How was your weekend? Ours was relaxing… except for Saturday morning. I ran a few errands, completely ignorant of UVA’s athletic schedules for the day. After dodging the traffic between the basketball game and the baseball game, I threw my hands up and headed home.
I did get to Sammy Snacks for the girls. I love to see a local business succeed. They’re now available in 37 states, and really… around the world, because Amazon carries their snacks too. Can’t say enough about them. They’re always friendly, and Gretchen is literally itching for their salmon kibble to come out of testing and be available for her dining pleasure!
I scrapped on Saturday, for a few minutes, until I got hit with stomach pains and a very dull headache. As I was telling MJ bye, she shared that she’d had very similar symptoms Friday night, and the Knight has them now. I did stay long enough for MJ to give me a new sippy cup. Do you know Tervis Tumbler? If not… you should. I love a lifetime guarantee, and I know they honor it, because my very first set – a wedding present with Jack Russells as the image – had one or two return to the manufacturer after 5 years or so, and now, some 12++ years later, they’re all still in like new condition.
I did find a dress online, but I need your help! It’s a Max and Cleo from Dillard’s, in “whiskey”. You know I’m a sucker for truly descriptive color names… I’m also a Max and Cleo fan now. It’s a division of BCBG Max Azria, a designer I’ve had great luck with for years and years. Do you have favorite lines/designers? I don’t, not really, but I do find that some brands/designers fit me better than others. For instance, I love Calvin Klein, but I’ll never be long and lithe, so many of his designs – including the famous jeans – don’t fit me well.
Anyhoo, back to the heart of the matter. I’m not comfortable in strapless styles, but that can’t stop me this time. I love the color, see? So what to do? I’ve already been told very sweetly to get over myself, get fitted for the right foundation and wear it like I own it. Hem. Great theory, but even as a cute, petite 16 yr. old, I wasn’t comfortable with my soft shoulders and arms.
No, that’s not me having a body image problem. I know I’m muscular, but I don’t have that long and lean, awesome muscle definition look. I’m solid, with a layer of soft on top, no matter what I weigh. But dangitall, I’m going to wear this dress, shoulders be darned… assuming you can help me figure out how to be comfortable in it.
Then there’s the matter of shoes… I do already own the perfect earrings for the dress, so black shoes are probably in order, to pull it all together.