Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yellow....and chickens

I know today is Thursday but this is Wednesday's outfit.

Yesterday was a very weird day. It started out normal enough - I got up and went to work - but I left work early because I was traveling about 3 hours to a city in a neighbouring province for a meeting that was held today. And that's when things got a little weird.

First, let's set the stage by showing you my outfit.

Necklace: gift from husband from China
Blouse: Vintage Givenchy from etsy
Jeans: H&M
Boots: Fluevog Operetta | Mirella

Pretty bright, eh?

Yes, I was wearing jeans on a Wednesday, something I normally wouldn't do but I knew I was going to be sitting in a car for 3 hours so I wanted to be comfortable. It turned out to be a good choice.

I was hitching a ride with a colleague, B, who was going to the same meeting and when he came to pick me up he said he had to make a stop at his house before we got on the road.

He lives about 30 minutes outside the city and his neighbour had phoned to say that one of his chickens had gotten loose and a dog was chasing after it and had possibly injured it.

When we got to his place he asked if I could help hunt down the chicken. He moved toward his neighbour's deck since the chicken was last seen heading that direction so I went to check out the coop.

That's when we discovered a hole in the chicken wire and two other chickens were loose. The first was caught quite quickly but the other ran into a group of trees and bushes.

So here I was, running around in $500 boots and a Givenchy blouse, flushing a chicken out of the brush and trying to herd it toward B so he could put it back into the coop, saying "here, chicky chicky chicky..bawk bawk"...

We successfully rescued the two chickens we could find and then searched around his yard and his neighbour's yard to find the last and possibly injured chicken. We had to give up though.

Then we drove to our hotel where our meeting was being held, which wasn't even in the city so there was nothing to do other than sit in the bar. I had a beer, a glass of wine and 4 martinis. This was a very bad decision on my part. Definitely not one of my shining moments of intelligence.

Luckily my meeting which was supposed to go until 4:30 ended at 1:30. Sitting in a meeting with a hangover is challenging.

I didn't get a photo of today's outfit because I couldn't find a place where I could sneakily set up my camera.

So glad tomorrow is Friday.

Oh, the missing chicken was found, safe and sound, uninjured. Lucky chicken.


  1. That sounds like a hilarious day - I can just picture you running around in those fabulous boots.

    I love the pink and navy plaid on the yellow background. What era Givenchy is it, do you think? Does it have an old-timey label? I would love to see that.

    Heh, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes poor alcohol decisions at times. I'm sure you and I would never get up to any trouble... :)

  2. Omg that sounds like such a ridiculous, but fun day. Glad to hear all chickens were recovered.

    Those boots are incredible! Such a rich color. I guess if you've got to chase chickens, yellow boots would be the optimal choice.

    Hope you're feeling better. Drinking makes me really dehydrated, so I rarely do it.

  3. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!! I'm laughing in sympathy but also at the absurdity of the great chicken roundup in Givenchy and Fluevogs! Those drinks must have gone done well at the time. Great writing! Great outfit! I'm not seeing any chicken leftovers on the boots, which is a good thing!

  4. Ha! That sounds like one heck of a day :-D I love your boots, the colour is just gorgeous.

  5. You always wear the best boots in the whole world, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    have a lovely weekend.

  6. Oh the image of you hunting a chicken in such nice clothing!! I love this outfit and I'm glad the chicken was found. And I too am guilty of making those poor alcohol decisions from time to time. It happens!

  7. You are obviously a great co-worker, stylish and helpful! :)

    I speak a lot at seminars, and I have one friend who reminds me not to go out drinking with the girls the night before a presentation. She had a hangover so bad she could barely read introductions on one occasion. So I go out drinking with the girls *after* the presentation is given :P

  8. Love the outfit and hope to one day have a pair of those boots for myself