are you a bridgerton fan?
the old lady got me hooked on the show last year, and when i saw that they were doing a bridgerton-themed pop-up we picked a date and bought tickets.
it was postponed a couple of times for one reason or another, but we got to pick another date and then promptly forgot all about it until the old lady started seeing posts on instagram about it. and as per usual, the time flew by and all of a sudden it was a couple of days away and we had no idea what we were going to wear. we'd thought it was just a fun little thing where we'd get to see some costumes and props, maybe a photo op or two, whatevs. but as it turned out, this thing was an *event* and people were dressing up in full costumes and the whole nine. eeek. like, this was literally all i owned that would work:
and so literally hours before the event, we hopped in the car and drove down to one of our favorite shops for pretty dresses - morning lavender. we managed to find dresses that seemed suitable for the occasion and rushed home to get ready.
as i was steaming my dress, something caught my eye and when i went in for a closer look, i realized that the salesgirl had given me one that was two sizes smaller than i'd tried on. yikes. although as i was trying it on the thought had crossed my mind about maybe sizing down one...but not two. but because the style of dress was fairly forgiving with a stretchy smocked bodice, i thought maybe it could still work - and miracle of all miracles, it did. phew.
the pop-up was at the millennium biltmore in downtown l.a., a really pretty historic hotel that's getting ready to celebrate its 100th birthday and a perfect setting for such an event.