Wednesday 28 October 2020

The Magnificent 8: Pearls!

Time for another Magnificent 8 post! Every quarter we pick a theme and all style it in our own unique ways, showing you different ideas to try across multiple age groups. Because you can be stylish at any age! 

Our theme today is pearls. I have a few pearl accessories I like wearing a lot when the weather warms up, and it's been a very hot spring so far! Sharing two different outfits I've worn recently, a casual outfit with real freshwater pearls and a more dressed up one with faux pearls.

What I wore:

Jeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral with grey tee olive embroidered shorts converse | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with yellow kimono | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram | casual pearl necklace outfit grey tee olive shorts yellow kimono

JacketJeanswest Eliza summer poncho in yellow floral
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
TeeAtmos&Here charcoal grey v neck tee
Shorts: Jeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This freshwater pearl necklace is a firm favourite and is one I constantly wear on repeat! It's been worn over 34 times since I bought it. I love the long length and the mix of textures with the leather tassel and the coin pendant. It just goes with everything and is a great touch with a casual outfit. Freshwater pearls are perfect for a casual outfit, you don't have to dress up in pearls!

The olive embroidered shorts are so nice to wear in summer, being a soft pull-on style. I like wearing them with yellow and this yellow printed kimono is such a summery combination. As the kimono is so bold I went with a classic neutral grey tee as a base, and a tan bag. Even if this little Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag does struggle to fit both my things and my son's water bottle we brought along for our little walk on our fave trail after the school pick up!

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress with pearl necklace bracelet and quilted rebecca minkoff edie | awayfromblue

faux pearl accessories with Rebecca Minkoff small Edie quilted crossbody bag | away from blue

awayfromblue Instagram | blue printed maxi dress with magenta pink crossbody edie bag and pearl necklace bracelet stack spring playdate outfit

Earrings: Juicy Couture bow stud earrings
NecklaceRoie Designs faux pearl and black satin ribbon necklace
Dress: Jeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bracelets: the usual plus faux pearl bracelet stack
BagRebecca Minkoff Edie small crossbody bag in magenta

Why I wore it:

This is a slightly more dressed up outfit - although still just as comfortable for a hot and humid day! This time around I accessorised with some faux pearls. This necklace is fun and it ties with a long black ribbon in the back, so very comfortable to wear in spring and summer! I added the faux pearl bracelet stack too, again to try make my casual jersey maxi dress seem a little more pulled together. We had a playdate with one of my son's friends from school, which was really good. I'd expected to have more playdates this year but the virus has made it tricky!

With the faux pearls and blue printed maxi dress I wanted to add a little extra colour so I went with this Rebecca Minkoff Edie crossbody bag in magenta. It really pops with navy and I like how the quilted style makes the outfit a little dressier too.

Had thought about wearing sandals with this but as all mine have buckles and I wasn't sure on the "shoes in the house" policy at my son's friend's place I decided on these silver slip on ballet flats instead so I could easily remove them if needed. I've worn them a lot with this dress in the past, it's a nice combination, especially with the silver hardware on the bag.

How You Can Wear It:

Pearls are a really versatile accessory! Real or faux they are so easy to add to an outfit, no matter your style. You can try a necklace, bracelets, or even earrings and you can get pearl embellished clothing too!

The Magnificent 8

The Magnificent 8 is a collaboration of 8 stylish women, ranging in age from early 20’s to early 80’s. The mission of this collaboration is to showcase how ageless style is. There are no age restrictions on style. So wear what you want, when you want, add a smile, and strut your style with confidence. And be sure to check out all 7 of these other amazing ladies!

Every quarter, the group chooses a theme and each create an outfit that suits our own personal tastes and fashion choices and we post them on the last Wednesday of every third month. So be sure to go check out everyone’s posts with the links above for style inspiration at any age as they show you their take on the Pearl theme!

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  1. I like how you wear and style pearls. Pearls are timeless elegant piece and look amazing on you.

