A Mythical Creature


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.

But why?


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.

21 thoughts on “A Mythical Creature

  1. Oh my god I totally lol’d at seeing your gynecologist ! He is totally a mythical creature in real life. Gynecologists should work in another city from where they live!

    Love this look and I would love to have you join my real mom street style linkup. It starts every Tuesday and runs all week I really hope you find time to join!

    Angie from reasons to dress

    • Thank you Heather! I only have the llama skirt. I like the llama top but I need it on sale. It would be cute that way, though! : )

      Have a fun week!


  2. Wait a minute. Gynecologists live outside their office buildings? And they go to Starbucks? LOL!!! I waited tables for years and years and when my customers would see me outside in real life their reaction was always so funny. Exactly like when you see your teacher. I think you are brave for going to a male gynecologist. Male doctors make me nervous. Totally silly, I know. Purple is such a pretty color on you!

    • Ha! Thank you Cynthia! I have a funny birthing story involving having a male doctor, but that is a story for another day. ; ).

      You must have the patience of a saint to have waited tables for years. People can be so awful! They say you can tell everything about a person by how they treat the waiter. Don’t you think that is exactly true?

      Have a lovely week!


    • Thank you Brynne! : ). I appreciate that. I am having a bloated bad esteem night. : ).

      Now I just have to get to the office!

      Have a beautiful week!


  3. The dress, the tights, the boots… AWESOME! I love how this looks on you and your hair goes great too.. like a hip fairy come to life… the gyno would have been lucky to see you.. haha… but with his family, yes I understand why you ran off! Fortunately my OBGYN is a lady… but the anesthesiologist I had for my first epidural was a gorgeous guy… I was so afraid to get the shot.. but he made it so easy… Have a great weekend!

    • Thank you Lora! It was an unexpected run-in. : ). I remember being more scared about the epidural than anything else, too. I was also surprised at how easy it was. Thank goodness!

      I hope you have a great week!


  4. I love the boots. They are so fun. My ob/gyn practice has both men and women. A man delivered Macy and he REALLY saw it all. Not sure what I would do if I ran into him…

    • Thank you Alicia! Those boots make me happy. This gynecologist delivered my son. I guess that makes him an obstetrician. I will never forget it. I was like ahhhhhh! What is he seeing?! Then I pushed when I shouldn’t have. So he saw even more. Ugh!

      Sweet dreams! : )


  5. What a wonderful dress! And fabulous tights!
    I’d be in a flowy forest green gown with medieval sleeves if ever a unicorn passed my way… But, this can only happen once my hair is long again… It’s totally a rule.

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