Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One Accessory


I try and live the simple life--I really do.  I do yoga, appreciate nature, and try and not make too many demands on the environment.  Somehow though, try as I may, fashion always seems to put a crimp in my keeping-it-simple.


For example, I pride myself in keeping my accessories to a minimum.  I really just wear earrings.  No necklaces, no watches, no bracelets.  I use one bag till it wears out.  This one accessory thing really helps getting ready in the morning.



The problem is, I think it has become an excuse for an obsession.  And I think I'm simplifying!  Who am I kidding!  I just keep on buying earrings!



dress~Marshall's, $25.
earrings~nuts, $20.

Oh, and sunglasses......

23 comments:

  1. I love that dress. I VERY seldom wear earrings and matching necklace. I love matchy matchy on others, but not for me. Many times I'll throw on a bracelet. I am collector of earrings and necklaces too....why??? I use a purse for a couple of months and then change...too lazy to do it to match an outfit, but then living in jeans/capris do I need to?

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  2. Paula, I love, love that dress and the earrings! I am not a simple girl...though I would like to try..but I need to find a way to make simple creative and fun!!

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  3. Paula - those earrings are WOW! Thanks for showing us your collection, now I feel better too : > Enjoy buying the little things that make you happy.

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  4. What Patti said! A simple life doesn't mean giving up everything. It just means living simply. If the earrings are a hindrance to your happiness then don't wear them. Obviously they are a joy so you keep on keepin on!!:) Dress is adorable, very flattering!

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  5. Paula, lovely dress! You look sexy and classic.
    I wear lots of accessories (as may know by now) but I don't usually wear a lot of earrings even though I have 3 piercing on both ears!
    I think if earrings are your think go for it; the more the merrier.

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  6. I love those orange earrings!

    That is some collection you have there. Very colorful.

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  7. Fabulous dress!. You look really amazing and such a pretty leggs!.
    :D

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  8. You look stunning that dress! I love earrings. And those orange ones are amazing.

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  9. Those are awesome earrings! And I love the dress so much.

    I have been doing a bit less on the accessory front, myself, lately.

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  10. Living the simple life shouldn't get in the way of accessories! After all, earrings take up so little space. Why not splurge a little?

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  11. Gosh, I just love this dress! What a great find! And I love your earring collection. I don't have my ears pierced and it's probably best--because I wouldn't be able to help myself! xo

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  12. Linda~ditto on the matchy thing. My friend always buys the matching necklace and earrings--and it works for her!
    Pam--I guess I'm really not a simple girl either!
    Patti~taking pictures of my earrings was an exercise for me too--I realized I have lots.
    Dhamma~yup, love my earrings. And there is so many great pairs for not too expensive..its fun.
    Ofelia~Three piercings! Wow, when did you do that?
    Susan~that's me--the color person--guess it shows in my earrings too!
    Thanks, Dressing up!
    Megan~Bet they would look good with your hair. Strangely enough, the color is like a neutral for me!
    Sheila~It does make things easier--really. And shoes aren't accessories....
    Heather~you're right--earrings DONT take up much space!
    Ariel~Don't you just love that print? And its linen--another plus in my book. and fits like a glove. I did get lucky. Cant believe you dont have pierced ears! Altho, I didnt do mine till I was 30.....

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  13. I've said it before, I'll say it again ... what a fabulous figure you've got!!! I love this printed dress on you, the belt is gorgeous and the earrings ... ga!!! Your earring collection is giving me chills *sigh* xoxoxoxoxo

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  14. Your earrings are always spectacular, so continue to go with what you love! It's good for the spirit. The dress is amazing on you!

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  15. You are hilarious..... earrings and sunglasses! LOL! I love your look, though. Very classy! Cute dress and only $25 - I love Marshall's! Cheers!

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  16. Okay, fess up, how many pair of sun-glasses? DH has 18 pair.

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  17. I love accessories. They make a difference. don´t they.
    Besos, and a superb weekend, dear Paula.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. OMG, I love that dress! Why do I never find such fabulous things hanging on the racks? And the shoes are awesome, too. I think you should just keep indulging your earring obsession. Why not? They're such little things, really.

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  19. Desiree~I think if my house was burning, I would grab my earrings...then the pics of the kids....
    Judith~How true--about earrings! Its the little things...
    Sherry~after I did the post, I said, oops--oh yeah I like sunglasses too. ew boy.
    Terrri~I should go count--23.
    Sacramento~absolutely--they can update, simplify or put to another level.

    Anne~It was a lucky find--but you will have your day...thats my excuse for the earrings--they are such little things....

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  20. You look outstanding in that dress. I also love the earrings and sunglasses!

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  21. I do the exact same thing! Keep it simple with one great accessory! Problem is I get bored easily and must have a huge stack to choose from like yourself.

    I love the brown/yellow combo. And love your blog! :)

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  22. wow look at that collection
    You have such a great blog and i absolutely love the concept!

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  23. I often think who am I kidding! I have more clothes than I can year in a year and thought I find clever ways to aquire them (thrifting or sewing or swapping)still I spend money on something I don;t need but gives me pleasure and keeps my creativity flowing. Is this called a hobby?? or what!People spend much more in hobbies but what we do is not called officially a hobby!

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