Item 30- Silver Dangle Earrings

What? Silver dangle earrings

How long have I had it? 3 years

Where did I get it? Kiosk in Dublin, Ireland.

What do I love about it? I bought these earrings at the same time that I bought my silver ring. Like the ring, the earrings make me think about being in Ireland with my husband. I like dangle earrings. Plus, these earrings work well with my hair cut and color.


Item 29- Silver Ring

What? Silver ring

How long have I had it? 3 years

Where did I get it? A kiosk in Dublin, Ireland.

What do I love about it? When I look at this ring, it reminds me of the trip my husband and I took to Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to my sister’s watching our children, I’ve gotten to follow him on a couple of business trips to Europe. So fun! I love the big celtic pattern. I love that I can have a big ring, but that it sits flush with my hand, so it doesn’t get in my way. It feels sort of modern (even though it’s celtic!) and funky.


Item 28- Pink Rain Boots

What? Pink rain boots

How long have I had it? 3 years

Where did I get it? Target

What do I love about it? They’re pink! I feel like I’m five again, which is sort of fun. If they were only sparkly! I’m only sort of kidding. People tell me that they love my pink boots when I wear them, to which I respond “Me, too!”. They also work great in the rain. They’re not super supportive. But, on a rainy day, I don’t have to worry about ruining my shoes or about my feet getting cold and wet.


Item 27- Chaco Sandals

What? Chaco sandals

How long have I had it? 2 years (but they’re replacing a pair exactly like them that I had for about 5 years before that)

Where did I get it? REI

What do I love about it? They’re super comfortable and versatile. I love how rough and tumble they are. I needed to find my kids at the park one day, and I was able to slog through a creek in my skirt and sandals to track down my charges. I love that. They’re just super comfortable and supportive. I love the utility of having a shoe that feels like a tennis shoe. I love that I can get my feet in the water- but I don’t have to deal with having uncomfortable, wet shoes all day.


Item 26- Black Evening Shoes

What? Black evening shoes

How long have I had it? 17 years

Where did I get it? Nordstrom, I think.

What do I love about it? The main thing is that they’re dressy black shoes that I already have, so I don’t have to shop for another pair. I think they’re cute shoes, and they look great with my black evening dress. Frankly, they hurt my feet, which I hate. If I had to attend formal functions regularly, I would probably get a more comfortable pair of shoes.


Item 25- Black Evening Dress

What? Black cocktail dress

How long have I had it? 17 years

Where did I get it? Nordstrom

What do I love about it? I love that I’ve had it for 17 years! It fits very well, and it’s timeless. It was cute 17 years ago, and it still works. I feel great in it. It works for anything from an office Christmas party to a black tie affair- neither of which I really attend! But, that’s another story. I have a function already planned in the next year which requires “cocktail” attire, so I decided to keep it.


Item 24- Black Belt

What? Black belt

How long have I had it? 3 years

Where did I get it? T. J. Maxx, I think.

What do I love about it? Well, I don’t really love it. But, I think that it will come in useful this winter for belting sweaters. We’ll see . . .