on my two week long foray into relaxation last month at my parent’s house i happened to find myself doing quite a bit of shopping. some of it highbrow, some of it not-so-much. i could not ignore the siren call of forever twenty-one, as it beckoned me with its shockingly low prices, despite the fact that i am no longer anywhere near twenty-one. no matter! lots of old people shop there, right?
well, friends…apparently not on the day that i went. i had heaped armfuls of trend-driven, likely to fall apart merch into my arms and headed to the fitting rooms. all was going swimmingly until a gaggle of teenagers swarmed the fitting rooms and began chatting about their perfect ‘first day of school’ outfits. i was deflated. and felt o-l-d. as i have not had a ‘first day of school’ in ten years…college doesn’t count. and even that has been five years.
i laughed it off and had a talk with myself about how i should probably just steer clear of this delightfully loud, cheap, and trendy mecca from now until forever.
which was working just fine until i was in possession of a vehicle, some extra time, and the need to ‘fill in some gaps’ in my already filled to the brim wardrobe. except this time there we met with success: no talk of high school, a couple of fantastic transitional tops, and a fistful of glittery new baubles with which to adorn myself. consider me back in the throes of a questionably age -inappropriate relationship.
yesterday i donned my new black “silk” and lace top with my fave harem pants (i only got asked once where my magic carpet was), some uber heavy f21 rhinestone dangly earrings, a wristful of jangles, and my beloved opals (switched out of the bejeweled flats for dinner).
this outfit proved a worthy opponent to the oppressive savannah heat…the top was blousy and the lace provided ventilation and the pants are so lightweight that they are almost sheer.
as we briskly walked to the car (we were only slightly behind schedule) to head to a gorgeous dinner prepared by our lovely friends i had to stop and snap these pics of the famed cathedral…the sky was incredibly blue and the cathedral was breathtaking. i LOVE my adopted city.
happy friday, my loves!