Today we have little metal bangle with circles that I traded a pair of PJs for at a boutique event (I go to these things for my business), Lions skinny bangle, Chevaux Apparat skinny, Caleche skinny white, the Cape Cod watch, and a flip flop bracelet.
Pearls and silver!! There’s a fascinating book that I read awhile ago. In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki where he talks about the look and feel of silver. Japanese society prizes the tarnish of silver, apparently. I think of this everytime that I wear silver, especially when the jewelry is not recently polished. Tanizaki talks of the patina, the shadows of the metal, which reflects the age and wear of an item. Maybe even reflects the owner’s love for it. But I don’t know, there’s something so satisfying about polishing silver. Taking a bracelet from gray to sparkling silver. I did not do that today, however. These bracelets are definitely sporting some patina.
Bottom to top: silver cuff from Mexico that my father gave me years ago, the Elsa Peretti pearl bracelet my honey gave me for my 30th and swears that I never wear (It’s so fragile! It’d break my heart to damage it), another Elsa Peretti but a cuff of XOs my dad gave me in the late 90’s, and two delicate cuffs I think Native American in origin but again a gift from my dad.
Second picture! Stupid selfie, I look so tense probably because I hate taking them but I wanted to show off the pearls. Miles and miles of Gump’s pearls from my dad. I miss him, can you tell? It’s nice to wear the things he gave me, I just wish they were he.
Paris, je t’adore! Also, my Jawbone Up. Je t’adore aussi! Usually I hide my Up from the daily photo. I wear it daily, but you don’t need to see that all the time. Today however, I coordinated the colors.
Left to right (or bottom to top depending on your perspective) turquoise Tohu Bohu, random bronze Paris bracelet my dad picked up from somewhere, turquoise dots (I don’t know the official name for this one), and turquoise Jawbone Up.
Okay now for my gushing over the Up. I love it. My honey gave it to me for my birthday in April, which was a very hard time for me for reasons. It tracks your steps and sleep and I quickly became obsessed OBSESSED with my step count. The app offers great motivational prompts ie. last Thursday you took 14,300 steps, try to beat that today by taking 14,800. And I try! I really try to meet all the goals. At one point I was in the top 10% of Upers. I was pretty proud of myself. Then, my Up malfunctioned. I contacted them and they sent me a replacement free of charge. Then it happened again, and they sent it again! Easy peasy. I think I sweat excessively when I work out which gets into the hardware, unfortunately. But this is the only flaw with the UP! Also, since my UP I’ve learned I’m a horrible sleeper. I am awake literally 90-120 minutes throughout the night. I blame PTSD. But I don’t think there’s a fix for this
Oh! One last awesome thing about the UP: earthquake in Napa 3 nights ago woke me (and other UPers) in SF at 3:20 am. UP aggregated the data and blogged about it. You can see the stretch of the quake from the epicenter in the sleep disturbances of UP users here Jawbone Earthquake data pretty cool, n’est-ce pas?
This is a sentimental collection of silver bracelets. Rhinestone gorgeousness from India courtesy of my best friend, a silver Tiffany’s bangle my dad gave me in 1993, a silver Tiffany’s floral cuff my dad gave me for my birthday last year, and a slight hook clasp bangle from Tiffany’s I received for being a deb in 1997. Despite all evidence to the contrary I’m not all *that* fancy. I even have proof! An online quiz gave rated me as 60% fancy.