Jenny La Fleur
scrapped balls & retail therapy - Jenny La Fleur
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scrapped balls & retail therapy
I'm not going to the ball after all. I managed to double book myself that day. I thought I could do the MK conference and still make it back in time for the ball. It turns out North Carolina was further away than I thought and the rings I would have to jump through to make it to the ball made it silly to try. Unfortunately I figured this all out too late to bow out of the MK event.

In a way it's just as well. I really wanted to do both and now the decision has been made for me. It would have been horrible to choose between them. I am seriously disappointed about the ball though. I've been looking forward to it for months, even though I haven’t been to dance class consistently since school started and I'd barely started on my gown. It's all rather depressing.

So I took my refunded ball ticket money and did a bit of retail therapy tonight. I splurged on another pair of Cathy Johnson earrings - these to be exact. I love the earrings I bought from her this summer but I needed some pearl and silver earrings for everyday wear. Yep, needed. :> I have my eye on that Dolly Madison coral necklace too. It's tempting. I still have some birthday money that's burning a hole in my pocket... bad, bad Jenny. :> I really shouldn’t spend that much… maybe I should wait and ask for it for Christmas instead. Huummmmmm.

I still have plans to make my green ball gown. I have two events in December I could probably wear it to, the Stratford Hall occasion at least. I'm so tempted to make it a zone fronted gown. It would make it a bit late for RCHS events in general but I just love that style. I'm really a late 18th century girl at heart.


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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: October 8th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC) (link)
That sucks to hear about the ball! But those earings are lovely! I love her work. My bf bought me the garnet necklace for my birthday last year and it is really beautiful. I really would love to get some of her earings but alas! I dont have periced ears. ;)
I hope you have a great time at your MK confrence. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 8th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Ooh, my friend Tina has the garnet necklace too - the pictures don't do it justice. You lucky thing! :>

I believe she can make clip-on earrings... yep just found it on her site and I quote "If you prefer French hooks or clip-on earrings, please contact us for information. Most styles can be had with either of those options." I'd definietly ask about it if you are really interested! :>

Thanks for the sympathy and well wishes! You are sweet. :>
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: October 9th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC) (link)
Ohhh! She makes clip-ons! That is so exciting. Thanks for the tip! :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 11th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC) (link)
You are most welcome! *wink*
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: October 8th, 2005 11:06 am (UTC) (link)
I'm sorry you have to miss your ball. I'd be disappointed too! Glad to see you're still planning on making the gown, though. I love seeing the gown you come up with :o)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 8th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks. Life doesn't always work out the way you think it should. :<

It's all good though, my trip should be fun and I'll still get my pretty green gown... theoretically anyway. *smirk*
lacomtesse From: lacomtesse Date: October 9th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC) (link)
It's a shame about the ball! If I had a dollar for every time work conflicted with stuff....

Are you really going to make a zone gown? Hooray! It's definitely on my list. I suppose they are a little late for Revolutionary Era stuff, but they're so pretty. I, too, am a late 18th century girl. Oh, I love you. :D
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: October 11th, 2005 06:13 am (UTC) (link)
I'm still trying to decide on the zone front. I'll ask Tina what she thinks. I love the zone fronts but I don't have time to make something I can't wear to any occasion.

Being practical can be so boring!
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