Thursday, March 12, 2009

Black and White and Red All Over

Holy moly, I'm tired. I see by the Dolphins clock that it is nearly quarter to 8 and I haven't had dinner.

The outfit:
I like this outfit.

The stuff:
And a close-up of the ring:
Whoa, too close.

I got this ring in Scotland, I think near Inverness - it was handmade there. It's sterling silver and the stones are sodalite, which is native to Scotland. It was $75 13 years ago. L and I went there after we'd been dating for about a year (we'd already moved in together).

This calls for a story!

About 6 weeks after we'd met, we'd been down to the local pub here for Friday night drinks - I was wearing a fabulous linen hat (which I still have, in my clothing archives). L didn't drink, and was driving me home - he got stopped at a road check. We continued up the busy street and he gave me a glance to admire my lovely hat...and he slammed into the rear end of a car that had stopped suddenly at a mid-block crossing.

My knee slammed into the dashboard, punching a hole in both the dashboard and my knee. We pulled over...I felt faint, my knee was bleeding. I got an ambulance to the hospital and they gave me a tetanus shot and stitched my knee up. Fortunately, all the important stuff (ligaments, tendons, muscles and bone) were completely missed! However, I sued the insurance company for insuring such a poor driver as my boyfriend. His car was wrecked, by the way, and the people we hit were fine; no injuries except for me.

It took a year to get the money...but I got several thousand dollars. By then, we were pretty sure we were "meant to be", so I said to L, "I wouldn't have gotten this money if it weren't for you. Where shall we go?"

And we went to Scotland. We got married 9 months later.
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I'm taking tomorrow off, and L and I are headed over to Vancouver for a short visit with friends. We always do this for our anniversary, which is next weekend (but I accidently planned something next weekend, so we're going this weekend instead).

I am going to do a special feature over the weekend - watch for it!

Dress (Kersh), jacket (Smart Set), shoes (Calvin Klein), belt (Plum), brooch (Grandma J's, Coro, vintage), ring (Scotland), crystal stud earrings.

11 comments:

  1. wow, what a story! I'm loving the white,black and red combination. I would like to see a shot of the shoes too please!!

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  2. You look very sassy in this outfit. Very cute. Sounds like Scotland was a great trip. A nice way to help you with your pain and suffering...

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I adore houndstooth and red together. A classic!

    My knee is hurting in sympathy just reading your tale, lady. Glad it wasn't a worse injury.

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  4. Love the outfit. I adore houndstooth. Beautiful ring, I would love to see Scotland someday. I just am crazy about the accent. I don't like cursing but when I hear Billy Connelly I just crack up. Not only is he funny but his cursing in that accent is hysterical. Liked your story also.

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  5. Silver linig and all that. Love the story and I love your outfit - very chic.

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  6. What a great "how we met" story!!!

    Love the outfit, too, you look very svelte :)

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  7. Diane, there's a shot of the shoes in the close-up with the accessories - these are just a plain classic pump.

    Thanks, Alison. It was a great trip.

    Sal, yeah, me too. Nope, I was absolutely fine. Never had a problem with my knee since.

    Thanks, Eednic!

    Lucy, thanks. Scotland is lovely, but be warned: the further north you go, the thicker the accents.

    Very true, Jane! Thanks.

    Thanks, Wendy!

    Thanks, Kayleigh - actually, our "how we met" is different, but this is our "how we made it to Scotland" story.

    Thanks!

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  8. Black, white and red is one of my favorite combinations. The houndstooth pattern balances the red very well.

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