I am a firm believer in coordinating a matching outfit for every event.
Like a prairie skirt with a sweater vest trimmed in ribbons and high-heeled shoes with ruffled socks and a bow with my name on it.
Or a blazer (complete with tags) for a shopping day on the town.
Maybe it’s because I secretly wish one day a Hollywood producer would discover me.
Maybe it’s because I believe that everything is more fun in a head-to-toe coordinating outfit.
Or maybe it’s because I watch the Hallmark movie channel for a living.
So it should come as no surprise to anyone that I totally planned out an outfit for the City Farmhouse show in Franklin, Tennessee this weekend.
You know…the perfect outfit where you look like you’re-not-really-trying-too-hard-and-you-just-happened-to-throw-this-old-thing-on-with-perfect-boots-and-coordinating-giant-earrings.
Kind of like Miranda Lambert meets Molly Ringwold (during her Pretty In Pink phase) if either of them happened to be shopping at a vintage market for an after-school special.
I wish I had a better picture of the outfit.
But I was talking and laughing and shopping and meeting Matthew Mead and Nina Hartmann….so this is as good as it gets.
To say that it was amazing…is a total understatement.
It was the perfect-not-trying-too-hard lace blazer with an ecru top and a leather belt and skinny jeans rolled up over boots and giant earrings and an armful of bracelets.
Just like they wear in the movies.
And at that moment I felt like a rock star.
My boots and I walked the show (which was totally amazing) with a group of friends.
I shopped and shopped and shopped and was inspired and found one-of-a-kind treasures….
….and thought up a million projects.
And just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better….
…..I heard the words that make any blogger’s heart beat faster.
Someone stopped me and told me they read my blog.
I’m with you. I couldn’t even believe it either.
I’m not sure which I was more excited about 1.) someone actually reads the blog 2.) they were at the show or 3.) they recognized me or 4.) I JUST HAPPENED TO BE WEARING THE PERFECT OUTFIT.
I wanted to jump up and down.
I wanted to hug them and tell them thank you for reading.
I wanted to dance the lawnmower in the center aisle of the City Farmhouse show.
I wanted to make a 360 degree turn so they could see the back of the blazer and wave my hands in the air.
But I couldn’t.
I couldn’t move….
….because my armful of bracelets entangled themselves in the lace of the jacket.
There was nothing I could do.
My amazing outfit had me trapped. If I moved I would rip the jacket so I just simply stood there lamely clasping my hands with a whole lot of head nodding and smiling thinking I had been so close to amazing….
….wondering what Molly Ringwold would do. 🙂
PS Speaking of vintage shows I’m going to be at The Chapel Market again this year with my BFF Laura from Finding Home.
And look at these ADORABLE yardstick crafts she’s going to be selling.
If you are going to be there….just know….I’m leaving the lace blazer at home. 🙂
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