Warning: more girly talk of spring accessories and the like. Men beware.
Well it’s finally spring, but in my neck of the woods you wouldn’t know it. Here I was all set to welcome warmer days with lighter accessories and apparel, but apparently Mother Nature has other plans… oh well. I am so over boots.
None the less, the acquisition of some new accessories has brightened up my week. Every year one of my best clients gives me a generous gift card to her jewelry and beading boutique – a store that glimmers practically floor to ceiling with amazing finds from all over the world. I literally feel overwhelmed with indecision every time I visit due to the sheer number of beautiful beads and jewelry she sells. But this time around I found just what I had been wanting; a beautiful strand of varied chalcedony teardrop briolettes.
I love, love, LOVE chalcedony. It’s a versitile little gem that just has a way of picking up light and glowing. So of course the first thing I did was make a pair of simple teardrop earrings and a little pendant necklace to match. They’re so evocative of spring rain (what must that be like?) and ocean breeze. This was a major score!
But What About The Scarves?
The other thing I was very excited about receiving was my order of two scarves from Turkey. I’ve been looking around in shops here in town for something different, and apparently impossible to find – a delicate scarf. For whatever reason, everything in stores has to be extremely long, rather bulky, and overall not very pretty. I don’t want to go into spring and summer changing up my outfits, but still having to accessorize with huge scarves – which doesn’t seem to phase many – but I won’t do it. Sorry, but no.
So I hopped over to Etsy and found exactly what I had in mind: a Turkish shop called Fatwoman featuring many beautiful scarves that aren’t all so long and bulky (of course, many that they sell are). This was again one of those scenarios of finding it hard to choose among such a large selection of great items. I ended up picking two and ordering them, but I will say I wish I had gone for three. I didn’t notice until after my purchase that fast shipping only applies when more than two items are purchased, so I did wait around a month for my order to clear customs. Oh well, lesson learned. Otherwise, I was very pleased with the scarves that arrived. They were just as beautiful as the pictures, and actually a little more so in person. They did have a bit of an odor – just a trace of mothballs mixed with some other scent I can’t name. But one hand wash and hang dry later, they have no odor at all and are some of my favorite accessories.
So that’s my spring fashion update. If you’re a blogger of the female persuasion, I’d enjoy hearing about what spring accessories you’re loving this season!