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Relish in Points

April 9, 2009

Do you ever have one of those days when you think to yourself (after you leave the house, of course) that you probably should have worn more jewelry with your outfit? I feel that way today because I’m only wearing four points.


Ah, yes, the accessory point system. Maybe this is from the eighties or something, but my mom once told me that you should never wear more than 10 points of accessories. For example, stud earrings are one point, dangle earrings are two, very large earrings three. Extra pairs of holes in your ears each count for an additional point. A bracelet, a hat, a necklace, rings … each a point. A watch is one point, and so is a lapel pin, although larger pins could even be two or three. A bow in your hair is one, large buttons or sequins on your clothes could be another. A flashy belt… I think you’re getting the picture. You shouldn’t wear many points, but too few could look quite plain.

Anyway, the point (ha!) of all of this is, I want to show you some items from the Etsy shop relishdress that are perfect for the spring time and could complete your accessory number quite well.


I really like the fun, airy quality of this jewelry. And her prices are very affordable!




3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2009 10:08 am

    That is so cute! I’ll have to remember the system. I usually wear too few points, mostly because I give myself about 15 minutes to get ready for work and that’s barely enough time to get dressed much less pick out jewelry. :)

    So, no more than 10 points. But, is there a minimum?

  2. April 9, 2009 10:12 am

    Um…. I don’t know if there is a minimum. Today I’m wearing four (stud earrings, a bracelet, my watch and wedding ring) and for some reason, that seems too few. Maybe no fewer than five? :)

  3. Jan permalink
    April 30, 2009 10:18 pm

    I remember Aunt Kim’s point system too! (and I think about it sometimes when I really want to push my luck, er…points!) I also remember her having a Color me Beautiful party where we all learned about what ‘season’ we were and what colors we should always wear. (and I think about that too when I go shopping)… She has waaay too much influence.
    I have 5 points on everyday. (wedding ring, right hand ring, watch, earrings and necklace)

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