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Oooh! Shiny!

>> Thursday, October 22, 2009

While you've surely already gathered that I'm an outdoorsy chick, which is mostly what this blog is about, I most certainly have another side, too:  fashion-loving diva.  No, seriously.  Couture clothing makes my heart skip a beat.  And shoes!  Oh my.  How I love them.  I have been known to appear in public in "spike heels, full assault make-up and an enormous fur collar".*  Yes, I will climb an Adirondack high peak one day and appear at a silent auction fundraiser or symphony concert the next night in 4 inch tall Stuart Weitzmans.

My husband says I am the antithesis of myself.

With regard to jewelry, he says I'm part crow.  No matter what I'm doing or discussing, the world grinds to a screeching halt when I see sparkly gems:  "Oooh!  Shiny!"

So, after our Saturday morning frolic at the Farmers' Market, and before our walk at Taughannock Falls, we stopped at one of our other Very Favorite Places: Micky Roof's.  If you take my advice and plan a Saturday outing to the Ithaca Farmers' Market, I highly recommend stopping at The Jewelbox (or see blog here).

Dangerous, dangerous place.  Over the years we have spent way too much money there, including having had Micky design our wedding rings.  Is it a bad sign that when we walk in the door, the faces of Micky and her two employees, Sarah and Steve, light right up?  Hm.  Probably is.

Sunday was our six-year wedding anniversary, so this time when we stopped at Micky's, I got to pick something out.  I always have a ridiculously hard time selecting one item at Micky's, but I eventually managed.  It's not one of Micky's own pieces, but rather from a new collection they just got in by Bjorg.  Bjorg is a Norwegian company that makes some of the funkiest most awesome pieces I've seen in a long time.  They're full of literary references (e.g. the necklace with the quote "Is this a dagger which I see before me?" that has a dagger hanging in front of the quote) and snarkiness (e.g. the heart necklace that is a heart - as in a human heart, with ventricles and arteries and whatnot).

I think I selected an awesomely funky necklace that is frightfully fitting for me:

He's got sparkly eyes, though you can't really tell in this photo.  I am informed it's technically a raven rather than a crow, but close enough.  :)

*as Renee Fleming described herself in the liner notes of her album Haunted Heart.


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