One of my first loves is fashion...so while this blog focuses on home design, I've decided it would be fun to check in on fashion design once in awhile. I'll begin with one of my more memorable fashion moments.
About four years ago I was quite excited to be attending a party in Dallas with my husband. This would be our first trip away from the kids, and while I was nervous about leaving them I was looking forward to having a great time. In celebration I looked high and low for an outfit, finally selecting an ensemble from White House/Black Market that I thought looked pretty fabulous!
Once in Dallas, we arrived at the event and began enjoying conversations and drinks...when what did I spy out of the corner of my eye? A beautiful woman dressed IN MY OUTFIT!! Gasp. The horror, the shame, the disappointment. What do I do? Do I ignore her, do I pretend I don't notice, do I stay on the other side of the room? (Do I go back to the hotel for a quick change?)
Oh, what the *%#$! I marched right up to her with a compliment on her outstandingly good taste. It was a smart thing I did...can you believe the seating chart had us placed next to one another at dinner?!
But tell me, how does a woman shopping in Oregon and a woman shopping in New York both arrive at a party in Dallas wearing the same outfit? And not just a dress mind you, separates...items that were not sold together. We each had to, a few thousands miles apart, select the individual items to create our identical outfits!
Postscript: Once home I promptly sold off the entire outfit, down to the shoes...on eBay.