— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

Pearls: A True Necessity

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     I wouldn’t exactly describe my style as conservative.  In fact, my rule of thumb has typically been: When in doubt, go shorter!  I’ve also rocked a plunging neckline like no one’s business!  Never at the same time of course (oh- except that one time in college), but then life happens and GASP- it’s parent-teacher conferences!!!  Putting an outfit together has always been so effortless for me so you can imagine how I felt for my very first parent-teacher conference, and I’m completely stumped with what this means in terms of wardrobe.  I mean, literally standing hours in my closet dumbfounded, baffled, and bemused.  That is until I had a major “lightbulb” moment and two words came to mind: Pearl Necklace!

     Lucky for me my parents had gifted me a 16 inch Elsa Peretti strand from Tiffany’s as a graduation present from college.  All I had to do was find that signature blue, velvety pouch and it was on like Donkey Kong!  The power of pearls is in one word: Profound!  Maybe the always elegant and iconic Jackie Kennedy Onassis had a major point went she stated, “Pearls are always appropriate!” At my children’s school they begin each new school year with a parent-teacher conference, which I love.  So this week when it was time to meet my daughter’s teachers for the first time all it took was a classic pearl necklace to turn my jeans and ivory top into the quintessential “meet the teacher” ensemble! So do yourself a favor and get yourself a strand (or three) STAT!!! You’ll be so happy you did!!

xoxo Dara Michelle

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