skirt: GO international @ Targs, tank: i heart ronson @ JCP, sweater: Old Navy, heels: Nine West
remember how i was a flamingo the other day? WELL I GOT MYSELF A REAL PARTY FLAMINGO in the dollar aisle at target. he's so fun. i like him. this skirt is not stretchy. i couldn't even lift my leg to flush the toilet. i had to use my hand. ew.
OK so i have a story to tell. Rah (BTW IT'S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY! still no word from about her package. she's going to be illegal and drop a note in the mailbox so hopefully THE POST OFFICE CAN FIGURE IT'S SHIT OUTTTT) had this wonderful vision that she made into a reality. she told me of this beautiful, wonderful idea. and i became a woman obsessed.
a gray duvet with coral sheets .
simple. beautiful. effortless. summery.
Rah of course already had a gray duvet and picked up some coral sheets at her local TJ Maxx. i on the other hand, had to work. AND AM STILL WORKING to get this gray and coral perfection. i'll start with the sheets. i went to TJ. i went to Ross. i went to Marshalls. i went to Macy's. i. went. EVERYWHERE. and finally found coral sheets at the company store online. i also saw that they had monogramming available. awesome! done. ordered.
then was the purchase of something that i have been pining after for over a year. the GORGEOUS but ridiculously overpriced ruffle duvet from urban outfitters. so, i did it. i bought it. and i was SO thrilled that i finally took the plunge. when it came, i popped it into the wash and eagerly awaited it's fluffy, wonderful exit from the dryer. and when it came out, i noticed that the coloring was a bit funny.
then that night i REALLY noticed the color. it was green. GREEN. ew. like, i hate green. and it's supposed to be grayyyyyyyyyyy COME ONNNNNNNNNNNN. after reading through the online reviews and doing some home testing, JJ and i realized that in natural light, the duvet looked its gray and proper color...but in artificial lighting, my beautiful ruffled perfection looked GREEN. see below for evidence:
artificial light = green
natural light = gray
see what i mean!?!? so sadly, i returned it. and was again on the quest for a gray duvet. WHICH I FOUND. at west elm. it's gorgeous and light and wonderful. and quality. and not green. it's legit gray.
i washed my brand new duvet last night and saw that today my coral sheets were delivered. i skipped to the mailbox with Cle and i skipped back to the apartment and exitedly tore open my package.
WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF
then i called my mom to vent.
then i called the company store back. and talked to Nice Pat. who is going to send me a "special case exchange packet" that i will fill out and send back to get the RIGHT MONOGRAMS on my pillowcase. which will probs take like 5 months. because that's my luck.
but can you believe that i've put myself through this!?!?! all to have the perfect bed!?!?!? crimany.
okay i gotta go now and drink a bottle of wine while i edit KKiss' 25-page grad school paper.