Accessorize your Favorite Shirt

Instead of dressing down to blend in at the male-dominated office, how about owning this “man’s world” by claiming one of their favourite – and only, may I add – accessories: The cufflinks. And while you’re at it, how about you “Put a Bow on it” as well?

Whether you want to start a revolution through fashion or look nice, sparkling cufflinks are definitely a stylish way to dress up a plain shirt.

Pearls are always Appropriate

If you don’t already appreciate the beauty of pearls, I am sure you will after these craazyy pearl facts:

  1. Pearls are the only jewels created by a living animal (I am not sure I would characterize an oyster/mussel an animal, but National Geographic insists that they are…),
  2. Saltwater pearls are extracted from oysters, whereas the freshwater pearls are collected from mussels,
  3. An oceanic oyster typically grows only one pearl at a time, whereas a single freshwater mussel typically produces 30-50 pearls at a time (talk about multitasking),
  4. All pearl oysters are born male and transform into females at around three years of age (ok, how is that even possible? and more importantly, how can you tell what gender an oyster is?).

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have newfound respect for oysters and mussels after these facts!

Chanel pearl necklace

Put a Bow on it

There is nothing more elegant than a bow tie, if you ask me. The simplicity, yet sophistication, is simply unbeatable. And although I understand many women may find it transgressive to pull off, you can’t argue with the fact that these ladies look both feminine and exceptional at the same time.