Friday, March 25, 2011

Why I Don't Deserve Nice Things.

You can thank The Husband for the brainpower behind today's post. You can thank my mother for the idea behind the title, "I Don't Deserve Nice Things," as it's something she has been saying to me for years. Without futher 'ado, here are 5 reasons why, "I Don't Deserve Nice Things:"

1. Tiffany's Paloma Picasso Loving Hearts Ring
This ring was a gift from my Aunt for my sixteenth birthday. I LOVE this ring. So much, in fact, that I have the matching necklace, bracelet and earrings. I never took this ring off. That is, until I left it behind in a nail salon in the King of Prussia mall. It was sometime during my college years and on the rare occasion that I actually had enough money to treat myself to a manicure. Who knew that manicure would end up costing me somewhere upwards of $250? I then spent the following six months saving up enough money to replace said ring. Do you know how many Happy Hours I had to miss in order to save up enough money? Too many.

2. RALPH by Ralph Lauren Dark Tortoise Polarized Sunnies
RALPH by Ralph Lauren RA5049 Dark Tortoise / Polar Brown (510/83) Sunglasses

It was November 2007, the second day of our honeymoon on the island of Kauai. The Husband and I decided to hike the beautiful trails of the Waimea Canyon. Upon reaching a small lagoon at the top of the canyon, yours truly accidentally left her sunnies behind after posing for a picture among some rocks. Believe it or not, I actually have that picture and can SEE my beautiful sunnies sitting atop the rocks.

3. Von Zipper Women's Debutante Sunnies

Von Zipper Women's Debutante Sunglasses,Leopard Tortoise Frame/Bronze Lens,one size

I purchased these sunglasses as a replacement pair for the ones lost in item number two. They were purchased in a tiny, overpriced surf shop on the island of Kauai. I loved these sunnies. Great fit, face-flattering. A little sentimental since they were purchased on our honeymoon, yadda yadda. Needless to say, I wore them everywhere. These sunnies were stolen two years later at a house party in Virginia. And I don't even like house parties.

4. 8mm Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings

14k White Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings (7.5-8mm)

A Christmas gift from The Husband in December 2007. These earrings were given to me as a replacement pair for the Tiffany pair that were stolen out of my dorm room in college. Do you sense a theme here? I left these pearl earrings on the nightstand of the hotel we stayed at in Turks and Caicos in July of 2009. I was an ugly-crying fool when I realized I had left them behind, the minute we arrived at the airport. Thankfully, The Husband replaced this pair of earrings four months later, the day we found out I was pregnant with C. If you knew me at all, you would know I can't be without my pearl earrings. Let's just say these earrings are practically crazy glued to my ears.

5. Rainbow Sandals

Rainbow Sandals Women Premium Leather Narrow Strap Double Layer, Sierra Brown, Small (5.5-6.5)

These sandals are actually the reason behind this post. I was casually explaining to The Husband earlier this week how I'm in desperate need of new flip-flops for the Spring/Summer season. I was saying how torn I was about how I should spend my "Spring/Summer SAHM Wardrobe Budget." As in, "Do I spend fifty dollars on 2 new pairs of Havianas? Or do I spend it on one replacement pair of Rainbows?" Why might I need to replace my Rainbows? Funny you should ask. I left this exact pair behind, beneath the bed, actually, of our hotel room in Oahu. I blame the fact that we decided to stay on TWO islands for our honeymoon which involved extra packing and unpacking and therefore, the loss of my beloved flip-flops.

I won't even mention the time I lost one of my mother's diamond stud earrings after borrowing them to wear to prom. I shouldn't be allowed to leave the house some days, let alone borrow things. So, please tell me I'm not alone?

Happy Friday, Loyals! Have a fabulous weekend! 

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  1. love this post! I'm so bad about misplacing or leaving behind nice things too, but i can't imagine my life without a pair of rainbows in it:)

  2. Ralph Lauren sunglasses...searched endlessly for them and then STEPPED on them, breaking them myself.

    Tiffany flower ring - left behind in Montreal when I went on a trip my freshman year of college.

    Numerous cell phones lost, scattered across America.

    You are not alone. Although nothing tops my brother in law losing his wedding band in the ocean on his and my sisters honeymoon.

