Janet over at The Gardener's Cottage blogged about her favourite accessory: the perfect black flat. She asked everyone what their favourite accessory is.
Now I like a good flat shoe but for versatility, I don't think you can go past a strand of pearls. What I like about them is that they can be even and smooth, all regular in size and shape or they can be mixed with other gems and beads to create something modern and interesting. You can have different sized pearls to create a strand with interest. There's nothing predictable about the pearl.
Mr Kitty often asks me why I like them so much (read: why do you buy so many pearl necklaces? You really need another one? You already have so many!). I love them for the simple reason that they go with everything. You can throw on a strand of pearls and feel like Jackie O or Grace Kelly. Glamorous. Simple. Understated. Chic.
They are classically elegant. They are not as expensive as other gems so, Mr Kitty, I can own far more of them. Fake ones often look as good as the real thing, in fact, Jackie O's famous triple strand of pearls was actually made from glass. And you'd never know.
Pearls are versatile - you can wear then to christenings, weddings and funerals. You can wear them to business meetings or on dates. You can wear them with a little black dress and look like Audrey Hepburn or with jeans and a cardi and still look like Audrey.
Pearls are definitely my ultimate accessory. What's your favourite accessory?
Image is of the Manhattan Glamour Choker available at Mimco, RRP $299