Accessory or Necessity?

When it comes to shoes, I’m all about the comfort. You won’t find me wearing a pair of pointy shoes (MacKenzie has an Italian saying for these shoes) that look great on your feet but cause death, and grief, and sorrow. I wear Columbia (Silver Sands) flip-flops when I’m cooking in the kitchen. Unfortunately, Columbia changed the style for Silver Sands and the new style causes bad blisters.

It was love at first sight when I saw the watch. It wasn’t until after I left the store that I realized I couldn’t read the time.

So…my favorite shoes are extinct. *sigh* Thankfully, I bought a pair in every color, and a few extra for good measure. I really don’t care what they look like. They are a necessity. They’ve comforted me through the streets of Italy, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Greece. And…in many a kitchen.

When it comes to watches, I’m not so practical. I have a sweet Tokyo Boy watch I bought in Couer d’Alene. The band is really thin, patent leather, and a mossy green color. It was love at first sight when I saw the watch. It wasn’t until after I left the store that I realized I couldn’t read the time. Who cares? It’s a beauty. Last year I found a beautiful Pulsar. A thin silver-gold band with a black face. I have no idea what time it is when I wear it…but it looks great on my arm and it makes me happy. What’s your impractical accessory? Your necessity?

Comments

6 Responses to “Accessory or Necessity?”

  1. Mackenzie on March 31st, 2008

    Necessities: interesting high heels and ginormous cocktail rings (great for distracting the eye from the hair I refuse to blow dry and style). Impractical accessory: small purses (impractical because it’s hard to shove a few diapers, wipes, snacks, and lollies in with the cash and keys). So how many watches do you own?

  2. Valerie (Kyriosity) on March 31st, 2008

    It’s jewelry for me. Earrings, especially. My last couple purchases were from this amazing lady. (This pair is tempting me somethin’ fierce tonight!) She even inspired me to buy some lampwork beads and make my own.

    I also have the world’s coolest snood collection. Someday I’ll have to do a photo gallery of them.

    Shoes are definitely not my thing, as it is so difficult to find ones I can wear without pain. But I’m very pleased to currently own five pairs I can stand — a new record for me, I think.

  3. lucyzoe on March 31st, 2008

    Mackenzie,
    I don’t know how many I own. But there are a few cheap ones in the bunch. How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  4. Mackenzie on April 2nd, 2008

    I honestly don’t know. Not really That Many. But the summer shoes are in the garage so I can’t count (how convenient). I purge quite frequently, though…

  5. Angie on April 2nd, 2008

    Impractical accessories? Not shoes. I wear the same pair of flats M-Sat.

    Not belts–I rarely wear them. Or scarves.

    Not purses–I use the same big ‘ol reliable (but not particularly attractive) purse every day.

    My watch is digital with indiglo and a stretchy band. Definitely not impractical.

    I usually don’t vary much from my 2 or 3 favorite earrings and necklaces.

    I’m starting to think I need to develop at least one impractical accessory habit!

  6. lucyzoe on April 3rd, 2008

    In Steel Magnolia’s, my favorite line is delivered by Trudy Jones, played by Dolly Parton.

    The only thing that separates us from animals is our ability to accessorize.




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