If you know me, I think you’d find it hard to believe that I grew up on a farm. It’s true. My dad raised chickens, pheasants, guineas, and goats (I had a goat named Tabitha). I wasn’t active in 4-H like most of my classmates, and the most I did on the farm was help collect chicken eggs – and sold them to my teachers. Once I left for college, I stayed in the city… for good! They say Home is where the Heart is, and I think that will always be true. Home is my place of escape. Home is where I feel loved, relaxed, peace, and content. Basically put, It’s where my heart is. My parents moved from our farmhouse while I was in college, but we’re still surrounded by cornfields, farm land, and cow crossing signs. No matter which house they live in, “Home is where the heart is”.
I packed 4 outfits total: A nice dress for nice dinner, an outfit to wear during my only full day, an outfit to wear out my 2nd night, and a travel outfit. On my first full day in Seattle, we knocked out all tourist activities: Pike Place, Post Alley, coffee from the first Starbucks (had to shove some bows, but let’s face it, the coffee just tastes better at the original starbucks!), drinks at Pike Brewing Company, dinner at the Crab Pot restaurant (check out their seafests), and Pier 57.
With this outfit, I experimented with a crop top and high waisted shorts! I have always thought, as long as your belly button is covered, you’re wearing a crop top properly. If you’re belly button is peeking out, it then becomes a belly shirt. I didn’t exactly follow my own rules because my belly button showed more than I wanted. But these shorts have the cutest print and an elastic waistband which meant I could eat as much fresh salmon, kale, and beer as I wanted from Place Pigalle. Trust me, it is a good combo! I left it plain on top because I wanted the focus to be on my shorts (and not my midriff). I’ve been on a fedora kick ever since my beach vaca – hats keep the sun out of my face without giving me sunglass tan lines. The weather was perfect – nothing but blue skies and I felt comfortable exploring Pike Place all day!
Shorts – Shop Hope’s
Shirt – Forever 21
Fedora – DSW
Sandals – Target
Nail polish – OPI; Cajun Shrimp
We made friends with the couple next to us – who also happen to be from Ohio and have a few friends in common with us. It’s small world, after all.
Dress – Marshall’s
Jacket – American Eagle (old)
Fedora – Martha’s Vineyard gift shop in Vineyard Haven
Necklace – P.S. Wight’s (closed)
Sandals – Target
Nail Color – Essie, Mine Candy Apple
A group of 4 friends and I met up on Friday night in Cincinnati. A road trip with friends doesn’t happen too often now that we’re in our mid 20’s. Not to mention that three of the girls are engaged and one is expecting her first baby. We all have our own lives, so it’s nice when we make time for a night out with the girls – no boys!!
Since one of my best friends moved to Cinci, I enjoy any time that I get to spend with her. But, a night away from the boo-thing and a night out with the girls means I over think what to wear. I wanted something girly, something feminine, something “man repelling” but still had to look fashionable in front of my friends (can’t grab drinks in yoga pants – or can you?!). One glance at this maxi dress from Target and I knew it was a no brainer! I loved the way it mixed patterns so I could effortlessly put this outfit together. I felt conservative, although, there was a space in the back that showed a midriff. People thought it was two separates pieces!
Being that it was Friday, the 13th and we were in Newport, we were not disappointed in the entertainment of other bar hoppers. From the unknown girl booty popping on us to the blonde with cornrows, thanks for coming out! To the UC student who told us that we “probably wake up at 5am and eat a ‘senior breakfast'”, I hope you don’t kiss your mother with that mouth!
Our entire night reminded me of Jenna Marbles’ “How to Avoid Talking to People You Don’t Want To Talk to” skit – “Can’t you see? We’re having a girls night!”