Monday, 26 August 2013

manhattan transfer, or how I tragically spent my inheritance on melted cheese and wedding dresses

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"Wedding dresses?" my sister asked with a quizzical eyebrow when I told her this.

Ok, so I had no pressing need to buy wedding dresses. But I went to New York, and I went to a sample sale of local Brooklyn designers with Kallie, and I pretty clearly needed (not) two white cocktail dresses, which I justified by saying that some time or another I'd need a wedding dress, I needed to buy both so I could choose well. (Also, I spent my budget, not my inheritance, poetic justice, etc.)

Right, back on track. I went to New York! I discovered there was a train between Montreal and New York (although had I known at the time that the journey takes 11 hours I might have been somewhat less eager), Kallie of Happy, Honey and Lark offered me her couch, and I was set. Although it was semi-planned the final stages happened in a rush and it felt spontaneous and girly and fun.

Kallie was the best hostess, tour guide, and melted cheese enabler. On Friday she took the day off and we headed into Brooklyn to that cursed sample sale, then had gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, went for drinks with Emily of It Girl, Rag Doll, and went to NYC Rebel Night, where we danced with gay abandon, all answered to the name Emily, and at a certain point in the evening, unanimously headed for the photo booth.

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Scene of my impending economic ruin...

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grilled cheese and tomato soup

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I was introduced to the concept of beer flights

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Emily to the power of 3

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Photos by me, and Kallie, and the photobooth, and some guy at dance party

17 comments:

CodeOverdressed said...

Oh Kallie was such a sweet host, so nice of her of inviting you! These pictures are amazing, looks like you ladies had a blast! I love the idea of buying the dresses, I'm pretty sure you'll never regret getting them!

Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Kezzie said...

Ha ha!!! That's so funny! If you look at the video in my current blog post you will see the 50's style wedding dress I bought months before I was engaged as I saw the opportunity and bought it speculatively!!!!
Great blog meetup. Love the gingham x

Kezzie said...

Ha ha!!! That's so funny! If you look at the video in my current blog post you will see the 50's style wedding dress I bought months before I was engaged as I saw the opportunity and bought it speculatively!!!!
Great blog meetup. Love the gingham x

Kezzie said...

Ha ha!!! That's so funny! If you look at the video in my current blog post you will see the 50's style wedding dress I bought months before I was engaged as I saw the opportunity and bought it speculatively!!!!
Great blog meetup. Love the gingham x

Kezzie said...

Ha ha!!! That's so funny! If you look at the video in my current blog post you will see the 50's style wedding dress I bought months before I was engaged as I saw the opportunity and bought it speculatively!!!!
Great blog meetup. Love the gingham x

Marzipan said...

That's so funny :D

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kezzie: commenting glitch, huh? I'm heading over to check out your dress. (I should add that this is mainly a joke on my part, they're not really wedding dresses, although one of them I could totally see wearing). :D

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

ANY TIME YOU NEED MELTED CHEESE: You know where to find me.

Seriously, you didn't even mention THE CAPE. I hope it gets a post of its own in the autumn.

Best weekend ever.

Penny said...

spontaneous trips are the best :)

Lulu said...

Love both your and Kallie's dresses. This post really made me giggle, especially the title :)
Glad I found your blog again! (And in answer to your question - I moved back from Germany last year, though for the amount I talk about it you'd think it was not so long ago! Then I graduated and moved home to London.)
xoxo

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Kallie: I think I'm still in denial that I bought the cape. Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get sick of seeing it this fall.

x2 to the best weekend ever!

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh how fun!! Not sure I would survive an 11 hour train ride but it sounds like it was well worth it! :)
I hope we get to see your dresses soon, ha ha.
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Regarding the dress purchases: sometimes you just have to!

Sometimes I wonder if there's anything better than a gourmet (heck, it doesn't even have to be gourmet) grilled cheese sandwich.

It looks like all the fun you had made up for the 11 hour train ride. Also, I'm assuming your train stopped at Albany briefly. If so, you were near-ish to me :D

Ashley said...

melted cheeeeeeeeeeeeese and NYC. Two great things.

Kezzie said...

Yep sorry the internet here keeps timing g out Si comments seem to be lost but aren't!!!!

Kezzie said...

Yep sorry the internet here keeps timing g out Si comments seem to be lost but aren't!!!!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Gotcha :)