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!