The retreat was at the president of the university's "garage". As I turned onto the street of the address I was given, I looked at the smallish, neatly tended bungalow style houses, and thought, "Hmmmm, the university president's digs must be a bit smaller than I thought. Sweet." (I wasn't the only one who hadn't been there before and thought this, which is the only reason I'm willing to publicly embarrass myself. You can tell I don't get invited to any kind of president's house often. In fact, this may have been the one time.)
Then the street ran out, and I still couldn't find the house number. I really hate to be late, so I got a little nervous. I happened to look down and see the house number spray-painted onto the curb, with a driveway into what looked like a huge forest. Hoping I was at the right address, I slowly rolled down the driveway, to behold a house that was about the size of the last twelve houses I'd passed all rolled up together. Being a complete rube, as you guys know, I had to take a picture.
Then there was the garage. Some of us had trouble finding it. Because it didn't look like a garage. Honestly, it's bigger than my house. So being a complete rube, as you guys know, I took a picture of it, too.
I was so happy to see my long-time friend and paralegal, Melanie Harkey, whom I met in a class at our local paralegal program, back in The Day. We've served on paralegal division executive committees over the years, and even had a little employment overlap in the same firm.
I'm glad she told me I couldn't wear jeans, but that cropped pants were okay. Almost all of the ladies had on cropped pants, although to be honest, I am the only one who looked like a neon pink sign. (I loves these cropped pants, and have worn them here and here, or pretty much every Friday.)
Loft cropped pants ~ Loft sale
Mossimo cami ~ Target sale
Merona Artiste cardigan ~ $11 at Target earlier this year
Amythyst pendant ~ handmade by a friend a long time ago
Hey, you know me, it could've been th' zebras.
For all of my style-blogging buddies, your blogs are a bright spot in my crazy work week, and for all of my non-style-blogging readers, thank you for reading. I hope all of you have a relaxing weekend.