I couldn't tell you the last time I wore earrings if I tried. I got my ears pierced as a baby, and I was obsessed with collecting earrings as a pre-teen. Now? Not so much. I always find myself with rings or necklaces galore, so the idea of earrings always seems like too much. Then I discovered Nerdy But Still Girly, a little shop with the best earrings I've ever seen. I was lucky enough to receive a credit to the shop, but choosing a pair was quite possibly one of the most difficult things I've had to do. After debating between a pair of Jon Snow earrings and a pair of baby Groot ones for far too long, I finally decided that there was no contest. When Heisenberg is an option, you always choose Breaking Bad. Like there was ever another choice.
I wore the earrings with an outfit I wore over the weekend for strolling around my local downtown area and babysitting. This J. Crew Factory collared top is by far one of my most worn items, and it's easy to see why. It goes with practically everything. I hadn't thought to layer it under a dress until now, and I'm loving how it looks. Then again, I love how it looks with everything.
Since I few of you had asked for it, I suppose a Breaking Bad themed post is as good of a time as any to explain the boyfriend in more detail. Fair warning, it's disgusting. Bear with me.
I've mentioned one of my best friends Jon on here dozens of times (like our weekly binge watching marathons), but I've left out a lot. I never mentioned that a year and a half into becoming friends in high school, we dated and that he was my first boyfriend and first kiss. I also never mentioned that we broke up a couple months of later when he, a year older than me, moved away for college and we decided it was best to preserve our friendship than date long distance. I certainly never mentioned how we both moved on and stayed friends over the next five years, but continued to flirt with each other every so often, even though one of us was usually in a relationship. Or that we tried dating again last summer right when I moved back, but that the timing of it threw everything off. I left out the parts about how our weekly TV marathons usually consisted of us talking for hours and forgetting to watch whatever show we planned on watching. And of course, I never mentioned that I finally figured out that I wanted to be with him right before he decided to move to Washington. Luckily for me, he figured it out before I did and had the guts to bring it up two days before he left. And so, even though we claimed we would one day get the timing right, we accidentally started dating at the worst possible time. So that's what I've really been up to the past two months - starting a relationship long distance with my best friend. Somehow, though, he thought I was worth it, and he moved back about two and a half weeks ago. So now, almost six years after we dated for the first time, we finally just decided to say "fuck timing." It took me a long time, but I've finally come to terms with the fact that risking our friendship was worth it if it means that I get to be with a really sweet guy who quotes Louie and Game of Thrones with me, supports my office supply addiction, and is one of the funniest people I've ever known.
Top: J. Crew Factory
Dress: TJ Maxx
Earrings: c/o Nerdy But Still Girly