I know I have been sort of MIA lately, but it’s because I am currently in the process of moving. And trust me, no one wants to see what I look like while moving…it’s not pretty. Luckily, we took a break last night to grab a meal in a real restaurant. No more take-out! My clothes are currently all over the place. Some are here, some are there and to tell you the truth, I don’t know where anything is! This outfit came together pretty quickly with a couple of the first things I could find. I think this week is just going to be like that.
The girl who shampoo-ed my hair at the salon yesterday told me that I look like “those classy celebrities with the blonde hair and fair skin.” Of all the ways I’ve been called pale, (and trust me, there’s a lot) that was the nicest.
There’s the girls who complain to me about being “so pale” and “needing a tan” right before adding, “but it looks good on you!” And how could I ever forget the classy gentleman who said “you’re the hottest pale girl I’ve ever seen.” Let me tell ya, he is probably making some lucky girl really happy with compliments like that one.
But that shampoo girl made me leave the salon with just a little extra pep in my step. Take that, all you tan people. Rachel at Winning Image thinks I look classy.
Saturday was my sister’s birthday. She wanted me to go shopping with her and get her present at the mall. This was a real challenge for me. I know that I haven’t written any posts about my six month challenge lately, but that’s honestly because I don’t know what to say other than it’s been hard. I haven’t bought one single piece of clothing (or jewelry, shoes, accessories, etc.) for two months. I know this is probably normal for a lot of people, but let me tell ya, this is not normal for me. This isn’t even in the same universe as normal. I told my boyfriend that it would be like him giving up the NFL for an entire season and I think he is finally starting to see just how difficult this is for me. And I’m pretty sure I love clothes more than he loves football. All I can say is, when December 1 hits, I hope I look at my bank account and think how it really was worth it and that that J Crew dress I was dying to have wasn’t even that cute anyways…
Dress: Urban Outfitters | Vest: J Crew | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Bracelets: Nordstrom Rack, Marc by Marc Jacobs | Watch: Kate Spade | Necklace: H&M | Ring: Vintage | Sunglasses: RayBan
Saturday was spent in Charlottesville, touring some wineries with friends. We rented a cabin for the evening and had a nice little break from reality. Good wine, good food, good friends. What more can you ask for in life? Well, besides good clothes, of course. Speaking of good clothes, I am completely obsessed with this dress. I wish I had bought it in multiple colors before I stopped shopping. I am currently lusting over the mint color.
This skirt, while cute, is painful. It’s just a wee bit tight around my waist. I should also mention that I just started exercising using a weighted hula hoop (don’t ask) and have bruises on my midsection. Don’t worry, it only hurts when I walk…or sit or stand. Never in my life did I think I’d sustain injuries from hula hooping and skirt wearing. Is this what they mean when they say beauty is pain?