Friday, March 15, 2013

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Last night my sweet wonderful husband surprised me with an early anniversary gift, diamond earrings.  I have always wanted diamond solitaire lever back earrings and now I have them.  Of course I'm terrified to wear them for fear I will lose one.  We are having them put on our home owners insurance but of course I had to wear them today.  I'll be feeling my ears all day to make sure they are still there!  What a sweetie he is.......  

Why is it that sometimes women just don't feel worthy of such an extravagance?  I never had a problem spending money on my children or someone else but when it came to me I just felt selfish.  I would admire something and sometimes I'd even purchase it only to take it back the next day.  

My daughters bought me a designer purse about 5 years ago and it is still in the box it came in.  I look at it and admire it but I never use it because I think it is too nice and I don't want to mess it up.  I'm more comfortable with a $20.00 purse that I use until the straps fall off.  I pick a color that will "go with anything" and I'm the same with shoes.  There is no way that I can justify purchasing a purse that could feed a family of four for a month.

I think other women look wonderful with their designer shoes and bags.  I admire their sense of style.  I have just never been able to look put together for more than 30 minutes no matter how much money I spend.  I have a picture of myself and my 3 best friends the morning of our first day in high school.  My girlfriends are the picture of loveliness with their perfectly flipped hair and outfits.  Me on the other hand was already a mess.  Half my blouse was sticking out of the waistband of my skirt and my flip had already flopped.  That's why I usually wore a ponytail and hoped for the best.

So to say that my be-dazzled ears are a stretch for my plain Jane lifestyle is an understatement.  But, I'm going to wear them as if I were Elizabeth Taylor selling perfume!

8 comments:

MerCyn said...

Congratulations! diamond earrings make even the messiest work clothes look fabulous!

Linda Hoye said...

Way to go, Hubby! I was gifted with a pair of chocolate diamond earrings for Valentine's Day and I think I've worn them every day since then. Diamonds do make you feel special, don't they?!

Betty said...

When I was married, my husband told me he would give me diamond earrings if I got my ears pierced. After our divorce, some time later, I got my ears pierced. I went to his office and showed him, and said "I'm ready for my diamond earrings, now." He was still laughing when I left. Jerk.

oklhdan said...

Mercyn you are right my jeans and t-shirt never looked so fancy!

oklhdan said...

Linda I've never seen chocolate diamonds they sound gorgeous!

oklhdan said...

Betty that was a great move! You should have gotten the earrings though!

kenju said...

Lucky you!! I bet they are lovely on you. Don't be like my mom; carry that bag proudly and don't save it. By the time you die it will be out of style and no one will want it. My mom died with a drawer full of beautiful nightgowns and robes that she wouldn't wear because they were too nice.

Mitzi said...

Good grief! Get that nice purse out of the box and enjoy your daughters generosity. Life is short-put on those earrings, grab your purse and go out and have a good day.