- 6 years ago
“Shop my jewelry box.” I love it.
“Shop my jewelry box.” I love it.
I agree with all the PPs. To match all your metals/jewelry or not is absolutely a personal decision. Some people want to match everything all the time. Others love to mix it up. I don’t think there is really any right or wrong way to do it. You should do what makes YOU happy. Whatever you do, own it, wear it confidently and with a big smile … and it will be perfect and perfectly beautiful. For what it’s worth I LOVE the manicure you posted. I think it’s beautiful and looks lovely on you. And I don’t think it makes your ERing look bad — at all. On the contrary, I think it looks lovely with your ring and set!
The set I wear now is platinum, so my jewelry pretty much all matches. This is not on purpose. It is because I prefer white-toned jewelry. I think it looks the best with my skin tone. So almost all of my jewelry, collected over many years, is sterling silver. I love sterling silver, think it looks good with my skin, and wear the heck out of it. (I also love that it’s less expensive — ha, ha!) BUT … my ERing and my original wedding band were yellow gold (ERing) and yellow and white gold (WB). I wore them with all of my silver jewelry and didn’t give it a second thought. And no one ever said anything to me about it, either. Which, personally, I think is as it should be. People should not comment on what another is wearing unless asked for an opinion. And, then, should probably comment sparingly.
Your ERing and set are beautiful! Good luck in mixing and matching … or in finding new pieces, if that’s what you want to do. Jewelry is beautiful and fun, and you deserve the joy of having fun with it! *hugs*
You should be telling these people where to go. I tend to point out rude behaviour. Sometimes just repeating back what they have said in a sarcastic voice is enough to let them know you hear its a put down. ‘Oh, so you don’t like how I dress? You think my taste is awful? That’s disappointing, Leslie. Oh, well, I’ve got to go to have blah blah now’
Wait what?? You’ve been getting rid of your clothes/purses and only getting certain manis just to please others/so that they “match” your ring? I’m sorry but that seems ridiculous to me. Wear what you want. If people have a problem with it, it’s THEIR problem, not yours. You’re letting them have power over you for doing all these things to please them. You’re letting them win. Part of life is accepting that what we like isn’t necessarily what every Tom, Dick, and Harry will like too… and accepting and embracing that.
If you want to spend time trying to make everyone happy, that’s your choice, but it’s a battle you’ll never win. I recommend growing thick skin and gaining self-acceptance/confidence instead.
I’m doing my best to work on my self esteem. I chose the man, the university major, and the career I wanted instead of the ones that were “acceptable” to my conservative Christian family because I just couldn’t live with myself otherwise. There was lots of fallout from relatives but the sky didn’t fall. I also did what I wanted for my wedding, even though my entire family except my father refused to attend. So it’s a start.
My hair and clothes aren’t as important to me as, say, love or my life’s work, so if DH says he likes me best with longer hair, I don’t see any harm in growing it out, and if a coworker reminds me that as a first-point-of-contact, I need to make sure I look put-together, and a neon-pink manicure that clashes with my ring is NOT put-together, I consider their opinions and usually (but not always) comply.
But I did miss my silver jewelry and silver hardware bags, which is why I only put them away instead of getting rid of them and I decided to ask a bunch of strangers’ unbiased opinions on the internet to confirm that I was not crazy. I’ll wear them again with my head held high.
Its too restricting to have one tiny piece of jewelry direct the rest of your look. No one is going to notice anyway.
I match some pieces and others I don’t. The way I do it isn’t really stressful. I like to match bracelets and rings on the same hand. Usually I wear yellow gold on the left and silver on the right, since I have many gemstone rings in silver, but only a wedding set (only two bands) in yellow gold. I prefer to wear a yellow gold watch because my wedding rings are yellow but I’ll wear stainless steel with a gold bracelet (or colorful bead bracelet) to tie the look together. I will match my earrings to my necklace.
I never worry about handbag hardware, that’s too much. I don’t like yellow and rosegold together, so after I got my yellow gold rings that I will wear everyday, I stopped wearing my cheapy rosegold watch. I probably won’t buy rosegold anymore because I don’t have any more pieces with it, and don’t wanna complicate things.
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