I spent a large chunk of the weekend watching the Euro 2012 Championships and griping to anyone who would listen to the point (or lack thereof) of baby showers. A large part of me hates these societal rituals (i.e. baby showers, wedding showers, bachelorette parties) for the same reasons Carrie cited in "A Woman's Right to Shoes": if I don't follow these standards, society will never celebrate my life choices... which is mostly to become a designer bag lady and invest all the money I'd spend on a wedding on achieving the ultimate shoe collection.
But honestly, can someone please explain to me why all the games played at these events are so shitty? The "Guess the Chocolate 'Poop' in the Diaper" game is sickening, and variations on the "guess the baby's features" concept is a snore. I swear to god, if I have to make another stupid scrapbook, I'm going to cut someone. Who looks at those things? Lillie made me many years ago, and I've looked at it once - when she gave it to me. (Sorry, L.)
I guess I'm just not the cupcake-loving, pastel color obsessed, Pinterest user I'm expected to be.
Here's a tribute to all the power women out there. Join me in raising a glass: to our right to blowing our disposable income on booze, clothes, and whatever else catches our fancy!
Zara denim shirt (similar here)
Paul & Alice striped skirt