Playing dressup with accessories
Posted May 15, 2006on:
It's so fun having your own so-called fashion blog. You can play pretend magazine writer and write 'articles' about anything you want. And best of all? There is no Anna Wintour breathing down your neck. 😉
Let me start my virgin article with the topic on jewellery. I have to admit that a year ago, I would squirm at the thought of buying accessories. It's a waste of money, no? Apparently not, I found out. You can buy as many plain and dull tops as possible and still look great when you put on a pretty earring or a stunning necklace. Or adorn your wrist with a funky charm bracelet that's all the rage now or a boho bangle to go. Accessories are so adorable I'm turning into those people who buy them for the sake of buying. In other words, I feel happy looking at them on my dressing table. 😀
For the record I have 3 bangles, 3 beaded necklaces and a few earrings. I don't fancy big earrings cos I find them heavy and a distraction. (Weird, I know). I found my love for bangles/charm bracelets earlier this year but in school, they're another distraction cos it's hard to write/type with a bangle-ed wrist. Thus necklaces ruled the day for me. Currently, I'm waiting for 2 Forever 21 necklaces to arrive. I can't wait.
Meantime, let's see some of the beauties that have caught my eye.
Asos Long Casino Charm Necklace. At Yahoo auctions for S$15. It's such a good deal. Maybe I should place a bid when it's about to close. 😛
Juicy Couture mini charm bracelet. US$125. This piece reminds me of the one Jodie Kidd wore in the travelouge show Fashion Avenue now showing on Discovery Travel & Living. I thought it'd be great to pair with my yet-to-be-arrived Forever 21 vintage top. 😀
Well, failing to get the Juicy Couture charm, I could always pair my new top with this. Asos winter charm bracelet. I bought it for S$30 off Yahoo. Could have saved a bit more when there was the clearance but oh wells. I wore this to school once. The lady at the canteen commented it was really pretty when I handed her the monies. I beamed, of course. And blushed. 😛
Lisa Stewart circle swirl pendant. US$150. Its much alike the one Hilary Duff wore in The Perfect Man. Watch the movie for Duff's pretty vintage tops!
Delias layered nautical necklace. US$14.50. It's 3-in-1. Great for pairing with a soft peasant blouse or a Junkfood tee. Haha.
Delias weave bangles. US$12.50 each. I think Asos used to carry similar ones at a much much cheaper clearance price. Too bad all their sales stuff get wiped out really fast. Or there just aren't any sprees. 😦
UO tiny charms necklace. US$16. I thought this was pretty. Not as heavy as the layered nautical one from Delias. And it has a tiny handbag charm. Cute.
I gathered a few things when buying accessories. They're all part of a current trend. What happens when the boho/nautical/charm season wears out? I think the key to it is:
- Not spending a bomb on these things or else you'll feel the pinch when the particular season is over.
- Play around the accessories with different outfits. It doesn't have to be a carbon copy of the one you see on the runway.
- Invest in a good display set. Even if you don't feel like wearing them, you can always admire them. 😀
That reminds me, No.3 is something I've yet to do. I'm a mess at my dressing table. Haha. Anyways, jewellery's always a girl's best friend. It doesn't have to be diamonds, you know. 😉