March 6th. A day that in my life will be remembered with screams, smiles, and all around happiness.
The sun was shining. It was a gorgeous 80 degrees, I was wearing a brand new dress that I fell in love with upon first sight and had an appointment to meet my fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker. All this would be more than enough but then I just so happened to run into Harry Styles at dinner (yes, THAT Harry Styles. My pretend boyfriend Harry Styles. The man that I have a cardboard cutout of in my effing closet, Harry Styles. More on this later). First, the DRESS. <3
Dress: Lipsy London
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Ear cuff: Asos
I have an obsession with all things gold and these shoes absolutely fit the bill.
The back detailing of the dress – I loved the simple silk bow and open back.
A mishmash of bracelets with my favorite accessory of the moment – another earcuff. This one is all pearls and I wore it with a simple pearl stud on the other ear.
Unless you have been living under a fashion rock, you are likely aware that Sarah Jessica Parker (famous of course for her fashion loving role of Carrie from Sex & The City) has come out with a long awaited shoe line. The SJP Collection, exclusive to Nordstrom. When I heard that she was doing personal appearances to promote the line, it was an obvious decision to be there at all costs. I purchased my darling pair of sandals from her line (no, I did not get the heels. Yes, I am a monster) and arrived at the Grove with my friend Brittany to meet our idol. There were quite a few girls in line, all wearing shoes from her line and the excitement was tangible in the air for sure.
SJP Shoe display at Nordstrom at The Grove. Fun, girly details all around.
So excited to meet SJP. In line with her custom tags.
Finally my turn arrived to meet the lovely Sarah Jessica and as I walked up to her she gasped and told me how amazing my dress was. Obviously this already made my night and then she asked for my name and introduced herself. Now – As most of you know, I lost my mom and grandma last year and have had a really tough time grieving the loss. One of our favorite things to do was watch her show together. I explained this to her and told her just how special this was for me in light of the tragic events of last year and she completely teared up and asked if she could please sign a message for them. I was completely overwhelmed by this kind suggestion and said yes, of course. She asked their names and carefully and thoughtfully wrote the words below. I can’t put into words how much this meant to me and when she teared up talking about the loss of them – let’s just say that it was one of the most special moments I can recall in a very, very long time.
A staff member of Nordstrom happened to catch this lovely shot of our conversation.
The most special, thoughtful memory from our meet and greet. Something I will cherish forever.
After we both teared up, blew each other kisses, and said our goodbyes I felt as though I was walking on a cloud back to Brittany. We had dinner reservations at my favorite LA hotspot so we left the Grove and headed to West Hollywood. Now, this place is my local favorite. Great drinks, amazing and friendly bar staff that know me by name, delish food. I am here about 3 times a week, give or take. I sat at my usual bar stool, schmoozed with the bartenders and was mid conversation with Brittany when I glance up and make eye contact with Harry Styles who was walking into dinner himself. It was one of those out of body moments where you KNOW your heart is racing but you can do nothing but smile serenely and hope you don’t pass out. I squeezed Brittany while maintaining my extra cool and calm demeanor but inside screaming like a giddy fangirl. He sat for over an hour, ate his dinner with his companions and no one seemed to notice him at all. On his way out the door once he was finished he was gracious enough to stop for a conversation and picture. He was lovely and polite, introducing himself and asking my name and so very kind.
With my gal pal Stephanie and HARRY FREAKING STYLES. Sorry, my excitement has not waned in the slightest since Thursday. It likely never will.
So yes. March 6th. A day of madness, magic and memories that will last me a lifetime.
The happiest girl on Earth after this delightful day!