Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wine, pedicures and cocktail dresses, oh my!

This past weekend my BFF’s were finally able to come up to Ventura from SD to see our place. Six months, I know, crazy! We had such a good time. We have seen each other a lot in the past month or so. Well Kate and Kara see each other all the time since they are sisters and both live in SD. Together we are the three amigas. You would throw us in a room with nothing and we could entertain ourselves for hours. Throw us in that same room with a camera and wine and we could entertain ourselves for days!!

They arrived pretty late on Friday night so we sat around, drank wine and talked for about 4 hours, yes, 4 hours…we were pretty exhausted come 2 am. We got an early start on Saturday and were out the door at about 9 am for pedicures and a day of shopping at the outlet malls. We spent approximately 6 hours shopping our little hearts out. I can proudly say that I did not spend nearly as much as I might have just a year ago. I tried on plenty’o’items and I swear to you this phrase came out of my mouth 9 out of 10 times…”this is cute, but not for the price…maybe if it was 15 dollars”…and, of the few items I did buy, one is going back, a dark denim jean skirt from BR. It looked cute at the store..but once I tried it on at home with my own items it was not as great as I had hoped. Plus with my new found thrift store on base, I could get about 10 times for the price of the skirt…but that is for my next blog posting…

The most amazing purchases we found were Kate and Kara’s bridesmaid dresses…towards the end of our adventure we happened to walk by BCBG and thought what the hay, let’s just pop and see…plus Kate still needed to find a fun dress for her upcoming tropical vacation. Of course we see a bunch of sale racks and head straight towards them…remember folks we are in a recession (I don’t care what the government says, I think I might live the rest of my life thinking we are in a recession). I find the most amazingtodieforhotmamablowyourmind 3 tiered black dress…I am going BANANAS for it…thinking; this thing has got to be well over $100 dollars, even on sale. I mean, geez, it is BCBG and the quality of the fabric is top notch. I slowly pull the tag out and guess what, $49!!!! Yes, a $260 dress marked down to $49…it was destiny, it meant to be mine for Scott’s work Christmas party. Ok, now that we got that little piece out of the way we can focus on an even better find. As I am absolutely dying over this dress Kara says “hey, we should try on these black dresses over here, maybe we could use them as your bridesmaid dresses”…I am so focused on my mostamazingoverthetopbeyondaffordable party dress it takes me a minute to realize what she is saying. Once I come to we find the most amazingly cute yet sassy yet sophisticated black dresses…but what are the chances that these dresses are on super sale too…I mean $49 for a high quality bridesmaid dress is just too much to ask for…well guess what…

The dresses were only $39!!!! The fabric is about 1,000,000,000 times better than any of the bridal shops dresses. They tried those bad boys on and they fit perfectly. I fell in love. I then had a quick panic attack because, duh, there are 4 people in my wedding party, not 2…but then Kara, Kate and I came up with a great idea…the two of them are going to be in the middle and Ashlee, my maid of honour will be up front and Abby (assuming that Scott will ever ask her..Abby if you are reading this, I’ve been telling Scott to ask you for months to be in our wedding party…) will be at the end, so the two of them can having matching dresses and all is well in the bridal party world. Now I just need to find two more amazing dresses and they girls are semi complete…shoes and jewelry are a whole different subject…

We then went back home and spent a few hours looking at my old photo albums of us in high school and college…man alive we were laughing for about an hour straight. After getting ready and walking down the street to a Mexican restaurant for dinner Scott was kind enough to drive us around town to go to a bar…only to realize we were not in the mood to be in a bar setting, and just about when Scott got home he so kindly and lovingly came right back and picked us up so we could tuck ourselves into bed…

All in all a wonderful weekend!

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