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Happy Veterans Day everyone! A big thanks to all of those who serve and have served in the armed forces. My husband is a veteran – eight years in the Navy. He used to take this day with his dad and best friend – they would go down to the Vietnam Memorial and then go out for lunch and many beers. Now that his dad has passed and he and his friend both have kids, the tradition has passed. However it's nice to have me home so he can spend the day doing stuff outside and things he enjoys instead of being on “Emerson Detail” the whole day. My company doesn't have this day off, but I chose to take a floating holiday and stay at home. Our company gives a few floaters each year, they are “use it or lose it” and I ALWAYS forget to use them. Well this year I am taking full advantage – let that PTO carry over & use what I have now!
I started the day early because they are opening a Last Call by Neiman Marcus in Rockville, MD on tomorrow and today they had an early morning event for local fashion bloggers. We got a tour of the store and got to shop before the rest of the public tomorrow. It was really lovely (will have more details in a separate post) and so much fun to meet fellow bloggers!
Dress – Ann Taylor LOFT (no longer available)
Tights – Nordstrom
Booties – Miss Sixty via Last Call
Bracelet – Tarnish, via Nordstrom
Earrings – Argento Vivo, via Nordstrom
Black knit biker jacket (not pictured) – Gap (their knit moto jacket that they had earlier this fall)
While there, I did do some shopping. That morning I was in the car with my sister (she went with me to the event) and I said for winter I really need:
- Black booties that work with skirts/dresses as well as jeans, or else a fantastic pair of black pointy-toe Mary Janes with a tall, slim heel
- A new handbag (which I figure I will score at the Hobo International sample sale this month)