I spent several hours last night falling down the Pinterest rabbit hole. I’ll admit it, I have a soft spot for beautiful things. My mother and I always laugh that when we’re shopping together, we always seem to like the most expensive things in the store. If we’re shopping for shoes, we both like the $400 pair instead of the $89 pair. If we’re looking at handbags, we’re drooling over the Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors bags, and completely miss the bags on the sale rack that are more reasonably priced.
Pinterest is my place to dream. It’s like accessory porn. It’s place I hide all my dark handbag desires from my husband. If he saw it, he’d just say “Another purse? Don’t you have 20 of them already?” I use Pinterest as my place to save ideas, and develop my personal style. It’s also a great place to see what other people are up to.
I’ve always been a big believer that more than anything else, your accessories tell people who you are. If the person across the room misses the opportunity to talk to you, your handbag in a punchy color tells them something about you. If you’re quietly sipping coffee at Starbucks and someone is watching you, your gorgeous sandals say that you’re a risk taker. If you’re checking out at the grocery store, and the teller notices your jewelry, they’d know that you’re whimsical, or edgy, or girly. Or all three.
You don’t have to wear safety-pin earrings, or carry a bright yellow purse. Whatever type of accessories you choose to wear, try something new this summer. Shake things up, and push your boundaries. Wear a bright color. Go for a touch of whimsy in your jewelry. Wear a classic in a new way. Hit the refresh button.
P.S. With the exception of the leopard print pumps from Macy’s, all the item in this grouping are under $100.