Fashion Accessories/Lilies of the Field


 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Ok, I tried…really, really tried to remember this quote from the Bible, but I so love clothes! I do love clothes! And those lilies…they didn’t have to worry about accessories, now did they?

Purses, bracelets, earrings, belts, scarves, necklaces, watches, shoes, hats, sunglasses…talk about being arrayed?  So many choices, so little space for them! So this post is about fashion and accessories and how many is too many at any one time…

My college friend, Denise, told us a couple of years ago at our annual girlfriend’s college reunion, (posts to follow about that fun) that she went to a home jewelry party at which sage advice was given.  Apparently to be fashionably stylish you should always wear at least 9 accessories. And no more than 16? What? So we gals started counting and including everything most of us had way less, but some had more! Any embellishment counts, but earrings count as 1. You count all of the above mentioned accessories, including glasses. Try it and see!

Or you could do as Coco Chanel did: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory”.

I heard once that you should do what interior designers do and have a statement piece, then everything can work around that. In other words, if you have a statement necklace, you don’t wear big earrings with it. Right?

Just remember less is more and accessories are the icing on the cake – and not the cake! The eye needs a place to rest…not all over your body! Ok, that’s enough advice in that area.

Organizing accessories-here is my method of making sure that I know what my choices are each day…works for me! Maybe not designer worthy but I like it. These linen pin boards are still available at Pottery Barn.

So go out and array yourself, only no more than 16 and really a lot, lot less! Sorry lilies…



Accessorize! Hmmmm…too much?

My organization wall

My organization wall



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