One of the nice ladies at Hermes taught me this little Twilly bracelet wrap trick. Makes even my non Hermes bangles Hermes. So blue Cloissone skinny bracelet, Twilly wrapped bangle, blue horse bracelet, and a pink and army green JKC “Ripped Off by Chanel”
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.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not the kind of girl who says no to some Clic Clacs. They have their time and place. With my color selection, that time and place is usually SF Giants baseball season. A girl’s got to coordinate with her home team, ya know? I have one skinny Orange/Silver and 3 fat gold trim with black, orange, and cream.
The thing is, they are the easiest to knock off. I don’t trust them on ebay. I’ve found multiple fake Clic Clac sites, and if I wasn’t concerned about where my credit card number might end up, I would consider buying a couple $60 Clic-Clacs. But, well, I am concerned where my credit card might end up. But if you aren’t, just search Hermes +Clic Clac. Tell me how it goes.
Btw. Title is a quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
My dad has the habit of buying me the GM size, so I frequently exchange the one he’s given me for the right size. Sometimes, like this recent Christmas, Hermes is an utter mad house when I arrive so instead of special ordering the exact same pattern I’ll swap for something they have in stock.
My secret fancy collection? Hermes enamel bracelets (petite modele). It all started when I inherited my mother’s trio of bracelets from the 80’s. Two horse profiles in red and blue and a blue chain link skinny bracelet in blue. She’s now a GM and these three are too small for her.
It was a down hill (and expensive) slope from there. Now I’m guessing I have about 20 to 25 total. I usually receive one on my birthday and one on Christmas, then I stalk them on eBay, and occasionally spend a bonus on a new pattern. I love the color and the click clack they make on my arm. But what other patterns are there? I wish Hermes published a catalog for myself and the other collector’s out there. Good lord, there must be other collector’s out there. Am I in this alone?
So here is my collection. I will add the various patterns I have collected and showcase them paired with each other and other bangles that I own. Please let me know the French names of the patterns that I may not know.