DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!
Necklace: “L” initial necklace Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co
Earrings: Cheap CZ drops from Nordstrom (approx. $14)
I change my accessories and clothing quite often, but these two things almost never leave my body. I even sleep in them. The necklace was a gift from my Aunt Sis, who is one of my two aunts that are Catholic nuns. Now, under normal circumstances, they could never afford to buy me this nice of a gift. However, my aunt (as all nuns are) is a queen of re-gifting. Someone had given her a beautiful pen from Tiffany as a gift when she was the principal of a grade school in New York City. I was there the summer after I graduated high school attending my college orientation. I was going to hang out with her one day, when she said we should go exchange the pen for a graduation gift for me. After about 30 seconds of my best acting skills and at least one “oh I couldn’t possibly”, we were on our way up 5th Ave. We picked out this necklace and I pretty much haven’t taken it off since (which has been quite a few years now).
Several years later, I accidentally broke the chain when it some how got caught in my hair. I had been meaning to get it replaced, but just never got around to it. A couple of months later, Christmas rolled around and my boyfriend bought me a new one. His whole family just about passed out with excitement when I pulled out a little blue box, only to be very disappointed to find out it was not, in fact, an engagement ring.
I probably get more compliments on these earrings, than I do any other thing I own. For being so inexpensive, they look really good. I have been looking for another back up pair for a while now, but I am afraid this might be it. Maybe one day I will be able to replace them with the real deal!