Before I began Passage des perles, I'd search for lists of things women thought it was time to give up after 50.
I'm interested in the decisions we make, the moments when we realize it's time to let go of one era and embrace (or at least put up with) the next.
Like the tipsy uncle at an engagement party, some things linger longer than they should.
Of course it's a matter of taste, and maybe regionally influenced. My #1 pick to deep-six well before 50 is the hairband, in any material. It's too jeune fille, too piano class. A friend wore one to dinner recently, and though she is a delight in every way, I kept wanting to offer her a booster seat.
I enjoy scarves in the hair, especially if you're in a convertible. Banana clips, most barettes, plastic-coated bobby pins, no.
Antique ebony carved hair ornaments, yes.
Photo of hair ornament: Mikimoto