Happy Friday, friends! I'm excited to be gearing up for another sun-and-fun-filled weekend, even though it felt like I didn't get much done this week. I guess driving back and forth to the nearby towns takes up a lot of time. Yesterday we had to drive back over to the neighboring town to fix my driver's license. Seems that when I went to get my new one on Tuesday the attendant accidentally misspelled my name. I didn't even notice until I tried to change my name with PayPal and they declined it again! (Don't even get me started on PayPal and their refusal to spell my name right... for years now! Ugh) Luckily it was a pretty quick fix since they let me skip the line and scoot on out of there. After that we drove around, saw Mike's stepmom at her office, ate delicious Mexican food, and nabbed me an upgrade to an iPhone 5 (Holy fast! And the camera! I'm so tardy to the party but I don't even care haha). By the time we drove back to town and took care of some insurance stuff, we decided to abandon all responsibilities and go swimming. It was nice to swim when the sun was down low and the heat had gone for the night. So incredibly relaxing! Mike treated us to some delicious chicken for dinner and we capped out the night with several episodes of Veep. I don't mean to brag, but it was a pretty rad day overall! Good thing you can't really notice my busted lip! Ahh. I woke up yesterday morning with a gnarly bruised and swollen lip. I think Mike may have elbowed me in our sleep or something (or maybe one of the dogs hit me with their head) but holy moly that thing hurts! I was able to hide it a bit in my license photo but man I'll be happy when it heals.
I had been toying with whether or not I was going to send this dress back, but in the end I (obviously) kept it. I'm a pretty short gal and these "pin up" style dresses with circle skirts tend to be too long. Luckily opting for heels made all the difference. (Well, we first tried to prepare the skirt to be hemmed... but have you hemmed a circle skirt?! No thanks!) I really didn't want to send it back because it's such a great cut and pattern! Flamingos! My favorite bird! I also really liked the cloth belt and how deep the V goes in the back (We didn't snap any photos, but you can see it here!) At the end of the day I'm really glad I kept it because I know I'll wear it a ton. I topped it off with my new Kate Spade clutch (here's a better photo of what it looks like! I love it and want the other one, too!) and some tortoise sunglasses. I think these sunglasses have officially beat out my RayBans as my favorite (and bonus, they're way way way cheaper! $10!) I was ever so graciously offered these from Threads and I had a blast picking them out. (Are you familiar with Shop It To Me? Well, Threads is their new deal and it's the best! You can pick styles/brands/themes and set it to your actual sizes, then they bring up every item that's on sale! I'm cheap and love a discount, so I'm in heaven haha Here's an invite if you want to give it a go yourself!) I don't know if you can see my nail polish below, but I'm sporting some straight mermaid nails! I layered a teal glitter polish over metallic turquoise (both Julep brand!) and I'm in love. I don't normally do colors like this but I'm sort of feeling it.
These photos were taken at the train station in town. This building is the original 1896 NC&StL Hohenwald Depot which was restored to it's original appearance in the mid-80's. It was one of the first buildings constructed in town and it welcomed the new settlers. Later, it witnessed visits from Thomas Edison (coming to the region to find Cobalt) and William Wrigley. It also served as a work site for German prisoners of war during WWII. It's kind of cool what you can find in a sleepy Southern town.
Now that I've given you a seemingly pointless history lesson, I'm going to try to make the most of today. I should really use today to hammer out some details for upcoming plans and trips. There's a fun blogger meetup going on with some friends in Nashville tomorrow night so I'm hoping I can get my ducks in a row to attend. My friend Maya is going to be my hot date haha! If any of y'all are in/around Nashville and want to join, shoot me an email! I'd love to pass along an invite! The more the merrier :)
Forever 21 bracelet (pink)
MIA Jukebox wedges