Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mother Of Pearl

Femininity and vintage styles have both been very dominant in 2010 fashion trends. While I wrote about most of these a while ago, ruffles, lace, bows, polka dots, floppy hats, and cloche hats are still popping up everywhere. The latest feminine, vintage-inspired trend that I'm going to focus on right now is pearls. Pearls also happen to fit with the trend of statement jewelry such as bib necklaces, bangle bracelets, cuff bracelets, flower jewelry, braided jewelry, and cocktail rings. But pearls aren't just limited to jewelry. They are now also adorning headbands (perfect for a Blair Waldorf inspired style), shoes, and trimings of dresses and tops. They are also available in other colors besides white. However, since real pearls are expensive; many of the trendier versions are faux. Take a look at some of my little pearl finds below.

Theodora Bracelet, $9.99,

Rhinestone Bow Bobby Pins, $4.50,

Enamel Pearl Daisy Ring, $4.00, shown in ivory; also available in black,

Multi-Strand Necklace With Flower Pendant, $10.50,

Pearl Bracelets, $4.00,

Rhinestone & Pearl Headband, $4.50, shown in light pink; also available in black,

Rhinestone Flower Snap Clips, $3.50,

r2 Addison Flat, $44.50, available in sizes 6-10,

Rampage Dress, Chain & Pearl, $39.99, available in sizes XS-L,

Belted Pearl Trim Dress, $36.00, shown in taupe; also available in grey, sizes Small-Large (grey not available in large),

Decorative Pearl Strands, $14.80,

Faux Pearl Headband Set, $3.80,

Floral Pearl Trim Cardigan, $28.00, available in sizes X-Small-Large,

Gina Pearlescent Bracelet, $5.80, shown in black; also available in cream,

Glisten Trim Sweater Cardigan, $32.80, available in sizes Small-Large,

Mother of Faux Pearls Twist Ring, $3.80,

Pearl Adorned Sweater, $26.00, shown in aqua; also available in black and cream, sizes X-Small-Large,

Pearl Stripe Tunic, $32.00, shown in black/red; also available in navy/grey, sizes X-Small-Large,

Pearl Trim Military Dress, $32.00, available in sizes X-Small-Large,

Tangled Web Necklace, $14.80,

1928 Silver-Tone Simulated Crystal & Pearl Chandelier Earrings, $14.74,

Candie's Pearl and Rhinestone Chain Belt, $12.00,

Candie's Silver-Tone Pearl & Crystal Flex Bracelet Set, $11.20,

Candie's Silver-Tone Pearl Cluster Earrings, $8.40,

Croft and Barrow Gold-Tone Chocolate Simulated Pearl & Simulated Crytal Drop Earrings, $8.40,

Croft and Barrow Gold-Tone Simulated Pearl Long Necklace, $16.80,

Croft and Barrow Simulated Pearl Twisted Necklace, $13.99,

Croft and Barrow Silver-tone Simulated Pearl & Simulatd Crystal Drop Earrings, $7.00,

Trifari Gold-Tone Simulated Pearl Hoop Earrings, $9.10,

Byline Ruffle Racer Tank with Necklace, $21.99, shown in fuchsia; also available in white, sizes Small-Extra large,

Zana-Di Skinny Jean, $29.99, available in sizes 3-9,

Denim Shirt, $10.00, available in sizes S-L,

Ivory Flower Clip, $6.00,

Lace Bow Bangle Set, $8.00,

Pearl Mix Metal Bangles, $9.00,

Pearl Rhinestone Stretch Bracelet, $12.50, wetseal,com

Pearl Side Legging, $16.50, shown in heather grey; also available in black, sizes S/M and M/L,

Pink Lace Bow Bangle Set, $7.00,

Rose Cardigan Sweater, $14.99, shown in grey; also available in blue, sizes XS-XL,

Rosette Pearl Flex Top, $14.99, shown in pink; also available in black, sizes M and L,

To emulate Blair from Gossip Girl, wear a pearl headband with a white button-down blouse, a black pencil skirt, tights, a pair of pumps, and a bright colored purse. To get the look of a flapper girl, pair a pearl necklace with a fringe dress, a sequin handbag, some pumps, and a cloche hat or feather headband. For a vintage vibe, wear a pearl bracelet with an off-the-shoulder dress, some lace tights, a bib necklace, ballet flats, and a bow headband. You can also try the vintage look with a sweater dress and cloche hat for the winter or a sundress and floppy hat during the summer. For a nice casual look, grab a top with pearls and pair it with some skinny jeans and over the knee boots. For a date, wear a dress with pearls with stillettos, chandelier earrings, a flower hair clip, and a metallic handbag. For the prom, a pearl ring would go perfect with your prom dress. Just wear it on the opposite hand of your corsage. For hitting up clubs wear a pair of pearl earrings with a one shoulder top, a pair of bleached jeans, and some peep-toe booties. Contact me if you have any of your own tips on how to wear pearls.

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