Well, that was easy for a journaling topic.

Oh, I’m supposed to go into a little more detail than a single word? Alright…

I love earrings. I think I always have because as a child, I don’t remember wearing jewelry until I got my ears pierced at eighteen. From that point on, I wore earrings nearly every day. Even now, as a self-proclaimed frump-mom whose wardrobe is more yoga pants and tank tops than skinny jeans and chic blouses, I still wear earrings daily.

I like necklaces in moderation, and I love the idea of bracelets, but I have yet to find either accessory that I can’t live without. More often than not, I end up removing them before the day is over. I couldn’t even tell you why; something just isn’t right.

Rings… I don’t even want to go there. Again, I like the idea of wearing a ring and love looking at them and seeing them on my fingers, but when I wear one, it’s all I can do to keep it on.

It’s the weirdest thing, I know! Just having something around my finger like that makes me feel like I’m being strangled, and I’ll find my other fingers fidgeting with it, spinning it round and round until I’m about to go crazy.

I wore both my rings to a Christmas party last month. We were only there for two hours, and for at least ninety-five minutes of that time, I was anxiously aware of the metal on my fingers and shed them within seconds of getting back home.

Just writing about it is making my fingers fidgety…

I need to research rings and find something that’s designed to be trimmer and sleeker. Maybe weightless? It would be nice to wear my rings… But not at the expense of my sanity!

But earrings? They are the one jewelry item that I’m not tempted to take off before the day is over. No outfit is complete without a pair of earrings. My new favorites are from the Takobia collection. They’re only sold in select boutiques, so I treat myself to a new pair when I find them. Most of the styles are light as a feather and go with any outfit. If I had my own shop, these would be front and center!

As much as I love earrings, I also have a strange phobia of ripping my earlobes and being unable to wear earrings ever again. Sometimes the things we fear can be the greatest indication of what is most precious to us, even down to something as silly as jewelry.

Can I also admit that I’m really looking forward to my girls having pierced ears so I can share the earring love with them?

What is your favorite accessory? Maybe you love rings and hate earrings!



2 Comments on What Is Your Favorite Accessory?

  1. Well, since the only earrings I’ve worn are clip-on ones and after a few hours my earlobes went numb, I can’t say that earrings are a favorite. 🙂 Bracelets, well, I love the one I have and wear it when I can, but it’s not “my thing.” I do like necklaces and wear one quite often on Sundays. (Except when I’m working in the nursery.) But my ring. I don’t feel right if I don’t have it on my finger. 🙂 And yes, I do play with it now and then. 😉

    By the way, this blog is looking better and better!

  2. Rings make me feel odd too. I’ve always put my wedding ring on right before I leave the house and take it off as soon as I get home. I now have nerve problems in both my arms, so over the summer I took my ring off while I was at my desk (where I volunteer). I was walking out to my car when I realized it was gone. I rushed back to the building, ran upstairs and thankfully, it was on the desk. I haven’t worn it since.

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