Thursday, August 18, 2011

It is NOT a bottle opener...

And it doesn't look like a referee whistle, either. Image found here. 

About a month ago, my friend Susan and I went shopping.

Susan is one of those people that always look disgustingly good. Her hair always looks good, her nails manicured, has beautiful jewelry, her makeup perfect, and she wears coordinating outfits EVERY SINGLE DAY. If she's out in the grocery store, she looks good. If she's doing housework, she looks good. I can't say for certain, but I'd guess that her jammies, bathrobe and slippers match too...

If she wasn't such a nice person I'd hate her.

I asked her how she always manages to look so put together. She said, "It's easy. Just have some basic wardrobe pieces that you can count on and then accessorize, accessorize, accessorize."

Accessorize?

"Yeah. A good blouse and well fitting pair of jeans will look totally different if you add scarves or necklaces or whatever. Makes it looks like a completely new outfit. Just switch up your accessories."

Hmm. Good idea.

I asked her to be my personal shopper for the next hour or so and we had great fun picking out a few pieces of inexpensive jewelry and a couple scarves. The next day I slipped one of my new necklaces over my head and strutted off to church.

Hello, everyone. Notice I'm wearing a silver necklace? Yes, yes, y'all may bask in my fabulous accessory-ness.....

So later that day, Terese asked me why I wore a silver referee whistle to Mass. I indignantly replied that I DID NOT WEAR A WHISTLE. Greg volunteered that he thought my fabulous new accessory was a bottle opener hanging around my neck.

Good grief in a bucket. Har, har, har, guys.

They could. not. let. it. go.

So when Terese and Greg showed up the next day to eat my fabulous lemon merengue pie (see my previous post with the fabulous picture...), this was hanging around Terese's neck:


People. Do YOU think that this:


...looks like this?


Um. Actually, I guess it kind of does. Although I think that the dental floss pick is a bit much.

I love my weirdo friends.

10 comments:

Jenny Pettit said...

My favorite part of the story is that Terese took the TIME and EFFORT to make that. She was an art teacher, wasn't she? Guess you can take the girl out of the arts & crafts room...Geez now I really miss you guys:D

sue said...

Your necklace is lovely. I do like the idea of wearing your car key around your neck. Maybe I wouldn't misplace my car keys as often. Not very stylish though.

Karen said...

What a brat she is. But would you expect anything else. I love your new necklace. I have several that look like that!! Friends...such a love hate relationship.

Amy Junod said...

You're so cool I think that you could really pull it off. While it might not be something to wear to mass...and please, please don't wear it through an airport security check...I think you can start a new trend.

ShEiLa said...

Oh my... can't stop laughing. I would have never come up with the look-a-like necklace. I have been wanting to use more accessories myself. What silly friends you have to give you such a hard time.

ToOdLeS.

Alice Wills Gold said...

Funny friends rock. That is so hilarious. Love the share. Thanks so much to your friend for her humor.

Julia said...

Actually Terese is a retired music - not art - teacher. But one thing is for certain - she is NOT a jewelry maker.

Kristin said...

I love this so much! You all are hilarious!!

Terese said...

But I bought it at Nordstroms! Wait, maybe it was Home Depot.

annie said...

I see that Terese shares your quirky sense of humor.At least she has some useful things around the necklace, but I don't think it's a style that will catch on too quickly!

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