Friday, January 21, 2011
OMG it's awful
Why,oh why do things look so much better in my bathroom mirror than they do in a picture? The thing is, I like the top I am wearing in the pic but the colors don't help. I would have put make-up on but I was going to the hairdresser(who is wonderful) and I like to wait till afterward. And the necklace I was wearing was/is one of my favorites. But it(the necklace) just doesn't work. I was not a happy camper. I know that necklaces are a little iffy for me for two reasons. One, I have a saggy neck. And two, I have a large bust. I think the second problem is one of the reasons I don't wear scarves much. They might hide the neck, but they can make the bust appear even larger.
Anyway, I cannot get rid of the necklace. I love the color combinations and the way it is set up. And I don't want to wear it as is. So now I have straightened the memory wire it is on and I am going to get some small ribbon or a chain and add to it. I would rather have the ribbon but I haven't seen what I want so we'll see. If that doen't work I will restring it. I do have all of the needed stuff for that. But it is a pain to get everything back to just the way it was.
I can wear necklaces but they need to be at least 22 inches and long ones are the best. If I wear long ones I can wear short ones with them as long as they aren't too short. As I have said before, I have loads of jewelry. I just gave away a large plastic bag to a charity thrift store. I might be able to see my donated jewelry sometime when I am thrifting.
I am going to take some pics today but I am running so behind.
Jewelry tip--If you have pieces of jewelry that you really like and they are either tarnishing or showing wear, and if you don't like that look, clear nail polish is a wonderful solution. The moving parts must be kept moving so jangle the piece around while it dries. And if you don't like the look, wipe with a lightly saturated tissue and remover.
Another jewelry tip--look for necklace extenders. I have a collection now and they really come in handy.