The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
By now you’ve figured out I do not know what day of the week it is, and have been participating in Megan and Keely’s This or That Fashion Challenge on the wrong day. So I made up for it today by wearing yesterday’s flats and today’s floral.
Oh, you know how many style bloggers have a signature pose? I figured out this one is mine, kinda dorky and wondering what day it is, and why everyone doesn’t wear sparkly shoes. (P.S. Somebody really should clean up that storage closet :P)
(Banana Republic); antique bracelet and ring
Realizing that my signature pose leaves something to be desired, I decided to try one of Robin’s (Frannie Pantz).
I know, I didn’t get it quite right. I think the front leg is supposed to go in back. Or something.
Then I decided if you’re going to dress floral, you should BE floral, you know, BE a flower.
Which is why I am a plain ol’ paralegal, and not a famous actress. Perhaps I could have not smiled, but if I don’t smile, I look like Mr. Ed.
But I do have very sparkly, comfy flats that I can run in, which is a great consolation prize. I also have this antique glass ring that’s been hanging around the women in our family for 80 or 90 years, and this hard-to-describe bracelet I found in a flea market when I was in college. A. Really. Long. Time. Ago.
I also got a package today. I rarely get packages so I tend to leave them unopened for days, savoring the suspense, like Christmas, only not. I knew this one was from Megan, and I was expecting an obi belt she was making me from some ties we
fought over GoodWill’d together. But this package clunked.
OMG, she sent me something from AllSaints!
|“That’s just what the box says, Dummy.” ~ Sasha Jane DeVenny-Craig|
It turned out to be SHOES! Megan’s Eject shoes as seen here, and tried on by me when I visited her, because they were a little big for her. I admired them greatly, but admit I forgot about them altogether in the excitement of bringing Sasha Jane home.I also forgot to buy a refrigerator magnet souvenir from Tennessee, and she sent me an awesome one, as well as this beautiful obi belt (we hunted all over for ties with teal in them). And a matching button flower for the obi! You know I’m on this.
Her note starts out, “You ‘left’ a few things in Tennessee.” I know, I left MEGAN there, and I want her back BAD! REAL BAD! I got kind of teary-eyed, but then immediately dried up thinking what kind of ribbon am I going to accessorize them with? Or am I even going to use ribbon with a dragon heel? Imagine me pawing through all my broken chains and necklaces tonight trying to come up with something worthy of these shoes.
Megan, you didn’t have to give me your dragon heel shoes (but I will cherish them always). You gave me something so much better: your friendship. And, of course, your cat. You inspire me every day with your blog, but meeting the real you (and being ruint for cheap shoes forever) was the best gift ever.
What’s the coolest surprise present you ever received?