My Personal Challenge- Accessorize!

Some of you may have seen me mention on twitter that I’ve given myself a little challenge this week.  Now I’m here to explain what that’s all about!  I’m probably one of very few people who have this problem, but hear me out!  So I have all of this lovely jewelry, including various earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and so on.  Every day, I put on the two rings that I only take off when I’m sleeping- without the two rings below, my fingers feel naked.

Then I put on a pair of earrings or two, usually studs if I’m headed to work, and that’s it.  And there’s my problem!  I have all of these pretty accessories, but I rarely wear them.  For some reason, after I’ve put on my rings and a pair of earrings, I feel like I’m done accessorizing.  Well this week, I want to challenge myself to put my other accessories to good use.  In addition to my usual jewels, I’m making myself put on at least one more accessory every day.  Here are the results from the first two days:

On Monday, I wore this leaf ring as my extra accessory.  I thought it complemented my shirt nicely, which had a sort of abstract leafy pattern.

Yesterday, I pulled out this black wrap bracelet that I bought from Forever 21 for about $7.  The bracelet looked great with my black patent flats and added a little bit of edge to my outfit.

Tell me: Does anybody else have this problem or am I the only weirdo? ;)

Follow me on Instagram for updates about the challenge and check back here on later in the week to see what other jewelry I wore! :)

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  1. laura wrote:

    You are so not alone! I hardly ever wore jewelry until this last year. It wasn’t practical when I was swimming every day. Even now, it is a struggle to remember to add a little accessory flair to my outfits!

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  2. Sarah wrote:

    I have this problem too. I have to make a conscious effort to wear some jewellery otherwise I’ll forget to completely. I’ve recently bought lots of rings and I think I’ve only worn one of them, once.

    I love your leaf ring and that black wrap bracelet.


    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  3. I always seem to forget about all the necklace I known when I’m accessorizing – I’m all over bracelets and rings but the necklaces always seem to slip through the cracks.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  4. Sophie wrote:

    Cute accessories!

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  5. lara wrote:

    haha I completely have this problem! I wear the same stud earrings and chain necklace for months at a time, even though my jewellery box is bursting…
    thanks for wishing me luck on my internship – pop back and find out how it goes?! I’m following you so’s I can hear bout your jewellery task! xx

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thanks Lara for the follow! I’ll definitely check back to hear more about your internship =)

      Posted 10.2.11 Reply
  6. I have the same problem. Besides my wedding ring and an old jeweled ring Kevin got me forever ago, I rarely put any other accessories on. Its shameful.

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  7. Courtney wrote:

    O my YES! I absolutely have this same problem. Lots of cute jewelry that I don’t usually opt to wear. So funny. I love what you’re doing about it!

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  8. jamie wrote:

    nnenna, i have that veryyyy same problem!! i will challenge myself to do the same =) you have some very great pieces, girl! hope your week is going well!


    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Yay, glad to hear that you’re joining me in my challenge! =) Hope you had a good week too!

      Posted 10.2.11 Reply
  9. I don’t think it’s weird that you don’t usually accessorize. It’s just not for everybody. I, however, LOVE to accessorize.

    Posted 9.28.11 Reply
  10. Alyse wrote:


    I’m rubbish at accessorizing so it’s always the same few things I seem to pick up despite having loads of pretty accessories.

    I also think some people are just more used to accessorizing and jingling the rest of us. Idk, not really second nature, I guess?

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  11. Samantha Elisabeth wrote:

    I love this! I have the opposite problem. I have a huge tendency to not wear jewelry at all (like now!), so I want to start!

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  12. Monique wrote:

    this is also my challenge too…i love that leaf ring and the bracelet well done on the accessories keep it up!

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  13. i think my problem is that i don’t accessorize enough because i don’t have enough accessories. i don’t seem to think about them when i’m out shopping. i was actually thinking to myself today that when i go to the flea market this weekend, i should invest in pretty jewelry rather than another vintage dress.

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I’m the same- with the exception of earrings, I’m much more likely to buy clothes than jewelry. I’ll be checking to see if you found any pretty vintage jewelry at the flea market this weekend =)

      Posted 10.2.11 Reply
  14. I have my favorite pieces, but I do try to wear everything I have. I don’t have a ton of accessories though and some days I’ll go completely without jewelry.

    Posted 9.30.11 Reply
  15. Lessa wrote:

    I really stuggle with accessories, I cant decide what will work and I cant ever make them look right on me.

    I wonder if is because I cant pick the right one or if its just me and the way I looked makes it impossible to pull them off

    Posted 9.30.11 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      I bet it will just take practice and getting used to wearing them! I remember when I first started wearing my ring, my hand felt so strange at first, but now I feel strange without them on! =)

      Posted 10.2.11 Reply
  16. Love the leaf ring!That’s great…I think it’s fun to wear multiple accessories. Have fun with this challenge!

    Posted 10.1.11 Reply