Wearing fake pearls is just about a mortal sin. At the very least, your pearls should have the little knots in between them. If you don’t have Grandmother’s yet, invest in some decent ones of your own that you can give to your daughter.
Don’t spend your money on purses that you know you will only like for a little while. Purses should be of quality and should last. The easiest way to judge someone is to look at their shoes and then their purse. Do you want to be carrying the trendy new whatever or do you want to be carrying the designer/well made purse that is still going to be in style when your daughter is in college? That’s what I thought.
When getting ready for an event- semiformal, wedding, charity gala, debutante ball, etc. you will regret going overboard on your hair and makeup. Looking elegant has nothing to do with how MUCH make up you have on or how fancy your hair is fixed.