Today Diana convinced me to go shopping at a cute little shop downtown during lunch. She really had to twist my arm, let me tell ya. Something about 75% off dress racks, and the sun was shining and the weather was beautiful...yeah, I didn't take much convincing that a stroll to the 'fancy store district' (aka most of downtown Athens) should be in my near future. Trying on highly fashionable and unnecessary dresses was a fantastic way to spend the last 20 minutes of our lunch hour. It put me in such a great mood, in fact, that I decided to go on ahead and purchase one of the dresses. I mean, let's see. It's polka dotted, has one of those uber-trendy-and-ridiculous peplum ruffle thingies, is quite fitted, has a great neckline and adorable little cap sleeves...basically it will serve absolutely NO purpose in my life or my wardrobe, but I decided to get it anyway. That's what Christmas money is for, right? Also, it was ridiculously cheap. That doesn't hurt. I tried it on for Mattie when I got home. He approved, unsurprisingly. ("unsurprisingly" because a) he generally always approves of my shopping habits, and b) ummm...it's a fairly fitted dress and he IS a dude, ya know.)
Lola approves too!
I felt like the ridiculous and also unnecessary-in-my-life red snakeskin heels were the perfect touch. After arriving back at work and complaining to my other co-workers about how Diana dragged me out shopping and like forced me to buy this dress that I have nowhere to wear, many of them confessed to having similarly unused dresses in their own closets. At that point I had a stroke of genius and proposed that we schedule an Overdress for the Office day (originally I named it Inappropriate Dress day, but that has some...other...connotations), where we all wear our unnecessarily dressy/fancy/party-ish (but appropriate!) dresses on the same day! And then go out somewhere cutesy for lunch, and people will think we're all very fancy ladies! OK please forgive me for how ridiculously excited the thought of this makes me. I really like pretending I'm Fancy. So...hopefully we will have Overdress day soon. Otherwise I'll be having it alone. And that's not as much fun.
SPEAKING of fancy dresses....how bout that two nights of the Bachelor this week? (Good transition? No? Sorry!) I'm so sorry, but I am 100% thrilled with my decision to watch the Bachelor this season, and it's tough to say whether I get more excited about the show itself or the social media surrounding it. I absolutely love watching Twitter while the show's on, reading all the blog recaps of the craziness...it THRILLS my heart. Ridiculous but true. Anyway. I was participating in some of the Tweeting on Tuesday, and just this afternoon I noticed something very exciting on my Twitter:
DESIREE FAVORITED MY TWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh. My. GOSH! I definitely squeeeeealed when I saw that. It's the REAL Des, too, ladies. I have been on Team Des since the first episode and I pretty much consider us to be BFF, so it's nice to know she apparently feels the same way. Also we are kind of twins, except for the part where she weighs like 2 pounds...but I mean, we both have brown hair and bangs? So, twins. Anyway. I was not even following her on Twitter (BFF fail, I know) (but I am now!), so I'm guessing she was just searching the #teamDes hashtag and saw me. SWOON. I don't care how it happened, I'm just glad it did. So in conclusion, I am basically a celebrity and as such, I will probably have plenty of opportunities to wear my trendy new dress. The End.