Friday, August 12, 2011

"I die" (said in my most rachel zoe voice)

One of the first designers I was able to identify on the pages of various style magazines or on the runway was Missoni. The patterns, use of color and boho styles have always been beautiful to me. Of course that beauty comes at a really high price, so when my sister sent me the word that Missoni was doing a mini line for Target, I was 100% IN!


Ah, that signature chevron + earthy, rich colors + target price point = friendly fashion for the low tax bracket folks like myself.
Hits stores September 13th, 2011. (I was tempted to tell you the 14th so that I could get a head start)

Friday, August 5, 2011

my new fluffy friend?

how cute is her sweet face? her name is Taylor (not my ideal dog name, I have friends with that name!!)

this must be her sassy (why you waking me up & not rubbing my belly) face. (ie, we are soulmates)

& this must be her social butterfly face..

Here is what her fosters parents say,
"Taylor is an adorable 1-2 year old, petite, golden mix, weighing 40 lbs. She was recently rescued from a shelter and has successfully undergone heartworm treatment. It was necessary to shave her due the severe matting to her coat. Taylor appears to have been mistreated and or neglected. Her initial adjustment was difficult and Taylor was frightened, defensive and unsure that she could trust. She is now safe in a foster home with 2 other dogs and a cat and is transitioning beautifully. Her fear is melting away and she continues to make tremendous progress. Taylor is now smiling and has become quiet the cuddlier. She is learning basic commands, walks nicely on a leash, is housetrained and adores riding in the car. Taylor is a special dog who will continue to need reassurance as she continues to learn to socialize with people and other animals. She is good with older children and does fine with other dogs as long as they do not intrude on her personal space. This dog is currently in one of our wonderful Foster Homes for evaluation and lots of love."

I think Taylor would do wonderful at my parent's house for a time & then continue on the journey of life with me! As long as Gracie does not intrude her "personal space" too much... uhh, that might be an issue!

happy friday Y'ALL!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

florida on my mind!

this past month has been a blur of a trip home to see my Granny, getting to see fabulous friends in Atlanta, celebrating a wedding in South Carolina and exploring southern California. we are trying to pack much exploring in because.. we are moving back to Florida! I have mixed feelings about the move & in true lawyer's-girlfriend-style, I will Pro/Con it for you all (all 3 readers, hi mom & dad!)

Being close to family!
Being close to friends!
Not missing things like birthday parties, bachelorette parties (hi Mel!), spontaneous trips & fun events
Seeing my doggies
FSU football season
Starting a career that I hope will last longer than 12 months (which is my current longeset run at a job, but I have good reasons why, right HLS?)
Not getting looked at weird when I say "y'all"
Maybe getting my own puppy

I LOVE working in the Fashion District. I am inspired daily & love being in a creative environment
I LOVE the designers I work with. They are the best.
My boss values me and compliments me
This freak (our term of endearment) of a friend I have named Caitlin (& her fluffy haired roommate Tiffany)
The amazing weather
Going on hikes in cool places like Malibu, Laguna Beach, Runyon Canyon (I say those as I flip my hair like a true LA girl)
Being in a city where you can do anything, see anything, shop anywhere and see celebrities

It is a tough decision, but in the long run it is best. I am encouraged by a positive response to a few jobs I have applied for and am excited about what is next.

Plus, to move back we are going the best road trip ever.

Day 1: LA - Utah (Jon asked if we could find some polygamists to stay with, weirdo)
Day 2: Utah - ASPEN!! (my favorite Aunt & Uncle & cousins live there, they are hilarious & super fun)
Day 3: ASPEN!! (we hope to go white-water rafting & to the rodeo y'all)
Day 4: Aspen to Iowa (Aspen loses the CAPS because I will be sad to leave)
Day 5: Iowa to CHICAGO!! (one of my sorority sisters is getting married & I know it is going to be fabulous x10)
Day 6: Either:: Chicago to Las Vegas (for my grand finale working a trade show for my current job)
           or        Chicago to Louisville (to say with TJ & Stu)
Day 7: Either:: Vegas
           or Louisville to Jacksonville
Day 8: Either:: Vegas
           or Jacksonville to Florida (directly to turn in my pretty car because the lease is up)

Phew, that's a lot of itinerary.

I will leave you with some true Florida pieces I think I need to welcome me home.
Forever 21 Flamingo Pendant, $4.80
California pillow, to remember our year!, Uncommon Goods, $149

Borderline obnoxious (ie Fabulous) Lilly Dress, Saks $298
See you soon east coast.