Dressing Down Pearl Earrings

December 6, 2016

*Product was provided to me in exchange for a review, however all opinions are mine alone.



This past week and weekend was full with Christmas festivities. My family and I viewed Christmas lights on a particular farm that hosts 500,000 lights each year and we visited our local hotel that hosts Christmas trees decorated by community organizations. Let’s not forget lots of visits with Santa and parades. There hasn’t been a dull moment for sure and it is VERY exciting and magical. In the midst of it all I am reminding myself to remember the real reason for Christmas and while all the lights, parades are fun they are also temporal. Christ coming into our world as a baby to live among us is just baffling and amazing at the same time. His birth and life of ministry as well as his death for our sins is what tops it all and remains the true meaning of Christmas to me.

One night recently I got a break from Christmas festivities to see one of my best friends of 18 years and this particular night called for dressing cute but comfortable enough for coffee. We ended up getting munchkins at Dunkin Donuts and sat for several hours reminiscing the past and discussing the present. The amazing thing with this friend includes picking up from where we left off as if we see each other weekly. I choose to wear these new jeggings I got from Target, along with my favorite kimono and basic tee.  I also decided to try these new 5mm pearl and diamond earrings from Pearl & Clasp to try dressing down pearls for once. I normally think of pearls as an elegant piece of jewelry to dress up a look; however for once I liked dressing these pearls down. I thought the small size of them was perfect for this dressed up casual look. What do you think?




My friend and I of course shared lots of laughs, and joys from the past. If there is one thing I couldn’t be without among the daily ins and outs of parenting it’s a good friend or friends to see for a girls night out as it really does do the heart good.

What do you wear your pearls with? 

What do you wear on a girls night out and where do you like to go?

Mine: Black top: c/o ONNO Tshirts, similar//Kimono: Target, same//Jeggings: Target, same//Flats: similar//Earrings: c/o Pearl & Clasp//Bangle: KCK Bangles Etsy Shop//Charm Bracelet: c/o Lucie’s Locket, similar

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Irene looks stunning in this ruffled front plaid top and fancy skirt combo The perfect elegant festive look. See post here.
Ashley’s tips on pattern mixing are good for those wanting to try out this combination. See post here.
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  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life December 6, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Pearls are such a classic! They can be worn with almost any style of outfit! I like to wear them in winter for some reason.


  • Laurie December 6, 2016 at 1:21 am

    I love pearls. You can wear them casual or dressed up and they never look out of place. These are cute with added sparkle x

  • Jacqui December 6, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I think you’ve done a perfect job dressing down these beautiful pearl earrings! Love spending time with my BFF, picking up where we left off. Thanks for hosting. Jacqui

  • Zunera Serena December 6, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Those pearl earrings are lovely!

  • Jaymie Ashcraft December 6, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Such cute earrings!!

  • Rachel December 6, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Beautiful look!


  • Kathrine Eldridge December 6, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Love these beautiful earrings and the kimono you paired them with! These earrings would be a wonderful gift. Thanks so much of the link up!


  • Jill December 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Your pearl earrings are so pretty! I think pearl earrings can go with everything and I love this relaxed look!

    Doused In Pink

  • jodie filogomo December 6, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I’ve been trying to wear my pearl more often, Rachel—so how funny that you post this now!
    I’m guilty of usually saving my pearls for weddings and fancy occasions but one of my premises on my blog is to wear what we have in our closet. Thus, I should follow my own advice, right!!
    Yours are beautiful—and I’m glad to see you wear them with jeans!

  • Kishina December 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I love a nice set of pearl earrings. You dressed these down perfectly. I’m hoping to get a break from all the Christmas madness soon…lol. Thanks for sharing and hosting the link up as well. Have a blessed week 🙂

  • Laura December 6, 2016 at 9:06 am

    That is one thing I love about pearls. You can dress them up or down. They are such a classic, timeless piece! Yours are gorgeous!

  • Chanda December 6, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Pearl earrings are the bet, aren’t they? You are doing them justice with this fit Rachel. Nice and comfy look.

  • Ashley December 6, 2016 at 9:32 am

    This floral kimono is so cute, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Nina December 6, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Peals are something simple and elegant. They look great the way you’ve styled them!


  • rosie December 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

    pearls are seriously the most classic piece of jewelry one could ever own. I feel it literally can be worn with anything. You dressed them down perfectly.

    Life is just Rosie

  • Stephanie December 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Love your outfit! such great memories. I love Christmas Light looking. The earrings are fab.

  • Jennie December 6, 2016 at 10:32 am

    All of this blue look so pretty on you! Isn’t it funny when we can pick up with old friends like zero time passed at all? I am glad you were able to catch up and enjoy an evening together.

  • amy December 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love this pretty casual look. The pearls are gorgeous. I think it’s a great idea to dress them down, especially for me since my lifestyle is mostly casual.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes December 6, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I really like the earrings! they look fabulous with the casual outfit!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes December 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I love your kimono and the colors of your outfit! So pretty! Thanks so much for the feature!


  • Amy December 6, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Pearls are so classic and you styled them so well here!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Konstantina December 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

    your floral jacket is sooo pretty!

  • Mary December 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Love your pearl earrings, especially because they’re on the petite size. Clean and simple and always versatile, you can pretty much wear pearls with anything. Love your casual styling.


  • Becky @ bybmg December 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    This is so pretty! Love those earrings!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom December 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I just love that you had a date with a friend and had munchkins and coffee- that just sounds perfect to me! Lol! I have a couple of friends from H.S. that I get together with every other month and it is nice to discuss the past/present, etc. You did an awesome job dressing down these pearls, they look so pretty on you! Loving those pretty blue flats too with your top! It’s refreshing to see some blues this time of year!


  • michelle December 6, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t think a piece of jewelry has to be limited to being dressed up or down! I mix & match my pieces all the time with all kinds of outfits!


  • Sarah Bell December 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    LOVE pearl earrings – I honestly think they look great with every kind of outfit! You look great in this outfit – love those blue flats! You should see me dressed-down haha – nothing this cute, that’s for sure! Thanks for hosting, Rachel!!!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  • Ruth December 6, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I love friends that you can pick up where you left off and feel you’ve always been friends! I have a few of those and they are very dear! Beautiful earrings!


  • Jessica December 7, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Rachael, thank you for featuring my outfit from last week! Love the pretty pearls and all of the blue tones you are wearing.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  • Emma Peach December 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I love pearls because they look great with anything. I don’t wear earrings very often but I’ve just bought some that have a pearl on the front and back 🙂

    Emma xxx

  • Liz hugen December 16, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I love theses shades of blue on you! Soooo pretty! Happy Friday!