Madame Loisel is common and doesn't have much. She often dreams of being in a higher class and having more luxury in her life.
Madame Loisel and her husband are invited to a fancy party, but she refuses to attend because she doesn't have anything nice to wear.
After Madame Loisel finds an outfit to wear to the reception, she goes to her friend Madame Frostier to borrow some jewelry.
Madame Loisel wears the diamond necklace to the party and has the time of her life.
Madame Loisel looks in the mirror and realizes that she lost the diamond necklace that Madame Forestier gave her.
Outcome / Resolution
Madame Loisel pays back the debt from the replacement necklace she had to give to Madame Forestier and it leaves her even poorer than before. Plus, after everything, Madame Forestier tells her that the diamond necklace was fake.