Okay, officially the 17th art is
Ivory or mother-of-pearl ear ornaments
but, hey, we didn’t talk about jewelry with the previous (style) art and there’s not another one coming up on the subject so we’re going to go beyond the simple and discuss and play for a little while on the subject of jewelry.
When I was in high school I had several of the same teachers year after year. One in particular, an English and Gifted Studies teacher, I remember wore the exact same jewelry every day: gold earrings, matching gold rope-link bracelet and necklace set and her wedding rings. And I thought it would be terribly boring to wear the same pieces day after day.
I mean, where’s the fun in matching your earrings to your outfit or what if you just don’t feel like wearing gold one day?
Fast forward almost 2 decades and damn if I don’t do the same thing.
Several years ago I decided I would no longer wear yellow-gold jewelry. I just didn’t like the way it looked with my skin or the way it could so easily look fake, even if it wasn’t. Silver, white gold or platinum (in my dreams) was it. In fact, I actually took all that gold jewelry to one of those cash-for-gold places for extra spending money before a cruise.
The rings I bought for myself (more on that whole thing in another post), the earrings are from the cruise to Mexico that I sold the gold jewelry for (not exactly recycling but, hey, what can you do) and the necklace was a gift from Todd our first Christmas together.
I do have other jewelry–a whole armoire full (if I every got around to unpacking them) and I swap out some pieces here and there, but I stick to the basic pieces to make mornings easier.
What’s your style: minimalist? pile on the glitz? same stuff every day? or every day a different look?