I have never been a jewelry person. I could just never get into using jewelry as a daily rotating accessory, and once I put something on, it stayed forever and a day.
My wedding ring? Gave it back to my Dad (it was from his mom) when The Ex and I separated.
My engagement ring? Sold it long ago.
The ring The Ex gave me our first wedded Valentine’s Day? Sold.
No attachment anymore to any of it, and totally bad juju for repurposing.
I did keep a cross he gave me one Easter when we were dating, only because I thought I could pass it on to Madeline, perhaps for her Communion or Confirmation.
Sometimes I wear studs in my ears. Most days, I forget.
I usually wear a necklace with tags that have the kids’ name on them, their birth dates and their birthstones. Color me lower than low maintenance. At least in the jewelry department.
But over the course of the past year or so, I have branched out a bit. Wearing the odd bracelet or necklace, mixing and matching, changing it up.
I have this Pottery Barn jewelry box that I bought eons ago, and the glass top was engraved with my old (married) initials. Lot of good that does me now. I hated to throw it away, but didn’t want to see it daily either. What to do?
Last weekend, when returning something to TJ Maxx with Madeline, I discovered these jewelry organizers.
Where the heck have they been all my life? Probably never noticed them because I wasn’t into jewelry much and therefore had no need.
But for $14.99, it is the perfect organizer to hang in my closet and keep all my accessories, you know, organized. They had a crazy assortment of prints to choose from, and I ended up with the turquoise paisley one that accidentally matched the new color of my bathroom walls (more reveal once it’s completely done). Lovin’ it and the accompanying price tag.
And as usual, my girl Sarah and I were of the same mind, because she recently wrote about accessories on her new site, Sassy Closet. Great minds and all that.
I had a $13 JC Penney necklace that I bought last year that I love and wore to the office sometimes. Unfortunately it broke a few weeks back. Found this similar one at the Banana Republic outlet last weekend. Regularly $39.99, and it was 40% off. Score! I might be more interested in accessorizing, but keeping it budget-friendly is of much greater interest.