Here’s the last of the series! I’ve seen people wearing corduroy button up skirts but no one really paid attention to corduroy shorts. To show this piece some love, I styled it with prints, lace and accessories with intricate details. What do you think?
My taste in jewelry has certainly changed as I go through different stages of life. Take a walk down memory lane with me and discover the pieces that I’ve selected for my future collection.
7 – 10 m
The first jewelry I wore was simple. It is a gold anklet with a tiny bell attached near the clasp. My mum told me I had it on when I was just learning how to crawl.
The bell emits a pleasant jingle everywhere I went. I guess that was one method of keeping track of my whereabouts.
Anklets for babies
My plastic rings look exactly like these. I can’t believe they still sell them!
7 – 15 y
I got my ears pierced at a stuffy jewelry store in my hometown. It was painful and I had tears in my eyes. I hated the piercing gun.
My mum introduced me to her collection of gold jewelry. I didn’t understand the significance they have for her at the time. I remember I love looking at them and trying them on. I always end up disappointed because nothing fits me.
The only “jewelry” I own back then were rainbow colored plastic rings, beaded necklaces, wooden bracelets and cheap custom jewelry.
I got a second piercing on my right ear and I still hate the piercing gun.
17 – 22 y
I love stacking bracelets, rings and necklaces. My approach was ‘the more the merrier’.
I stop by a custom jewelry store whenever I’m out shopping. I pick things out, try them on and put them back. I always wish I have enough money to buy everything in the store.
Occasionally my mum would treat me to a piece of jewelry (or more depending on her mood).
My friends and family members know. I guess that’s why I get jewelries as gift during birthdays or after someone has been overseas.
After I graduated high school, I decided to reward myself with a nose piercing. The process was surely not rewarding.
23 – 24 y
When Lovisa is having a sale, you’ll find me there.
I begin to appreciate fine jewelry. You also won’t find me stacking bracelets and necklaces anymore (but once in a blue moon, I still do).
I fell in love with nature’s stone. Also known as crystals.
My love for crystals started when I was making jewelry for Elle Louise Designs. This is my favorite jewelry from the collection: Lapis Cross Over Stone Necklace
Garnet ring from Etsy
I no longer shop for custom jewelry. I hate that they don’t last and it’s just a waste of money. I’ll invest in the real deal instead.