The Directrice Challenge is going pretty well for me.
I’ve worn jewelry every day (M-Th) except for today, when I wore the sofa dress — which is so busy that I do not think it can support any further embellishment.
I thought about taking and posting a selfie every day, but my selfies are really terrible. So I had The Photographer take a few PROfessional photos, over the weekend, of outfits re-created for you.
Here is an old stand-by: my black eyelet top layered over a white blouse.
I think I have finally figured out how to wear a necklace with a collared shirt.
This puzzle has confounded me for years (with the exception of one minor breakthrough).
A simple thing, I know. The necklace can lay on top of the collar.
Here is a full-length shot, for those who wanted more. You’ve seen this outfit before, with different (but similar) pants and ballet flats in 2016. Remember?
This chain is doubled around my neck: one short loop (that occasionally strangles me just a bit) and one long loop.
I love the charms dangling from the pendant.
One of the things that I love about jewelry is: It doesn’t have to be expensive to be charming. Pieces made of modest materials can be absolutely delightful.
Case in Point: These pins are made of vintage silk prints. The functional part of the pin is a basic campaign button that costs between fifty cents and two dollars.
My best friend gave these to me years ago and they’ve been languishing with my other jewels in a disorganized, over-crowded drawer.
But now, they are highly visible in a tidily-arranged flat drawer dedicated to brooches.
I am so pleased with the flat drawers.
Imagine how happy these pins are.
Everything in this post is old. Some of it is really old. So we won’t bother with End Credits today.