Today’s Fight the Frump Friday, hosted by Fussypants is about jewelry.
Do you wear too little or too much? Do you shine when you go out, or do you look like you’re trying to help guide a plane down the runway?
If you tend to overdo, here’s a simple step, look in the mirror, and take off one item, a bracelet, downplay the earrings from shiny to subtle, or remove an unnecessary ring.
If you tend to underdo, look at yourself in the mirror, are you wearing jewelry at all? If not, slip in a simple pair of hoop earrings, simple studs if you have a baby in the ‘grabbing’ stage. Wear your watch. It’s practical. Don’t forget your wedding ring. This is the time if it doesnt fit to slip your husband the suggestion to have it resized. It would be a good valentines day present. For most times, if you’re staying home, earrings and your ring and watch are good enough. If you’re wearing a lower neckline, sneak a necklace on too.
My favorite tip? Buy a nice simple chain. Sterling silver or gold, or get both, whatever your preference, as long as they dont turn you green, it doesnt matter how much it costs. Work within your budget. THEN!!! This is important, now, go to your favorite store or stores and look for simple pendants to interchange depending on the color of your clothing. Even a discount store such as WalMart or Target has nice looking smooth stones, often with holes in them or with hooks in them already. I have purchased them for under a dollar a piece from the craft section in some instances, but get GREAT compliments about them. Just ask for the beads section if you can’t find them. They’re there. For something a bit dressier, forget ‘princess’ (gag) and focus on classical and simple, like the filagree below. The more classical and simple something is, the more items you can wear it with.