Fab Collab: The Ageless Appeal of Pearls at Forty-Plus
This week, Sherry from Petite Over 40 is joining us in a Fab Collab. The goal of this alliance is for each generation to take the chosen style item, give a peek into our personalized histories regarding that item and then style it in today’s life!
The Pearl Necklace Styled by Sherry
We invite you to join us for each of the portrayals we relate to this iconic item—the pearl necklace! This came about after exchanging stories of different items in our closet or past. Doesn’t it seem like many of your clothing items have a story all their own? I know much of the time when mom or Nancy and I are putting together outfits for the upcoming posts, they’ll mention where they got that particular piece, or what they remember about it! I think that’s the reason we sometimes have such a hard time getting rid of things—there’s so many memories attached to it!
So without further ado, here’s the first in the series:
The Value of a Pearl Necklace
In order to understand the value of my pearls, we first need to go back to Oklahoma just a few years before it became a state in 1907. My great-grandmother was just a toddler. She and her family moved to that territory from Missouri in a covered wagon with hopes of making a better life for themselves by farming the land.
Sherry (the 40’s generation) will be divulging the rest of her story on her own website here! She’s a fabulous story teller with a heart of gold! (and check out the cute photo bomber in her picture!!)
The other 3 generations (Jodie, Nancy & Charlotte) will be showcased the rest of this week! I hope you follow along and enjoy the collaboration!
And feel free to join in—we’d love to hear your stories about any pearl necklaces from your family or even the one you wear now!