Saturday, October 4, 2008
It's Perfect! Buy this Instead!
Digging a bit offers rules like, 'Wear the maximum amount of 3 bracelets, 2 rings, 2 earrings, and 2 necklaces,' and 'Wearing too much jewelry can make you seem flashy'. That's better than 'trashy' which is what the same site said last year.
No wonder women are scared to pick out their own jewelry! No wonder they shy away from the larger, bold pieces like my Cool Colors Gauntlet. They love them, they pick them up, try them on, ooh and ahh, show them to friends-- and then buy a smaller, more neutral piece.
It's not always the price either, as sometimes the earrings they buy cost more than the ones they love and leave.
It doesn't always bother me, but have you ever seen anyone put on a piece that seems made for them? It looks so incredibly good that to watch them walk away with a piece that just isn't as stunning on them is painful.
I tell people, 'If you can pull it off, do it!' Don't give me that about not having anything to wear with it. Please.
My favorite pair of shoes ever were fuchsia suede platform heels. I wore them all the time, with everything, and people loved them-- even guys, the kind who usually can't tell one black shoe from another.
My favorite pair of glasses ever are purple and orange/yellow. I wear them everyday, with everything, and love them more than all the 'safe' glasses I've ever had-- combined.
How do you get people to let go of the fear and embrace the fabulous? Do they really want to grow old in tan and grey? If I understood what was behind the decision, perhaps I could combat it, communicate better the possibilities of boldness. (My grandmother says, "I always wanted to look like other women." But I just don't get it.)
Part of my job at a show or party is to help customers make a selection. I need to get better at it for my own sanity!
So how daring are you? What's your jewelry wearing philosophy? How do you help others widen their horizons?
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