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new wheels

May 20th, 2013 · 13 Comments

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This was an exciting weekend!  Chad and I picked out a new car, which was completely necessary (he’s been driving a rental for two weeks!) but still not an experience I was really looking forward to.  For a long time, especially after living in New York, cars to me just seemed like glorified refrigerators: an appliance that had some practical value, but not exactly something I could get excited over. 

But there was always one exception: convertibles.  Ever since I was thirteen, I’ve wanted nothing more than a cute little yellow convertible.  When we moved to Houston, I tried really hard to convince Chad that I should get one, but ultimately we decided that safety and price weighed too much against it.

Fast forward almost two years, and it’s time to pick out a car for Chad.  And this time, I made my case as strong as I could: the medical benefits of Vitamin D, the warm weather in Texas for almost the whole year, and the fact that we could share both cars, which means that we’ll still have my sedan for trips to the airport and drives with multiple passengers.

And… success!  Sitting in our driveway right now is a black (not yellow — those are hard to find!) convertible!  I’m so, so excited — honestly, I’m more excited than I’ve ever been about a car in my life!  I can’t wait for fun jaunts with the top down, listening to music and hoping my hair doesn’t get too tangled (it will). 

And what better to wear on those fun weekend jaunts than some beautiful, easy-going, breezy-in-the-wind clothes?  You guys know how much I love By Smith (they were part of the Cotton 24-Hour Runway show and also in this post!), but this top is my favorite of all.  It’s so luxe and chic, and I love the bold, bright color!  I was extra excited when I realized it was a perfect match for the Brian Atwood sandals I picked up on super-sale after Christmas — obviously it was meant to be!

Gifted By Smith tank top, Abercrombie shorts, Brian Atwood heels, gifted Samantha Wills and Alex and Ani bracelets.

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palmilla waves

April 26th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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Major photo post warning! I usually try to limit my photos to 4 or 5 for any given post, but this trip required me to bend those rules a little bit! I’m still daydreaming about crashing waves and sunset cocktails… and planning when we can go back.

Printed bikini is Eberjey; Solid bikini is from Everything But Water in Houston. We stayed at the One and Only Palmilla.

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settling in

October 5th, 2011 · 11 Comments

This has been quite a week!

Ever since the movers arrived last Thursday, Chad and I have basically been unpacking fourteen hours a day.  My arms are permanently sore from lugging boxes, and poor Chad has suffered some brutal cardboard-box-paper-cuts (poor thing).  Calvin and Coco were pretty freaked out when the movers were actually bringing stuff into our apartment, but as soon as they realized that all our stuff was finally back, they were pretty psyched.

This is only a temporary space — if all goes well, we’re hoping to buy a place next spring or summer!  But while we didn’t actually buy any new furniture for this apartment, somehow it manages to look completely different from our old place in New York (which you can see pictures of here and here)!

I’m slowly adjusting to life outside NYC — it’s crazy how friendly everyone is here!  Almost every interaction — from buying groceries to standing in line at the post office — involves someone asking ‘how are you?’ and actually seeming like they care about the answer.  It’s also cooled down a bit to a balmy eighty or so degrees, so I’m a pretty happy camper this week.

And now that our living space is so cozy and settled, I can start organizing my closet!

Before…

And after!

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