Image via WikipediaI just realized another upside to all the therapy that I have been doing. I can put on jewelry now mostly all by my self.
This is a good thing as I have inherited my MIL's costume jewelry and a Chico's gift card. So, I have been mixing and matching outfits and pairing various combinations of necklaces, earings and bracelets. It's a bit of a trick to figure out how a 90 year old's taste in jewelry works in modern life. One good thing is that antique jewelry is coming back in style. The "heirloom look" as a key trend from Spring 2011's Fashion Week. Only, it's not called "heirloom look' but eco-chic, greening up your style, or recycled jewelry. In fashion, what's old is new is old until it's new again.
Also, I did get MIL to go to Chico's to update her style which she did enjoy tremendously. She picked up a few snazzy pieces of jewelry. So I have a wide assortment of bling to fling on myself.
Before therapy, I often had to have hubby's help in taking on or off a necklace. Or, I rotated a clasp around to the front so I could see what I was doing. It was a trick to figure out how to read a mirror image backwards as I fumbled with opening a clasp or unhooking a fish hook earring. Now I can manage putting on my bling just by touch.
Good thing as I have been taking on and off jewelry and mixing and matching like mad. Kind of like reliving age 13 or 14. Only this time I can really manage all by myself.
Wait till I hit make up! Then you will really know that I have been reliving my tweens and teens.