Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winner of a different sort

DH Grant was informed Monday that he was one of the winners in a sales competition through his work.  The prize: a two night stay at a resort hotel and a $1200 shopping spree.  So exciting!  We are going to Newport Beach and shopping at Fashion Island, a large shopping mall.  Gift wrapping service is even included from the hotel.  Gift lists are being assembled and work coverage arranged for my weekend work.  I'm taking Friday off from the office (I hope).   

There is also a cocktail reception and dinner for the winners and sponsoring vendors on Saturday night.  Grant read the dress requirements: "Evening Resort Casual". 

What the heck does that mean????

I don't own a Little Black Dress so wouldn't be wearing that anyway, but I do have a lovely floral silk dress and a silk coral sweater (sleeveless is a no no for me!).  This looks resortish, doesn't it? 

 


11 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Totally resort-ish . I think you'll look darn fine Annie.

Have fun with the shopping spree. Sounds like a complete blast. I love shopping with other people's money.

Belinda said...

Now DARN IT!!! I came over to say 'hey' and to see what you're doing and found TONS of cute things going on...especially that cute little
'resort' dress!!!
You two go to that 'foo-foo' affair and have a blast....WOOOO HOOOO!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

How exciting! That is the perfect dress!

Lorraine said...

Wow......fabo! sounds like an amazing couple of days...and shopping money thrown in! Awesome..the dress is perfect...don't you just love the different dress codes they come up with......"evening resort casual"...what the? I think it is code for "whatever-the-hell-you-want-to-wear".....!

Kate said...

Dress looks like it's perfect. Sounds like a totally fun and relaxing weekend.

Diane said...

WOW, have a great time. The dress looks perfect.

Vivian said...

The dress choice couldn't be better. You're have a great weekend. What FUN you will have!
Help Grant spend that money with a big smile on your face.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness....now that is going to be sooooooooooooooooooooooooo fun!!! Come back and us all about it....what a dream come true, to go shopping with no cares....

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Congrats to your DH for the prize - that is wonderful and sounds like you will have fun. I think the dress is totally appropriate. Have a great weekend! Cheers! Evelyn

Stephanie D. said...

Wow, congratulations! Sounds like it'll be a great time!

Banaghaisge said...

That is a wonderful prize win!!!! It was interesting reading back through your blog, and wondering why you were throwing money away like a sailor on w/e leave!!!
Fabulous frock - did you feel special in it? It looks great!
Happy Christmas - your decorations look ace!
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