Anyone who knows me well knows that fashion really isn’t my thing. Don’t get me wrong – I want to be well-dressed and “put together”. But I find the whole process a little dauting. By the time I find myself shopping, I’m usually desperate for clothes. The combination of “having to” find something, plus a limited budget, plus the fact that I’m no longer the size I used to be…well, let’s just say, I thought I’d break out in the hives -right there in the Reitman’s dressing room!
The show “What Not to Wear” was somewhat helpful in discovering what I should be wearing. But to be honest, I just want Stacy and Clinton to tell me what to wear…and the $5000.00 budget would be nice, too!:)
However, a few years ago a delightful solution came to mind. I realized I knew many women who are REALLY GOOD at fashion! So, I decided I would bring them in as my personal reinforcements. I look for 3 criteria:
- They themselves looked “put together”.
- They could be very honest with me…and could say things like, “My goodness, don’t buy any more black!” or, “Yep, that makes you look (ahem)…’heavy’.”
- They liked to laugh. Who wants to shop with a Sour Sally anyway?
Of course, two of my favorite partners in shopping adventures are my sisters. One of them told me I should work on “accessorizing”. They “pull outfits together”, she said. So I’ve been following her advice and collected some accessories.
The problem, however, became how to store the necklaces. I tried a silver tray for a while. Although PRETTY on my shelf, PRACTICAL it was not! I needed pliers to pry apart the tangled mess!
When we did our bedroom makeover, an idea finally came to me. Here is my sneaky storage solution – located on the door of my built-in storage cupboard.
Finally, I can “accessorize” with ease!:)