12.19.2011

a very retro christmas


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! :)

30 comments:

  1. ahh you're going to look fantastic! I think I want that dress too! I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait to hear about your very very soon reunion!! :D :D :D

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  2. It was so greaty to meet you this weekend! Hopefully we can cross crafty paths again sometime soon. That is a lovely dress -- you will rock it! May the next 26 hours go by very quickly! :)

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  3. Ah! that is SO exciting! You're going to look stunning in that.

    Hoping these next 26 hours fly by!

    xo

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  4. I'm so excited for you, B! Wheeee! I can remember so clearly the months and months of waiting to see Alan {at Heathrow or Vancouver Int'l} and how giddy I'd get the closer I got. And you're so close now!!! {how many hours? because a few of them must have passed since you wrote this...}

    You'll look adorable and very Zooey-esque in that dress. But even if you didn't, it wouldn't matter. Gabe thinks you're gorgeous, no matter what you're wearing, I'm sure of it!

    xoxo

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  5. So pretty! Wish I could have gone to the party and saw you again.

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  6. You are going to look beautiful waiting at that airport! Super excited for you!

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  7. I feel like your the type of girl who can totally pull off the Zooey/retro look! Enjoy your renunion! I don't think I'd be able to sleep tonight!

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  8. You are going to look gorgeous!

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  9. TOMORROW!!!!!!! i'm SO excited for you. seriously. and obsessing over your airport outfit is totally allowed. it has been 6 months, and i can't believe you've lost 20 stinkin pounds. good for you,girl :) i'm so happy for you! i can't wait to see your reunion pictures and hear the story! soak it up :)

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  10. Ooooh Bethany, that is so exciting about tomorrow! And I really appreciate you obsessing over your airport outfit! I love the dress. And the flats!! Are they Steve Madden?? I was looking at ones that are identical to them, but didn't buy them, and now I wish I had!

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  11. That dress is gorgeous, and the shoes are awesome! You're going to look beautiful & Gabe is going to love it :) So excited for you guys to be reunited!!!

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  12. That is an amazing dress! I can imagine how amazing it looks on you!!!! HOORAY for pretty dresses and for airport arrivals! =D

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  13. yayayyayyy have fun!
    you guys deserve it!

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  14. I saw this on the racks at my Anthro store and I almost got it! It's quite stunning, and I'm sure you'll take Gabe's breath away once he sees you!

    So happy for the two of you!
    -Pheobe
    -pballoonjournal2.blogspot.com

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  15. AHHHH!! the excitement! you will look fabulous and i hope the reunion is a scene out of a movie!
    -bobbi

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  16. that dress is amaze- you have great taste! I think the gold flats are a perfect way to spice it up, too!

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  17. hello...it's been a long time...on my part. Just have to say I am so very excited for you to see your love. How special and romantic and please tell me where are the shoes from?
    hugs to you! xox

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  18. how darling!! :) it's beautiful and I think you will knock Gabe's socks off!!! (again ;) ) It's one of those dresses where you're dressing up but doesn't look like you're trying to hard, which all equals: perfect!! Have a splendid day tomorrow when you see Gabe!! *cheers*

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  19. yay, yay, yay!!!

    I don't even know how to tell you how excited I am for you and Gabe to FINALLY see each other!

    Zooey D. is always a good choice. :)

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  20. I'm so excited for you :) I think the dress you ended up buying is utterly beautiful. I adore Zooey Deschanel too.
    Your gold flats are zoo pretty. I want a pair like that. I wish I could find some like that here.

    P.S. I accidentally entered the giveaway which was already drawn. Haha. I was ready each of your posts. x

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  21. That dress is GORGEOUS and I'm sure you look divine in it! Congrats on losing the 20 pounds that's a HUGE achievement, especially in 6 months!!!

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  22. Way to go Bethany! I know Gabe will love you no matter what but I think it's really sweet how much extra effort you're putting forth to look perfect for your man! You've lost 20 pounds since you last saw Gabe?! That is amazing. Great job working towards your goal! I think you'll need to share your secrets... :) Your dress is super cute and I love your shoes. At the risk of sounding super creepy, you have really cute feet!

    After seeing your post on facebook, you must be really excited to see Gabe! I'm so happy for you!

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  23. what a beautiful dress! i'm sure you'll look quite lovely in it. i bet gabe will think so too. :)

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  24. Such a beautiful dress. And the flats go so well with it.

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  25. I found your blog a while ago when looking for wedding tips and after stalking it for a while I have decided that I really like it here. Subscribed!

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  26. That is so exciting! He gets home so soon!
    I love that dress, and I wish I could afford anything at Anthro.
    Merry Christmas!

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  27. Hope you are thoroughly enjoying that man of yours, miss B! xoxo

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  28. I think you picked the perfect dress. Of course you can pull off the Zooey Deschanel look! Please. Don't feel bad about obsessing over what to wear when picking up your fiance. If I hadn't seen mine in six months I'd be doing the same thing!

    Also, I wanted to, belatedly, thank you for your encouraging comment the other day. I was feeling a little low and having you, a blogger I look up to, to tell me to keep at it meant a lot. So, thanks!

    I hope you have a very wonderful Christmas and sweet time with your man.

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