This weekend was a blur.
But a few things I remember from it were...meeting a bunch of really lovely girls at Give Crafty in Minneapolis...staying at an ultra cute hotel so I could knock out some Christmas shopping at the Mall of America. And...finally finding something to wear to pick up Gabe at the airport tomorrow! Yes, I'm one of those girls who obsesses over that airport greeting outfit. But when it's been six months (and you've lost twenty pounds since then!), I think a little obsessing is earned, right?
After a drive to Anthropologie on Sunday, I made the mistake of telling a sales associate what I was shopping for. She squealed and starting pulling every item known to man, while I was sent off to the fitting room! Girls...she brought everything from purple skinny jeans to slinky black dresses. I am not exaggerating when I say I tried on at least thirty things and was overwhelmed.
But then...this dress entered the picture. It's a festive kelly green and a sweet retro shape...not my usual vibe. Yet when I slipped it on, I felt very Zooey Deschanel! (That's a good thing.) It was a out of my normal pricepoint, but my employer was super kind with the Christmas bonuses this year...so I happily bought this gorgeous frock.
I'm a bit nervous to wear it, though, since I don't usually dress so retro-inspired! While I love the look on others, sometimes I feel like a silly poser trying to pull of the Zooey look. But, here's hoping it will pair well with tights, gold glitter flats, and a sweet vintage gold brooch passed down to me by my Great Aunt Mill!
Gabe's flight arrives in twenty six hours. There aren't words to express my excitement...and also the length of my To Do list! But I won't wax poetic about that, because doesn't everyone in the world have an enormous list at this time of year? Yes. We all do.
Here's hoping you're enjoying this week before Christmas and crossing off every last thing on your list! :)