So as I mentioned once upon a time, my fiance is a scuba diving instructor and he and his father run a scuba diving merchandising business. Well, back around Christmas they brought in a line of jewelry from Big Blue Jewelry that included some pieces with dive flags but also many pieces that were just sea life themed. I know you're probably all thinking this is relatively corny, but some of the pieces were actually quite elegant looking. I particularly liked the starfish and turtle designs. So, it was early on during the engagement period and of course I thought this is exactly what I want for my bridal jewelry. I'm no longer
quite as certain four months later. I have a feeling that I might still wear one of the pendants for a necklace but that I won't be cheesing it up by wearing matching earrings or anything else from the collection. The solitary pendants really are quite beautiful and my FMIL has been wearing the turtle almost non-stop and it looks good with anything and everything. Luckily, I'll be able to borrow the piece from the store for when I go to try on my dress when it gets delivered. Oh, it makes me a tiny bit sad to think it won't be in until early fall.
Of course the long wait until when I have my dress will not keep me from browsing and looking at different pieces that catch my eye. I have ADD; shiny jewelry is like my kryptonite.
So early on in the week, I got an e-mail from Clarissa Boutique over in South Side about a trunk show that they were having for the Haute Bride jewelry line. I have been absolutely dying to go over to Clarissa's and look around. Unfortunately, it's not often I can find time on Saturday to run down to Southside and it's even rarer that I can get away from work early enough to go then. Unfortunately, once again, that's exactly how my week played out. So, I'm missing the trunk show. But, if you have time, you can still catch it. Today's the last day and they're open from 10am to 4pm.