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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.


Donna said...

I agree; the necklace is lovely but does need to be longer. Noticed a post on another blog featuring ways to use other jewelry to make extensions. Haven't tried it yet but seems like a good idea.

Maggie said...

I think your negative title for the post comes from the fact you knew you weren't looking your best. Try the same look when you have put make up on and had your hair done, and smile too! Look at the photo in the side bar of the lighter coloured haired lady with the gorgeous smile!