Lately

Saturday was dark and rainy and perfect. We spent most of the morning and early afternoon cuddled on the couch watching Breaking Bad. We got ready and then ventured out to my friend’s family’s Vietnamese restaurant in northwest DC for some big bowls of Hue Spicy Beef Noodle Soup (Bun Bo Hue), Crispy Spring Rolls, Shrimp Toast, Bo Dun Skewers, and Banana Flambé with Ice Cream for dessert. It was incredible. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The kind of meal that I’m already planning to have again before I’ve finished the last bite.

On our way home we stopped at a shoe store in Pentagon City so I could use my coupon and get some wedding shoes. Andrés helped me find some strappy dark purple heels that should work well. My wedding dress and faux fur wrap are very warm, almost TOO warm, so these heels should let some heat escape from my body. For the reception, I splurged on a pair of matte black Tieks that I’m currently breaking in. I’ve never spent that much on shoes, but I’ve wanted of pair of nice flats for a while, and by going with black instead of the more expensive diamond white Tieks, I’ll likely wear them again. (I can’t handle white shoes.) (I also can’t handle heels all night.) (I can handle slippers and yoga pants REALLY well, though.)

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