For you non-Angelenos, you need to understand that The Valley might as well be another planet to most Westsiders. We don't know much about it except it's always hotter there and it seems sooo far away. Oh and that celebrities have been known to murder their wives there. Not great recommendations.
So there's probably only one person that could lure us out to The Valley today: PopTart's adorable 91-year-old grandma.
When PopTart informed us her Lola would be visiting this month, my mom demanded an audience - Pope style. This morning we worried she might not remember us. Sure I was her granddaughter's bestie from the ages of 7 to 17 but that was all a million years ago. Even PT has a hard time recalling some of our shared childhood memories. F.
But Lola assured us she could never forget us. After all, she told me, I was always PT's tallest friend. Love that badge of honor :) Though I would prefer to be remembered as her funniest friend. But that's just me.
After a lovely brunch, my mom and I watched Nights in Rodanthe. While Richard Gere sets my loins aflame, he doesn't do much for her. And yet she LOVED the movie. Even teared up. Think the thought of lost love really resonated. Ugh the volumes I could write about my mom's tragic love life.
Dinner pepped us up. Mr D barbequed
While my mom kept him company. Adore.
A lovely night got even better when K to the B called with good news. The company I used to work for - that K to the B and a dozen of our friends still work for - had a HUGE success today.
We are talking against all odds, long time coming, historical implications, this is only the beginning HUGE.
That job was such a mixed bag. It was a start-up so it ran me ragged. Wore five different hats. Have never worked so hard in such a high pressure environment.
I've also never had the privelege of working with so many brilliant hilarious GOOD people. And the intensity of our work helped forge bonds that will stand the test of time. I just know it. There, I gained not only work friends but a family - wonderful human beings I would never have met otherwise and can't picture my life without.
And today that company gave me something else. Something important at this juncture in my life. It gave me faith. Faith that smart, hard working people can finish first. Faith that it does pay to risk big. Faith that sometimes the universe is fair.
It also gave me validation. Validation that I have been and continue to be surrounded by greatness. And that maybe some of that greatness resides inside me too. That just maybe I need to trust myself and own that power more. Do great things with that greatness.
Fashion District halter dress
Fashion District sandals and bracelet
Louis Vuitton bag
Urban Outfitters feather hair clip
Today was all about word association. The Valley made me think hotter than hell which made me think flowy chiffon halter. Enter this $40 dress which you've seen before under a work appropriate jacket. Glad I could get one more wearing of it in before Fall.
As I was putting it on, for a split second the material and the print made me think Rodarte.
Which then triggered images of flowy maxi dresses from Gucci's Spring 2009 collection.
The print also made of think peacock so I added this feather hair pin.
Which reminded me of this SICK Hermes bag
And all the other feathered trinkets I saw in Elle recently.
All the skin made me think I should add jewelry and that only Chanel would do.
My Chanel accessories got me thinking about those two tone Chanel tights that I've been coveting since March.
So today my mom and I drove by the Chanel store on Robertson and there they were, my beauteous tights, beckoning from the window display. Asked for them only to be rudely told by a rude woman that the tights were sold out. All over the US. Forever. Sorry. Goodbye.
Ugh. Being told no just made me want them even more. F. They will be mine rest assured. Oh yes, they will be mine.