For any new moms who have thought that their days of accessorizing ended when they traded in their handbag for a diaperbag, I know how you feel! Having a baby on your hip isn't always condusive to wearing that gorgeous string of beads or those shimmering, dangling earings that are your "go to" items to complete any outfit. If you have been able to train your child not to touch those pretty things mummy is wearing, I want to know your secret; but if you're like me, you've wondered about and experimented with other solutions. Here's one: buy your jewelry for 50 cents a piece at goodwill. I don't know. A good thrifter might be able to spot some good deals on a few necklaces, or upcycle a few pieces to make a new one, and when they get chewed on and broken, that's only a few dollars down the toilet. Amber jewelry? Gorgeous, but also expensive, and I look terrible in any shade of yellow.
My favourite solution has been the scarf. Easy, fun, colourful, washable, and you can wear them so many different ways! In the last couple weeks, I have recieved many comments on my scarves, most from other ladies wondering how I tie them and where I buy them. My answer to the latter question: anywhere! H&M has a lot of wonderful scarves this season, as does Joe. You can also find scarves at all different price points from discount places like Target, Zellers, and don't forget to check out your local goodwill or salvation army!
My answer to the former question can be summed up in this video I came across recently. After watching it myself, I proudly noted that I have at least three more ways that I tie my scarves. I must be very creative (HA!) My point is that there really is no wrong way to wear a scarf, expecially these days. It's a great way to bring some personality and individuality to an outfit, it's quick, and it doesn't matter if it gets chewed on, spit up on, drooled on... you can even carry an extra one in that snazzy diaperbag just in case!
Hmm... looks like I can't embed this video here, so I'll just add the link. Do check it out, it's worth it!