Things have been a bit hectic around here - adjusting to a new job, new schedule, and oh yeah - ITS THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR: DERBY!!
If you know me (or read me?) you know that horse racing is my jam. I grew up with race horses, and despite being super allergic to them I take every opportunity I can to be around them. I also love the pomp and circumstance of racing - what goes into it, the thought people put into what they wear and where they will sit. It's incredible.
This week's Friday Favorites is a little different: I want to feature some ladies that have recently come into my life. I am an incredibly lucky woman in that I have an insanely close family, wonderful friends, and three of the funniest pups on the planet. I also somehow manage to keep meeting incredible women that restore my faith in humanity.
Let's face it: the news is depressing. I don't even have cable anymore, but the news just makes me want to sit and cry. I try to always find some small amount of good in the shitstorm I read/hear about. Lately, I've been overcome with the support of WOMEN by WOMEN. We are all guilty of being catty but jeeeeeez: its finally cool to be cool to other women.
I don't know how many of you are out there reading this, but I'm admittedly very new to this blogging thing. I am in AWE of some of the ladies I've met through a local blogger network that are SO SUPPORTIVE and sweet. Last night I had the privilege of hosting some fab blogger friends at the shop of some of my oldest friends, The Hat Girls. Rachel and Kate (aka The Hat Girls) are truly women that are for women: they want their creations to make women feel beautiful and special. They are also super busy ladies this time of year, so for them to make the time to host some fledgling (and one not so fledgling!) bloggers at their shop to take pics and talk Derby hat is huge. Thank you, Rachel and Kate for always indulging this silly fan's whims!
Last night I got to drink champagne and play dress up with Emmie, Courtney, Holly Jo, and Ryann. Sometimes you just click with people, and the amount of laughing that went on was a testament to how great these women are. Isn't it so special that 7 really different women who know each other in varying degrees can come together and have a truly good time?
March is "Women's History Month" which kind of gave me all the eye rolls. But now I want to celebrate it - because last night is a testament to the power of women. Nothing earth shattering happened, we didn't solve world hunger or end gun violence. But we had a great time, lifted each other up, and reaffirmed that when women support each other nothing but good happens.