Saturday, August 30, 2014

Confessions of a Catty Consumer


Today's post finds itself in an outdoor shopping mall in Florida, and it is the story of how I discovered that department stores are 10 times better when they have a second floor.

Barnes and Noble. It had an escalator. Forever 21? Elevator. Icing only had one floor, but that's a lot of awesomeness in one story. This being said, I should probably note that I do not come from the outskirts of a small farming community (as it might sound). I've been in dozens of malls that had escalators and elevators. But when you suddenly find that your favorite stores have a whole other dimension... you find the gold at the end of the rainbow. :)

Top/Skirt/Handbag: Thrifted | Shoes/ Sunnies: Old | Umbrella: Gift

xoxo, Sara

Friday, August 22, 2014

Straw Hat and Blue Surf


     I am back with a long (but exciting, gorgeous, and wet!) day at the beach. It was such a beautiful day to visit the Gulf of Mexico (I keep wanting to say "ocean", but it technically is the Gulf) and take part in sand building, exploring, and body surfing. Which turned out to be a very, very awkward activity to do.
     I was in the water, conquering the waves (in a fashion that only a petite woman of under 115 pounds can do), when I decided to ride out a particularly large wave. It was thrilling enough that, when I popped up for air and saw another biggie coming, I decided to ride again with a vengeance. And I dived into the wave, allowing it to propel me at a rather speedy speed, feeling like a liberated dolphin  when *SMACK*-- my liberation is cut short as I crash into a pair of legs innocently standing in the waist-deep water. And there I floundered, still being at the mercy of the water's force and pressed up against some strange lady's lower body. It was the. most. embarrassing. moment. I. have. ever. had. the. audacity. to. live. through. When I finally managed to push myself away, I had to shout "Sorrrryy!!!" as I was once again drafted into the watery service of the Gulf of Mexico. And I wanted to be washed away into a river that would connect with the Mississippi and carry me back up to Illinois where I would hopefully never have to face the woman whom I so rudely washed into. Sadly, I ended up spending the rest of the day on the same beach. I hoped that the water had been too blue for her to clearly see what I looked like.
     Apart from that mind-numbingly awkward incident, it was a great time. I got some great pictures AS WELL AS some video clips which I hope to share soon in a summarizing video, so stay tuned.

Hope you have had a great summer (or a more dignifying one, at least ;))!

Top/Skirt/Hat: Thrifted | Swimsuit/Flip-Flops: Walmart | Belt: Old

Until next time,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Florida, Flora, and Fauna- Oh My!


Here I am in the Sunshine State enjoying my summer vacation! We drove alllllllllll the way from Illinois, which is over 15 hours of numb rears and leg cramps, but it was definitely worth it. I will be sharing my adventures here in Florida on the blog, so be sure to check in to join the excitement!

Floral jacket/ Skirt/ Handbag: Thrifted | Top: Walmart | Sunnies: Old

xoxo, Sara