Earrings: Anthropologie Novale Sparkler Drops
Ring: The Limited
"Heavy are the branches hanging from my fucked up family tree." - Menomena
I've been sitting on these pictures for weeks now. For some reason, I've been avoiding this place like the plague. I'll think to myself, "I should write a new blog post," and then my mind immediately answers in it's best Scarlett O'Hara impression, "I'm not going to think about that today. I'll think about that tomorrow." I suspect my avoidance of writing has something to do with the fact that my mind is a tangled mess. Things have not been going well on the ole' sanity front lately. Let's just say if you have a loving, supportive family then consider yourself lucky. It sucks when you don't.
So, for the sake of getting these pictures out here, I'm just going to stick with talking about the clothes (the fashion bloggers version of talking about the state of the roads and the weather). I picked this dress up on a recent trip to the new Anthropologie store in Raleigh. Yes, my favorite store is now 30 minutes closer to where I live. Ninety minutes, and I'm there! Bam! Before too long they'll be everywhere, except, of course, my town. Nothing comes here. We don't even have a Target, but...we can get nowhere really fast. One of the perks of a small town - no traffic. Glass half full, yada, yada, yada...
Anyway, this new store was real nice. The dressing room floors and mirrors were even clean - not a dust bunny in site. You'll have to take my word for it though. I didn't have time to get any pictures because the damn store closed 30 minutes after I got there. Surprise! This store closes earlier than most. I had just enough time to get this dress and get out. I love the fit of this dress and for once I'm not stepping on a maxi dress from Anthro, but I'm still a little unsure about the print. I'm afraid it might read a little "granny." Hmm, a former classmate of mine did just have her first grandchild, so technically, I could be someone's grandma...
Speaking of being old, the day I wore this outfit, I was reminded of something from my childhood that I had forgotten. Don't you love it when that happens? A lady at work asked me if my earrings were made out of Jade. I told her I wasn't sure, and that the only thing I knew about Jade was that I had a action figure named Jade when I was a little girl. She was my favorite because she had red hair and a green outfit. I decided to do a Google search, and I found her, along with all the other toys I had in that collection! "I'm going to be Golden Girl!" Ah, the memories... I also did a quick search on www.freshtrends.com for Jade jewelry, and it does indeed look like my earrings are made out of Jade. I do love me some Internet...most of the time.