Coming off the heels of the WTNW watching party and charity event and coupling that with Father’s Day, let us say it was indeed a long weekend. But, as promised, I’m going to give you an update on how the charity event went, answer a few questions and show you a ton of photos from my week in New York.
First and foremost, thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to Jack’s Backyard for the watching party. With your help, we were able to raise a lot of money for Attitudes & Attire and I couldn’t be happier! They are such an amazing organization, helping far needier women than you could ever imagine. I will continue to work with Attitudes & Attire on my own time and will keep you updated when they have events and clothing drives.
As some of you might have learned from watching the show, I’m a sensitive sort. I cry when I’m happy, sad or angry. I also cry when I’m moved by human kindness…or when I hear story that involves any kind of animal. I’m a softie. That being said, I hope you can understand my reluctance to visit any message boards. However, I heard from friends and family that the response was very nice and that some women want to know about the red shoes and the gray ruffle shoes and others really didn’t like my hair.
For those of you interested, here are my blogs about the experience while I was in New York:
Day One – Texan Takes Manhattan
Day Two – Apparently I Have Big Boobs
Day Three – No, Please, Call Me Imelda
after that…they wouldn’t let me blog anymore…Now, on to the shoes and crap:
The Red Shoes:
Found at DSW. The brand is MAXSTUDIO. I remember they also came in navy blue. I’ve searched the DSW site and Zappos site to no avail. But I did see them in the Dallas store in the clearance section about a week ago.
The Gray Ruffle Shoes:
Found at DSW on clearance. I was so excited because they ended up being 30% off $39.00. The brand was Steve Madden. These shoes are super comfortable, too.
Though Nick gave me a great cut, he flat ironed it and you know what happens when you have oily skin? Your bangs go from zero to stringy in about 3 seconds. Under the heat of the lights, a truly spot-on simulation of a Texas summer, my hair just fell flat. So, we flipped the ends and hairsprayed the ever lovin’ crud out of it. I kept the cut for about two weeks, but it just didn’t feel like me. So, I consulted with Sarah at Rocket Science Salon, and she gave me a super cute, short haircut that I’m really happy with. P.S. She also cut off all of Joshua’s hair, too!
The Blue Dress with the Belt:
I LOVED that outfit. I still have lust in my heart for that dress and belt combo. But, between you and me, I must confess something: In no way could I ever justify spending over $400 on an outfit that consisted only of a dress made of cotton jersey and one belt. The dress can be found here. The belt has been reduced to $118, which is still $18 more than our family’s budget for groceries and dog food in two weeks. Guh.
Remember Jason? The poor guy stuck with me for a week and a producer on the show? Well sweet, handholding and tissue wielding Jason sent these photos from my time in New York: