I have a "love-hate" relationship with jewelry. I began writing (complaining) about how jewelry draws the eye to places I'd just as soon keep the eye away from, but realized that I was, well, complaining.
I don't want to complain.
So, I will say that I'm still dealing with wearing jewelry confidently. My solution to that will be to make it a point to wear a piece of jewelry every time I leave the house for the next month.
Purses are another area that I love and hate at the same time. I don't like to carry a purse, practical as it is. I prefer to grab my wallet. It would do me good to make a month's commitment to carry a purse for each outing. Perhaps I would overcome my tendency to be only partially prepared rather than attentive to being "put together."
My definition of "Put Together:"
Hair and makeup complete. All clothing items in good repair and neat, fitting well. Consideration for weather manifested in glove-wearing in the winter, umbrella carrying in rain, etc. Skin cared for (e.g. moisturized, pedicured, manicured, shaven), and all needed items contained in a matching, neat, clean bag. Jewelry tastefully worn. Perfume applied.
There is one thing that I adore: larger bags for carrying books and stuff. I use those for going to church (kid stuff, mints, notebooks to take sermon notes, etc.) and for taking school related items when running errands. I have quite the collection of those. Here are a few of my favorites:
Fake gator handles, jungle lining:
Unsnaps at the top to be as wide as the bottom. It's made of corduroy, so it's my "fall" bag:
My favorite bags:
I have two more bags that are white straw and natural straw...for summer, of course!
This post completes my "Clothing Evaluation" goal. It has been good.
To recap the resulting challenge: My goal for the next month (Until September 19th) is to wear one item of jewelry and carry a fully equipped purse every time I leave the house.