Friday, June 8, 2012


Hi friends. It's been a while. Sorry 'bout that. We just had to pack up everything what we could fit of everything we own into a truck and drive across the country. All the rest of our mounds of knick knacks and goodies were sold or left in the hall of our building. (You're welcome neighbors!!..with the exception of that one mystery neighbor who stuffed our couch cushion we accidentally left in the hall full of 50 porn mags in the middle of the night. You, sir...eerrr lady are NOT welcome).
Anyhoo, we have arrived in Venice. Ya'll! It's lovely. Although moving is one of the most stressful experiences, I'm doing a lot better than I thought I would be. J has been steadily working to make this house a home. All the pictures are hung, floors are swept, decorative pillows are placed etc.. 
The weather has been beautiful. Each morning we make coffee and sit on our front patio and sip, and watch the doggies run around their new territory. I'm really happy. 
Don't get me wrong. I will forever be a Texas girl. FOREEEV-ER (the way the kid in The Sandlot said it). I miss the oak trees, my family, my gals and Texas style in general. As I was driving out here I was overcome with emotion. The first road trip I've felt I was getting further away from home rather than closer to the destination. Now that we're here, and my husband is bein' a badass, and we've walked to the beach and can smell flowers in the air....I'm alright with it. 
blabbidy blah blah. I finally busted my camera out a week in and snapped some photos. Another post to come about our 'hood. 
I dig this outfit. Yeah It's cute, but more importantly each piece is kinda special. The shirt my mom got me at NY&Co. (I know! Ha!!) when I was in 8th grade and was hostessing at a restaurant. I picked it because it was collared and mostly black and never wore it after that. Thankfully I didn't get rid of it because I wear it all the time now. It has a vintage-y texture and pattern and I lerve it. The skirt is one of those pieces I've owned for years and have never worn. I tickles me when I realize I'm sitting on a treasure (literally...wink wink). The shoes are vintage Cole Haan's. They were my mother's. The vintage RayBans are J's, and my pelican earrings I purchased for $4 at a shell shack in St. Augustine. 
There. Done.

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