posted on: Saturday, May 30, 2009
The past couple of days have included time spent with Emma, Trish, Lily, and Grits with blue skies, white sand, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and layers of SPF on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. We have cooked many fantastic meals one of my favorites being the sauteed shrimp (bought at a local stand, and de-pooped and veined by all us ladies) in oil & chunks of garlic over a bed of noodles with a cream-marinara sauce. MmmMM.. Yesterday Emma brought me breakfast in bed, an everything bagel with cheese & spinach and a slice of pepperjack cheese all toasted to yummy goodness! Needless to say we have been eating very good considering we haven't eaten in one local restaurant, saving that cash money is easy to do when you have great cooks in the house. I haven't my camera with me, *SIGH,* but we have been taking some photos that I'll share later, as for now I leave you with some fun pics courtesy of Flickr from the 1960s.
the caption said this was The Netherlands, look at that sky!
Lily (Trish's little girl) is a soon to be five yr. old with a wild personality thats had us all over the place playing in sand, swimming in the pool at all hours, and watching all the Sponge Bob Square Pants I can possible handle.
This photo and the following are so darling I couldn't help but post, I love the bandana tied around her head and everyone's swim gear, retro!
I am currently searching for a similar suit via Ebay && Etsy, HOW RAD is this?!?!
Today I will be sporting my handed down unicorn t-shirt since my back is burned worse than ever before, such a shame too, I layered sunscreen on all day but MUST have forgot the upper back. sucks but taking refuge under the umbrella isn't all that bad...
posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Today I awoke to fresh waffles (thanks Mommah!) out at my parental's house on lake Tuscaloosa after spending the night with the fam continuing the celebration of Buck's (my middle brother) graduation from WashU. We hung around the lake sipping on beers while my pops and Buck played a game of redneck golf, a gift I gave the boys for Christmas, enjoying the company of having just the five of us at the homestead. My family met Grits for the first time, including the cats Murf and Cliff, (my two cats who have now turned into lake kitties) which went pretty well other than a small ambush courtesy of Murf.
After a good start my day went south thanks to Verizon and Comcast Cable. Not that I'm going to complain (on blog) about the highway robbery of these two services but I will say they have ruined more than one day of my life. I chilled out with some cold Amstel Lights, cranked up tunes, and packed the last bits of the shit remaining in my house...hopefully the tedious task of moving 3.5 hours away will soon be over and I can get to the fun part, decorating!
Lately I've been looking like a bum (that means no outfit post, no way!) but I guess that's what squatting in a house with nothing but a rocking chair, old ass food, single mattress (on floor), and boxed up baggage will do to ya. running up and down and up and down the stairs also helps out. but At LEAST I am still intercepting internet from next door, I was able to watch Grind House: Death Proof via Netflix instant play and was really impressed! The cast was a group of awesome ladies (including
best hair ever!
she's too cute in this flick, esp with that unicorn tee!
watching this made me want to haul ass in a vintage Mustang with some awesome gear and cig in my mouth (yet I don't smoke..) but you'll see what I mean after watching..
Stuntman Mike himself.
tomorrow I'm going to Gulf Shores with Emma and I couldn't be more thrilled, so now I must try and get some rest!
posted on: Monday, May 25, 2009
entire outfit//vintage, dress via Odd Showroom-NH
remember my comment about the failed attempt at making it to the Decatur Arts Festival on Saturday afternoon? Well if not, I didn't make it. due to R.A.I.N. No more like a torrential downpour. to the max. My mini umbrella was turning inside out, dress flying every which way, families running all over the place seeking shelter, and pretty sure my undergarments were visible. ha! I can laugh about it now but at the time it was awful. I didn't get to see one piece of art, eat not one funnel cake, or drink one tasty beer. The only solution to my wet'n'wild outing was turning around and going home, simply too wet to enjoy the day even if it did clear up..really not exaggerating, as soon as I stepped into the open from the parking deck I got dumped on. afterwards settled for a chai tea latte and the internet. eh.
on a happier note I was awarded a blog award from the lovely Mina via The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Fashion, thanks!!!
