WIW:Casual Pearls. ETA: Longer tee under pink sweater & a blouse

The last couple of days I've been enjoying pearls. Here are a couple of examples. Too much in the first outfit? Are the sweaters too short?
In the second outfit I turned the blouse collar in so it didn't interfere with the pearls. Does this look odd? Later I changed the ivory under layer for my asymmetrical EF bone silk tank and liked the result better but did not get a photo. Is the shawl collar sweater too old?
ETA: other versions with same pearls.

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18 Comments

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Look at how pretty those pale pink pearl layers are. Fun bookending with the shoes, Joy. Not too much - Maximal is the way to go in 2016, actually. I do find the pink sweater a little short and tight though. 

    Try opening the collar and wearing the pearls inside the regular shape of the collar. 

    I bet the asymmetrical tank was great in #5. Do snap a pic next time if you can.

  • columbine replied 1 year ago

    Admittedly the pink sweater is too short, but grey and pink and the pile of pearls is lovely on you.

  • Donna replied 1 year ago

    Wow Joy, the pearls are alot but I think they are so pretty and layered really nicely!

  • bioya replied 1 year ago

    That first batch of necklaces is gorgeous!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie and columbine. I think I will change the sweater before going out, but keep the pearls. Both sweaters were thrift store finds, so no big loss. Thank you for the suggestions, Angie.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Donna and Carter. It was fun combining a variety of necklaces.

  • Joyce B replied 1 year ago

    I love those pearls on you! My favorite are the ones with the flowers.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    I love the pile of pears in 1 and 2--nicely done! I think the sweaters would work better with other tops. Maybe try the pink sweater with a longer, flowy tank underneath it. And do you have a pink shell or tee to wear under the gray sweater in place of the pink cabled sweater?
    I like the idea of turning the collar in on the blouse, but it looks like it wants to creep back out--seems like the kind of thing that I would be checking all day. I like Angie's idea of wearing the pearls inside the collar, and I like how they look with the outfit. I don't find the shawl collar sweater old-looking, and I really like the color on you.

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    Wonderful feminine pearl layering!!!

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    Oh Joy!!!!   Lovely, lovely, lovely.  I don't think it is too much.  It just blends together in such an artistic way.  It is beautiful.  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Joyce, that necklace belonged to my mother, probably from the 50's.
    Sharan, you are so observant and helpful. I have almost no pink, especially this pale pink, but am surprised to like it near my face. I may need to look for a shell or tee. I'm glad the shawl collared sweater looks ok yet. I like the color and fit.
    Bonnie, it was fun to play with my pearls. I'm glad that it is working.
    Sterling, thank you. I need to try more groupings like this to get some pieces out that never see the light of day.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

      Pile of pears in 1 and 2 are very nice and you can wear them with so different sweaters, I agree with you to change it maybe even not pink, that is only my honest opinion

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    1/2 - so so pretty!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    For Firecracker: I found a dark blush tee and tried it under the pink sweater. Photos at top. Better?

  • olga replied 1 year ago

    I like very much the color combination of soft pink and grey
    And with additional layer under the sweater, perfect in my opinion

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Yet another version with a silk blouse that is more of a beige than pink.

  • Sheila replied 1 year ago

    I love your pearls in #1 SO much! And knowing that one necklace was your mother's is so sweet. The shell underneath in #6 & 7 extends the short pink sweater for my eye and it really does look better with it. I also like the later version with the ivory blouse. You inspire me, Joy.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Olga and Sheila, thank you for addressing the changes.  I was much more comfortable with the longer tee under that short sweater.

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