|Proof, that sometimes too much is just enough. (The nail polish is pretty too don’t you think?)|
Do you go through fashion phases? I definitely do. Not so much for clothes because I’m pretty much locked in to what works best for me and, it tends to be strict and simple because frou-frou even in tiny touches looks ridiculous on me.
No, I’m talking primarily about accessories. For the last couple of years my accessorizing has consisted exclusively of earrings, more often than not creoles, and a scarf. Admittedly, I have a gazillion scarves,but still. . .
Now, suddenly, I’m yearning for accessories — I mean ACCESSORIES (!) — I want to wear lots and lots of jewelry. I’m trying to figure out why and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because for the last month or so we’ve been discussing illustrations for the accessory chapter of the book. Heaven knows I own all the necessary components and I actually continued to buy necklaces and a couple of small bangle bracelets to add to my collection even though I wasn’t wearing them.
I’m a huge, “you never know, so it’s best to be prepared” sort of shopper. My thinking leans toward the, “you like it, you’ll probably wear it at some point,” if not I can always give it to my daughter. Also I really, really detest accessory regret. That’s why I bought two — yes, two — triple strand turquoise necklaces from the lovely jeweler who was retiring and gave me a great price. I have yet to wear them. However, I may don them tomorrow for my lunch in Paris mixed with my mauve quartz necklaces; I just might. Or, perhaps with my lapis beads, you know, the oh, so pretty blue-on-blue theme.
For years I piled on bracelets with my sober men’s tank watch. Then I stopped — the watch and the bracelets. I just asked people what time it was. The other day I decided it was time to pull everything out and put everything on.
And finally, if you have the time and are looking for a good time, click on Astley Clarke where you will find a feature where you can grab and drag her rings to make your very own mix and match stack. It really is fun.