Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day Thirty-Two: Another Day, Another Costume Change in Indy, with Extra-Added Requisite Politeness, Please

Today was a big travel day. I was sad to leave Indianapolis and Bouchercon, the World Mystery Conference. But our daughter's college break is over and I must drive her to St. Louis so she can catch an airplane to go back to school. Sad day.

Here's the view from my room in Indy. I was so delighted to be able to look out on Indiana's beautiful state buildings. I usually end up with a nice view of a rooftop HVAC system.

(Did you know that the dome of the West Virginia State Capitol Building is covered in gold leaf? Odd, but very striking to see when you come into the Kanawha River valley.)

Must drive away with the girl within hours--so without further ado....

Friday's ensembles:

I stayed pretty casual during the day. There was nothing official I needed to do, so I attended some panels and had lunch with a few beloved friends.

Sweater: Ralph Lauren (Sam's) $21; Scarf (love the color and pattern) $5; Nine West jeans $17; Earrings: $7; Shoes: (Last year's) $24   Total: $74


Yes, I was being silly, sitting inappropriately on a chair in my hotel room. What do you do in a hotel room when you're all alone on a Friday night and are completely sober?  (I also blogged, read, packed some, and did email. I didn't suffer too much, though. Attending the Random House party was part of my Author girl job, but it was a lot of fun. Then there was after-party sushi with vibrant writer-chicks Lois Greiman and Jeannie Holmes to top off the evening.)

Sweater: Cable and Gauge (Sam's) $17; George scoop-neck shell $12; Norma Kamali Wide-Leg Pants: $18; Norma Kamali Black Patent Sling-Backs $20; Jewelry: $29   Total: $100 (Most expensive yet, maybe?)

Many thanks to J.T. Ellison for taking the daytime pic!

More later.

BTW--I've had to switch to comment moderation because of spam and a couple of rude, anonymous comments. Too bad. Leaving a nasty comment on a person's blog is like putting a bag of flaming dog shit on their front porch, ringing the doorbell, and running away. Thanks, but no thanks.


  1. First of all, BOO!!! to the rude commenters. Your comparison is spot on. That really is the rudest thing I can think to do to someone.

    But enough on those people. That is a lovely scarf, and a great view! I love staying at a particular hotel in Des Moines & asking for a view of the capitol. It's got a dome covered in gold leaf, too, and you're right, that is very striking!

    Happy girl off to college day!

  2. Hey beautiful,

    Thanks for posting while you're at the conference -- love the outfits! And sad day indeed -- Pom is a wonderful girl and I too would be terribly sad to see her go! As for the nasty comments, I hate that beyond all belief. (It always gets under my skin no matter how many times I tell myself not to let it, but the good part is that people usually cool it after a few go rounds.) Shame, shame. I don't know why people bother with that nonsense. You and your blog and writing are wonderful. Keep fighting the good fight!

  3. Can't believe I got so far behind on responding to comments! Sorry. The two traveling weekends really messed me up.

    I do love that scarf, Carrie. It comes in silver and black and a couple other colors as well. I confess that the idea of using taxpayer money to cover the dome of a state building in gold seems awfully banana republic to me. But it's definitely pretty.

    Hey, sweet Michelle. I can't believe anyone would be mean to you. Next time, send them to me!