Stylize Your Style

A little over a year ago, I was introduced to Stella & Dot through my friend Tracy, who’s a stylist for them. It was love at first sight with Stella & Dot and since my friend is a stylist we have spent many afternoons sipping tea and trying on the latest samples as they come out each season. This is the first time that I’ve purchased jewels practically in bulk and it has led to a wee bit of a problem. 

Lately, I’ve spent one too many mornings digging around trying to find that oh so right combination of jewelry. And then there are those mornings where it’s all too easy to go and put on those go-to pieces that can be worn day in and day out. It makes for a rough morning {wink, wink}.
So the question is, how does one jewelry loving girl go about storing all her precious gems without them taking up too much space or being stored away and forgotten about?  I did what any modern day girl would do. Ask Google.

 As always, the Google image search provided just the visual clues I needed to start planning.

After going through the house and gathering little bowls and things for a display, I went through my jewelry and got rid of all those old pieces I never wear these days and put them in a “deal with later” pile. Each of my statement pieces are now stored in open boxes in my jewelry stand where I can glance in and see them quickly and easily. Plus I feel better that they’re not hanging out in a drawer in plastic bags. They probably didn’t mind, but I did.

The real fun was pulling together the pieces I wanted to display and wear during the rest of the summer season.

I was thrilled to not have to purchase one thing for this project. All the little bowls and the tea cup were just lying around.

 I leave you with this quote from an article in an old Oprah magazine (20 Questions That Could Change Your Life), as you venture onto your own organizing feats. “How much junk could a chic chick chuck if a chic chick could chuck junk? I believe this question was originally posed by Lao Tzu, who also wrote, “To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something.” Face it: You’d be better off without some of your relationships, many of your possessions, and most of your thoughts. Chuck your chic-chick junk, chic chick. Enlightenment awaits.”


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