It Just Won’t Take

I just realized setting the featured image as one of our wedding photos on a post titled, “It just won’t take,” is probably not a good idea but hopefully, you keep reading and you get it.

A few weeks ago, someone asked me if I still don’t wear jewelry. And the answer is, “I do not.” I actually don’t own any. The last time I wore earrings was on our wedding day in 2009. The last time I wore necklaces consistently was in 2012. And the last time I wore rings every day was when I had an existential crisis and got fake nails in 2015 (wtf).

It got me thinking about other things that I’ve tried to incorporate into my wardrobe, my life and my routine that just won’t take. Here they are:

  • Wide leg jeans. If anyone can convince me otherwise, I give up on a 5ft tall person being able to wear these.
  • Bras with wires in them.
  • Under eye cream. Isn’t this just lotion in a tiny bottle? Again, please recommend something that will change my life.
  • Heels (although I’m cheating a bit because I still own a pair).
  • Oregano oil. Long story.
  • Dave Matthews Band.

What about you? What just won’t take?

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Comments (10)

  • Please tell the long oregano oil story!

    • HAHAHAH okay it’s not that exciting. But 2 years ago, I had to do the Candida diet for health reasons. I took oregano oil to combat it but it would make me sick every night. I can tell you…throwing up oregano oil is NOT GOOD. I almost couldn’t eat pizza for awhile if it had oregano in it.

  • nail polish.
    contacts for my eyeballs. unless i’m on a boat or at a beach which happens only 1-2 times a year and even then i’d rather not.
    lipstick. tried so many. all have failed. lip balms with a tint have the most success but barely. lol

    • I’m 50/50 on nail polish. I’m also 50/50 on lipstick. I own so much lipstick and occasionally can pull it off but Burts Bees tinted balm is the best. What’s your fave?

      • I’ll do polish on my toes sometimes! I have Glossier Generation G in zip. I put on the tiniest amount and put Primally pure lip balm on top. For the longest time I did have a burt bees tinted balm! I should try that again!

        • YAY Primally Pure!! I always have polish on my toes. Sometimes for too long…

          • I went for a pedicure last summer with some friends. The rest of the nail polish from that JUST came off. So. I get it. I’m gross.

  • Caitlin McGillicuddy

    Seriously the most relatable list EVER. I also don’t wear jewelry and I’m pretty sure my mom and sister think I’m an alien because of it.

    The Dave Matthews Band one made me laugh LOL!

    • I know my grandma, when she was alive, was probably SO sad I don’t wear jewelry because she had so much she always wanted to give to me!!

      Glad the DMB reference made you laugh :)

  • Essential oils. I’ve tried, but just not my thing.
    Anything besides my rainbow sandals or barefoot in the summertime.
    Haircuts. It’s probably been about a year. I just never remember!

    Funny story about earrings at my wedding. I had the perfect pair picked out, aaaaand I totally forgot to put them on. We got married just with our immediate family + while we were enjoying dinner, I noticed and it made me happy knowing I wasn’t focused on putting my earrings on but rather the important moments of that day.

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