If you don't know what's in a Shirley Temple it's as simple as lemon-lime soda, Grenadine syrup and Maraschino Cherries. I just pour the soda over a glass of ice with a cherry or two followed by 1-2 teaspoons of Grenadine, yum!
Two of my best friends live in Southern California, so we met up for lunch and shopping one day at Seaport Village.
Here's Liz and cute Elyse.
And Courtney and sweet Chase. We wanted a picture of all three of us, so we had Chase take one. I'd say he's a budding Photographer.
So one of the nights at the convention there's a cocktail dress dinner. I made Trav take some pictures with me cause I really liked my dress this year.
I almost always wear black dresses to these things so this time I really broke out of my shell with the Navy. Okay so it's almost black (I'm not the most daring dresser), but I loved it. My Mom helped me make the red shawl because I wanted to wear red shoes with the dress. I don't know why Trav didn't get any pics with the shoes (guys don't think about stuff like that). So I took some close-ups of my accessories to share with you. I'm all about the accessories.
Like the shoes? I got them on Zappos.com (love buying shoes from them). But if you like to online shop for shoes you should also check out 6pm.com, it's somewhat of an outlet for Zappos (I think).
My Mom loaned me this cute little coin purse. I thought it'd be perfect for holding lipgloss and gum. And you know how I feel about my birds. It was perfect to take to the awards dinner.
Here's a closer shot where you can see my headband. Liz helped me pick it out at Nordstrom to go with my outfit. I was kind of hesitant because it cost twice as much as my dress (literally, but I got my dress for a steal) but we figured it really finished the ensemble.
And here's Trav in his cocktail attire. He was kind of like, "I don't look any different than any other day at the office." But still, he looked handsome, and I was so proud of him. It's always fun for me to see him be praised for his hard work, and get to meet the people from his company.
For some reason I kind of had a red, white, and blue theme going all weekend. Nice of my friends to comply with that as well :) It was kind of funny when Liz came and picked me up at the hotel I was also wearing a blue gingham shirt, we started laughing and I went back to change. That's the picture I wish I would have taken.