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  2. Mica, you look fabulous! You know, I am really loving that kimono and the fun tassel necklace with pearls. How cool is that?! And the stacked pearl bracelets with your beautiful blue maxi dress are so fun, too! I love loading on piles and piles of pearls! This was a fun theme!


    1. It was a really fun theme to dress for :)

  3. I love that you showed two different ways to wear pearls - casually and a little dressier. They are so versatile and it's a great reminder to take them out and wear them! You can never go wrong with pearls!

  4. I love the idea of magnificent 8. I love the way you wore your pearls Mica. I can never decide with what color and dress pearls will look good. Most of the time I wear and take it off. :-) You are looking fabulous in the blue dress. That yellow kimono is so pretty on you. :-)

    Via |

  5. I am so glad it has been a warm spring so far! That must be really nice. (I am certainly jealous of that warm weather!) Both of these outfits are just stunning. Pearls always add so much elegance to a look.
    the creation of beauty is art.

  6. I actually only have 1 set of real pearls but I never wear them because they feel too fancy. But I did recently get a single pearl necklace and matching earrings that I love! Super pretty.
    I love how both of these looks are so different but wearable at the same time. The blue maxi dress is always a favorite of mine, such a great color on you

    1. They can definitely be dressed down! The only real pearls I have are freshwater ones though!

  7. I am loving that blue dress! So beautiful and the pearls are a perfect accessory!
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  8. Fabulous, Mica! I love your maxi dress (of course), but I also love your kimono/shorts outfit. And you've proven that pearls go with everything! Happy mid-week!

  9. Pearls really do go with everything!! I love how you showed them here.

  10. This blues dress is beautiful!:)

  11. Pearls are so classic and beautiful. I love both of your outfits, Mica!

    Make Life Marvelous

  12. Oh, you look so lovely in pearls! I especially love it with the maxi dress.

  13. Looks great. My great gran loved her pearls :-D

  14. Love these outfits!! I think the first one is my favorite of the two :)
    Jenna ♥
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  15. Pearls are such a classic! I normally think of them when I dress up but I loved how you wore them casually too!

  16. Pearls are such a fun and easy way to elevate even the simplest of outfits. You've done a fabulous job of showing just how that can be achieved.


  17. I like the motto and both of your looks with the pearls! It seems to be really a hot spring in your area as you are already able to wear such wonderful summer looks. The second look is so elegant <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  18. The pearls look lovely! I used to have some but Im not sure where they are. I'm not very good at accessorising outfits, I used to have loads of different bracelets and things but now I just wear the same necklace my partner bought me every day ha.

    Corinne x

    1. It's sweet to have such a special piece though! I just love accessorising!

  19. wow i love this ! thanks for sharing!

  20. Apart from a handful of pearly brooches, I do have some pearl necklaces, inherited from my Great Aunt, who was a very stylish lady back in her day! I'm loving both your outfits here, the first one proving firmly that pearls can be worn in a casual way. And you look absolutely fabulous in your maxi dress worn with the classic string of pearls and magenta handbag! xxx

  21. Wearing pearl earrings and have some bracelets too, need to wear those more often. Love both of your necklaces.

  22. I love how you styled pearls! They really are a classic!

    I hope you're having a good week so far.

    Ekaterina | Polar Bear Style

  23. I love that pearl bracelet stack! I am actually looking at a pearl bracelet stack for my Apple watch of all things. :) I have just one single strand pearl necklace from my wedding and I don't wear it very often, but I need to!


  24. I like how you styled the pearls with the dress! Looks wonderful.

  25. Love that bright yellow kimono!!! <3


  26. Pearls are one of my go to piece.

  27. I love both of these outfits, Mica! That first necklace really does go with everything, and the yellow kimono is so happy and summery. And you look so pretty in the dress! Hope you enjoy your weekend. :)

    Miles of smiles,

  28. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)


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