Friday, October 22, 2010

I Love Jewelry and Need a New Tote

I'm not one to post regularly.  I do it in spurts and so tonight is posting night!  

I love jewelry.  Love it so.  And I always want more!  I'm not into cutesey or super trendy jewelry.  I just like whatever strikes me at the time.  I have pretty sensitive skin, so I'm pretty limited in the metals I can wear and limit it to gold or platinum (although on my budget, it's more gold than platinum!).  But lately I've come to love rose gold and somewhat yellow gold.  I used to only wear yellow gold as a teenager but I was forever scarred by my older sisters' teasing that I looked like a rapper with all my yellow gold.  

When I lived in NY, I really loved Lori McLean.  Always great and interesting pieces there that were reasonably priced for what you got.  They have a website that I've shopped off of before and are super good about communication and adjustments.  So I guess I could continue my jewelry shopping even outside NY, but they don't change their selection that often.  Ebay is also a great source if you know what you want.  

This is what I wore today, an antique yellow and white gold and pearl ring and an antique marcasite bracelet.  I love the bracelet but that darn clasp is always opening and falling off.  

I really want something new, but since I moved and switched jobs recently I'm trying to curb my jewelry spending for a bit.  Sigh.  

I'm also in need of a new tote bag.  When I first started working, my friend/coworker made fun of me for the tiny purse I carried to and from work and how I had to use shopping bags to carry work home with me.  So she made me an awesome tote bag that lasted for 4 years of carrying my heavy documents and commuting book.  It's started to rip a bit (although that doesn't stop me from using it) and I'm so sad at the thought of having to retire the bag soon.  :(  I keep trying to convince her to make more bags!  I've gotten a lot of compliments on it from coworkers who were surprised to discover that my friend made it for me.  But lately it's seen better days as it's nearing the end of its shelf life.

Do you see the ripping?  So sad!

1 comment:

  1. Because I now regularly work 6:00am until 7:30pm Monday through Sunday, I no longer make bags. Also, I am in love with your marcasite bracelet.