Hope everyone had a great weekend! I worked a wedding on Sunday and then had to be back at the full-time gig on Monday morning. Phew! Anyone else have weekends that you need a second weekend to fully recuperate? That’s how I feel. I can tell you this: event planning is not for the faint of heart. I think a lot of people have this fairytale image of the life of an event planner. I blame it on J-Lo and her 2001 romantic comedy, The Wedding Planner. Wow - has it really been 14 years?! Sure, it can be a good time choosing linens or flowers or bringing a theme to life. But the day of the wedding, believe me, you are not the star. You are behind the scenes making sure everything is executed flawlessly. I hope you can multi-task because you will have twenty people asking you a million different questions at the same time. I also hope you have thick skin because anything that goes wrong will be brought to your attention. You’re going to deal with a hundred different personalities from the photographer to the dj to the venue owner. You’re going to deal with drunk people…sometimes really drunk people…and you have to get them to listen and do what you’re telling them. You need to be ten steps ahead at all times. And at the end of the night, you are not going to walk out of there like Ms. Lopez did in a designer suit with her hair neatly in a bun and blue tooth strategically placed in her ear. You are going to walk out with blisters on your feet, chipped nails, and some combination of food / candle wax / or alcohol stain on your clothes. Still want to be an event planner? Lol. Trust me, it’s not all bad or I certainly wouldn’t do it. When the father of the bride gives you a bear hug at the end of the night, you know that it was all worth it. You just had the privilege of helping two people celebrate one of the biggest days of their lives. But you have to be passionate about it and you have to know that it's certainly not glamorous - not if you're doing it right.
I’ve rambled on about my weekend again and didn’t leave much space to talk about fashion. Between everything else this weekend, I got my hair back to a darker hue for fall and managed to snap a few photos of this plaid skirt that is perfect for this time of year! Don’t judge me on the boots – they are so old and beat up, but I can’t manage to find a new pair that I like! I know that sounds crazy, but I looked all last winter and started looking again this year and nothing is jumping out at me! Anyone find a great pair of tall brown boots that they love? Please comment and let me know! This pair does not have much life left in them. LOL. Have a great start of the week everyone!