just in case…

I rediscovered something in the depths of my handbag today (and it wasn’t a small animal or shriveled purse apple). It was the little box I have been carrying around with me since the inception of my earthquake paranoia two years ago (caused by what? not a clue…) :

survival

Inside: two band-aids, a mini flashlight, a mini all-purpose tool, matches, a tea candle and a whistle. You know, pretty much everything you will need to survive in case of a major catastrophic event. Like if you need emergency ambiance (LIGHT THE TEA CANDLE!) or have a bleeding hang-nail (I HAVE BAND-AIDS!) or if you find yourself in a sudden flash-mob / rave (WHO HAS THE WHISTLE? THAT’S RIGHT, I DO!!).

This led me to think about what pieces of jewelry I would need / want for survival. Like if I was stranded on a desert island with a closet full of cute sundresses and had a bar delicious cocktails at my disposal.

fancy hoops everyday hoops

Hoops, because they are simple, yet add an element of bohemian-cool. They look great with short hair, long hair, hair down, hair up and pretty much any kind of outfit. These stunning diamond hoops by Reinstein Ross (L) have an elegant presence and are understated in a versatile way. The ringed hoops by Jane Diaz (R) are casual, funky and easy-to-wear.

everyday chain fancy chain

Next, I would need to have an interesting chain necklace. Something to wear solo or layered. The Melissa Joy Manning Silver Loop Necklace (L) can be doubled for instant layers as can Judy Geib’s funky, hand-made flower chain necklace (R).

everyday bangle fancy bangle

Bangles always have an effortless sophistication. The Pamela Love Leaf Bangle has an earthy sophistication and funky vibe while Devon Page McCleary’s Diamond Wavy Bangle is absolutely exquisite in its timelessness.

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And ahhh, the diamond solitaire! Married or not, engaged or not, single or paired up with someone, this is a must have. Cathy Waterman has perfected the look with her signature leaf side setting and hand-selected rustic diamonds. For an everyday stackable, Mandrel Studio has created a simple bezel set solitaire on a round wire band. Both stunning and understated.

Anyway, who needs an all-in-one mini tool? This is my kind of survival kit!

xo, a.

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