Last week I took a quick trip to the mall..not for myself. I hardly do any mall shopping for myself. I prefer Target, Marshalls & T.J. Maxx to name a few. My son wanted to purchase some overly expensive socks for Wacky Tacky Day at school. He was purchasing with his own money so I didn't object.
I came across a few new stores and I love to window shop. I tend to be an impulse buyer and I'm working on that so window shopping is a new requirement of mine. I was able to keep my funds in my pocket while perusing a few stores, but then my eyes happened upon a new store. It was accessories only. And they were inexpensive. I tend to not purchase many accessories..not sure why. Sometimes I think accessories are too trendy. I usually stick to my main staples such as hoop earrings, bracelet and necklace. But I notice more and more, that having a cute, trendy pair of earrings every once in a while can spruce a simple outfit right up. I really enjoyed my purchase that day. I bought a few funky pairs of earrings, a cute necklace and even threw in a couple of things for my mom.
Another reason, I tend to not buy lots of accessories is because after they aren't in style anymore, they kinda become junk or clutter. I think I enjoyed the mall more than my son that particular time. I got home and realized that I didn't have a fancy jewelry box or accessory tree to hang my new items on..so I found some packaging that came with a portable heater and reused them. It had lots of little compartments which is what I needed and they costed me nothing, zip, $0.
I got to digging in my nightstand which is where I usually throw my jewelry and started organizing. I had even forgotten about the earrings and necklaces that my neighbor bought back from her trips home to Punjab, India. Although, I'm not done organizing and sifting through it all, I still plan to find something cutesy to store my pieces on or in, for right now my solution is on point. And now I realize that accessories really can make or break an outfit!