Or at least some of the time I do.
Amy asked where my shoes come from in the photo of Madeline above. They are made by Naturalizer and I bought them at Famous Footwear. Love them. Took me forever to find the exact pair of wedges that I liked.
Sarah asked where this shirt of Madeline’s comes from… TJ Maxx. I can’t get her to wear it often, but it’s totally her wild child personality.
Someone asked a few months back where I shop for jeans. I discovered True Jean Company and Arizona Jean Company, both at JC Penney, awhile back and love them. Good for girls with a bit ‘o hip but without making you look wide. In my humble opinion, of course. I also love Old Navy for pants and jeans. A lot of my pants for the office come from there actually, and my favorite pair of (now) deceased jeans are from there. Last year, they had a line that was called Boyfriend/Weekender jeans that were awesome. Relaxed fit in the hips and broken in with a few holes here and there. Unfortunately they discontinued them, so if you see them on a clearance rack or eBay, grab them. I bought them in a few smaller sizes ’cause I loved them so much. Best fit ever.
My newest favorite shoes are pictured below. Can you guess which ones are mine? The fuschia sparkly ones. I bought them the day before I went to Atlanta for the Coca-Cola conference. Mystic calls them my ruby slippers. I think everyone needs a pair of ruby slippers. After all, they worked for Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, right? Those are from Payless, $14.99! They had a grey pair as well, and I couldn’t decide whether or not to get them too. Even with their Buy One, Get One Half Off sale. I ended up going back the next day, an hour before my car service came, to get them. I wear both of them a lot, so for fifteen bucks, a wise investment. While we were waiting for our second morning at Coke to begin, we started discussing shoes and it turned out we all wore a 10, 11 or 12, which is pretty unusual. Usually I’m the only one with big feet! Hence the picture.
June 24, 2011 – Bonus Photos
These were my dinner companions tonight. My cousin, Alexandra, has been visiting from France for the past month. Sadly she goes back home on Wednesday, but she’s ours for the weekend. Tonight we introduced her to Cracker Barrel and the drive-thru Dairy Queen. Both were hits.
I could not possibly be more proud of this little cowgirl. Her end-of-year “moving up” event was at school today, and they had a Jamboree. While half of the kids burst into tears, stood frozen still or rushed into the audience to the arms of their parents, this little girl sang every note, danced every step and strummed the banjo that she complained about the night before. I’m going to hunt down one of the parents who got it on video, because this was one of those moments that I wish I had done the same thing. Nick was there with me and kept saying “I can’t believe that’s our little girl.” The bursting with pride thing? It seems we share that.