|BLAZER: Vintage Pendleton..Thrifted, SKIRT: Leather Wilsons's Thrifted, BOOTS: Bandolino....had for years, SHIRT: J Crew hand me down.|
Wednesday was a GREAT day! I got to meet. IN PERSON. PAULA of FASHION OVER FIFTY!
There are 3 bloggers that I met almost immediately when I started blogging. Paula, Terri and Pam. I've met many more great women since, but these three have been there since the very beginning. These women have been more than just fellow bloggers; they've been friends. Paula prods me to get out of my comfort zone and embrace color! Terri makes me think. I mean REALLY think and ponder things, and there's also in her, an element of mischievous fun to her. Like a really staid personality that belies a sharp wit. Pam reminds me to "redeem the time"....to move forward toward my aspirations. How precious to have these women in my life, even if it's just cyberly!
I met Paula at the Starbucks by my apartment. As soon as I walked up, she ran out and it was as if she jumped off the pages of her blog! A very Merry Poppins surreal moment! We sat and chatted for over an hour and we ran out of time before we ran out of conversation. We talked about EVERYTHING!!! Family. Style. Aging (she helped me out sooooo much with this one! helped me to see that I wasn't losing my mind!) . Blogging. What we love about blogging. What we hate about blogging. And to be honest, when she and her sweet husband were driving off, I thought, "MAN! I wish she lived around here!"
Do you ever wonder, as you read your favorite blogs, "Would I be good friends with this woman if I met her in real life?" And it's just so cool when you meet one of your closest blog friends and realize that "style" is the LEAST of what you have in common! That the woman behind the pretty poses and witty prose is not just another pretty face. She's a kindred spirit! And that's something to be thankful for!
Paula, I hope this is the first of MANY get togethers! You made my week!!! You most definitely are a KINDRED SPIRIT!
|Right before Paula got back on the road!|
|Just like on her blog!|
|Me right before Paula got here!|
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!!