical look and pearls are “from the sea” no? I have 2 nautical tattoos and love of sea creatures, boats, pirates and driftwood, so I got some faux peals and started experimenting.
My first experimentation was just around town. I walked my dog around our current RV Park, I changed my shirt and did laundry at the Loggermat. Both outfits worked really, and I was becoming more comfortable with the idea of something I’d only imagined grandmas and 50s actresses sport. The combination of my new glasses gave the whole look a very vintage feel without having to dress it up too much.
It would be days before I got a chance to wear them out for real but I was determined to make it work. After all, where had I been? Some of my favorite women have been wearing them for years and I was the one left pigeonholing pearls. For shame.
Around the campground I wore them with my Glamour Kills oversize tee and jeans. To the Loggermat, I wore a much fancier synthetic top by London Rise – testing out the fancy look. It’s a bit awkward being the best dressed at a laundromat but mostly fun.
Now I just had to wear them somewhere cool. I decide to go with what’s comfortable and stayed with the Glamour Kills tee, black leggings, vintage sunglasses, a new headband from Marshall’s. We took a day trip out to Petrified Forest National Park and stopped at the Painted Desert for a quick pic. The wind was so strong I could barely open or close the car door let alone control my hair or tee, but it was worth it! such a beautiful place and an odd yet wonderful locale to wear pearls.
Another thing I really like about this specific pearl necklace from pearlclasp.com is that the yellow silver filigree clasp is gorgeous, dependable, and super easy to use. It’s annoying having to ask anyone to help remove or put on jewelry so I was pretty excited about the ease of this one.
Pearls on People I Love
I acquired my awesome pearls, great for both vintage and modern looks, at www.pearlclasp.com