Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Jangly Jane

"I can't write; Jane's bracelets are putting me off.
Can you stop them jangling please?"
That was the polite request I got from one of the members of my prison writing group today.
And yes they do jangle.
Another prisoner who originates from India was telling me why Hindu women wear bracelets.
He told me that it is customary for men to take their wives to their father's house after they marry.
Once a woman is married she wears bracelets so the sounds can be heard by male members of the household and alert them to her presence so they can ensure they do not behave in an indiscreet manner.
He told me that most of the bangles the women wear in India are made of glass.
I am not sure whether it is true or not - the prisoners tell me lots of things that aren't true which is what makes them great storytellers - but I like the idea.

Today I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Jeans - Top Shop
Vest and necklace - Dorothy Perkins
Jacket - french Connection
Bangles - Top Shop and H & M


  1. You look AMAZING Jane!

    : ) Cute bracelet story- I do wonder if it's semi true!

  2. Love the jangly bracelets story! And have you been over to my blog today?????

  3. I want that necklace, it is fabulous!

  4. Wow, you look so fantastic and chic in this outfit. Gorgeous!

  5. I like this on you :)
    What a nice jacket !

  6. Oops - forgot to say that I love your look today. Very chic - especially like the Dorothy P vest and necklace.

  7. The detail at the neck of the shirt is simply lovely! Like built in jewelry!


  8. Love your blazer and bib necklace -- I'm always getting teased at work for my 'outfit noises' I'm the only person who ever wears heels, so I can be heard clicking down the hallways...

    Chic on the Cheap

  9. Hiya, I've been following your blog for a while. Just wanted to say that this time the Indian prisoner is right - most of the bangles are made from coloured glass, with mirrored glass or gold accents. I'm part Indian (my mum is Indian) so I'm not making it up either! =) Here's a wikipedia link -

    Just thought you might be interested and maybe it can help in your work.

  10. I bet you get to hear great stories from the inmates! The one about the Indian bracelets is really interesting and it sounds too detailed to be fake. Love the combination of elegant jacket and jeans. Ciao. A.

  11. Today's outfit looks so professional without being stuffy. I love bangle bracelets and wear a green jade one 24/7


  12. What a great story! I love this outfit, too - you look very sleek and stylish.

  13. Jane, with everything that's been happening I've not had the chance to come to this blog as I would have liked...but I've seen your pix in my Google reader thingy all the time and I have to tell you, you are looking super FABULOUS -- the outfits and the way you are wearing them have you looking just terrific.

    Speaking of beauty, I gave you an award over at my blog. You've been so kind in supporting me this past year and your comments have buoyed my spirit more often than I can say. Thank you is too small, but it is from my heart.

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