School used to be such a big part of my life. I got a lot of joy out of my academic achievements and reveled in the thrill of having a goal and accomplishing it. Now that that's been said and done, sometimes I get lost in all this free time. Don't get me wrong--I love all this time of relaxation and zero stress. It's just that I find myself longing for that feeling of productivity, that feeling of actually doing something worthwhile. But, now there's nothing to work towards and the disease of senioritis is severely contagious. Thankfully, I was able to reunite with that side of myself this week when I attended a reception for all the Houston admits to the Plan II program. I grew even more excited about the broad curriculum, passionate professors and even more passionate students.
The following night I was reminded yet again that I have not completely lost my fire. I got to attend a local fashion show thanks to an internship I'll be taking this summer with Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations. I remembered how in love I am with two things: fashion and my friends. Combine them both into one Thursday night (and free Chinese food!) and I'm the happiest girl on earth!
The invite said "Dress to Turn Heads" so we did our best to obey the strict orders. Here's Mary Caroline, me, Caroline, Lexi, Josephine, and Natalie. We invited Mary Caroline despite her brunette (gasp!) hair.
We got our photo snapped a few times by the photographers there, but I have yet to see our photo featured on the cover of Houston's Gloss magazine. I'm sure they're just waiting to publish it in tomorrow's Sunday paper since we're kinda hot shot seniors...
After picking at the yummy Gigi's hors h'oeuvres, sipping cocktails and doing lots of people watching, we headed to our seats.
We each had goodie bags with gifts from each of the sponsors. It included gift certificates (which earned us a dinner at Gigi's on the house following the show), perfume from Saks along with other odds and ends.
Each label did a brief show of about ten ensembles from their spring collection which are available now. Most shows at this time of year would be featuring fall fashions, but this show was more for consumers unlike the one I went to in the fall. Kate Spade was adorable as always with her preppy sweaters and bright colors. And Neimans finished the show an all sparkly collection which was a total crowd pleaser.
My favorite outfit of the night. It's a little hard to make out but it was a little beige pocket sundress with the most adorable fit and bows tying it at the top. Paired with her wrap up gladiators, the outfit was styled to a tee. Sadly, those wrap-up glads would only make my calves look like sausage links, but they looked dang cute on the model. Hate her for that.
So, a successful night indeed! Not so successful test-taking day the next morning, but it was all worth it for feeling totally chic with all my besties. And finally an occasion to wear that camel leather dress I've had tucked in my wardrobe ever since my most recent trip to NYC! Thank you Ashley for a fabulous evening!
In other news, my sister Amy has a baby on the way! This will be number three for her and all of us couldn't be more thrilled. Ana said she wants a girl, but Ceci is praying for a little baby brother. She's due in November right at Thanksgiving. Thanks for the convenient timing of when I'll be home from school, Ames. Much appreciated :)