Dressing for a Job That Pays Real Money (JTPRM) is turning out to be an continuously nagging chore.
As an accountant, and especially as a consultant, (and more so a middle-aged accounting consultant), conservative seems to be the M.O. But being a bit of a creative type, I want to be interesting.
(That is, the good type of “interesting,” not the kind that is usually said with one raised eyebrow.)
Ugh. So much thinking.
Through my borderline-obsessive following of certain fashion blogs, I’ve developed a few coping mechanisms that satisfy both my creative-bent and my desire to remain competent-looking.
Accessories seem to be the easiest way to make that happen.
I searched out alternatives to organize this mess of cheap beaded necklaces, I ended up at my local big-box crafting store and found the most wonderful contraption: a memory box with a hinged glass cover. Half-price.
I dug out some unfinished wood knobs (I think I bought them when my kids were in middle school for a project involving refurbishing the teachers lounge) (oh, did I mention that we tried to repaint the walls in the lounge only to find that they had been coated with anti-graffiti paint so that all of our lovely paint job peeled off if you rubbed it with your hand? anyway -) and mounted them in the case.
Do you have any tips for organizing your “jewels?” I’d love to hear them!
(I’m also taking suggestions for other ways to make work clothes more interesting . . )
All the best -