Do you remember when you were little, the fun of a dress-up box? A big piece of the fun is wearing as many things as you can at one time.
I played dress-up this weekend with my jewelry.
Here is the winning effort with pearls.
Note: I told The Photographer that we would only be shooting my head and torso, but you can see just a bit of the track pants that I am wearing with my work shirt and camisole.
I only wear the track pants on the weekend.
Are you wondering what’s going on here? I’m a little stir crazy.
Oh, you mean with the pearls?
I am wearing three strands: a large double strand of imitation ivory pearls; a single strand of champagne colored pearls inherited from my grandmother; and a single strand of iridescent moss green pearls given to me by a friend.
I’ve knotted the champagne strand and the green strand together with a black velvet ribbon.
Except that I didn’t do a good job covering the clasps. Whoops. I could do better.
Nevertheless, isn’t this a welcome eyeful for a Zoom audience?
I mean “for a Zoom meeting.”
Many months ago, we began a conversation about maximalism in jewelry styling. Perhaps you did not realize that we were having a conversation as intellectual and ponderous as I am now describing. Ellie asked if one could wear a necklace with a brooch (Answer: yes!) and Candidate told us that she has inherited a trove of brooches (so lucky!).
To be honest, these comments were posted months apart and were not directed at one another. But The Directorate is in dialogue, outside space and time. You can join any time because this conversation has no beginning, no middle, and no end.
So, stepping into conversation,
Look at all the brooches I flang upon myself this weekend!
I had a number of brooches to choose from, but no two were of the same style. I think, however, that these three relate to one another in an interesting way. And, all have some silver on them, so that’s a unifying element.
A look like this (trio of brooches) might be Even More Effective if there were a theme — rhinestones, cameos, flowers — but I sort of like this combination.
For those looking to spend (invest) an hour on this blog, I recommend 2019. I think it was my best year.