I only lost an earring. I still have my “look.”

My earrings resemble this

I lost an earring this week. It wasn’t the first earring I’ve lost, but it was an earring I adored, and I’ve owned it only a couple of months. I’m having a replacement made because they reflect me more than any other earrings I’ve ever owned.  Looking like miniature gold fish skeletons, they dangle and sway easily. I planned to make these my “signature” earrings.

I wear the same five silver bracelets on my right arm every single day, so I guess you’d call them my “signature” bracelets. Strangers compliment them all the time, which pleases me. I bought them over a few years and they’ve become part of my “family.” I’ve also adopted the color orange, which my sister loved first. It’s a happy color.  That’s why it’s the FOF “signature” color.

Another FOF friend is known for her Hermes scarves and jewel-encrusted brooches, and other for her pin-straight, dark hair, which is cut in a bob. She’s worn the exact same hairstyle for years, so I consider it her “signature” hair.

Even if I’m only talking about pieces of jewelry and hairstyles, I think there’s something cool about the idea of “signature” looks. Usually, the things we wear all the time reflect our personalities. My pal’s bob reminds me of her exacting nature. She prefers things to be in their place and is a perfectionist. The FOF Hermes scarf and pin aficionado is conservative, yet colorful and intricate. Like my five bracelets, I am eclectic.

It’s taken me years to discover my look. I used to change it all the time, but that’s because I was trying to find out who I was. I’m thrilled that I finally found out.

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7 Responses to “I only lost an earring. I still have my “look.””

  1. Cecile says:

    This blog is so interesting. At first I thought the attraction was that the site was orange, my trademark color! When in doubt…pick orange for me… you can’t go wrong… Orange is a day brightener! Any shade of orange is a winner. Come think of it: maybe I relate to Hermes because of the orange theme!!!

    So today I am reading all about uniforms, which I wear, because it is the simplest way to carry a look that can change yet stay the same… I wear trousers, a tee, and a jacket… and flats… today I am wearing black trousers, a black tee and an orange Chinese jacket and Tory Burch’s flats in black. (I own them in orange, but the black ones look better with the black pants.) I adopted “the uniform” concept years ago when I realized that it took the anxiety out of getting dressed for business and commuting in the early hours of the morning.

    Have a happy orange day everyone!


  2. LaDonna Hale Curzon says:

    My signature are my polished toe nails. I call them my Popsicle toes. Each toe is polished a different color: Cherry, grape, lemon, orange and blueberry. I get comments about them all the time and whenever I go in for a pedi, they all remember me!

  3. Mary says:

    My husband thinks women do not “come into their looks” until mid 40s-50s. That’s when he thinks they get it all together. Maybe it is because we have time to think about washing our hair since we are mostly not changing diapers!

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  5. Geri Brin says:

    Hi Ashley,

    Thank you Ashley 🙂


  6. Ashley Harris says:

    Hey Geri!!

    I saw those earrings! You wore them on the today show!! To cute!! (Just like your ADORABLE son!!)


  7. Heather Chapple says:

    Congratulations on finding and loving your LOOK, better late then never!

    The journey of finding it is still lots of fun and shouldn’t be missed though.


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