A Dress, Some Candy, and Afternoon Tea

After a blustery weekend in the SF Bay visiting family and friends, I'm back at my desk in typically sunny but temporarily gloomy San Diego.  I've been on overdrive lately with work, and coupled with all the tragedy in the news, and the boy also trying to deal with his own work, it hasn't been the happiest of times.

For some cheer amidst the gloom, I've 1) finished one more quarter toward my master's, 2) found some grounding at yoga class, and 3) bought a dress and had some tea.

I own too many dresses. Some people own too many shoes, handbags, books, I have way, WAY too many dresses, and here's another to add to the bunch, which I bought on sale for a wedding next weekend. It's my first one-shoulder, except because of my annoyingly slanted shoulders the one-shoulder doesn't really stay up very well: 

[Draped one-shoulder dress in pistachio from BR]

But I kept it because I LOVE the color. In the photo it looks baby blue, but it's actually a pistachio green color, more like this:

Speaking of pretty colors, over the weekend I finally had the chance to visit Miette in San Francisco, where I picked up some adorable little candy bars and a bag of lavender cookies. I could have stayed inside surrounded by the colorful candy jars all day, le sigh.

And then to top off the weekend, on Saturday I had afternoon tea with my sisters and girlfriends at Lisa's Tea Treasures. I had blueberry green tea, a variation I've never tried before, dainty cheese sandwiches, a scone, and pistachio cookies. Mmmm...

Phew. Okay, it's time for me to rest and do laundry before I get thrust back into the office and my school books!

How are you doing? Anyone else got the blues?


julia said...

Pretty dress! I hope you find a way to make the shoulder stay up. Good luck chasing those blues away, it's definitely that season.

Larie said...

Love the dress! I think I have the opposite problem - not enough dresses!

And I love candy stores, with all of the beautiful, colored jars. And tea time! Everything about this post is awesome :D

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lady you look lovely in that dress, shoulders and all!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Petite Cabbage Press said...

It's good to see some cheer and color! I suppose it's important to keep remembering and appreciating how much beauty there is around us!

Abbie said...

LOVE the dress. The color is amazing.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Pretty dress! I hope the shoulder strap stays up for the wedding. A lot of pistachio for you lately. ; ) One of my favorite things, ha!

I always love when a store goes above and beyond what they need to like that candy store! What a great atmosphere they must have in there.

Also! You mention yoga a bunch. I've been meaning to start up doing it again. Do you go to weekly classes or do you just do a bit at home?

Christen Fleming said...

love the dress! and love the pinkies up :)

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

Love that dress! I don't own any one shoulders either - but for that color, I would make the jump too ;) That color looks gorgeous on you!
I love Miette...now I want to make a trip up to SF for those macarons :)

Mo said...

Thanks girls! I can't wait to wear it, despite it not being able to stay up on my shoulder.

@Eva: I take a class at a studio down the street from my apt. :)

@Christen: Good eye! We wanted to look as dainty and fancy as possible for the photo.

Brittany Lauren said...

Great color for a dress! I love tea places. My husband took me to one for Vday. You girls are so cute! :0)

BigAppleNosh said...

That CANDY STORE!! So so so pretty and joyful :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I really find it hard to believe that there's such a thing as having too many dresses. That one is lovely, though I can't recommend a way to keep the shoulder piece up. And isn't Miette amazing? I just wanted to move in the moment I set foot in that gorgeous shop. I'm on my spring break this week and working on enjoying every moment. It'd be easier if there weren't so much rain!

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