Monday, February 28, 2011

Ode to Spring . . .

Spring Fling Earrings $36

The northeast had lots of snow this year-not as much as last year’s Snowmageddon - but A LOT! At any rate, I had the winter blues and needed a spring pick me up. What is spring-ier than pastel pink and aqua?!?! My Spring Fling earrings remind me of spring flowers and Easter eggs.

It seems Vogue was in the mood for Spring too . . .   While in line at my local grocery store the cover of the new Vogue magazine jumped out at me.  Cotton candy pink wig on an aqua backdrop.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Does the ring really not mean a thing?

A few weeks ago I had lunch with a dear friend.  The last time we had emailed each other she dropped hints about her upcoming engagement. So of course when I saw her I asked if her boyfriend had popped the question. She said “yes” and I was beaming with excitement for her. I casually glanced at her finger and noticed there was no ring. Thinking nothing of it, I asked if her ring was at the jewelers being sized.

She said no. There wasn’t going to be an engagement ring since she didn’t need a big rock on her finger to prove her fiancĂ© loved her.

Wow, I thought-what a refreshing approach.  Then I began to wonder if this was common. Do women in this society really no longer require the diamond (or equally expensive stone)?