For those of you unfamiliar with the infertility parlance, let me introduce you to the 2ww, or in normal English, the two week wait.
I am 5dp5dt, five days past a five day transfer. I take a pregnancy test at the doctor’s office on the 30th. I would much rather never know if I am pregnant or not, just ignorantly go along with my life and nine months from now look down at my body and say either, well, that worked, or it didn’t. Instead of waiting anxiously for my notoriously delayed results from the lab on a Sunday morning, ready either to get to drinking and sexing or to start my next 2ww while we hope and pray this time we’ll at least see a heartbeat. It’s a mugs game. And I want no part in it. I’d rather know today, or not at all. Since that isn’t a possibility, I have been doing some ‘therapy,’ which has included watching a lot of Parenthood on Netflix streaming. Believe me, I understand what may or may not be the irony or the premonition of doing this. There was nothing else streaming that I was interested in. It has nothing to do with me wanting to be a parent. Or DOES IT?
I like the story, the characters are mostly believable, and the necklaces, oh you guys, the NECKLACES! I must have each and everyone of them. But my research has come up short. Its seems Zoe Chicco has done a couple of pieces for them, but the others I cannot find. My internet searching abilities have come up dry. So, here’s where you gaze upon the necklaces from Parenthood, and call your dear friends in the wardrobe department at Parenthood and get their sources and report back to me. What’s that? You aren’t friends with anyone in the wardrobe department at Parenthood? Well, now is the perfect time to strike up that relationship, isn’t it. Do it for me! Do it for all of our pretty but bare necks who are calling out for pretty dainty gold necklaces. Laura Goldsmith, costume designer for season 1, CALL ME!
So, without further ado, I present you with several screen grabs from Season 1 and Season 2.
This is Haddie, played by Sarah Ramos, she is the oldest (and only) daughter of Peter Krause and Monica Potter. She is maybe my favorite character. MAYBE. And this is not her “signature necklace” but I love it. I love it so much. It’s so simple, but SO IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND.
This is her signature necklace. It is probably something I wouldn’t wear, but it was the one necklace I found that I had a screen grab for that I found online. It goes for a cool $352 at Zoe Chicco.
This is Gabby, played by Minka Kelly, she is Peter Krause and Monica Potter’s autistic (Asperger’s) son’s behavioral therapist. (Believable in this roll? Um, I don’t know, but she sure is pretty!) And I love this necklace.
Oh, and this one too!
Then there is Kristina, played by Monica Potter, I think she comes in a close second to Lauren Graham in the best necklace department. Here are a few of my favorites.
This first one looks suspiciously like the one Haddie is wearing in the first photo, which is believable, because if my mom had an awesome necklace like this I would have worn it, too. (Haddie is Kristina’s daughter. KEEP UP!)
This is Christina’s “Date Night” look, which is Season 2, and a little over the top, but I think with a simple black tank and a soft leather jacket these layered silver necklaces would look boss.
Yet another disk suspended from a chain. Why do I love this look so much? Why won’t my internet searches provide me with links. I’ve got money to spend here lady!
My least favorite character is Julia, played by Erika Christensen, maybe because I see the most of myself in her. Her necklaces are also not my favorites on the show, they seem a little too corporate, or something. Which fits her character! So kudos, once again costume department.
Here is my favorite of her looks. I love two necklaces together, one long, one not, but I don’t seem to have any necklaces in my jewelry box that would work this way.
This one is also really pretty, so simple.
And finally there is this one, it also appears to be two necklaces worn together. I mean, seriously, they could do an episode on the untangling of necklaces in the Braverman women’s jewelry boxes. They have so many!
This is Sarah, played by Lauren Graham, she is the fuck up sister and the one I find most endearing (I just love me some Lauren Graham), yet also wonder the most about her parenting skills. This necklace is seen in a couple of scenes, and I love that it has two charms on it.
Here it is again, but this time the other charm is in front.
This is my favorite of her necklaces. It has three charms on it. If you tell me you hate it, you are no longer my friend.
This big chunky butterfly cutout necklace is also a favorite. It think this would be hard for me to pull off, but I am willing to try if someone would just find me the damned link!
Here are random disk necklaces, that might be the same one, but they all sort of look different, so… I say this necklace, if someone would find it for me, would be a perfect necklace, because it would always look slightly different. Try searching “hammered gold disk necklace” and you will shoot yourself, just like I almost did.
Oh, here is one more! Are you sick of this yet?
Craig T. Nelson (Papa Braverman) is!
In fact, it has driven him to drink!
Or maybe it’s because Mama Braverman is always asking him to untangle her necklaces…
So, go forth and find me some necklaces! Or, the phone number for the Parenthood wardrobe department. I MUST know their sources.
UPDATE: Eee! Pinterest saves the day! (Well, at least part of it.) Lauren Graham and Erika Christensen are pictured here on Maya Brenner Design’s website! So, at least two of the pretty necklaces are tracked down. And yes, that did make my day.