Confession: I have wanted to wear this dress for a couple months, but have been too lazy to iron it. I finally got around to doing it last night. That is how much I don’t iron. Normally if something can’t be smoothed out with Downy Wrinkle Release, it’s dead to me. But I do have a few things I keep around, and this is one of them.
My great grandmother (my grandfather’s mother on my dad’s side) made the cardigan for my Grandmama when she was a young bride. It is crocheted and not knitted and was entered into the Texas State Fair competition. I don’t remember the story exactly, but I believe it was awarded a ribbon and then disqualified for being crochet. Whatever, State Fair Judges, it’s still awesome.
I’m having dinner tonight with friends I have not seen in a long time and we are going straight from the office to dinner so I’ll be in this for a while, which is why I went with cozy. I’m looking forward to it, they are awesome people. We are going to meet at this bar in town that makes something called “Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner” and it’s a tenderized and flattened chicken breast, breaded and pan friend and then served with this amazing gravy and...wait for it...Gouda mashed potatoes. SO GOOD. And they make their own potato chips with three dipping sauces. We are going to split the chicken dinner and have the chips too. Two times the potatoes! Yes! And yes, I totally pre-plan my meals out. Please tell me someone else does this. I look up the menu online up to a week before, even if I’ve been there before. I hate when restaurants have no menu online. Once a while back, we went to a new place on a double date, and I had pre-planned to order the mushroom risotto, and they were out of it and it really threw me for a loop. I recovered and ordered some very fine things instead but I will always hold it against them.
I wish I worked this pendant into my wardrobe more often. I got it at a multi-family yard sale this summer….for a quarter! It’s sterling and really heavy and gorgeous. And it was a quarter! It was the same yard sale that I got the black motorcycle jacket of awesomeness for Nathan for 20 bucks. That was a good yard sale.
Tights, hand me down
Knee socks, Target
Bag, Steven by Steve Madden