It's true - last night, I trekked up from San Diego to LA to meet Roxy, braving Friday rush hour traffic (in OC and LA - ugh) and picking up Kathryn on the way. Readers, we had a ridiculously good time. As Roxy put it, it was like having cake, pie, and cupcakes all at once. I might throw in some souffle or chocolate croissant bread pudding too. It was that fun. (And there wasn't even alcohol involved! Honest! Despite some tweeting about shots....)
We picked up Roxy from her hotel in Hollywood and decided that a visit to the Grove was in order for dinner and shopping. (Because really, how can you get three style bloggers together and not go shopping?) Over dinner, Roxy confessed that she'd wondered if we might show up in our matching Mullany dresses, and if that meant she should have worn hers. Next time, Roxy, next time....
Of course we stopped by Anthropologie:
Fun feature wall, over home goods, made by colorfully printed paper bags.
Lounge and intimates items from left to right: Stand-in slip, Lace Layered Bandeau, Into Obscurity Chemise, Drifting Down Robe, Spun Sugar Bra, Match Set Chemise.
I love the visuals in an Anthro - this feature wall was created with paper, cut in leaf shapes, arranged over a blue background. Beautiful!
Kathryn checking in on the progress of Game 5 of the NHL championships
(Vancouver won! Apologies to our Bostonian readers...).
We waylaid a passing customer, and asked if she might oblige us by taking our picture. And here we are! Carol, Roxy, and Kathryn, together. In an Anthropologie. You may be able to tell by the size of my grin, exactly how happy I was about this. Oh, and in case you're wondering why I'm nearly as tall as the other two, it's because they're wearing flats, and I'm wearing 5" platform heels. Yep. Awesome.)
And because a girl can't live on Anthro alone (well, maybe some girls can, but we can't), we headed over to our other favorite store, Nordstrom. Can you believe there's no Nordstrom in NYC? Even though I already knew this (having lived in New York state for a few years), when Roxy mentioned it, it suddenly diminished the stature of "the City," for me. Big Apple or not, it doesn't have a Nordstrom, and well...yeah.
Which color? Faded mauve (in previous photo) or the faded khaki, which Roxy is holding?
Yeah, we don't know either.... Maybe both....
And then, we saw these Miu Miu Mary Jane pumps, which set off an explosive bout of tweeting by all three of us. We decided that if any item merited us all trying it on - and even purchasing - together, it was these Miu Miu Suede Mary Janes. We failed to execute the plan, simply because it turned out that the very last pair in the store were the display pair, which happened to be in my size 6. So, I was the only one to try them on (apologies for the crease marks on my feet from my other shoes, and the less-than-perfect condition of my pedicure). We photographed and tweeted them anyway, in honor of Chloe, who could probably rock these shoes like no one else (not that Roxy, Kathryn, and I wouldn't mind trying. ^_-)
Overall, last night was quite possibly one of my favorite shopping experiences ever. In case any of you were wondering, Roxy is fun, smart, adorable, and super nice - Kathryn and I couldn't have possibly liked her more. Our only possible complaint is that she lives too far away. We're so glad to have had the chance to meet her, and hope that we can all do it again someday. Thanks for such a fun time, Roxy! And thanks to the rest of you for reading!