it's been quite a week. and by that i mean i have been so busy i can barely remember it. i have been working on a big project that involves making lots and lots of french macarons, which today i assembled and boxed up.
other than that it has been work, work, work. the bakery where i work has been getting lots of tv time lately (we've been featured on a few food network shows) which is fun and exciting but when it comes down to it just means a lot more orders and, thus, much more work. we recently won best cupcakes in the city - again, flattering and awesome, but oh, my aching feet.
other week highlights:
* going for a run and nearly killing a chihuahua when i ran right into his leash and dragged him a couple feet (I KNOW. thankfully i was running so i apologized profusely and then ran away.) (he was fine. but pissed.)
* eating top ramen for dinner twice this week (and it's only wednesday)
* watching and re-watching the season premiere of mad men (!!!)
* a lengthy email chain with my sisters about the bachelorette (a guilty pleasure for all of us)
so. . . it's been a slow week. except! a week ago yesterday i got to feel like a movie star. i was invited to an event at juicy couture, for erin fetherston, who has a line coming out for them; i turned it down, partially because it was a tuesday and i have to work super, painful early wednesday mornings, and partly because i honestly thought. . . juicy couture? probably not my thing. but the (sweet, wonderful) woman who invited me hinted that i should probably try to find a way to go, and i trust her, so i went.
i have to admit, when i attend events i often feel just crazy awkward. i mean - i am surrounded by fabulous, chatty fashion bloggers, many of whom do it full time, or at least work in fashion in one way or another. then there's me - i wear jeans, a t-shirt, and some beat up asics about 90% of the time for work, so i kind of go into "i am not worthy" mode and get really quiet and weird. this event was a total blast. i met up with the sweet, stylin' christine of mystylepill beforehand and we headed over together. we walked in the door and were greeted by a girl in this fabulous jumpsuit - a weakness of mine - and when we complimented her on it, she said, "oh, it's juicy!" a good sign of things to come. we drank down some champagne taittinger prestige rosé (yum) and took our seats for dinner to find place cards with a complimentary sony bloggie (which i of course left with christine and have yet to get to play around with.) we were served an amazing three course meal (asparagus and frisee salad, arctic char with cauliflower, and a chocolate something - i remember the food, of course, but forget the dessert!) and chatted with the people around us (across the table from me was the new york editor of refinery 29. i tell you, it was absolutely surreal.) we were then whisked away to the juicy store, which opened up just for us, and told we were allowed to pick two things - whatever we wanted. WELL. consider me a convert. i found these shorts AND the bag, both of which i absolutely adore. i dressed them up with a little madmen inspiration - joan's outfit from the premiere was just divine.
top: church & state
(sorry for the crap quality - all i could find was a screen grab.)
i've always thought that since i was a, ahem, larger chested girl, i shouldn't wear high necked things - they make me feel bigger than i already am. well, christine hendricks has proved me wrong on that front, and i'll never wear this blouse the same way again. may i someday wear my (much less extreme and hot) curves with as much grace as she does.
okay. i have another event tomorrow night and then i am going to attempt a master cleanse. has anyone attempted this before? i'm going to maine with the man of my dreams (aka my fiancé) a week from tomorrow and i cannot. wait.
all right! until next time -
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