The Rules Are:
Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen.
the 16 blogs I chose (I'm silly and chose 16 without even realizing it) includes the following//in no particular order//all names clickable links
10. R is for Rodelle
11. Lady Lunacy
13. Miss Materialist
14. Macaroni Club
15. Penny Lane
have lovely evenings!
posted on: Sunday, May 24, 2009
Couple nights ago sported a look from before changed it up with some skinnies, moccasins, and my vintage Liz Claiborne purse purchased from Ebay since we were cruzing via the bikes.
this afternoon I'm hoping to hop on the road back to the old crib and pack up some more, we'll see how it goes. As for now I'm watching the last bit of Sliding Doors (1998) over the air waves my babes' new diy antenna is picking up, while Grits is snoring away. loudly might I add.
beanie-Wetseal, shirt-UO, jeans-F21, purse-vintage Liz Claiborne, moccasin booties-Yellow Box
Atl roses from the backyard//loved the colors!
can't wait to transfer all my plants and gardening tools, haven't gotten my hands dirty in a bit and my green thumb is'a cravin' some dirt.
below is a collage I created with a free trial version of Photoshop CS4, giving y'all a close up of the moccasins//
((in the top photo you can see the new "manly" camera bag I got in the mail as a total surprise from my sweet heart, now he won't be ashamed to hold the camera bag. my old one looked "mom-ish," apparently)) -also you can see my bf's awesome 'beer mug' socks that I'm sporting, I'm outta control!
posted on: Saturday, May 23, 2009
ok, so I know I have this damn hat on in every post but you know what-it works-with everything! and is a superb bang-puller-backer ((for all those growing out the bangs for summer...)) light weight, mustard, and an accessory-what more can a girl ask for to complete an outfit? enough about my beanie, here are the photos from Wednesday night's jazz outing//
taken in our 'backyard'
(click for large view)
dress//WD*NY, via TJ Maxx, blazer//((super old)) AE, beanie//Wetseal, purse, brooch, && boots//vintage, umbrella//Urban Outfitters
fending off the sprinkles//
the tables were so psychedelic, had to snap a photo!
the boys jamming out on a chill night, not too many people came so they had the opportunity to do whatever they pleased. Another day lounging around the crib, after a failed attempt at going to the Decatur Arts Festival due to miserable rain. oh bless the rain, can't wait for the umbrellas to be left at home for a while!
hope everyone's weekend is delightful!
posted on: Friday, May 22, 2009
while walking Grits this morning I discovered a hip little coffee/shake&smoothies/eatery down the block called Tilt and later went exploring for a snack without the pouch. Dp and I sat down with some magazines-mine including Loft Living & Elle (May 09) and his a local publication about the happenings after ordering a mid afternoon treat, which I completely recommend-that place is yummy! Flipping through the pages of Elle I came across an article about Josephine de La Baume and was blown away by her style. for example,
looks like she's at a festival lovin life//
((3rd from left))
fashionable ladies, article from Vanity Fair "Fortune's Children"
Chanel show, love those bangs. apparently with Mark Ronson, many articles saying this-never know..
Due to the Southeast experiencing showers galore and ((around these parts)) horrible traffic due to the holiday weekend I am left "trapped". I use the word trapped sarcastically because I really could go home but would much rather put off the drive a couple more days, even though I still have tons of work to do back home, packing and such//but while I'm "trapped" we are thinking about going through the art walk around here if the weather isn't so nasty-I have some photos from last nights jazz outing checking out Kevin down the block && will post those here soon. chilly night=last days of wearing my suede boots.
happy memorial day weekend//enjoi
posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
to our humble abode//Fairside Lofts!
after loads && loads of unpacking, our place is livable!
our bedroom architecture
looking a tad bare, but soon soon it will be c.o.m.p.l.e.t.e.
the next two photos represent our overall color scheme-blue (Dusty's fav color) and green (my fav) but there's also yellow mixed in, of course. That green couch nearly had to be split into pieces but as long as we never move again, should be fine. heheh.
this is a set of vintage salt pinches that hold small earrings and things//
don't believe this two prong hook is vintage but it sure does appear so, found in a cute shop in downtown Northport, Alabama.
