I have to say I LOVE to accessorize! Give me a new necklace or handbag and I’m happy as a pig in shhhhhhhhi, poop! I love accessorizing due to A) it’s usually the right fit and B) if I want something new, it’s a way to change it up with little monies.
I have to say I’ve been really shocked and happy with the store Forever 21. Not only about the great prices, but also how many things there I like! I can easily see the choices of just the jewelry accommodating a lot of looks and even being used for some of my more “gothy” ensembles. Check them out here: forever21.com or if you live close to a mall, check them out there! The store may seem scary and too “girly, mainstream”. But, I’ve gotten some really good basics from there. I have also purchased a very nice “Tim Burton-ish” blazer at Forever 21 for only $30!
I’m also in love with a local Buffalo designer of wonderful and kitschy handbags, Dungaree Dolly. Dolly makes the best handbags for all sorts of gals (and even guys!) and these bags are made to last! Every bag is hand made by Dolly, so she can pretty much make anything for you… just ask her. I love my (I believe it’s called) “Carry-all”, in a limited edition Bride-of-Frankenstein/Halloween print. The bag is seriously THE BEST BAG I’ve ever had, so much so that I have been using it for almost two months! I went from the gal who changed her bag almost everyday, to being in love with just one! Check out Dungaree Dolly’s site and get hooked! Or get someone else hooked for the holiday season!
And of course, making your own DIY accessories at home can really satisfy your craving for a new lil’ something to spice up that old outfit. I’ve been making little feathery hair- pieces with craft glue, felt, and hairs clips. I’ve been gluing the feathers in an almost “fan-like” shape to a small piece of black felt like a base, then gluing the felt base to a hair clip. (Feathers can get really messy and usually stick together so use small amounts of glue.) Easy! Simple! And feathers can be found at a craft store for just a few bucks.
Now go forth and accessorize!!
<3 Meagan Kyla