Last night I went to an event at Ann Taylor at my local mall to hear about their new fall line. I tagged along with my friend Vera. One of the PR girls had my blog listed as Just Another MANIAC Mommy, which, I thought, is brilliant!
But anyway, I find these blogging events motivating to get me thinking more about fashion and style which I pretty much abandoned once I had children. Ah who am I kidding……..I never had any real fashion or style and probably never will :)
There was a stylist present who mentioned geometric patterns and color blocking. It seems like color blocking is becoming a big fashion trend. It combines the use of two or more blocks of color in an ensemble. Basically it is creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright colors, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors but Ann Taylor seems to be showing monotone and bright colors together.
It was great that this was event was literally 2 miles from my house. When it ended Vera and I decided to grab some dinner. Though we see each other regularly, most of the time we spend together is with the kids present (and therefore we can barely finish a sentence with one another) or sometimes with the husbands present and then we’re all talking.
But girls need to be able to talk just girl to girl right? The beauty of our dinner date was that we spoke very little about the kids. The only interruptions were about delivery of delicious food (at Grand Luxe Cafe…yum, yum, yum!) and ultimately our need to pee!
Friendships change as we hit different life stages, and sometimes are hard to keep in focus with children, or work, or marriage being all-consuming. I consider myself lucky to have great friends in my life but I don’t always get the opportunity to have the one on one time like I had last night. I’m here to remind you that we need that.
Do yourself a favor and call a girl friend today and make a date. (I have one for next week :)) At the very least, have a good juicy phone conversation. It is a matter of prioritizing our life to the things that are really important. Remember how important it is to have time with friends!
Do you wish you spent more time with friends?