From the number of times Lindsay Lohan makes a court appearance in an inappropriate white dress, to the number of days Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasted, to the sequence of seven digits forked over by the cute boy you met at the bar last night—life sure requires us to memorize a lot of numbers.
But thanks to an exclusive collaboration between Anthropologie and Maximal Art, now you can wear the most important ones around your neck.
Originally used for sand casting signs, these vintage charms create the perfect centerpiece to make an endless amount of combinations representing your most beloved moments.
After a solid forty minutes of in-store deliberation, I ended up with 7, 2 and 9 charms to represent my July 29th birth date, but I also toyed around with displaying the birth months belonging to each one of my family members (not recommended for the Duggar family for obvious safety reasons). A fleeting thought entered my head to snarkily wear 867-5309, but it quickly vanished when I remembered the impossibility associated with erasing that chorus as a repeated loop in my brain. But hey—maybe my sister, Jenny, is up for the challenge given her name is showcased in that catchy 80s anthem.
As for those who wish to capitalize on the fast-approaching holiday season and use this as a thoughtful gift idea, think about the date of an upcoming wedding, birth of a child, or other momentous life occasion (i.e. the house number for someone’s first real estate purchase). And I guess if you are a former Biggest Loser contestant, you could also get your starting weight as a constant reminder of the experience you endured entailing standing atop a scale in a crop top and spandex in front of millions of American viewers. Just sayin…I mean, Thanksgiving is right around the corner.
Besides numbers, the collection also features an array of other vintage charms, letters, stones, chains, and colorful feathers; all the unique options reminded me of digging through an extremely well-curated flea market. This collection will be live through the holiday season, so keep watching for exciting new little gems worthy of your exploration.
Hurry up and snatch these either online or at your local store because as with all things vintage—when they’re gone, they’re gone. And zero is rarely a desirable digit especially when it comes to describing inventory levels or that boy you met last night.