Mirrors As Room Jewelry
I’ve always thought of mirrors as room jewelry. And like the most perfect jewelry, it can make a definite statement about the overall look, in this case, of the room.
Back in 2009, at the depth of the last great recession, I was invited to a Girl’s Day at the San Francisco Nordstrom’s with a bunch of really good friends. I was suffering from “recession fatigue” and wanted to get out with friends and enjoy some shopping. I was just getting out - I was not going to spend any money! Well….that plan didn’t work so well and I ended up falling in love with and buying a couple of great outfits that were WAY beyond the current clothing budget. Then the personal shopper asked, “would you like to take a look at some scarves and belts to go with that?” In for a penny, or in my case a stressed credit card…..I reasoned. I agreed and piled on even more expensive accessories.
Even though I knew I would be calling, first my credit card company, and then my husband, to explain these extravagant purchases including scarf, belt and shoes, I still bought them because they were absolutely perfect with those outfits. Frankly, it would have been a bad idea to try to accessorize these great outfits – expensive clothing investments - with the things I already had. It wouldn’t have done justice to any of the pieces. (more…)