Husband would claim that I'm completely ridiculous in many regards and frankly, I wouldn't really disagree with him. However, I remain thoroughly convinced that a good majority of the time Husband enables my ridiculousness, either for his own amusement or because he too is a bit ridiculous.
Everyone has heard time and time again about how I met Dr. Brian May from Queen a few weeks back. It's seriously one of those days that I could just relive over and over again - I'm so pleased with it. My main goal of the meeting was to get a great photograph and I did. I sent the photograph to my sister to use in my blog header and got a frame to display a 5 x 7 inch print in my office. That was totally enough for me! I was more than happy with the blog header and framed photo!
Then Husband said, "Aren't you going to display the pictures somehow?"
"I am. I have it framed in my office."
"No, no," Husband insisted, "you should go to a nice frame store and have the photographs and the CD booklet he signed and the 3D glasses and ticket from the lecture professionally matted."
"Don't you think that's a little ridiculous?"
"No, we went to the lecture and you got to meet him. That's cool! You should commemorate the occasion," Husband convinced me.
So off I trotted to a local frame shop with my photographs from the event, my Back to the Light signed CD booklet and CD, 3D glasses and ticket, and photographs of A Village Lost and Found and the autographed book. Husband had recommended that I order a 8 x 10 print of myself with Dr. May. I thought it was far too enormous and thankfully the frame store staff agreed: we settled on the 5 x 7 photographs.
After what seemed like hours, we had settled on what to include and the layout. Then I had to select the mats and frame. In for a penny, in for a pound, I figured, so I told them that I wouldn't be completely against some sort of antique-looking frame due to the book's subject matter. Finally I splurged and paid the extra $16 for museum-quality anti-glare glass.
Less than two weeks later, I had an email that my frame was ready. It is rather large and was terribly expensive. It's still in its plastic wrap because we haven't figured out where to put it yet. As we stood in the store, waiting for the attendant to ring me up and staring at this enormous creation which I had commissioned, I off-handedly remarked to Husband, "Just wait til you see what I have planned for when I meet Roger!"
And likewise, readers, if I ever do have the chance to meet Roger, the poll to determine what to wear will rival the presidential election: that will be serious business!
Creative Outlet Tank, Anthropologie (available here)
Tucked-Away Blooms Cardigan (on sale here)
Skirt, Ann Taylor
Shoes, AK Anne Klein
Artist's Palette Necklace, Anthropologie (available here)
Bracelets, Inch of Gold cruise ship purchases
I think today is the first time I'm wearing something from my 18 for 18 Remix Challenge since the challenge ended. I've really been trying to branch out to other things in my wardrobe, but this morning I really just wanted to wear the Creative Outlet Tank so I figured, "What the heck!" Not much else to say about my outfit although I am wearing my Artist's Palette Necklace again which is fast becoming my favorite. I can't recommend it enough!