new wheels

May 20th, 2013


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.





Tags: personal · style

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 katy // May 20, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Those shoes are fabulous!!! ladies, try they have a great selection of clothes and you can create your own styles there!

  • 2 Katy of Sugarlaws Wears by SMITH Navarre Tank - by SMITH // May 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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  • 3 petite.cherie // May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Even at my age, sigh, I do adore the heels. Conv ertibles are awesome especially without kids. Be careful of the hot seats and steering wheel! I’ve burned the back of my legs and can barely touch the steering wheel here in CA. (We have an MBZ SUV with a sunroof.)

  • 4 Emily // May 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Pretty Katy!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 Ashley // May 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Those shoes and top are amazing! SO exciting on getting the convertible! Yall are going to have so much fun whipping around town in that ride!

  • 6 Alicja // May 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Is it just me or do a lot of your shoes look whore-ish? As if you just stepped out from a (bad) porno movie work?
    sorry to be so crass but the huge platforms look cheap and tawdry.

  • 7 Sarah // May 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Oooo convertibles are so fun! Not much use for them in my state (Oregon) with the rain, but if I lived in Texas I’d certainly want one!

    By the way – your top looks great on you!

  • 8 Jules // May 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous top!!!!

  • 9 Myriam Nam // May 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I am in love with your heels. The colour blocking heels have definitely caught my attention haha. Love the overall vibe too! Xx

  • 10 Nika // May 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Love the outfit, especially shoes and glasses,
    xoxo Nika

  • 11 ?????? ????? ???? // May 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

    summer refreshing look!

  • 12 Abby // May 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit! Love it from your hair to your shoes <3

  • 13 Nellie // May 27, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Whoa! You nailed the outfit with those heels. I can’t stop gushing for them.

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