It all started out totally normal- my husband and I were headed out for brunch at a local restaurant (or so I though). My parents were in town for Charlotte's 2nd birthday party (which was so much fun) so we thought we would take advantage and sneak out for a couple of hours. Blog pictures were on the agenda, of course! I've told you I can't get enough of my liquid leggings (here and here), and you know by now how versatile they really can be! I thought wearing them to brunch was in order. Adding a dolman tunic and a comfy jacket and I was set. \
Jacket: Elizabeth & West /// Dolman Tunic: Elizabeth & West /// Liquid Leggings: Old Navy /// Booties: Sole Society /// Purse: Target /// Necklaces: Stella and Dot Engravables /// Bracelets: Alex and Ani, Kimman's /// Watch: Target
Here is where the rest of the day just get's better and better! Before we went into brunch, my husband said we had to stop by my store for a minute (my store is just a few doors down from where we were eating brunch). I was so confused, but pretty much just go along with whatever my husband says. In my store, were 7 of my closest friends, all dressed in head to toe Elizabeth & West! Surprise! At this point, I was feeling super overwhelmed-in a good way- because I had no clue what was going on!
My husband had planned a girls day for my girlfriends and me! It wasn't my birthday, no anniversary in sight, so why the random girls day? You see, this past year has been a little rough for me, with the closing of one business, not having a job...to now living my dream. Amazing how things turn around, isn't it? Last year at this time, I never in a million years would have though that I would be where I am now. My husband wanted to give me a day to just relax, enjoy where I am in my life, and celebrate my accomplishments (I know- to say he is amazing is an understatement). These seven ladies in particular have each played a really important part in my life in the last year to get me where I am now-whether it was just being a shoulder to cry on, bounce ideas off of them, collaborating, drinking, crying, laughing, eating. (side note-if he could have, he would have invited every one of my friends and my whole family, but hey- we haven't won the lottery yet!)
Nikki- one of my best friends/Charlotte's Godmother, Jess-also one of my best friends (for almost 14 years...14!!), Samantha- a constant encouragement/coffee bringer, Susan- couldn't run my business without her-she may drink on the job but she is the best Chief Marketing Officer there is (hehe), Tabitha-my friend in faith, one of the most selfless people I know, Natalie-without her, I wouldn't be living my dream (literally- she is the one who contacted me about the relate location I am in now!), Kristin- also one of my best friends, again for 14 years! Yikes we are old!
From my store, my husband told us we were heading to brunch! Mind you, we all still had NO CLUE what we were doing the rest of the day! He apparently just told the girls a time to meet and what to wear! (If you haven't noticed, I am pretty darn lucky).
From there, a gorgeous limo picked us up and took us on a super awesome winery tour the rest of the day! (now you know why I did not post yesterday) I couldn't have asked for a better day, better friends or a better husband!
That would be Susan and me in the same Liquid Leggings. And yes, we were wearing the exact same top as well- but in different colors :)
And if you have ever wondered....drunk women spend money. Proof? We ended up back at my store (because that's where we began) and they immediately began shopping (in the dark).
I am sure most of us were feeling a little rough on Monday, but to me it was totally worth it. The limo ride belting Sir Mix A Lot, drinking wine slushies, introducing old friends to new ones, realizing the world is smaller than we thought, and just enjoying each other's company- that's what its all about (and the hokey pokey).To be able to spend the day with some of the most important people in my life and those that were such great support systems during some yucky times was priceless. I'm a lucky girl to call these ladies friends, and even luckier to have a husband who cares and loves so much! And even luckier to have the awful wine headache gone!!!
Also- my good blog bud Meagan is having a great giveaway...head on over to her blog and check it out!