Monday, March 21, 2011

Latest Obsession: Animal Cocktail Rings

Admittedly I am not a very sophisticated person when it comes to jewelry. I get bored at the thought of Tiffany's robin's egg blue boxes. If I had the serious dough to invest, I would much rather splurge on Victoire de Castellane's baubles. But since that is only a fantasy, I have started to try and collect equally ostentatious, but much more affordable items, all animal themed. I've gotten several in the past few months:
This is a Betsy Johnson snake ring my boyfriend gave me for Valentine's Day (interesting fact: our first anniversary he did get me something from Tiffany's, because he thought that's what girls just like. He knows me way better now. Likewise, I did once err in almost getting him a Lacoste polo shirt only to find out he was in a "no Lacoste upturned collar" club in college or something like that).

This is my Rachel Rachel Roy owl ring. His name is Justinius, be
cause I paid for him with the jury duty stipend I received last winter.

This is also a Rachel Rachel Roy ring. It's a jaguar or panther or some other type of exotic cat. I was going to wear him along with my teal nails to the wedding from hell I had to attend yesterday, but the thunderstorms made me change my
wardrobe plans last minute, so I had to put him away in favor of this more subdued piece:This is a vintage knotted snake ring I picked up at a monthly antique fair they hold in my area.

So there is my small but growing collection of cocktail animal baubles! I guess I will end this by making a plea to any of you planning a wedding - for the love of your guests, please include a bar, any bar, for your reception! It doesn't matter if it's open or cash, nothing is worse than going to a 4 + hour long event only to find that the only drinks available are unsweetened lemonade and punch. (By the way, this was my boyfriend's friend's wedding, my friends would definitely have had better sense than that!) I was this close to live tweeting my misery last night, but remembered my manners at the last moment :-)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Week!

Yes, I know St. Patrick's day is not until the 17th, but being 25% Irish, I'm claiming the whole week for going green (and not in the eco sense!)! St. Patrick's day holds special memories for me, because my mom would always make Irish peasant bread and corned beef and cabbage when I was growing up. But since I live a state away from my mom now, and I don't cook in the least bit, I'm celebrating it my own way, by focusing on green makeup all this week:The quad is MAC's Photorealism from Fall 2009. It's one I fell in love with, kind of forgot about, and now am rediscovering all over again. It goes perfect with the paint pot on the right, which is Cash Flow from the Fafi collection (god, hard to believe that was three years ago already!). My brilliant emerald green nailpolish is Zoya's Ivanka, and the necklace is a green amber butterfly I got ages ago in Lithuania.

St. Patty's day really isn't a big deal here in Cali unfortunately. There are pubs of course, but they are few and far between, and quite packed on this particular day. Though I was happy to discover that the coffee shop across from my work will be serving the aforementioned Irish food of my childhood, so I am definitely going to check that out!

Hope all of you are doing well!!