Texas Tank & Pins: gift
Maxi Skirt: Antrho, old
Belt: Mexican furniture store 
Boots: Madewell

I've had these photos for a minute or two, holding on to them for the perfect time to post.  Now is the perfect time BECAUSE I'M MOVING BACK TO TEXAS!  If you don't want to read all of the words below, the short of the story is, I'm gonna be roadtrippin' and of the grid, please follow me with Bloglovin' to get the most up to date posts while I'm a roaming gypsy (look in the top left column for a cool button to click!).

So let me start from the beginning...

In the middle of August I was contacted by a recruiter about a position in Austin, I jumped at the opportunity to continue on after we walked through the responsibilities.  After an hour phone interview with my potential new supervisor, I was psyched... and on my way to Singapore.  Flash forward to 4 days after returning and I am back on a plane to Austin for a day long interview with CEO's, COO's, and many other acronyms and I'm sold on the company and position.

After a grueling two week wait, I was able to walk into HR yesterday and quit my job with a new offer in hand!  While there are many things I love about my position here, bringing Beaux to work, the casual atmosphere and lax dress code, there were other things I disliked.  My new position is a change for good and an exciting career opportunity.  Plus, I'll get to be my quirky little self in a more structured and advanced retail environment.     

Boston, New England, FALL.  After a tumultuous start, I have literally fallen in love with all of these things.  I'm sad to leave my apartment and that my time here was so short.  
I have a few friends that I will miss, but they are good enough friends where I know we will keep in touch.  I plan on crashing at their apartments when I visit next Fall!  

Moving back to Texas is going to be invigorating, especially Austin, but New York still calls my name and has a spot deep in my heart.  Austin and NYC speak to two very different sides of my personality, I am happy immersed in either location and indulging either personality trait.  Since Austin just fell in my lap, then I'm gonna give it a whirl!  NYC may still be in my future, I mean, if nothing else, these last few years have only reinforced that the only consistent thing in my life is change and to have faith in time, all things work out in time.

So, pretty please with a cherry on top, bear with me these next few weeks.  I am going to be road tripping around New England and down to Austin, posts will be sporadic.  But stay tuned for photos of the adventure and an insiders look at one of the BEST cities in the US.

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Party Shorts

Hat & Shorts: Vintage
Shoes: Madewell
Pins & Jewels: Various


Like Newton's first law of physics, I have been an object in motion for three weeks straight.  After a work trip to NYC (and of course and evening with old friends), a fun trip to Singapore (bookended by 30 hour flights) and right after that a quick getaway to TX, I'm zonked.  This weekend I quickly came to a resting point and didn't move.  No blog photos or posts, only couch sitting, apple picking, and sleeping.  Thankfully I had a few more amazing shoots from the ever talented and lovely Brittany Gray in the proverbial back pocket!

See you Wednesday!



Mixtape Monday: How do you think I got these bruises?

Mixtape Monday didn't post last week due to a blogger error (whoopsie!) which is fine, because it gave me a chance to amend my thoughts.

I bruise easily, like scary easy, plus I have a tendency to be clumsy and couple those with the fact that I enjoy doing daring things... I almost always have a handful of bruises on my body.  This photo was snapped about 5 minutes after I fell banana peel style and five minutes before I fainted like one of those Tennessee fainting goats, due to all that adrenaline leaving my body and being overheated and what not.  It was scary but I was OK, needless to say I walked away several bumps, scrapes, and bruises including my ribs (and when I say walked away, I mean I hobbled 5 feet to a cab clutching my friends arm for dear life every step).

This week I fell while walking up the stairs in my apartment and have a swollen whopper of a bruise on my forearm to prove it, I tend to hit about 48 times a day to remind me of my clumsiness.   I also took a secret plane trip on Saturday and ended up with a wicked crick in my upper back... too much plane time in the last two weeks!  

All this to say I'm a mess and to intro one of my oldest playlists from spotify, "how do you think I got these bruises?".  The title comes from one of the lyrics of a song on the playlist and not only refers to my obvious body bruises, but considering it was a playlist made for Valentines day and shared with my Valentine very early on in the relationship, it was also kinda a treatise on former bad relationships, broken hearts and secret awkward hopes about the future.


ps.  This playlist is circa Feb 2012 and I was listening to the Gotye song back in in November of 2011.  It was way before the song was insanely popular and got millions of radio plays and stupid lazer dance, polka, or dubstep remixes.  Feel free to skip over it as I do now!