When is the right time to wear pearls? We’ve talked about how to buy pearls, but Reader C sent in a super short email wondering when to wear them… One of my favorite jewelry pieces is my strand of Mikimoto pearls that I got for my 30th birthday. They were an investment piece, and they … Read More about When Should You Wear Pearls?
When you first start working, how do you build a jewelry collection for work — one that’s interesting, tasteful, and professional? Reader A wonders… I come from a decidedly non-professional background, and most jewelry I’ve bought has either gone out of style in a month or been so cheap I feel it doesn’t fit with … Read More about How to Build a Jewelry Collection for Work That’s Tasteful and Polished
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion about workwear workhorses! Reader S has a question about which wardrobe items become surprise basics for the working woman… Would love to hear you and readers share which pieces have unexpectedly come into your regular wardrobe rotation. For example, I know that you’ve found purple pumps to be … Read More about Surprise Basics for Women’s Workwear
For today’s coffee break, we’re digging this Tahitian pearl pendant. Like diamond studs, pearls can be all over the map in terms of expense and quality, but they always convey that you’re striving for a classic look. We like the Tahitian pearl to mix it up a bit, and this one seems like a great … Read More about Coffee Break: Tahitian Cultured Pearl and Diamond Pendant
Ah, office jewelry… too much and you run the risk of looking like Tess, pre-makeover (from Working Girl). Today’s reader mail: I adore jewelry, and I can pull of a bit chunkier necklace, but I hate wearing earrings or bracelets at the office. Bracelets always end up hurting my arm when I’m writing, as my … Read More about Open Thread: What Jewelry Do You Wear at the Office?
A while ago, we got this intriguing e-mail from a reader: As a late graduation present, I was considering asking my folks for a classic strand of pearls. This turned out to be more complicated than I had thought. Is it (still) true that younger women shouldn’t aspire to larger pearls? I don’t want to … Read More about Reader Mail – Pearl Necklaces and Younger Women