Mar 282006

Clearly foundational to the individual idiom, but not necessarily part of fashion personality, is one’s preferred level of embellishment. How much detail do you like? Jewelry, accessories, and embroidery are all varieties of embellishment.

Because I am a big-picture person, I am sincerely mystified by people’s affinity for bling, bags, and other such wearable money-drains that do nothing to cover a person’s nakedness. Yes, I realize I’m in the minority among the fashion-savvy.

Consider the following from the comments on yesterday’s post:

Beth: “A little make up and jewelry complete the outfit and show that you cared enough to ‘dress’ for them.”

Me: “Jewelry ~ You may be right about showing that I care enough to dress for them, but the suggestion still makes me cranky. Earrings, watch, and anniversary ring will have to be enough.”

I prefer to let the big pieces do all the work.

  2 Responses to “Levels of Embellishment”

  1. […] in Embellishments: If you want to step it up a notch, try putting pearls with any outfit you […]

  2. Looking at this from my current perspective, having studied the personality connection quite a bit more since 2006, the conflict is this: big picture vs detail. I am a big picture person (EN), Beth is a detail person (IS). Indeed, putting on jewelry and makeup demonstrate attention to detail, which is not a personality attribute I would be trying to convey.

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>