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The other night Mr. GQ and I went to our friends’ house for a delicious dinner.  The weather was overcast and Fall was definitely in the offing.

So I decided to wear pearls.  


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In my book pearls are an easy “go to” accessory.  They can be dressy of course but I think they’re actually more fun when worn casually.  I have multiple lengths of pearls and I think it’s perfectly acceptable to wear my costume strands right along with my good stuff.  

In this look I paired a Talbots white cotton button down shirt with a White House Black Market cardigan that was studded with many pearls.  This sweater is from several seasons back.  I love it because it has black covered snaps as the closure and they allow the item to be partially closed and still look polished.  I wore a JCrew Outlet multi-strand choker as well as pearl stud earrings that were a gift from my hubby.  My last pearl item was a pearl bracelet from Ann Taylor (old) but I love it because it has small and large pearls so it’s fun to wear.

As you can see I wore the blouse untucked and the cuffs folded back over the sweater.  I wore an old pair of boyfriend jeans and black Aquatalia suede booties.  I prefer suede any time I can find it for booties and boots because I have really tender feet and suede is so soft (and usually forgiving too!).


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Bubba, my sweet golden decided to join the photo because I think he was suspicious that we weren’t going to be home for dinner.  The only good thing about that as far as Bubba was concerned was the fact that he gets a treat whenever we leave without him🐶🦴🐶!

In summary, don’t just save your pearls for formal occasions; wear them anytime you want to make a classic statement with your outfit.

PS If you would like to see several more looks with me wearing a cardigan, check out this blog post.


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