You may not know this about me if you haven’t hopped over to my wedding blog, but I have a favorite animal.
I love giraffes! I think they are so wonderful and unique, and slightly awkward, which is fantastic. They’ve always been my favorite animal, ever since I was going through the Zoobooks magazine in first grade and came across the giraffe edition. I was hooked.
Now, I love me some giraffes and giraffe printed things, but I don’t want to become “The Giraffe Lady” who has giraffe stuff everywhere because people know it’s my favorite animal so they gift me giraffe stuff exclusively. The thought is actually very sweet. My sister used to only get Betty Boop items because she loved Betty Boop when she was younger, but she certainly outgrew it, and her shelf of Betty went away soon after high school began.
I have already accumulated two giraffe statuettes, which is nice. One for the office and one for home. But I think that’s enough statuettes. I saw this giraffe print scarf that I totally almost bought, except for the fear of “TGL” connotation. One time, I went to my favorite restaurant in Santa Clarita, and the hostess was wearing a giraffe charm on her necklace, and I wanted it so badly! And if I look on Etsy and type in “giraffe,” so many cute things pop up that I almost don’t care about becoming TGL! For fear of not becoming the TGL, I will share with you some pieces I wouldn’t mind having.
I love how this giraffe is sitting on all fours, and is in a different shape than normal. Also, I love that this is a simple charm necklace, my go to jewelery nearly everyday. Read: It will actually get used.
Giraffe? Check. Shopping? Check. Words on a page? Check. Wow, this print gets me. 3 of my absolute favorite things combined into modern deliciousness? Nice. Although, I do have to admit, this is more modern than my regular tastes.
I LOVE this! How could you not?
SO CUTE! Squealworthy, really. I’m still in love with them. And from the wedding post I did about these cake toppers, my friend sent me a T-shirt that is so freakin’ adorable, I want it:
Hmmm. I don’t think I’ve done a very good job convincing you that I am NOT “The Giraffe Lady.” I walk a fine line daily. I don’t like to tell people that I love giraffes, because I like other things too. And sometimes, I need something other than giraffe note cards, coasters, statues, and t-shirts. But if you got me one, I don’t think I would mind all that much. I mean, I’m pretty sure only 5 people read my blog. That’s not too many giraffe things, is it? Haha, I’m sure E would truly appreciate it if you kept my giraffe hoarding to a minimum.
Long story short: You CAN have too much of a good thing. Heed my warning, and avoid becoming an “[Anything you like a little more than average] person.”