Saturday, March 29, 2014

~ celebration of spring ~

Today we celebrated Springtime in my little town.  I missed the parade, but met up with loved ones for lunch!  Since my newfound obsession with The Grand Budapest Hotel is just setting in, I decided to let it influence my outfit.

After getting home and resting up some, I mixed two nail polish colors to make what I am now calling "Wes Anderson Blue"

Then I took selfies with my favorite girl

And finished the day by taking a stroll down to the beehives with my mommy 

Despite not feeling well, it was a lovely Saturday!


Friday, March 28, 2014

~ little things ~

Life can be unfair sometimes.  Just when you think everything is going alright, the universe throws something at you.  But that's just the way life goes.  Ups and downs, happiness and sadness, love and hate, healthy and unhealthy.

That's why the little things are so important.  While the big things may be crashing down or not building up as fast as you would like, it's those little things that keep you going.  A hug, a warm blanket, a cup of tea, going for a walk, taking a hot shower, saying hello to friends.  It's those things that make the struggles worth while.
So here are the little things that are keeping me going.

01. bright sweaters with matching headscarves

02. lovely strawberries on my cereal

03. playing dress up

04. seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel

05. meeting people I love for frozen yogurt and good conversation

06. snuggles with Ida


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

~ tulip pink ~

I don't wear hot pink that often, but when I do, I go crazy with it.

{Ralph Lauren shirt (via goodwill), gap pants, target shoes}

There's something very invigorating about wearing pants and shoes of the same color.  Definitely puts a pep in your step!  And the color reminds me of my valentine's day tulips...

This might be my new favorite outfit.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

~ nyc day 03 part 02 ~

Let me tell you a little story.  Once upon a time a girl with frizzy hair and Atticus Finch glasses went to New York City and felt a little lost.  Then one day she went to Soho and fell in love.

It seemed that Manhattan was too big, Tallahassee was too small, but Soho was just right.

Okay, don't get me wrong - I love Manhattan!  But there's something about Soho that is simply amazing.  Maybe it's because of the bookstores, vintage clothing shops, handsome men with bikes and beards, and 5 million coffee shops.  Whatever it is, I love it.

Fanelli's cafe.  Try the black bean pesto burger - SO good!

Evolution - an awesome (and slightly spooky) store where you can buy everything from human skeletons, earrings made out of beetle wings, various bones, etc.  


I also went into a Chanel store, which was gorgeous and terrifying!  Since I couldn't afford to buy their doormat, I went down the street to the Housing Works Thrift Store where I found an amazing vintage dress.  Much more my style!

I could have spent four weeks photographing everything that inspired me!  I'll save that for next time.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

~ beach day ~

Sometimes when everything begins to pile up, the only sensible thing to do is pack a lunch, hop in the car, and drive to the beach.

It was a gorgeous spring day.  Highs in the 70s and not a rain cloud in sight!  And I got to wear my new Esther Williams brand bathing suit!

After a picnic, we packed up and headed to Apalachicola to shop in antique stores and look at old houses.  I found an AMAZING 1930s woolen bathing suit that miraculously fits - pictures coming soon!

A perfect day!