Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Summer Frocks

A few weeks ago, I received the newest catalog from J J*ill. Every page called my name. Being a good girl, I resisted the call. I stayed away from the store. I tried, I really tried, but today after I took Linda to the airport, I had an errand to run at the mall. The minute I walked through the door, I knew I was lost.
First stop, Chris*topher and Ba*nks. Orange is a big color this year, pleasing me as orange is one of my favorites.

Before I could say, "No! No!" these items had found their way into my bag. Next, it was on to Cold*water Cre*ek. I had been in that store a week ago, and some items there had called to me too.

On my way out of the mall, I had to walk past J. J*ill. I had no choice, somehow I found myself in the dressing room trying on this...

I just couldn't help myself. Just think how lovely this will be with the orange shawl and jewelery. We will be attending our Alumni Reunion at our high school, as well as two weddings this summer. It wouldn't do for me to embarrass my husband by wearing last year's outfit, now would it?

I've been suffering guilt this afternoon, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming about these..

After all, how would it look to be all dressed up in and have old scuffed shoes?

I'm off to Chicago to spend four lovely days with my daughter, Paige. See you all next week.

~Hippo Hugs~

"One of the secrets of life is to make

stepping stones out of stumbling blocks."

Jack Penn


Mississippi Songbird said...

Have a wonderful trip.. Bunches of hugs..

pam said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip! Looking forward to your return.

I love your finds, they will come on sale if you wait a few weeks:)

Renie Burghardt said...

Ah, Pam, I love those lovely frocks you picked out! I love to shop! LOL.

Have a great time with your daughter. Maybe you'll even find some nice things in the big city! Haha.



Faye said...

I LOVE that shawl!! I'm very keen on orange too. Don't feel'll get lots of wear out of the dress and shawl for sure and that jewelry will go with lots of things :)

Nancy said...

Absolutely love your choice of new jewelry, dress, shawl, and sandals! And with white, you can use a different colored shawl and necklace and make an entirely new outfit using the same dress! I love anything white! White slacks are a favorite of mine for summer...a different top and you've got a whole new look!

Hope you're enjoying your time with Paige! Knowing you, I'm sure you are getting the max out of your visit! Hugs to the dogs, too!

((( HUGS )))

Tracy said...

Oh! I love the things you've purchased. All the reasoning makes sense to me. Now I know - I will never go shopping with you. It wouldn't be good. I'd end up spending a fortune, which is what happens when I go shopping with Kacey Sturtz.

Midlife Mom said...

I am so into orange this year which is not one of my normal colors. Love all the orange things you purchased, will look so nice with the white dress!!! I like Christopher and Banks too but we don't have J Jill or Coldwater Creek, I have to hit those stores when we go to Massachusetts to visit Hubby's sister! Have a wonderful time with your daughter!!!

hippo chick said...

MMM - Now if I could only find some cute orange shoes. That would be the berries.

Oh, come on, Tracy. We could have a lot of fun shopping.

Nancy, I've always like white. I'm with you with white pants and capris.

Fay, thanks for making me feel good about my excesses.

Renie, Isn't shopping fun?

Pam, I'm glad I shopped when I did. I found out that very day that we have to buy a new washing machine. DRAT!

Winifred said...

That white frock is lovely. A classic so you'll get good wear out of it!

Have a lovely break.