Out shopping in my Ruben Elephant Twist Dress

It was my bff’s birthday this week, so I took her out shopping at Santa Monica Place and surprised her with a (small) gift from Louis Vuitton.  My outfit for the excursion:
Dress:  Anglomania Ruben Elephant Twist Dress
Tights:  Japan Label Leopard Tights in Black (too dark to see though)
Shoes:  Gold Label Silver Mary Janes
Jewelry:  Worlds End Giant Orb Pendant
Purse:  Louis Vuitton Idylle Speedy in Fusain
Sunglasses:  Prada Baroque
My bff’s wearing her black gold label pirate boots and carrying a damier ebene speedy <3.  I love this dress, but sometimes I forget that I’m wearing nude boobies in public, and people have interesting reactions.  The staff at Louis Vuitton were nice and asked me a lot of questions about the painting on the dress, and I had to pull the painting up on my phone to appease their curiosity   Apparently the guard at the door is an art history major, and the sales man is a big Vivienne Westwood fan.  They don’t usually let customers take pictures in the store, but they let us take this one, and then they showed us the not yet released line of denim tote bags.  I’m on a handbag ban right now though, so I didn’t get myself anything this time, and was good and only spent money on my friend’s b-day present.  She deserved it.  Anybody who volunteers to drive your high on opiates ass home after outpatient surgery, and then stay with you all day to make sure you don’t drown in your shower is a friend for life.
Speaking of health, it’s been 6 months of being on the gluten free diet to correct the damage done by my celiac disease, and things are getting much better.  In fact our trip to Santa Monica Place was my first shopping trip in the past 2 years, so I am definitely improving.  My doctor ran a boat load of blood tests this week to check for progress, and everything had returned to normal except for my vitamin d, so I’m now on rx strength vitamins for 12 weeks.  Hoping it helps speed things up, because I have a lot of things to do this summer, and I have no time or patience to sit around at home anymore.


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