For a while now, I've been smitten with the Maltese Cross motif in jewelry, especially that from Kenneth Jay Lane. (I know there are VASTLY more expensive versions, but I'm not spending a condo down-payment on a bracelet...)
But recently - last since September? - I haven't worn a piece of this jewelry. (the square gizmo in the middle is a mirrored compact) Not once.
Is it time for me to move on? Do I sell them? Hang onto them for a few more months to see if I fall back in love with them?
I firmly believe that one of the most important things that you can do when you're trying to define a personal style is to let yourself identify and really... wallow... in things you love. A personal signature is wonderful...
But the one thing that we have to remember is that our styles and preferences will change with time, and that we have to be open to that change. (remember, for most of us there's nothing worse than having the same hairstyle that you had in high school...)
I'm wrestling with a lot of change. I'm trying to balance the need for a stable personal style with the inevitable changes that time (and my new employment) bring. This should be interesting!