Thursday, February 14, 2008

W-w-w-weekend

Remember how last month, I had a four-day weekend due to my office's compressed workweek policy? Well, it's that time again! I have tomorrow off due to CWW and Monday off due to President's Day. And I am very, very excited. Although I did have a brief scare this morning when I mentioned something about my four-day weekend to a coworker who was like, "We don't have Monday off," prompting a mad flurry of email and intranet searching and phone calls before we verified that we do, in fact, have Monday off.

Which is especially important for me because my best friend (and bridesmaid) will be visiting on Monday! She arrives on Sunday and leaves on Tuesday morning and we have already planned to spend most of Monday looking for a bridesmaid dress for her. I told my bridesmaids to just pick any purple dress they wanted, so we will be attempting to go the department store route and avoid actual bridesmaid dresses if at all possible. Unfortunately, the mall will probably be jam-packed on Monday due to President's Day sales. But that's a small price to pay. I actually wrote about this visit (and dress shopping plan) way back in September, and I am, as I said then, dying with excitement that the visit has already (almost) arrived.

Anyway, I haven't actually seen her since we graduated because I moved to DC and she moved to San Francisco and before we had a chance to visit, she ran off to Nicaragua for over a year on a Fulbright scholarship. She's only been back in San Francisco for a couple of months and this is the first chance she's had to come visit. And oh my god does it ever suck not to see your best friend for almost two years! Especially when before that you could see her pretty much every day because you were living all of 200 yards apart on campus. This is the problem with the real world.

But I'm not complaining, because Sunday is only three days away! And before that, to pass the time, I have Valentine's dinner plans with Torsten (including an adorable polka dot dress and fantastic purple heels), sleeping-in plans with our bed, cleaning plans with our apartment, and shopping plans with my Target gift card.

Update: Since there have been so many requests for photos of the shoes and dress in the comments, I put my Google skills to work. Here you go:



Have a great weekend!

53 comments:

  1. Today is your Friday and I am jealous. It sounds like you have a GLORIOUS weekend ahead! AND you're getting a headstart on it...lucky girl. :)

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  2. Hooray for long weekends! I think we need pictures of your polka dot dress and fab heels.

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  3. Sounds like you have a great weekend ahead of you. Enjoy!

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  4. Ahhhh!!! Have an awesome time dress shopping with your friend. My best friend lives a days-worth of flying away and my other best friend lives in Seoul....so I feel your pain! Enjoy your long weekend!

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  5. I'll wish you the same though it seems it's already guaranteed!

    Enjoy the loooong weekend!

    (I hope we'll see pics of your ♥ day outfit!)

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  6. My bridesmaid's coming in for their dress fittings was my favorite part of planning my wedding. I never realized how much I missed them! I hope you have a great time!

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  7. I have never needed a three day weekend more in my life. I love the presidents!

    And polka dot dress- like the sound of that.

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  8. ooh polka dot dress and purple shoes! sounds adorable. (pictures?) and what a great weekend you've got ahead of you-extra time off, sleeping in, best friend and target. awesome!

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  9. Love the idea of letting the bridesmaid pick their own dress out, keeping it to the same color. Have fun with your long weekend while us schlubs are at work tomorrow.

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  10. OOooh a 4 day weekend... I could use one of those... that sounds awesome! Enjoy every moment of it- and sleep in a bit for me :)

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  11. i love everything about the next 5 days of your life!! enjoy your 4 day weekend and BFF visit! Happy Vday! <3

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  12. I want to see the dress! I love polka dots.

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  13. Have a great weekend! We don't even have Monday off! Oh well. :)

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  14. Have a great weekend! We don't even have Monday off! Oh well. :)

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  15. Yay! for the weekend ahead of you. Sounds like lots of fun. My bridesmaids picked their dresses off the rack at the department store but they were all the same. It was fun shopping together!

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  16. Wow! The weekend sounds fantastic - enjoy your days off!

    I would love a picture of at least the purple shoes, if it's not too much trouble.

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  17. That sounds like an excellent weekend.

    One of my favorite brides ever had an all purple wedding with bridesmaids in different purple dresses and it looked so awesome. Purple is a great color to do that with (blue or green? not so much.)

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  18. Long weekends are the best. Sounds like you're living this one up to its fullest potential! Can't wait to hear about it.

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  19. Love the dress and the shoes! Perhaps purple flats are on the horizon for me...

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  20. Four-day weekend? I don't even get Monday off. Boo.

    I mean--have a fabulous time!! :-)

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  21. Cute dress and shoes! Have fun with your friend!!!

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  22. AMAZING! Love them both. Ah!

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  23. Very awesome dress! And it sounds like your weekend will be very nice. Have fun!

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  24. Oh, I love your dress and shoes! And I'm glad you get to see your friend- my best friend from high school lives in NC currently, so I only see her a few times a year. It does suck.

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  25. Can I just say HAWT dress and shoes? A big touch of fabulous! Steve Madden is a god.

    Happy Valentine's Day! Have a nice day with your honey :)

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  26. I love your dress, and I love that you get a four day weekend to spend with your best friend. The real world sucks for being able to see your closest friends regularly.

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  27. what a fantastic weekend! i'm so happy your best friend gets to come - AND bridesmaid dress shop, how fun!

    am having very lustful thoughts toward that dress right now. yummmm.

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  28. You are going to have a fab weekend! I must say that you are an awesome bride for letting your bridesmaids choose their own dresses!

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  29. Very cute outfit! I'm loving those heels, Jess!

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  30. Love love LOVE the outfit! Happy V Day!

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  31. The shoes...oh, those shoes! They make me wish I could wear high-heels without tipping over.

    Have a lovely weekend. I think your shopping plans (ok, all the plans) sound excellent.

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  32. Love the dress and the shoes---photos of you in it are a must!

    Enjoy your long weekend. I will be working Sat this week and also Monday. BLECH.

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  33. What a fun weekend! I love that dress and heels. Especially because there will be flip-flops following the heels. You rock.

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  34. I would love to have a work week like that! Have a fun weekend!

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  35. Ooh, that outfit is making me wish we were going out for a dressy romantic dinner tonight. Or any night.

    Wait, that sounds bad. We do go on date nights, just not really of the dresses and heels variety. But that outfit makes me want to be more of a dresses and heels sort of girl. At least for a night.

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  36. Adorable dress and heels! Happy long weekend, you lucky lucky girl!

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  37. So cute!
    Have an amazing LONG weekend and fun with your friend. Here's to great purple dresses :)

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  38. I am jealous of your long weekend, I only have tomorrow off and I work the weekend.

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    :-)

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  39. Have a WONDERFUL time catching up with your best friend! I wish I were seeing my best friend this weekend. Happy Valentine's Day!

    Not quite sure how I wandered over to your blog, but glad I did. :)

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  40. My hubby is taking me to Seattle for the Sunday/Monday holiday so I have a vested interest in it being a holiday too!

    How awesome to have your long lost best friend for a whole day! Have a wonderful time!

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  41. I love your outfit! I bet you looked smokin'. Enjoy your time with your bf!

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  42. my best friend left for Italy for a while and I definitely agree that it SUCKS when we can't see our besties for years on end.

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  43. Oh, I just LOVE the dress and heels. Great choice.

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  44. Your heels are stunning, I love them! I hope you both had a great dinner and I can't wait to see what bridesmaids dresses you find. That was one of my favorite parts of the wedding process! Enjoy having your bestest around!

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  45. LOVE the dress and shoes! Hope your date was great!!

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