Saturday, February 25, 2012

Love those pearly whites ...

About this time last year, I wrote a post about my growing attraction to pearls. While I do love the classic style and sensible fashion of pearls, I'm also drawn to the opalescent sheen and color found in these gems.

Image via Dinner Cinema.

Who could resist Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's? Those pearls added a sexy, sophisticated air to the otherwise vunerable young woman. But, it was that ebony and ivory styling with basic black and creamy beaded strands that became an iconic classic.


 
If you think pearls are passe, think again. In the image above (left), Actress Katherine Heigl rocks the red carpet in varying, subtle shades of baroque pearls. Baroque pearls are simply pearls that have an irregular shape like those above right (via O'Day Cache). Cultured freshwater pearls are most commonly baroque, as are cultured saltwater pearls.

Image via Christian Louboutin.

I'm equally impressed with pearl-inspired fashion heals from Louboutin. I would take this pair home in an instant. I love the style and color!

Image via Sandy Pandy Candy.

My family teases me about my extensive collection of pearl white shirts and blouses. Yes, I do have quite a few and I adore each and every one because an ivory top can go from casual to dressy with a quick change of accessories.


I'm actually leaning toward painting my kitchen cabinets in ivory and gray whenever we get around to remodeling. Images above and below via Great Oak Circle.


And, I'm converting from patterned colors to solid ivory linens in our master bedroom. I may be a bit crazy, but pearly white just seems cleaner, crisper and just a bit more comforting.

Image via Vancouver based interior designer Maria Killam.

Image via Classy In The City.

Pearl. Ivory. Cream. By any name, I'm hooked.

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