Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm every girl




Confession: I feel badly for my jewelry because I'm not a fancy-dress-up lady. I don't have a closet full of amazing clothes worthy of the all beautiful accessories I've collected. I worry that my pretty things would be better off in a big city, going out to cocktail parties, jumping in cabs, and accessorizing with high heels. Sometimes I get intimidated by my nicest pieces and just avoid wearing them all together! But then I catch myself and remember my Jean Jean Vintage tagline: Vintage jewelry for every girl, every day. And I think to myself, "I am that girl!" The most important thing is to wear and enjoy what I have - who cares about the rest.

So yesterday I put on two pieces I've had squirreled away since I found them in January. I really like delicate 1930s necklaces (as you probably remember from this post) and the pale colors and wing shapes on this one sealed the deal for me. As for the ring, angel skin coral cameo + seed beads = love. I wore the necklace and ring all day, paired with my hum-drum tank tops and cardigan. We took photographs together, ran errands, made tea - nothing fancy, just another day.

9 comments:

Retreauxgirl said...

That necklace is stunning. So much history in a delicate piece of jewelry....I love it.

A. Edwards said...

I have always felt that the most stylish girls are those that can wear a great piece of jewelry with jeans and a tee shirt and pull it off. You ARE that girl!

tree and kimball said...

that necklace(!)... gasp! glad you took her out for a spin.

lauren said...

you are not every girl, you are Duff!
but i know what you are saying, i am
wearing fancy jewelry today with my so-so
outfit too!
let's make a new fashion movement of this!

Hosanna said...

I just started following a few weeks ago. I'm like you - jeans boot most of the time. I LOVE the ring!

Liane said...

Great post! I'm a simple jeans and top girl, too. I am trying to slowly incorporate more skirts into the mix, but for the most part I like simplicity. I wish I had fancy events to go to once in a while. But my jewelry gets worn quite often. Today I'm wearing my simple black trapeze top and my ribbon pin is making it's debut. My Haricots Vert ring is snugly on my finger.

I love your necklace and ring. The necklace really catches the light beautifully. Perfect complements to your outfit.

ELK said...

a lovely blog . congratulation on your featured seller, I so enjoyed reading it...

Wild Tea Party said...

I'm glad you're wearing your fancy jewels Duff for two reasons: 1. You told me it would be perfectly acceptable to wear rhinestone earrings at work (so I do) and 2. You look smashing!

Jean Henry said...

Ask any older stylish woman, and she will tell you that accessories are all that matter. What better way to offset beautiful jewelry than with a simple backdrop? I actually think if one goes the whole nine yards with a vintage look, it gets too costumey. These objects deserve a second life and a new setting. PS Most women who have lived long enough to toss off the gloves wouldn't put them on again for anything.

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