I have been really good at minimizing things in my life. I am still throwing out/recycling/giving away at least one item each day - either at home or at work - this morning's items were an old umbrella, an old nose ring, six spare buttons that do not seem to match any item of clothing that I still own, and some detangler/leave-in conditioner that, even with my super short hair, didn't seem to work and smells unattractive.
During December, the work ladies decided to do 12 days of necklaces leading up to break. I am so minimal that I don't even own twelve necklaces - I had to mix in scarves to act as necklaces. I have gotten rid of earrings that I haven't worn regularly throughout the past year, I have three watches (one of which has been without a battery for over two years - might be time to get rid of that one, since I clearly have not missed it). I have enough rings to wear on each of my fingers (if they were all the same width) but still have some that I may decide to part with since I haven't worn some in quite some time.
Basically, I don't have a whole lot of jewelry.
Even before my recent big chop, I was really getting in to rocking larger jewelry on my ears and around my neck to coincide/counteract with the short hair. I love the contrast of short hair and big jewelry.
I have a few larger pieces, but this morning decided that I will get some more.
I don't buy a lot of things for myself, or others, really. I didn't get myself anything for my birthday or the holidays until about a week or so ago. I decided to get some peaceimages pieces. LOVE HER and her jewelry. Do check her site and show her some love if you like what you see.
The new Vision Studs arrived Friday, and I put them on this morning for work.
Had to do an impromptu photo shoot of them because I loved them so much.
Now, I have decided to treat myself with more of her stuff as a reward to myself for getting rid of more things and for not having spent much money the past three months.
I know that is kind of counter productive -- buying something to reward myself for not buying and for eliminating excess, but that is what I am doing. I will still be eliminating and not buying much after this. Might have to get rid of some more jewelry to counter the new additions.
I have already put an order in for two more items. Maybe I'll share those in pictures when they arrive and I rock them.
So peace is my reward for minimalism. Lovely. Not as rewarding as full-out world peace, but I think this peace looks great on me.