I got my ears pierced while studying abroad in London at Selfridges, a big department store that was close to where I was living at the time. Who gets their ears pierced at a department store? Apparently, I do. I took one of the new friends I had made with me to get it done. It was quick, in and out, and I was a new person. Not exactly. I was a new jewelry buyer at least.
Most of my earrings are from the different street markets around London. I was so excited I could finally buy earrings that I really stocked up while I was there. My London collection still dominates my supply, and that was over 5 years ago.
Now, I try to get earrings from all the different places I go. They're my souvenir. I can't help but think this is because of all the lovely ones I bought in London and how each pair means something so different and so special to me.
These little beauties still hold their own in my favorites. I remember the little shop you had to practically crouch to walk into, the crickity old man asking me if I wanted to buy them, and my friend cheering me on, It's ok you don't have your ears pierced yet, we'll get that done later.
I'm glad I bought them. They were too good to pass up, even for a 20 year old who still didn't have pierced ears.
Ohhhh you earrings.
Every time I see them or take them out to wear I think about that day, that moment in London, even if its just for a millisecond. I think about it, every single time.
What's your favorite first? Do you still own it/them?