Friday, September 2, 2011

The Little Things

Blouse, Rendez-Vous by Paul & Joe. Skirt, Brooks Brothers. Cardigan, J.Crew. Pumps, Banana  Republic. Umbrella, Max Mara.

One of the best things that happened to me in London was getting caught in the rain sans cover while looking for Harrods. Drenched, desperate and disoriented, my sister and I entered Harvey Nichols instead, where Max Mara was having a little soiree. After I de-racooned my eyes and my sister wisely buttoned up her trench coat over a Superman tee, we put on some airs and waltzed into the Italian boutique. Champagne flutes were chugged and umbrellas were given as party favors, so we walked away elated. Convincing the British Airways clerk not to charge me when checking in the umbrella (considered a weapon as a carry-on and 40 pounds as an extra piece of luggage) was another story with a happy ending. It's all about the little (gratuitous) things, isn't it?

11 comments:

Steph B. said...

Great story, and I'm jealous of your security-agent mojo.

Danielle said...

Kudos for crashing the Max Mara party! That umbrella is sweet.

Van said...

I love that umbrella (it could be very useful for the rainy season in Oregon). Your skirt makes the red pop and leopard flats are so fun! I can't do the white pencil skirt for fear of peanut butter finger smears from the two-year old.

Sage said...

Aw, cute story! After the rain came a rainbow (or a swanky party).

literatureandlace.com said...

Wow I need to drag you along whenever I'm flying. :) Also I'm in love with all the individual pieces of your outfit today, and love the way you put them together. That skirt is particularly covetable. :)

Lisa said...

Haha such a great story! Hmm luggage always seems to form a problem whenever I'm flying, there's always something wrong (usually the weight of my suitcases)... Love the umbrella, so luxuriously big!

Love, Lisa

MyStyleVita said...

Great umbrella! love the outfit

xoxo MyStyleVita.com

Alessandra said...

Hee, hee, well done! That umbrella is bigger than you but makes you look even cuter!

Mrs. J said...

Lol, sounds like my type of vacation! I should be invited next time..he he!

I love everything about this outfit from the red cardigan to the fabulous leopard pumps. Yes those pumps haunt me in my dreams since I don't own a pair..ha ha

Kristen said...

Nice party crashing! I think you totally looked the part - I love this outfit.

Love at First Shoe said...

Adorable!!!! Love love love those pumps!!