A super cool chick and friend of mine recently had a birthday. She likes it when I remind her that she just had a birthday. In fact, nothing gets her more excited than talk about aging.
Well, nothing except jewelry!
I can’t really blame her. We do share a common love for shiny accessories.
Over multiple occasions and margaritas (my husband makes a mean margarita) this friend and I have daydreamed about taking a road trip when we are old and blue-haired. I’d like to see a parade in every state. Why you ask? Why not, I say? Parades are everything that’s right about this country.
Talk of these adventures somehow always leads to mention of a Thelma and Louise style road trip. Minus the crime and the stupid life decisions and that whole part about driving off a cliff.
Basically, it’s a road trip with Brad Pitt.
Margaritas have a way of helping you crystalize what’s really important.
For my friend’s birthday (you didn’t know if this post was going anywhere, did you?), I found the perfect gift combining jewelry and road trip nostalgia.
These Thelma and Lousie cuffs are made by an Etsy shop in Oregon called Hen and Chicks.
But, I had to take these pictures! And, of course, keep one of the cuffs for myself. Isn’t buying a gift you can share what good friends do???
The gals who run this shop were super sweet, asked me clarifying questions about my order and let me know when my precious parcel shipped. I should have taken a picture of the package – their handwritten touch even made the mail lady smile. In case you are wondering, no, they didn’t know I was going to write about them. I just wanted to share!
By the way, taking pictures of your own hand is at best awkward and at worst, more awkward.
I like that Hen and Chicks turned a leather belt and a spoon handle into something a little bit sassy. This might be the first leather cuffs both of us have ever owned, so it’s fun to have something like this to mix it up when the mood strikes!
Oh, and the leaf bracelet is from Cost Plus World Market. As if I needed another excuse to go in there!
P.S. These bracelets from Hen and Chicks are fun too!