  3. My husband is SO sick of my $15 sunglasses - but I keep explaining to him this THIS IS WHY he shouldn't get me nice ones! I lose them! Drop them! Break them! I bought two new pairs of sunglsses for our honeymoon and left BOTH of them somewhere in Maui...Hawaii really should have a parks division that goes around collecting the litter of girls who don't deserve nice things :)

  4. I cant live without rainbows I think those are a purchase worth the money for sure!

  5. I think the only thing I lost was my wallet while shopping in Chicago. It didn't matter, though. I was a freshmen in college and had no $$ in it anyway.

  6. love my rainbows, but they were lost in a move. So sad. I lose things all the time, so frustrating!

  7. Oh no, well it seems like al ot of it was not your fault. I have left my sunglasses on the counter too many times to count. I dont know they get back to me everytime...good thing they do because they are my dear pradas.

  8. I feel your pain!! that has happened to me so many times!( losing things I love)

  9. I am on my 3rd pair of diamond earrings from hubby love. One fell out swimming one summer and another fell out on a weekend getaway. I was devastated both times. However one would think that he would have paid extra to have screw backs put on the third pair...WRONG!

  10. hahaha!! you are too funny. I love how everything you lost/got stollen from you just so happens to be super expensive. I am the queen of losing & misplacing things. ESPECIALLY now that I'm a momma. Hello, scatter-brained Lauren. Yeesh.

  11. I leave my jacket/coat/sweater/shaw/hoodie.... everytime we go somewhere and I take it off. The worst is if we are out to eat.. how is nobody in any eatery anywhere turns things in?

  12. I could have written the same post! Earrings and sunglasses are my 2 downfalls...and I pray to St. Anthony, the finder of lost things every time, even when I know it's truly a lost cause.

  13. I can't even tell you how many things I have lost. I refuse to spend more than $20 on a pair of sunglasses and I NEVER take off my engagement ring or my diamond earrings anymore(this is my fifth pair.) It's goo to hear I'm not alone!

  14. I think I'll just comment by saying this: I think the real reason why my boyfriend hasn't proposed isn't because we aren't "there yet".. it's because he's positive I'll lose the engagement ring within six weeks. LOL!!

  15. You aren't alone! I've lost countless amounts of sentimental diamonds, clothing, shoes, phones, sunglasses and other jewelry. It sucks to even think about it all!

  16. Cute post! I know I have definitely had my fair share of moments where I have lost/misplaced/had things stolen. There are always the woulda/coulda/shouldas that came shortly thereafter. I feel your pain girl! I love that you have a SAHM budget. How responsible of you! Have a great weekend!

  17. Ok this is so so funny. My mom ALWAYS says that exact same to me because I lose so many things. We boat on the river all summer long and if you even knew how many hundreds of dollars I have lost in that river due to my sunglasses, and my husband won't buy me any more jewelry since I lost one of the diamond earrings he got me last Christmas and my mom had bought me a brand new camera after I had lost about FOUR of mine and what did I do? Lose it. So I totally relate here!

  18. Oh I still think you deserve nice things! Half of that stuff was stolen... this post could also be titled: "People need to stop stealing my things!" ;)

    Long ago I accidentally left my favorite Tiffany necklace in a fitting room at the mall.... ugh! I took it off because the neckline of the dress I was trying had tied around the neck and was getting stuck on the necklace... I went back just a minute later after realizing I had left it. Of course no one had seen it! Grrrr. People really should stop stealing things. :(

    Either way accidents happen. Everyone deserves a little something nice once in a while.

  19. This post cracks me up. I once lost ONE pearl earring from my grandmother, which is almost more annoying than losing a whole pair. Also left a North Face in the library during college. I am sure there are others, too!

  20. You know that episode of Friends, where Rachel loses Monica's earrings and Pheobe has to pretend that she lost them? No? Just me? Ok. Well, ANYWAYS. I lose things all.the.time. This is why I don't have nice things, I will lose them. It's a problem. Although, I'm sure my budget is glad that I'm a total mess so I can't spend all my money on stuff that I will certainly lose!

  21. I have that whole Paloma Picasso set, too! The ring was my last piece and hubs gave it to me when coop was born. There is a heart for all 3 of us!


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