Met my mom at our polling station before work and waited for 45 minutes in a line two blocks long.
Yes, we did!
America's newest citizen was positively glowing this morning. Her eyes brimming with tears but never spilling forward. No, that would come later in the day. In line, she proudly told anyone who would listen that it was her first time voting. That she was so honored to be a part of this election - this truly historic, critically important election.
And people ate her up. I mean they always do but today there was a special sense of community in the air. So many walks of life crossing paths today - coming together, as Americans, to be heard. So powerful. So moving.
Grabbed breakfast together and then spent the day on pins and needles.
In the evening, my mother and I held hands and watched together as our country made the right decision. We wept - tears of relief and pride and joy.
We also wept for the challenges that lay ahead for this beautiful, regal family. May God bless and protect and guide them - and all of us - on this unprecedented journey.
Diane Von Furstenberg dress
Manolo Blahnik pumps
Chanel bag and earrings
O for Obamanos!
I bought this dress years ago for $30 at a thrift store. Have never worn it. Like most jersey dresses it isn't very forgiving. Shows every lump and bump and my rump. Plus the pattern is quite busy for day. And red isn't the best color on me. Why did I buy it then? Three letters. D-V-F.
Plus I loved the little details. The flirty ruching at the bottom. The ever-so slight asymmetrical dip of the neckline. How the print can look like thunder bolts or high heels if you glance quickly :)
Today for some reason it felt perfect. I pulled on some spanx and stood up straight and felt prepared to witness history - while impeccably turned out :)
When the new first family came out on the stage - gorgeous in color coordinated black and red, I smiled. I knew the dress felt right for a reason. I had tapped into the zeitgeist.
Must confess that I didn't love the Narcisco Rodriguez dress. And I am not alone. My biggest issue was that it was not flattering on First Lady Michelle's figure - the bold spray paint print draws the eye straight to the widest part of her body. Not gouda. Had to blink a few times to make sure the tears weren't obscuring my fashion judgment.
But I LOVE that she took the risk with such a HIGH FASHION choice. Hooray to no more dowdy Barbara Bushiness!!! Just look at this NYTimes slideshow on Michelle's typically impeccable style! There's a new (Ivy League educated) fashionista coming to town, D.C.! And she wears studded belts and chic flats. She mixes Thakoon with H&M. She is one of us. Finally.
I am so excited about the next four years. Youth and elegance and substance and hope are returning to the White House. Camelot revisted. YAYAYAY!
Lady Liberty and I will be watching with bated breath. Yes, we will!