Monday, September 8, 2008

You're Ugly And Your Mother Dresses You Funny

First and foremost, YAY!!! My phone got fixed and I'm now able to access my STUPID DIAL-UP and post again!!! I know you were all so sad that you've not been able to read my posts....I've missed you too.

Today's dribble is on the fine art of accessorizing. As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I celebrate Fridays by wearing a variety of glitter eyeliners and costumes. Basically, if it looks tacky and sparkles, I'm really digging it! When I lived in Key West, I wasn't really that concerned with accessories. My idea of jewelry that matches was to wear my over sized gold ID bracelet with my personalized name chain. When I moved to Mississippi, I quickly learned that the type of jewelry I have loved my whole life is not a part of the culture here. At least the culture I identify with. I have broken out my large gold initial ring, my bangle bracelets up to my elbows, and my very large gold hoop earrings slowly but surely since my arrival in this part of the country....perhaps you can get a mental image. I have a bracelet just like this one except mine has my name and not Toni's. Basically what I'm trying to say here is that I don't have a well put together look that is polished. I've really tried to be more classy with my accessories but I really struggle. For the record, until recently I carried a Spongebob purse. It was my favorite. When it wore out, I bought another one. It's almost as if I look like a Claire's threw up all over me. I need some serious help.

It doesn't help that I work with people that wear jewelry to match their outfits. You know the type, you have some nice brown slacks and a turquoise shirt and they have the perfect necklace, earrings, and bracelet with brown and turquoise stones to match. I've seen some of these nice matching sets but I never can envision how it would look on me. I'm beginning to think's because it's just not my look. I never evolved past the age of 12 when it came to dressing and accessorizing. I have the purple bob wig and matching fake eyelashes to prove my point.

But when I think about it, it does start to make some sense. We can't ALL be the nice conservative types with the matching purse, shoes, belt, and jewelry. If I did, who would we get a chuckle from on Fridays?

P.S. The photo at the top of this post is me last Friday at school :-)


Crystal said...

HAHAHAHA!!! The monkey picture is so funny :-) I know what you mean about accessorizing, I don't have a "look" when it comes to that. Who has the time to coordinate all those outfits and accessories? When I was teaching and had to be out the door at 6:15, I was doing good to have on makeup, much less jewelry.
Anyway, I bet everyone loves your style, you're a fun person and that's one way you show it. And if they don't like it, what's wrong with them ;-) Have a great week!

T Money said...

If it's good enough for Mr. T, it's good enough for you. Besides, gold matches EVERYTHING. Brown and turquoise only match a few things. What is the Starkville version of the conch shell charm?
Hurricane Ike damage report: Box of dryer sheets blown from our outdoor dryer and upwards of 100 sheets are making my front lawn soft and fluffy and reeking of old lady smell. Limes are down all over the lawn. Cuda is still scampering about and enjoying the cooler weather. I am enjoying that he smells like the dryer sheets a bit.

Gertrude said...

the Starkville version of a conch shell charm? it's gotta be Bully...