Thursday, September 25, 2014

Where the Green Grass Grows

leather romper: shopbop (similar here) // boots: schutz (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (here)
photos by common dove photography

Yes, that's me, romping through a field in leather overalls and 4 inch gladiator boots…..and now it feels like the perfect time to preface this outfit by explaining what's going on in my life at the moment…..

About a month ago my husband and I separated and our 3 year old son and I moved down to my hometown on the coast. This happened just as my parents were packing up to move to a different state……and everything changed very rapidly.

Obviously major life changes like going through a divorce and moving from your home of 4 years are tough…..and I'm sure you guys have been noticing my grieving process through the blog. But I will say this much…..I never thought I would be happy living back in my hometown… fact, the thought of small town life used to depress me. However……for the past month everything has been incredibly surreal….and being back here has been rather therapeutic.

Being around people who have known me most of my life has made me remember what's important. Sometimes, going back to your roots allows you to wipe the slate clean.

So back to this outfit….I actually wore this while in New York for Fashion Week a couple of weeks ago but I loved the juxtaposition of wearing it back home……its a spot on metaphor for my life: 4 inch heels in a field…..being all dressed up with nowhere to go…..and that's ok with me…..because that's how I've been my whole life and those that love me know that's never going to change. So right now "I'm gona live where the green grass grows……"

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Feels Like Home

dress: vintage (similar here) // shirt: sara (similar here) // shoes: schutz (available here) // sunnies: prada (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

Not that my previous city of residence had crazy big city amenities…..but I'll be honest…..I miss Whole Foods and Trader Joes…..the closest Starbucks is 30 minutes away…..and I would kill for my favorite French restaurant. But oddly enough….I would gladly give up all of that to be able to walk out the front door and smell the ocean…..or run into a familiar face at the only Walmart in the county. Because, right now, this is what I need…..and it feels like coming home.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Slightly Askew

top: helmut lang (similar here) // shorts: free people (available here) // jacket: vintage (similar here) // shoes: sam edelman (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

The older I get the more I've come to appreciate the fact that I'm not perfect……Messy hair……smudged eye liner and chipped nails are kind of my trademark. Perfect is expected…..perfect is inside the box……perfect is boring…..if you ask me, slightly askew is where its at :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Indian Summer

top: halleluh (similar here) // shorts: nicole miller (similar here) // shoes: stuart weitzman (available here) // earcuffs: rachel zoe (similar here)
photos by common dove photography

Usually by this time of year I start getting jealous…. of those style mavens who are already pulling jackets and scarves out for the cooler weather. In the South, hot, sticky weather can last straight on through October. But for the first year since I can remember I'm not praying for Fall to arrive……because this past year has taught me to stop waiting for what's coming next and to appreciate where you are RIGHT NOW.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obligatory NYC Shots

top: for love and lemons ( here) // skirt: for love and lemons (here) // boots: 10 crosby derek lam (similar here) // bag: 3.1 phillip lim (similar here) // sunnies: ray ban (here) // watch: michael kors (here)
photos by sheree from its not that deep