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The time when I wore a toga. In public. To a nice dinner.

Last week I had the great fortune to attend the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Girls Night Out dinner in Los Angeles. My friend, Jessica, organizes the event and hosts them around the country. They’re tons of fun. This was my second time attending and I can’t believe how much work she puts into them. Amazing.

The dinner was following Fabric Weekend 2013 so I had just purchased massive amounts of fabric and was too excited to leave it all alone in my hotel room by itself. So I wrapped the fabric around me in a feeble attempt to make a toga.

Thankfully Bev was there to show me how a real toga is tied and Jen helped style me. I am pretty sure they thought I was just joking and were laughing along with me instead of at me. But then I really did wear the toga out of the hotel, down the street in Los Angeles, and into a nice restaurant.

It was so hilarious and ridiculous that they made me pose for photos. This photo was taken by Christina. I couldn’t keep a straight face. And it was at this point where it set in that I should have worn my nice dress under the toga instead of my jeans. So I kept the toga on. In moments like these you realize the extreme juxtaposition of your sense of humor and introvertedness.

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It was a great night with friends, in spite of my wardrobe. Here I am with Stef and Cherie.

Thanks to great sponsors of the evening:

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I’ve got a lot more to say about Fabric Weekend but I’ll have to add more later. I’m off to enjoy the Character Awards for my daughter’s kindergarten class. Can’t wait to see which award she gets!


  1. says

    Andrea, you are too cute! I love that you wore your toga to dinner. I bet it was a fabulous evening. It looks like you ladies had a lot of fun. I love that you don’t take your self too seriously.

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