I mentioned in my post on Tuesday that we were headed to the airport to pick up my husband who was finally returning home after 78 days away. I had big plans of photographing this adorable dress from Rosegal at the airport. I thought it would make the perfect backdrop for the vintage style dress. Plus the red, white, and blue with the bold stripes are in some way reminiscent of an old school airline stewardess, no? But the weather apparently had another plan.
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I got all dolled up to see my husband for the first time in 3 months. I even dressed the kids up a little bit, too. I picked the boys up early from school to make the hour drive to the Syracuse airport. We were anticipating my husband arriving at 2:00. About 20 minutes from the airport, my husband called to inform me that due to some storms off the east coast, he missed his connecting flight at LaGuardia and would now be arriving at 4:15. So I had to find a way to kill 2 hours with my very excited boys. If you are at all familiar with Syracuse Hancock International Airport, you know that there is no way to kill 2 hours there. It is a tiny little airport. So we headed a few exits south to Destiny USA which is New York State’s largest shopping center boasting 250 places to shop, dine, and play. In a series of annoying events which included missing the exit off the interstate, I got lost in some undesirable areas of Syracuse for about 30 minutes. Although stressful, it did kill some time. Upon finally arriving at the mall, my husband texted that his flight had been delayed and his arrival time was now 5:15. So I took the kids to The Disney Store, then we rode these little motorized animals all around the basement floor of the mall…
My little one couldn’t quite manage the thing, so I had to get on the back of his and drive him around. Wearing this dress. (Fortunately, there are no photographs of that scene!) I definitely got some looks, some smiles, and even a few chuckles from onlookers. We rode those things for about 45 minutes and actually had a really great time. Then the kids started getting fussy and hungry and they wanted Daddy. All the while, my pretty dress was turning into a wrinkled sweaty disaster, my hair had gone limp, and my broken toe was killing me! So we sat down for a while and had some Auntie Anne’s pretzel bites. And finally, it was time to head to the airport. We arrived 8 minutes before his flight landed. Thankfully…because stalling my children any longer was becoming nearly impossible.
Once my husband got his baggage, I think we were all too exhausted for a photo shoot. We managed to snap about 10 quick photos in the parking garage (hence the terrible lighting) and only 4 are even close to shareable. So my cute reunion outfit was quite ruined due to all the rigamarole of the day, but we have our soldier back…better late than never. Perhaps, on another day, I can restyle my dress.
Dress: Plus Size Vintage Striped Button Embellished Dress-Purplish Blue (c/o Rosegal).
Cardigan: Target (Old, but other red cardigans here).
Shoes: Anna Almond Toe Ghillie Flat by Brash for Payless.
Don’t you hate all the travel issues? Has anyone ever had a seamless travel experience without any hitches and arrived on time as planned? I almost think that may never happen!
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Wrinkled but reunited on the edge,
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