Ah, Spring Day!
A fresh start, a time to clean out the cobwebs, chuck out the old and get organized.
Every year like a rendezvous, there it is in glossy magazines and trending on Pinterest; urging you to get off that couch, dust off the winter slouch and begin the project of spring cleaning.
The idea of a new refreshed you and accompanying surroundings sounds so charming.
Or is it?
I’m all for the spring-cleaning movement.
However I have learnt from my past mistakes, and I therefore tread this ground of Spring-cleaning with great caution.
We all learn from our mistakes and I’m here to tell you all about mine, so you don’t run into the same wall as I did.
A full Saturday was dedicated to cleaning out my wardrobe.
I made various piles of “let friends go through before throwing out”, “charity pile” and “dirt pile.”
After hours of sorting through my piles of shopaholic purchases; it was past midnight, yes this is how I chose to spend my Saturday night – splendid isn’t it?
In my defense (of being called a granny) I did have Beyoncé playing in the background while I enacted some of her dance moves and felt like stupid for doing so, especially when my dogs gave me this face…
Anyway it was time for a hot shower and bed.
Early on Sunday morning (okay, it was midday) the sun was out and it was time to start the day of a typical lazy lounging Sunday afternoon.
As I put on my television, there I stood, mouth agape while Fashion TV was on; as I saw skinny, beautiful, gorgeous model after skinny, beautiful, gorgeous model modeling the latest trends – those latest trends happened to be a fashion repeat of the 90’s – the very items I had in my wardrobe, now thrown out.
And before I knew it, I had already begun the three stages of grieving, the first being disbelief of course.
I cursed those Spring-cleaning blogs I read that gave me this bright idea in the first place.
Everything I was afraid of (regarding Spring-cleaning) was happening to me!
You know, that voice that says don’t throw it away, and you haven’t worn it for a year but who says you wont wear it next year?
But you throw it away anyway because somewhere you read and believed the print of a blog that said you’ll feel so good letting go of these items, materialistic things, so on and so forth.
Well, let me tell you, listen to those voices!
A cacophony of voices echoed in my head: is it too late? Did the rubbish get taken out? Could I kindly ask my friend to give it back?
Oh the pain, the agony!
I needed some comfort food.
What popped into my mind first was some (a whole dozen) of Krispy Krèmes.
Voices: Why was I watching Fashion TV anyway? These girls are so skinny and so absolutely gorgeous and here I am eating Krispy Krèmes with all my curvaceousness.
I switched to E! Entertainment and there starring me in the eye is Kylie Jenner also rocking the revamped 90’s trend, that is the choker, all of which I threw away. The first stage of my three stages of grieving got revisited!
This was proving to be a very pathetic Sunday.
I took in the comfort of the custard filled Krispy Krème as I mentally made a note that after the “couch indulgence”, as I call it, and a cup of tea with full cream milk, I will wash up, put my full face on (contouring included) wear my trendiest clothes with regrettably no choker set and go on my days mission: To find the perfect choker.
I will make up for my misdemeanor by shopping for a whole day to not only put back in my wardrobe what I threw out, but for good measure – lunch on a gluten free salad and my next cup of tea will be with fat free milk!
Yes, that’s how you make your comeback!
And so I did, shop for the whole day that is (as for the gluten free salad, well what was I supposed to do with a full dozen of Krispy Krèmes?).
The full day of shopping was worth – it, I managed to find the latest trends of all sorts of chokers and here’s a benevolent list of my favorites.
I hope you can enjoy shopping for these, just as I did, with as many Krispy Krèmes and full cream milk a girl can have:
Layers & levels:
Mix the classic velvet choker with a fancier layered diamanté choker to add some glam.
The velvet choker also dresses up the basic t-shirt and jeans look.
Day to night:
Spice up any day outfit into a trendy night look by just adding a fancy bling choker.
Suede Tie – up choker
The absolute must have suede self-tie-up choker can be worn as a fashionable bow tie or a layered neckpiece.
Fake it with the tattoo stretch choker in various colours.