Friday, October 28, 2011

First Impressions

Last night, I went to dinner with a group of moms from my neighborhood that I'd never met before. Well, I'd met one of them before, obviously, because a group of moms from my neighborhood wouldn't just invite me to dinner if I didn't have some sort of 'in', I guess.

I mean, I am awesome and amazing, of course, but you can't tell that just by looking at me. It only comes out when I talk.

(And by it, I mean the insane amount of social awkwardness that actually makes up my personality. And the fact that one glass of wine with dinner is all it takes for me to start talking and NEVER SHUT UP AGAIN. So...who wants to hang out with me now?)

Anyway, it was fun. The women were ridiculously nice, they told funny stories, and all were work-outside-the-home mothers, so we could commiserate on those lovely days when you see your kid for all of fifteen minutes because of some work related disaster or another. And not one of them gave me anything remotely resembling a side-eye for the unshowered mess* that I was, thank goodness.

Not that this means they weren't judging me for it, of course. It just means they were very, very skilled at passing that judgment in secret. Which is a skill I can get behind, you know?

I just hope I made the cut for next month's outing...

Tank Top: Target
Sweater: Loft
Jeans: MICHAEL Michael Kors (via Macys)
Shoes: Nine West (via
Bracelets: Mango Tree

*As mentioned on Twitter last night, Steve was out of town on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Unfortunately, this meant that when I turned my alarm off in my sleep on Thursday morning (which happens more than I'd care to admit these days), I didn't have his alarm going off an hour later as my back-up plan. And that, in turn, meant I didn't get up until a full two hours later, when my mother-in-law showed up to watch Brigid. So, I left the house, showerless, to get to work. I thought I could squeeze in a shower between work and dinner, but that didn't really happen either.

Do I know how to do first impressions, or what? totally want to hang out with me, don't you?


  1. We could be real life friends, because I have days like that too. We could be unshowered and hang out together, lol! Thank god for dry shampoo :)

    Either way, you look adorable for your mom's dinner. I am sure your first impression was great! Heather

  2. Yes! I still want to meet! :) One glass of wine and I will tell you anything you want to know!

    I went out unshowered earlier to run errands and no one could tell. And I'll admit I felt a little liberated to be running around with day old curls and just mascara!

  3. Girl the leopard shoes would make anyone you met forget about if you showered or not;-)
    It's great to get out with a group of women with similar lives--fun, therapeutic times!

  4. i totally wanna hang out with you :) but i'd worry we'd wear the same thing. loving those shoes!!!

  5. yeah, let's totally hang out....and get all loosey goosey after a glass of wine! i don't know why those moms WOULDN'T wanna hang with you?? great shoes! never heard of shoowoo??!!??!!

    What's the next line? Help write the story!

  6. I would hang out with you just because you have leopard shoes on! Love getting together with other moms, makes you realize that you are not alone in this crazy world!

  7. Awesome photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I love your pants, what a great shape and that sweeter is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit; your shoes also rock, you are really beautiful! Your blog is awesome by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  8. Neighbor friends are the best! You can always pick a central location where if one wanted to have a second glass of wine one could get a ride with someone who lives 2 doors away. SCORE!


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