April 14, 2011

Stylish Protection

In my job, I often find myself working until late. Often my car is parked in underground garages, or deserted parking lots. I spend time wandering cities for food and am out and about very early or very late at night, when it's still dark. Not knowing the area can be a little scary, and I often find myself walking quickly, holding my keyring in my hand with a key poking out between each finger and looking about myself as I walk from hospital to car to hotel to airport. A few months ago I found a pretty little piece of jewelry that I just knew would be the perfect addition to my training wardrobe. (especially since I wear black, black and more black!) Last night I finally purchased it, and can't wait for it to arrive in my mailbox in a pretty little package.

This sweet little whistle necklace by Julie Nolan will help me be fashionable and safe!

The whistle really works and is affixed to a 20" long chain, all in 14k gold. The night I found it on Etsy and bookmarked it I was so excited! I looked over at Spencer and said, "Oh my goodness! I have to get this! It's a necklace AND a whistle!" he gave me a huge mock smile and made fun of me, saying something along the lines of gym-teacher fashion...but when I explained why it would be great for me he totally understood, and thought it was a good idea. :) I can't wait to wear it, even when tucked inside my shirt, just to know it's there if I need it will be wonderful!
What do you do to make yourself feel a little bit safer when you are alone at night?


Rachel said...

Wow I love that! I'm always paranoid when I'm walking by myself so that necklace would be perfect for me.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I think that is such a great idea!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Whatever you need to make yourself safe...make sure you do it times a thousand!!

I usually hold my keys in my fist with the keys between my fingers..haha and I have a light on my key chain! haha

I am kinda scared of the dark..especially in places I know can be unsafe, so I never have my ear phones in if Im walking alone in the dark...or walking alone anywhere..haha

Claire Kiefer said...

I teach at the prison on Monday nights and we're required to carry an old school whistle with us in case anything happens. Most of the time I forget mine. This is the perfect solution!

bananas. said...

cute and it works? LOVE!!!

i hope you use the whistle as often as possible...but for fun use, not scary use.