Mom and I had a super afternoon shopping yesterday. I used up the rest of a gift certificate on a classy little hairband, and I was able to stop by the BCBG to peruse their always-impressive selection of sale dresses.
Funny thing is, I asked the girl working the fitting rooms to grab me some top to try on with a skirt (since the one I was wearing was emerald green and would look hideous) and she brought back three things. Amongst them was a neutral, slouchy, cashmere sweater. Very unassuming, but looks excellent. I decided against getting it, and purchased the two dressier items instead (below), but my mom couldn't bear me living without it, so she insisted we go back and bought it for me as my Christmas gift. Thanks, mom!
I was commenting on this dress that I had seen in the catalogue but mom turned up her nose and pulled another dress out instead and said, "the one with a big bow is prettier".
Since mom is a really bad influence when shopping and I seem to want to please her and try on everything she recommends, I decided to put it on. Home run! Now I have a pretty new polka-dot bow dress to add to my collection.
I think this will be very fitting for the Mad Men themed Christmas party/fundraiser/silent auction I'm going to on Saturday at Latitude 53.
And the item I was really going for, the tutu I had also spied in the catalogue. It needs to be properly coordinated, but there's something about it that I love.
I'm even thinking I can wear this on normal days, with boots and a sweater.
After shopping, my mom took Dexter for a few hours while I went to afternoon tea with some girlfriends. I later met up with mom again at Sable's birthday dinner that evening, and had to leave one hour into dinner to come home and vomit for the rest of the evening.
My word. I had to cancel my students for today and have spent the time in and out of consciousness. Luckily, the oscillating fever and chills segment has passed and I was able to keep the Soul Soup down that Don brought home for me.