Claudie Pierlot collar dress (tucked in) / Peter Jensen pearl detail skirt / Hermès Kelly cuff and hand lock / heritage red Coach bag / Camper boots
Note: Items are my own
I wore this last week to the opening party of a small jewelry boutique, Sparrow. The owner is one of Navette's first clients and we were excited to see the pieces she'd been collecting. I have a bit of a jewelry problem (and sweater/coat/boot/perfume/candle problem) and love the anticipation and delayed gratification of saving up patiently for a piece I REALLY want. Sometimes over years. Is that weird? I legit like the wait.
Gabrielle carries consigned and antique jewelry mixed with new designs and has a variety of aesthetics and price points. I bought a sandalwood/tobacco/vetiver candle and will be back to pick a piece of jewelry.
This dress is made by French label Claudie Pierlot and while I've seen many jeweled collars over the years, this one is really well done. Made in France, too. But sadly, the dress is a little tight on me so it may end up in our shop. I had to layer a skirt over it (dress is form fitting) because... hips.
I've been hunting around for something similar as a replacement but can't quiet the little voice inside me that says- "The best ones are very, very expensive. You need to just make it yourself!" The layout and size variation of the clear crystals can be replicated on any collared shirt or dress. The Peter Jensen skirt was designed with pearls sewn to the tops of pleats- another relatively simple DIY embellishment idea.
I wear this vintage cherry red Coach bag a LOT- the color and size are perfect with preppy navy and tartans, muted tweeds and houndstooths, icy pastels, bright patterns, the oft-boring things I wear to the shop, and casual evening looks. I chose three small + red + crossbody options because they all seem so different!