Madame Loisel was alone in her old dirty apartment when her husband Monsieur Loisel walked in with an invite to a fancy affair.
Madame Loisel yelled at her husband for getting the invite because she doesn't have a nice enough dress to go.
Madame Loisel is able to find a dress that isn't anything special, but is still looking for something special.
Madame Loisel visited her rich friend to see if she could borrow some jewelry, and found a beautiful diamond necklace and borrowed it for the ball.
Madame Loisel had a wonderful time at the ball, she was the prettiest girl there. However, she didn't notice that her necklace fell off.
After spending years to pay off the price of the lost necklace, Madame Loisle runs into her friend, and tells the whole story to turn out that the $36,000 necklace they bought to replace it, was way more expensive than the original was a plastic one for $500.