On Saturday, I attended a met up at a coffee shop. Honestly, I was feeling kind of down about going to meets in general after the donut meet in January, but I was pleasantly surprised!
I wore my lavender Mushroom Forest JSK by Long Ears and Sharp Ears. I wore a taobao blouse underneath, and an H&M cardigan because it was COLD. Fleece white tights from Target (I need more of these, by the way), a white F+F underskirt, and shoes from Amazon. The pink of my cardigan, shoes, and dress did not match. I probably could have switched out the shoes for a different pair of pink shoes, but I didn’t really care that much.
I didn’t really plan out this coord ahead of time, and like I kind of mentioned, the last meetup (even though it was a different group) really left me feeling down for various reasons (which I didn’t really talk about before. I think I can best describe it as feeling like I didn’t belong?) So when getting ready for this, I mentally decided that I would probably not go to more meets for awhile, because maybe a break would be what I need to become more excited about things again.
Devil Kitty was interested in my shoes and kept getting in the way while I was trying to take coord pictures. So here is your cat picture!
The coffeeshop we went to is actually very close to where I take my Mom to the doctor, so it was nice to discover this place. The shop itself is very chic and full of hip young people. It doesn’t have a huge selection of items, but there were pastries and tea.
I ordered some Earl Grey, and while it did take forever to get my tea, it was some of the best tea I have ever had. I mean, most Earl Grey teas taste the same to me, but this tea was prepared just right for my tastes. Not too hot, not over steeped. Most coffee shops I go to will give you boiling hot water with the tea bag still in it, and if it is non-herbal tea, then it will usually taste oversteeped and the only way to resolve that is to dump in a ton of sugar. And then you usually can’t drink it for another 10+ minutes! But at this coffee shop, I could drink my tea right away. I was so happy.
I got a lemon-ish scone, and it was very good. Their pastry selection was not huge, but this was a pretty quality scone. I had no idea what flavor it was until I ate some of it, so I am glad that gamble ended well.
So I mentioned that I was feeling kind of down about going out, but I am a staunch believer that if you mark on the event page that you are going, you either go to the event or you let them know (either via text or changing your status or whatever) that you can’t make it. Half of the people who responded as going ended up not showing up, and a few people did message the host, but others just ghosted the whole event. So I was kind of glad I did show up, because I imagine it feels crappy to try and put together an event and have no one show up.
But more importantly, I had FUN. We chatted about the fashion (which is kind of why I go to these things) and other topics where I felt like I could contribute to the conversations. I feel inspired again to go to more meetups so I can chat more. So I am really thankful for this meetup, and glad that I dragged myself out of the house.