What would you do if you met a mythical creature in real life?
Would you run? Panic? Take pictures? Scream? Laugh? Cry?
Here is what you need to know about these pictures. Five minutes after they were taken, my husband and I went to our favorite Cuban restaurant to get a coffee.
I had chosen my dress that day because I wanted something fun and fantasy-like.
I chose the tights, because I could.
One day purple legs will be all the rage, you’ll see. Or is that just another fairy tale?
At the restaurant, we saw a real-life mythical creature.
One that made me blush and then quickly leave. But for now, let’s look at pictures of Jenni without any coffee. She is a beast, all by herself.
This dress is old. It was called The Myths and Legends Dress from Anthropologie. I love the creatures on the dress. I think they are plain ol’ animals but I like to squint at the pattern and pretend that the deer are unicorns. As one does. I found my dress on eBay a few years ago. I would link to a similar dress, but I do not think there is one out right now. If you are looking for whimsical clothing, I have this shirt in my wishlist in two different colors and I purchased this skirt last week (review coming on Monday).
The purple tights were $1 last year in Nordstrom Rack’s clearance bin (I cannot imagine why) and the boots can be found here.
If you are into the fantasy genre, then you might understand that I did not buy the dress strictly for the fantasy creatures. I actually purchased it for the tower-like fortresses (um, the designer might call them something odd like…trees) in the middle of the forrest pattern.
They remind me of where druids dwell in the Shanara fantasy series by Terry Brooks.
Wearing this dress always makes me feel a tad bit braver and a touch more childlike. The brave feeling turns out to be a farce, as we will see further down, but for now we can still believe.
I wonder what is behind this door?
Ancient druids practicing magic?
In five minutes, Jenni is going to wish she could figure out how to melt into this wall.
Because as I was sitting in the restaurant enjoying my hard won coffee, someone walked into the restaurant.
You know how they always say kids are amazed when they see their teachers outside of school? As if they were seeing a magical creature come to life?
Well, that is exactly how I felt when my gynecologist walked into the coffee shop as I was innocently drinking my coffee. My good looking gynecologist. With his family.
Here was my dilemma. I could go say, “hi,” but would he have recognized me? And then his four kids (in their teens and twenties) would have turned to look at me. And know. In that coffee shop. That their dad had seen all of me.
With my husband next to me.
Too many people had seen me naked in that coffee shop. There were only ten of us in there. I did not like the number equation.
So, I did what any person would do when confronted with a real life mythical creature.
I left as quickly as I could.
Went home and booked my overdue doctor’s appointment (because I believe in signs).
And am patiently waiting to see the fearsome creature in his natural environment.
Without coffee. Kids. And clothes.
Exactly the way I would greet a unicorn. Just so ya know.