In honor of last night's dinner of a steaming bowl of pho (even if I could only eat a quarter of it... have you seen the size of those bowls?), I am officially back in the business of eating and general gallivanting. See ya, stomach bug!
While my return to health does mean an accompanying return to my office and its now-towering pile of work, I prefer to ignore that fact for a moment and instead welcome a bright and cheerful addition to my life.
This spring when I was searching for a dress to wear to our Welcome Cookout the night before the wedding, I fell in love with this little number, courtesy of Nanette Lepore, one of my go-to designers for when I'm feeling girly.
Here's what I said at the time:
Hell YES, but not for this event: I only allowed myself to try on one dress in this category. It's a Nanette Lepore that I've been eyeing for ages. I adore what her dresses do to figures like mine. She and David Meister pretty much have the curvy girl market blanketed, in my opinion. This dress is in no way right for our wedding weekend. But while trying it on, I figured out what it is right for: My engaged friend Amy deciding to elope to an island and inviting a select small crowd at the very last minute, as her procrastinating self is wont to do. I will throw open my closet, grab this dress and my very favorite bright pink patent leather peeptoes, splash on some self-tanner, and run to the airport. Hear that, Amy?
The dress arrived at my doorstep yesterday in all its half-price glory, just when I needed a pick-me-up the most. And um, Amy still hasn't figured out their wedding. Just saying.
In case you're wondering, here are my very favorite shoes that were destined to be part of the ensemble.
You know, I think I'll apply some self-tanner before heading out the door to work this morning, now that I'm thinking about it. It's been a long three days indoors.