Last year was my first year getting to dive into the #Nsale during early access, and I snagged a few things gleefully. This year, I didn’t think I’d want too much, and I didn’t…I actually bought several things, but not things on sale, ha! It was because I was out of several makup/beauty items & had to replace them, and sadly they weren’t on sale. Le sigh!
But I DID snag one of these during the early access sale…
…because gold polka dots.
So I recently received some very, very sad news. An old high school friend had passed away. We’d lost touch over the years, but her passing really jolted me – we’re not nearly old enough to start checking out, and even though we’d lost touch, she’s supposed to be off happily living her life. It was just really a shock. She was the first person I’ve lost who I’d been really close to, not counting my mom (I think because I sort of “expected” to lose my mom, since parents are older & you expect them to go first…friends are NOT supposed to go until we’re all old & wrinkly).
But the news really made me start to look at my life, as these things do. While I went through a “I’m so grateful for…” few hours, I also went through a, “WTH are you waiting for, start having more fun!” few hours. And I realized that I’ll never be “ready” or “have time” to have fun or do vacations unless I MAKE THE TIME. I’ve been freelancing for five years & have not taken a vacation in that time.
Sad, right? I work for myself, so I’m supposed to be able to do anything I want, right? Ha. Hahahahaha.
But anyway, yesterday as I was digesting the news of my friend, I suddenly had an urge to party and to take myself to a really huge freaking party that happens Labor Day weekend (DragonCon), a big convention that I used to go to every year. I’d not been since 2010. Lots of friends still go, and each year I have a list of reasons why I can’t go.
But dammit, this year I’m going.
I looked up airfare prices just to see, and lo & behold…the perfect ticket (days & times) was available for an AMAZING price.
I bought the ticket.
I’m going to have a vacation for the first time in five years!! A REAL vacation…leaving my day-to-day & going to another city & staying with friends & being insanely silly for four days straight. I can’t wait.
Now…let the planning begin! I’ve only got about 7-8 weeks ish. EEK!
I’ve got a bunch of con-ready clothes, but I couldn’t help going back through the Nordstrom sale to find some candidates for new things I could wear at the con. I found three possibles:
I really, really love all three (for the con & beyond). I tend to dress very monochromatically at cons: I stick to black, and more black, with a bit of gray. But I’m always looking for new things in black or gray or white with interesting cuts & shapes.
The other great thing about all 3 of these? They would look great with nice pants, shorts, skirts…AND with a wilder look like leather pants/skirt & combat boots, if I was going to go that route (which I often do at cons, because cons are exactly where you can get away with the wildest fashion ever imaginable). 😀
More to come on con looks as the time gets closer, and I start freaking out over my first vacation in ages.