Monday, August 15, 2011

Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

My grandma always used to sing this song to us grand-daughters.  It was when we were playing Crazy Eights, but even so, when she said "diamonds", I'm pretty sure she meant "rhinestones". 

Do you ever randomly stumble across something, like a scent or image that reminds you of your childhood?  I love the nostalgic feeling it brings. 

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a pair of clip-on earrings at the store.  They took me back to being 6 years old.  My grandma (best woman I ever knew) didn't have her ears pierced and always wore clip-ons. She had so many!

It used to be a huge treat when my grandma got out her "jewelry box" for us little girls to play dress-up.  At the time, we thought they were really fancy jewels that she wore to special events (I used to think she would go to balls like I would see in my Disney movies.  This is really funny to me now, especially picturing my grandpa at a ball!).  I realize that being the smart woman she was, she probably had a separate special box "for the kids".   Even if they weren't real, we thought we were something with all that jewelry covering over our bodies. 

I guess I never grew up because I still love draping myself in [fake] jewelry. 

Here are a few pieces of costume jewelry that I would play dress-up with as a big girl:

1-Pearlescent Earrings from Forever 21: $5.80
2-Vintage Bib Necklace form Etsy: $25
3-Vintage Bracelet from Amazon: $24.99 (down from $69.95)
4-Pearl Cocktail Ring from Asos: $10.34
5-Stacked Ring from Agaci: $6.50
6-Pearl Cluster Post Earrings from Urban Outfitters: $6.99 (down from $18)
7-Feather Hair Comb from Asos: $13.79