one of my favorite things about our little texas town is the historic square.
which we walk to and from quite often.
there are plenty of nooks and crannies to get lost in.
and in those nooks and crannies, you can always find little graffiti quotes and pictures.
i honestly get sad when i see pointless graffiti on these old historic buildings.
it’s just shameful, really.
but sometimes you stumble upon an uplifting message, or actual art.
and i’m okay with both of those things.
we found this little forgotten area where people must go to “spray” their feelings.
and i kind of want to live back there. or at least find a little quiet spot to read a book.
or ya know, take a blog picture.
while this is not the most beautiful work of art, it makes makes me smile.
and fridays are for smiling.
and before you go revel in your friday-ness, hop over to much love, illy! the beautiful ilene has an adorable new series up called “the guy behind the camera” and was sweet enough to feature chad and i along with some other blogger beauties. it’s fun to give a little shout out to the guys doing all the work!!!
now go and enjoy the beautiful weekend!
top: cotton on
skinnies: forever 21
bracelet: c/o outfit additions
another beautiful day here in texas.
another summery dress.
we just had one of those morning ”sunshine rains”.
i love those.
it’s as though the clouds get confused and accidentally spill the rain from the sky.
and the sun just keeps on shining.
and then it’s over in a matter of minutes.
makes days like this really hard to stay inside and work.
i want to go outside and explore! or read a book in a hammock and fall asleep with the sun warming my face. or canoe a lazy, winding river.
there isn’t a lure greater to me than the lure of nature.
it’s such a peaceful place.
god’s beauty is everywhere, and everything just feels momentarily….simple.
but i will just continue to longingly peer over my shoulder out the window at this gloriously sunny day. and be happy that i get an hour at lunch to tan these leggies of mine.
if you’re reading this from somewhere chilly, you should hop on a plane for a visit.
texas springs are heaven sent.
dress: forever 21
bag: c/o savoir faire
shoes: c/o lulus
i can officially say i am head over heels for wide legged pants this season.
and in romper form? i’m all in.
i’m not one to shy away from one pieces in any form or fashion.
i mean…putting on one article of clothing and ta-da, all finished?
sign me up.
this cobalt blue romper from by therapy just screams my name.
i love the see through legs and how comfortable and breathable the fabric is!
it’s perfect for an eighty degree day, like today.
little side note: i would size up for length if you’re a taller gal. i’m 5’6″ and most of that height is in my legs, so just a little friendly note to my fellow leggy ladies out there.
by therapy is a new sponsor, and an adorable online boutique. so definitely hop on over and check out all of the lovely spring merchandise! you will be seeing quite a few great pieces over the next few weeks!
yesterday i was on a safari, today i feel like a genie.
if i cross my arms, and wiggle my nose, do you think i could zap myself to some exotic beach with an umbrella drink in hand?
romper: c/o by therapy
clutch: c/o brianne faye
d’orsay flats: forever 21
this morning, someone kindly told me that it looked as though i would be going on a safari.
let me ask you a question. is this what you would wear on a safari?
chad and i may or may not have eaten our body weight in chips & salsa yesterday.
happy cinco de mayo.
so all of that fiesta-ing obviously required an afternoon nap.
and a night spent on our homemade living room pallet we constructed on friday night that has somehow found itself still there…
(aren’t those the best, though?)
we carry the guest room mattress to the family room, put lots of blankets and pillows on it, and settle down & snuggle deep into the comforter for a cuddly movie night.
or two movies. if we are, ya know, feeling crazy.
this morning, i have been frantically purchasing things for our europe trip. in my ultimate fantasy, it would be warm the whole time we are there, in every single city, and require no jacket or layering to keep warm.
but, i must be prepared. so i had to explain to chad that there would be a few small charges on or bank account today. you know….for “necessities”.
i can’t believe we are leaving in less than two weeks! i am kind of in a stressful, frantic packing, frantic purchasing, why am i not excited yet?!” mode. that will end approximately 5 minutes before boarding the plane, and then i will be all giggles and giddiness as we soar over the pond to our european destination.
anyone have any packing essentials that i may or may not have thought of?
any european travel tips?
any do’s or dont’s?
just kidding on that last one. it’s almost lunch time and i can’t hear myself think over the rumbling of my stomach. which is frightening, as i could have fed a small family with the amount of mexican food we ate yesterday.
also, do me a favor and please ignore the ugly, large bruise on my shin. when hotels warn you of bathrooms being slippery when wet, heed their warning. trust me.
dress: forever 21
necklace: ily couture
wedges: forever 21