…26 posts to keep me writing.
A is for Accessory
No need to fear, I am no Sue Grafton nor have I ever read one of her books.
As you have probably noted I have been absent from my appointed post as creative non-fiction writer. I could make a boat load of excuses, but I’ll skip that and head right to the point of my post.
Over the course of my
23 33 43 53 years I have accumulated a variety of accessories…hats, bags, shoes, reading glasses, and jewels, both costume and the real deal.
When it comes to accessories, I would call myself a minimalist…I have worn the same earrings for the last 30 years and as bragged about in the past; the earrings still fit.
I purchased this little bracelet when I was 8 years old as a souvenir on a visit to the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupré in the Province of Quebec with my family.
I have also been spied wearing a few other accessories to school.
Peggy Anne made this photo collage of Hubster and me back on our 29th anniversary and posted it on Instagram. In the two larger photos, I am seen wearing the two sets of pearls that my mother gave to me in college. According to her, both family heirlooms from dead aunts. I still have both sets, but I don’t wear them as often.
Neckwear as of late, has been rotated between a few items; however these two make an appearance on me at least once a week.
As for hats go, I don’t like hat hair, so unless I am wearing the hat all day or it is super cold outside, I typically don’t wear hats. In the last year, I have been “paparazzi-ed” in the following hats.
In my youth, when my mother wasn’t forcing a hat on my head because it was cold and I would definitely “catch my death”, I did enjoy the three hats below.
If given the opportunity, a crown on my head would always be welcome as I believe there may have been a mix up in the maternity ward for I am certain I was born a royal. Really, just ask the Hubster.
Bags, Purses, Handbags, Satchels: whatever you want to call the item…I switch between a few.
One of the thousands I have made…read about them here.
For the occasions where one of my handmade bags just “don’t quite match”, I switch out between the two below.
For the record, I think this photo from the past week is one of the cutest ever of the Queen (not me, see above) and her purse.
I always wear my watch because I hate being late. I switch out between two that might as well be mirror images, but one slightly fancier received as a gift.
Eyewear: I devoted a whole post to the following accessory…sunglasses. I still wear the same brand I wore back in 1984 when my body was just a wee bit smaller in girth than it is today.
Unfortunately, when it comes to eyewear, age has also betrayed me when it comes to reading small print… “readers” are found all over the house, in several key locations in my classroom, car, purse, and I have been known to sport the glasses as a headband.
When it comes to shoes, before I had children I always wore pumps to work, my favorite brand back then was Nickels…today many years post at-home motherhood, you will find me mostly in clogs, Crocs, and sandals… usually no more than 1/2″ in height.
As I gaze into my crystal ball, 10, 20, 30 years down the road in my “accessorized” life I can only assume this will not be the spitting image of me.
Have a wonderful week!