One of our Florida Ripkanista's shares how she wears the truffle enhancer... Right on this blue agate necklace!
Friday, May 17, 2013
After the spring luncheon we went down to the flagship store, where I purchased a ring that I'd been eyeing for quite a while... it was now on sale because it was older stock... that didn't matter to me, because now this ring was on sale and it had my name written all over it!!!
Bonus for me??? It is simply so much fun to think that I made a purchase (albeit ever so modest!) at the flagship store!
The ring had to be sized, so I had been waiting for weeks. When I called the store a few days ago I was told the ring was ready for pickup. Ouch! Since I live several hours away from Manhattan, that wouldn't be happening any time soon! Somehow, the paperwork never went through that the ring needed to be shipped to Delaware. No problem though, because the store was very apologetic and said they would ship it right away... well, it got here within 48 hours! Fast, fast, fast!
So here it is, and I'm sharing with you the process of opening the package. I took it out into the backyard simply because the lighting would be so much better... so here you see the package itself with the brown JR ribbon around a pink box...
Inside was a pink leather pouch with my ring...
...and here is the ring! It took my breath away and is even lovelier than I remembered...
What I like about it is its simplicity... I can wear this with either silver or gold...
...and it reminds me of the cigar band rings that my grandfather used to put on my finger when he removed the band from his cigar on Sunday afternoons and settled in his easy chair for a leisurely smoke. I ran around happy as a small child could be with a colorful, shiny,...
Oh this is such a special memory, and I'm so happy with this ring :)!
Here is the much asked about "Laurel" necklace! It's dangerous when you order something just to "take a look" because if you really like it then--- ah well....sigh... it's shown here in a shortened version. Because the links on the back are smaller oval circles, this necklace can easily be adjusted so that it drapes how you want it to.
Each pattern is "Ripkarized" with just a little touch of dmq to bring out a little sparkle...
This is what Laurel looks like when the necklace is full-length. The clasp is hooked into the very last loop. The advantage is its versatility because this necklace has enough length to be worn with a turtleneck in the winter but also can be adjusted so as to be worn closer to the neck.I'm liking this more and more... guess it will make its way into my jewelry box!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This ring reminds me of summer whimsy... just a fun floral gracefully resting on the finger. This ring does run a little generous, so it does fall sideways a bit on my finger.
Thought maybe I could get away with wearing this on my wedding ring finger.. what do you think?
Posted by Johanna at 5:28 PM
Monday, May 13, 2013
You know the saying: "Motherhood, America, and applie pie." Should we add Judith Ripka to that? After all, she's a mother too, so wearing a little (or a lot) of Ripka on Mother's Day seems appropriate :). Here is what one Ripkanista wore on her Mother's Day-- beyond gorgeous!!! What was your Mother's Day bling?