Thursday, April 1, 2010
White dress, wardrobe wednesdays, and Zooey
Hello everyone! I have quite literally been dreaming about this dress for months, it has been in my 'to sew up' pile for awhile now. This is what it looked like when I found it at a Goodwill near here. I took in or shortened every area possible I think! I'm going to add a panel of the leftover material on the underside of the skirt part of the dress so I won't get arrested for wearing it without tights. Who wants that? I have decided to sew a new something once a week (fixing up a thrifted item counts too) and post about it every Wednesday. The only lame name I could think of was Wardrobe Wednesdays, so please let me know if you have a better idea!
Anyway, this is the ensemble I wore this weekend to see She&Him in Savannah, I just didn't get any pictures that day. Speaking of, She&Him is by far the best show I have ever been to, it was amazing! It blew me away how well Miss Deschanel can sing. In my opinion, she sounds a million times better live than on their album. How that is possible, I do not know.
I promised a good Zooey story in my last quick little post, so here goes! We headed downtown a few hours early to hang out/go eat to use up an old birthday gift card. I had secretly been daydreaming for months that we would just magically run into Zooey the day of the show (I think about a lot of important/logical things). Well we parked and walked a few minutes to the main downtown street with all of the shopping. We paused outside of a store where I jokingly said "this looks like a store she would shop at" and then we debated for a second if we should go in, we decided hey what else is there to do. I am not joking or exaggerating, the very SECOND (in the first store we went to as well) we started walking up the stairs to go in, none other than Zooey herself passed us on her way out the door. I think I almost peed my pants. I lost my mind and said "I DON'T CARE I AM GOING AFTER THEM!" and the 3 of us girls very quickly walked out the door (okay I lept out the door and they followed). We were obviously trying to devise a plan to say hi, but she was walking and talking with a few of her bandmates so we couldn't just walk up without being complete creeps. We were still desperately trying to think of something, and before we knew it we had followed them for like at last 10 minutes. Hahaha. I believe they were walking fast and talking a lot to discourage people from coming up and interrupting. Needless to say, we missed our chance. Something came over me. I'm not usually a weirdo who would follow someone, but I just kept repeating "I don't care!!" We were so cool and casual we even tried speeding up and walking in front of her so they would just think we were checking out the sights too. I wanted to cry for the rest of the day! Poor Patrick, he had to hear me lament over the situation over and over (and over). To make ourselves feel better
Abi and I decided at the very least Zooey was probably thinking "who were those girls with their cute dresses and tights walking in front of me??" I digress...
oh, and Zooey is SHORT!! She couldn't have been much (if any) taller than me, and I am barely 5'2". I was also literally blown away by how pretty she is in person. Ahhh..... Well that is enough of being a creep (especially after that long, pathetic story)
p.s. look at this super cute blog I found that belongs to a girl in Savannah! I have never found someone near here with a blog, so I was quite excited. I need some friends besides horned furry creatures that just yell at my all day long