Accessories. If there is one thing I really need to work on, it’s my ability to accessorize.
I sometimes look at girls who walk around in their fabulous outfits and think “Howwww do they do that?! They look so amazing!” and I would realise that not only are they wearing “outfits” (as opposed to “just clothes” that I throw on every morning when I’m in a rush to get to work), but their accessories are perfectly coordinated and make the whole thing look “just right.”
Clearly, I will need to wear some jewellery on my wedding day. I had initially thought about wearing the red heart Swarovski necklace Jack bought me for Christmas last year, but as the neckline on my dress is pretty high and has enough detail already, I won’t be.
When I first met Jack, I had loads of piercings, and the majority of those were in my ears. I had a rook (top one—left photo), a tragus (middle one—left photo), an orbital (the hoop on the right photo—my absolute fave), and five lobe piercings.
All photos personal
I took them out not long into our relationship because I got a job that wouldn’t let me wear them; Jack has mentioned a few times that he missed them, and preferred it when my ears weren’t bare.
So if I’m going to wear jewellery, it might as well be some earrings to jazz up the side of my face!
At first I thought about going safe and just wearing a pair of pearl studs, but as my hair will probably be up, I thought it might be better to go for something a bit more adventurous.
So off I popped to Debenhams to check out their range of earrings, and came across a beautiful pair of gold and CZ ones. Long ones, not at all like I’m used to. Whenever I have worn dangly earrings in the past, they have always been heavy and hurt my ears, but at only £12, I figured I might as well buy them and try them out for a day to see if they hurt.
They were as light as air. Seriously, I never even felt them! And I have to be honest, when I was wearing them, I did feel good. I have definitely been missing out on something. Oh, how a little pair of earrings can make you feel so different!
I like the colour gold with my hair. I think they stand out without being too obvious. And my ear was a tiny bit red when I took that picture because it was getting used to wearing jewellery again after so long! But they didn’t hurt and I was very happy.
What do you think? Did you go for expensive jewellery or settle for a department store brand? And does anyone have any advice on accessorizing in general? I’d love some tips!
- Brighton, UK
- Office Manager
- Wedding Date:
- September 2013
- Fabrica Gallery, Brighton