Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am back

Dress, belt: Ann Taylor Loft;
Shoes: From Philippines, gift;
Sunglasses: thrifted;
Bag: Louis Vuitton, gift from Mom.
How I've worn the dress: here.


I'm back now, and hopefully here to stay. The last week has been beyond crazy and feels like it all happened a million years ago. To sum up, I finished up work at my current store, I'm still waiting to hear on my transfer to the Athens store, and Jeremiah and I are just now getting around to packing things up for the move this weekend. Kinda stressful, but exciting. 

After moving every summer for the last five years (starting when I was 18 for college), I am looking forward to settling down to a place that we want to live in for the next couple of years, and having a new, bigger apartment is going to be awesome. Jeremiah and I will both have our own closets, there will be a guest room that we can use as an office, and most importantly, we'll have our own washer/dryer. The place we live in now has a laundry room on site, but it's just not as easy carrying laundry out of the home to do every couple weeks. I am so excited about that change.
But packing up is so daunting -- I'm looking around our place now and wondering how we amassed so much in the last year of living here (answer: thrifting, probably). I hate packing things up, but I love unpacking and organizing the things I love, like clothes and pictures and books. There's something very therapeutic and invigorating about arranging favorite things just so. My muscle memory prevents me from being too thrilled though, knowing from last time just how much of a pain our behemoth couch, television and bed all were to move.

Anyways, my outfit yesterday was worn during some alone time while I thrifted. Now that I've suspended the ban, I've found very little in the clothing department but seem to keep finding good accessories. Funny how that now I'm looking and willing to spend, there isn't anything to be had. I'm hoping for more luck today because it's 50 percent off day at the Salvation Army. This outfit was basically a repeat of this one, but with different shoes. I originally had a sweater on over it, but after about five minutes I was afraid of collapsing from heatstroke, so I took it off. I have to admit I've been really inspired by "Mad Men" recently, and this outfit is basically an homage to Betty's third season outfit here. Hate what she was doing in the scene (meeting with Henry), but loved what she was wearing. I found the sunglasses yesterday for $2, and I love the shape of them! I feel pretty kicky in them. Speaking of the show, did you see the fourth season premiere, and what did you think? I think I was overwhelmed by the time jump, and the fact that SCDP had a new office. I've been reading lots of Television Without Pity threads about the series...

In other news, perhaps unsurprisingly, I've been craving change to my appearance lately. I've just been bored with my hair and its long length has been extremely hard to style. I don't know exactly what I want to do yet, whether it'll mean a haircut or new makeup or what. I usually get a haircut during transition periods in my life, and it might be time to change it up a little before we head to Athens. Got any suggestions?

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14 comments:

  1. I love this dress.

    You've made me realize why I'm not so thrilled about my life right now. We're in the middle of the move, I hate packing, I'm condensing my wardrobe and necessities to a couple suitcases (I had to cut many cute dresses and scarves and shoes, but I assured them that I love them, and I think they understand), AND I don't get the pleasurable part of unpacking and arranging...

    I shouldn't be complaining, but I'm very ready for this part to be over!

    keep us posted on the move and the transfer

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  2. good luck moving. We just moved about a month ago and it is good for purging those amassed posessions. Though at our stage of life it is much more than yours .. When my hubby finished grad school we moved from SC to TX with all our possessions in a 10 foot truck that wasn't even full. Some of our older friends told us it would never be that easy again. It will be lovely to feel settled for a bit, wishing you the best!

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  3. What a great comeback dress!

    You look beautiful and refreshed! I'm sorry its taking me a few days to e-mail you back but expect one today, I've thought of some things we can work together on.

    I'm so excited for you J!

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  4. good luck with the move! I've been constantly moving around for years, and I sure wish I could just settle down in one place!

    Your dress is really nice :)

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  5. Love the dress! So pretty and I adore the belt you wore with it.

    My typical "change the hair" routine is just chopping it all off. I've done it many, many times. I can't really come up with anything else exciting or dramatic.

    I hope you enjoy this time of transition. I know moving can be stressful. I'm thinking about you and hoping everything goes well for you!

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  6. Love the sunglasses! Brings the whole outfit to a different level.

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  7. Love that cat-eye on you!
    Good luck moving I can't wait until we're at that stage but this move I hope will definitely be temporary :(
    You should get your hair cut IN Athens, by Amanda from Chai Am Woman! What an awesome blogger meet-up!

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  8. Hmmm. Moving. I wish you the best of luck with all of that. It seems like a big time for change all over the place right now. Very interesting. Before I get into much more about this I want to be sure to tell you that your dress is very beautiful. the fit and the print are just perfect. It seems very versatile too.

    I just found out that my son's teacher is moving to Georgia. He has been with her for two years now and she feels like family to us so its comforting to look at these pictures you have here to see that she is going to be moving to a very beautiful place. It looks like eden actually. I hope your move takes you to an equally beautiful setting, though i am sure you bring beauty with you where ever you go.

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  9. ahh I love this dress. And it goes perfect with the belt!

    http://wearingitonmysleeves.blogspot.com

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  10. i'm so excited you'll be in athens soon!

    changing hair during transition is how a LOT of people deal... we get so many clients that want a change b/c of situation x, y or z. plus, i'm always a fan of changing it up no matter what :) once these extensions are out i'm chopping myself.

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  11. How did life get so crazy busy...? i feel like I haven't made eye contact with anyone in a month because I'm so focused on what I gotta do. Boo.
    Anyways, busy or not, those sunglasses are beyond darling!

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  12. Ah, you look so sleek and retro in this. I love it.

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  13. I love this dress on you! It's so flattering and a fantastic print!

    I hate moving so, so much. At least moving every summer makes packing slightly easier. I especially hate packing up 3+ years of our lives to move. Good luck with everything!

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