from ninth grade to mid-college, i was known for wearing pearls day and night. because my most recent strand broke, i’ve become accustomed to having a bare neck. well, this elegant and ever-classic strand of fresh water pearls from j. crew [17″, signature bow clasp] makes me want to reclaim that reputation, and for the reasonable price of $150— it’s entirely possible. available in multiple lengths and styles at j. crew.