I love a good lady-like set of pearls, there is nothing more classic. I spotted these two fun updates to the timeless accessory this week: the soft detail of a pearl adorned sweater from the Lela Rose Fall 2013 runway show last week, and a pair of oversized faux-pearls topped with playful gold crowns. As the fabulous Jackie O would say, “pearls are always appropriate.

35.jpg.r.nocrop.w2400.h2400image2xxlSources: Lela Rose Fall 2013, Asos pearl crown earrings

When I was getting ready for an event last week I came to the realization that I really didn’t own a pair of plain black shoes. I’ve been caught up in the trends lately and somewhere in between neons and bows and animal prints I forgot about the classics. My wardrobe has been missing the building blocks, so I made it my mission this weekend while I was shopping with a girlfriend to locate those closet staples. I’m happy to report I found both black ballet flats and heels — it makes we want to go back to basics with the rest of my wardrobe and invest in the classics. What are you closet staples? 

Finding the perfect wedding dress was a super painless and easy task for me — I was incredibly decisive and knew exactly what I was looking for. As a self-professed statement necklace junky, my hunt for the perfect wedding day jewelry has been far more of a challenge. Big chunky beaded necklaces, layers or pearls, delicate gold chains, I just can’t seem to make up my mind! These are the few of the contenders in the mix now, which one is your favorite?

Clockwise from top left, Kate Spade, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Margaret Elizabeth

I’m delighted to be featured “In the Spotlight” on Curating Style today, sharing all of my favorite things, from cocktails to signature accessories! Won’t you go check it out