Go check it out. And, make sure you take a peek at her amazing pillows while you are there.
I didn't go out to restaurants much when I was a kid. But, I have such vivid memories of my rich friends
(rather, they seemed rich to me) talking about going to The Olive Garden for dinner and I would always think, "Whoa. You guys go out to dinner? In a garden? And, someone makes your food and brings it to you?" and then I would envision how fancy this Olive Garden place must be. I imagined vines, water fountains, a waiter in a bow tie, a violinist in a tux, breadsticks that melt in your mouth, fancy goblets, and limos out in the parking lot.
Well, all of my wildest dreams came true this weekend when I got a gift card to this magical place and actually visited The Olive Garden! And by all of my wildest dreams came true, what I really mean is, all of my "The Olive Garden is so fancy" dreams came crashing down when I pulled in to the parking lot and there wasn't a single limo. The dreams came crashing down again as I walked in and saw all the southern folks in overalls and bright orange University of Tennessee t-shirts. No bow ties? No tuxedos?
As I looked around at everyone in jeans, overalls, t-shirts, and corduroy, I looked down at myself and felt real stupid when I saw this:
Shirt: TJ Maxx Dress: TJ Maxx Shoes: TJ Maxx Necklace: Thrift store
(If you remember... this skirt is actually a dress)
I thought maybe adding the striped cotton top might make it a little bit less fancy looking.
So, roommates, although you will never be able to convince me to wear overalls or a bright orange Tennessee shirt out to dinner, you could convince me that this outfit was inappropriate for my date night.
So tell me..
1. Is black lace and red lipstick way too fancy for a giftcard date to The Olive Garden?
2. If so, can you think of any sort of occasion I could wear my fancy nancy lacey skirt?