It's true. My name is lizgwiz, and I am an accessories addict.
You know how you're supposed to dress and accessorize, look in the mirror and take OFF one thing? Well, this morning I dressed, accessorized, looked in the mirror and ADDED a scarf. Coco Chanel would NOT approve.
Seriously, I love the accessory section--earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, ankle bracelets, watches, scarves, hats, purses, sunglasses. (Don't like toe rings, though...how odd. Heh.) Even that most permanent of accessories--the tattoo. I like feeling...put together. I like seeing what goes together, which things complement each other and my outfit. Sometimes I just like sparkling (with something other than my wit and personality--hee). And, though Coco might disagree, I don't think I overdo, generally. I seldom wear more than one ring at a time on each hand, and NEVER more than 4 earrings in each ear. (Hee.) I don't feel fully dressed in just clothes.
I realized the extent of my addiction last month when I ventured to the mall to finish off a Christmas gift card. Now, I desperately need new clothes. I've lost enough weight in the last year that most of my clothes are, if not falling off of me, exactly, at least NOT well-fitted. What did I leave the store with? Socks and sunglasses.
Well, that's practical, you say. Yeah...but just out of curiosity I'm going to do a little poll.
With regards to sunglasses, do you own:
a) 1 pair. Who needs more than that?
b) 2 pairs. The everyday pair, plus a backup in case of loss or damage.
c) 3 or more pairs. Different styles, different colors...very important in coordinating the sunglasses with the rest of the accessories and the outfit.
I'll be interested to see how this comes out. And, by the way, if anyone sees any purple sunglasses out there--and I mean purple frames, not just purplish-tinted lenses-- let me know. I'm in the market for a pair.
And if you couldn't participate in the poll because you don't wear sunglasses, then may I ask, WHY THE HELL NOT? Do you WANT crow's feet and cataracts? Listen to old Auntie Liz...get yourself at least one pair with a generous coverage area and 100% UV protection and wear them 365 (or 366) days a year. You can thank me later.