Greetings from I-85!
We are currently en route to Georgia for a wedding. The wedding is near the Georgia/Alabama boarder but we’re stopping tonight in Athens to visit friends and enjoy a night on the town.
I finished teaching for the day at 1:30 but before we hit the road lunch was a must. I had a hummus and avocado sandwich with cheddar, tomatoes and arugula.
So about that wedding…
One of Brandon’s roommates from college is getting married and they’re having the wedding on family land in the Georgia mountains. It’s going to be a really cool setup with beautiful scenery BUT the dress code is “dressy casual with cowboy boots optional.”
I have a closet full of cocktail dresses but not much that fits into “dressy casual/cowboy boots optional.” Now, what really complicates matters is the season. It’s that weird in between time where it will be 75 degrees when we get there but 50 by the time we leave. Tights or no tights? Open or closed toe shoes? Scarf and sweater?
I procrastinated on figuring out what I was going to wear until yesterday and after a shop through my closet, deemed this an appropriate time to purchase a new dress. Of course, I had no time to look for anything in Charlotte so I begged Brandon to let me stop at the Banana Republic outlet on the drive to Georgia.
He gave me 45 minutes and luckily they had some great options. I ended up going with a fitted short-sleeved black sweater dress. I said no to the belt. I just cannot get on board with belts around my dresses. I think they look silly on me.
I really like the dress and know that I will wear it all fall and into winter. I ended up getting a cute gold necklace and earrings to accessorize. Total cost for dress, necklace and earrings was around $65. Love the outlets.
I’m going to wear black tights and black booties. I brought multiple shoe options no knowing what I would end up with. Nothing like waiting until the drive down to a wedding to figure out what you’re wearing. Procrastination at its finest.
Have you ever had to assemble an outfit on the go? And does anyone else struggle with “shoulder season” dressing as much as I do!?
Reward for speedy shopping was a Starbucks stop. Iced coffee with soymilk and an oatmeal cookie.
Oh and the furry one is road tripping too! Couldn’t leave her behind. She’ll be staying with our friends in Athens and we’ll pick her up on our drive back Sunday.
Have a fabulous weekend!