Saturday, October 16, 2010

And that's why the husband is a champ!

Today's Date Day was a super low-key one. Check it: we're home on a Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. We also ate out two nights in a row and feel guilty about leaving Amalía alone for so long (shut up), so we decided to stay in tonight. We did go out today and explore our town a little, which was great. Unfortunately, the weather has definitely decided that it's too cold for a light jacket or heavy cardigan, so it's time to start either layering or just wearing my wool coat. Dammit. At least boots are non-negotiable!

As we were walking among some smart people, I stopped in front of the window of a jewelry store in Harvard Square and stared. I had fallen in love with a pair of earrings, that my husband also admired. As we looked at other displays, I saw that they had an awesome snake ring! A snake ring! Remember how much I wanted a snake ring last spring?! Uncanny! So I decided to go in, and - flush with tutoring money - inquire as to prices for both objects. Well, folks, both pieces of jewelry were cheap and my husband decided to buy them for me. What a prince.

These are the earrings:

Aren't they gorgeous? The flyer with which they came said that they were inspired by this chair:

That chair is the Harry Bertoia diamond wire chair. My earrings are called Diamond Armchair earrings. Cute, no? I love the way the earrings seem to ripple, and how they have that one orange bead sort of floating on the bottom. They look good on, too:

I cannot wait to wear them out!

The ring is also pretty studly:

I love the detailing of the scales and of the cobra-spectacles on the hood. My husband agreed that it was awesome (despite his longtime phobia of snakes) and that it looked far more expensive than the $24 that it cost. It looks pretty on, too:

I think this is gonna be a favorite soon!

So, yeah, I kinda violated my shopping ban (although, one might argue, my husband did buy them for me), but at the same time, we've come to learn that we don't have to be quite as thrifty as we thought we would: we still will be, but we can have some breathing room here and there.

Good thing, too, because we also bought an espresso machine.


  1. I don't think I've ever seen earrings inspired by a chair--these look fantastic, as does the ring. Was kind of hoping for a picture of the espresso maker--need another hit and it's only 9:30! :)

  2. Haha! Since I don't really drink coffee, any picture I'd take of a coffee-type-making machine would be like, "Uh, so, here is some metallic box-thing from which spews magical liquid." And it would be a picture of, like, the back. :-)

    Thanks for the kind words! I had to admit, I was intrigued as to why these earrings were advertised as "Diamond Armchair earrings" and then I read up more about it...