We've had yet another l.o.n.g. day of settling in but have managed to share lots of laughs and venture around finding a Koger and sorts..
posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
over the past couple of years the color green has been booted out as my fav color and replaced with mustard!
a Monday night feast at Meghan's new summer crib-I made a mexican dip from random ingredients around the house-turned out delish!
via the sweet peas Blackberry
posted on: Sunday, May 17, 2009
another ceremony, another damn breakfast at the Pancake House, another car ride with the family, and finally after riding in several storms with zero visibility we made it to Birmingham.
We ran in and out of a Savannah's place getting decent from our rides and went to a beautiful wedding at an old mansion in the Highlands of the 'ham where we danced and celebrated a long awaited event. The groom's mom plays in a rockin cover band and they performed everything from Tom Petty//Fleetwood Mac//to Guns-N-Roses. Following their final song I hollered for "one more!" and they decided to go with "Rhiannon" ((by Fleetwood Mac)) and invited me in to play the tambourine, a total dream come true! I was ushered to sing but didn't know the words well enough so I just jammed//
this is what I wore for the commencement ceremony on Saturday at WashU's Quadrangle, a dress from a boutique called Lotus.
**click for larger view**
(vintage bag, shoes by Bare Traps, vintage shades and Lucky Brand necklace)
WashU's campus is so pretty, this castle-like building was to my right for the ceremony and with the clouds it was a dreamy sight to see-as well as most the architecture around.
sorry if my posts seem a bit scrambled, I am literally a traveling nomad at the moment.
Today was also a big day//We got the keys to the loft!!!! More to come on that later, chilling out in Atlanta preparing to wake up and drive yet again.
posted on: Friday, May 15, 2009
The past couple of days have been a busy busy blur-jam packed with lots of traveling, ceremonies, dinners, and family drama galore!
Yesterday we attended part 1 of 2 graduation events for Buck, gambled a bit at Harrah's where I lost $35.00 in a matter of minutes (!!!!) and went to Pappy's Smoke House for the Phi Delta Theta senior night party.
this is what I wore//
I bought this Zara blouse/tunic in Las Vegas and am totally in love!
jeans//Forever 21, purse//Vintage, sandals//Fahrenheit, necklaces//both-Lucky Brand
another comfortable outfit//
((click photos for larger view))
Phi Delt Senior Studs, my goofy brother cut his hair into a mullet for fun a couple days ago and then had to shave it off for the graduation (3rd from right, back row)
this is my Mom!!!
I loved her little baby doll dress, matches her crystal blue eyes.
posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Haven't done a "I Wish Wednesday" in a minute and what a better time to do it than while stuck in a hotel room with the fam..
I wish for amazing floral cabinets like these!
I wish for some funky neck bling like these ladies! Check out their admirer in the background, hah!
I wish to wear a romper everyday, they are so comfy!
This romper will soon be up for sale on EBV, I will let everyone know when new listings are up.
I wish to sleep outside many many times this summer. and totally will.
I wish to be in between these beautiful people while watching models struck down a small runway sporting the new Elizabeth and James line.
I wish to go to hip roof top parties in Atlanta, I know they exist...how cute is she?!
anywho, we made it to St. Louis and as expected I slept 6 or so hours of the 8+ hour trip. Next couple of days are going to be interesting.
posted on: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday was the Great Big No's last night playing together, ever, so my friends and I took it upon ourselves to break down, again. Back to Mellow we went and this is
what I wore//
I've had everything I'm wearing for a while now but I just found the bow && shades pin, which I attached to one another. Entire outfit is vintage minus the shorts, those are from Old Navy. I found the blouse at american and it was missing a button so I detached every other and replaced with fun red ones, turned out kinda cute.
Tomorrow I'm going to St. Louis for my brother Buck's graduation from Washington University in St. Louis, so exciting. My family and I are traveling via vehicle and then it on to Birmingham for a wedding on Saturday and then Atlanta on Sunday. We are getting the keys to the new loft that we'll be leasing starting Friday, insane! I have been packing all day and am completely exhausted, but so thrilled to be heading to Atl.
Have a swell night Ladies, and I will hopefully post soon, probably going to bring the laptop for sanity purposes.