loafing around

Nothing beats a worn-in pair of mom jeans. In actuality though, these were my aunt’s ill-fitting denim from the 80’s which I came across while rooting through old boxes of “stuff” at my parent’s house. I’ve paired them with the most basic, but most comfortable of bodysuits from Free People and burgundy flatform loafers. Turquoise wall compliments of DT Meridian, MS.

Oh, hi Baltimore!

Last weekend I lucked out with a 33 hour layover in the nation’s capital, conveniently located near my brother’s new home in Baltimore, Maryland.

He took me all over the Mt. Vernon area near downtown. Having never been before I was pleasantly surprised by all the local flavor. We kicked off our day at Dooby’s and indulged in some coffee and delectable spicy breakfast sandwiches.

We explored the Peabody Library, Walters Art Museum, Washington Monument and the Baltimore Basilica. We dined at the Mt Vernon Marketplace where there are a number of different vendors and eateries.

We ended our day at a rock climbing gym where I became familiar with my new favorite activity.

I was also thrilled to see so much great street art!

The Peach State

Georgia! Living in the Florida panhandle and Mississippi has broadened my horizons and introduced me to true Southern charm as well as a number of unfamiliar cities…. like, Atlanta!

Last year and toured everything from the Atlanta History Center to the World of Coke(a-Cola), the CNN center, CDC Museum and the Georgia Aquarium. What an entertaining city full of character – a definite must visit.

I went back a couple weekends ago to meet up with some college friends. This trip was less touristy and more boozy. We ate and drank our way through Atlanta and Savannah with #NoRagrets. A few top recommendations below:

Atlanta

Eight Sushi Lounge – most delightful, melt in your mouth type suchee

Ormsby’s – bocce while you booze!

Georgia Beer Garden

Ponce City Market = The Mercury for a drink and Ton Ton Ramen

Savannah 

We brunched hard at The Collin’s Quarter. I am also convinced that I had my first experience with the supernatural. While we chatted and sipped our lavender mimosas(which I’m pretty sure our server made up on the spot), my drink slid about five inches across the table. Now, I know what you’re thinking.. “condensation.” This was not the case, the table was completely dry and said drink was in a flute with the liquid far from the base……

Treylor Park

Congress Street Social Club

A successful reunion trip to be certain.

Iceland Tips

Tips for Iceland adventure seekers:

-Go to the Blue Lagoon and book your time in advance. Even though we visited in November, we were lucky to get a time slot. I was told that it is “touristy” and perhaps not worth the trip. I am here to confirm that it is absolutely worth the time and money. Photo below – need I say more?

-You do not need a car in Reykjavik. It was an absolute pain to find parking. Stay near Laugavegur street and (most) everything will be within walking distance.

-You do need a rental car to explore the country. We did the Golden Circle tour with a guide because we wanted to learn about what we were seeing. Beyond that I recommend getting your own car to move yourself around the island. On this trip we only went South to Vík, but having a car made everything more accessible. We were on our own clock and could move about as we pleased. It also gave us the opportunity to chase the Northern Lights. I used this website to gauge where there might be a gap in cloud coverage.- http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/

That being said, do take a phone charger for said rental car.

Below: photos to inspire your next vacation.

Rye bread with mashed fish and smoked trout, smoked lamb, dried fish with butter and a taste of fermented shark – yum!
Dr. Martens were a staple in my vacation wardrobe

-Kex Hostel. Stay there. We were on a family adventure so we took the hotel route. We did spend an evening enjoying beers and live music at Kex though, and I made a mental note to remember the place for my highly-probable solo adventure to Iceland. 

 

 

Wear Has She Been?

A little bit of everywhere but also nowhere at all, and sometimes in the sky… but also, Iceland!

My 26th birthday happened with Viking beer(s) in hand, basking in a geothermal spa, while listening to a Finnish A Capella men’s choir sing “Happy Together” by The Turtles. It should be noted that this is also my new favorite song.

I spent the first week of November in Iceland with my Mom, Dad and Brother. We enjoyed the first part of our vacation exploring Reykjavik and then rented a car and moved South to Vik. The land of fire and ice truly is the most majestic landscape overflowing with mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, lava fields, and PONIES. Yes, the most majestic Icelandic ponies do indeed exist and below are a few moments I captured with my newest, hairiest friends.

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I most certainly have more to post on my Icelandic adventure so stay tuned.

 

Sew Inspiring

Lately I have been feeling sew inspired…

Awhile back I picked up a ‘Kwik Sew’ jumpsuit pattern and a floral print at the local fabric store. I completed the bodice that evening and put the rest away to collect dust. With my recent kick of creativity I pulled my sewing machine back out and went to work… and voilà, a jumpsuit appeared!

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Hi

So, here’s an update! I now live in Mississippi and sometimes San Francisco. I have spent the last six months working as a Flight Attendant for an airline. In the last half year, I have completed training, moved to a new state and learned to work with a weird schedule that puts me away from home for weeks at a time.

I’ve been enjoying a two week break and have spent some time familiarizing myself with an old hobby – sewing! Check out this shirt I made last week. 

BdayStuff

I’ve reached a milestone. Today I am 25 years old.

So anyway, I turned 25, woke up to an empty house, made myself coffee, an egg sandwich, and watched the news.

It seems that every time things are moving as smoothly as a fresh jar of Skippy, I subconsciously say “What can I do to shake things up again?”

In my last post I mentioned relocating. About a month ago I made the decision to pursue a career as a Flight Attendant. I went through all the motions, applied, phone interview, in-person interview, drug testing, background checks etc… three weeks ago today they called and offered me the job!

On Saturday I will be relocating to San Francisco, indefinitely.

Anyway, birthday.. milestone… adventure… possibilities…… new chapter…

See ya later, Florida.

Here’s me being 25, flirty, and thriving.

Check out Scout Boutique for all the coolest clothes in Pensacola. xx

Miami

Last month I spent time in South Florida. I visited my brother in Delray Beach, had an interview in Fort Lauderdale, and visited an old friend in Miami.

First off, I accepted the job and will be relocating soon…. TBA

Secondly, Miami is awesome. I spent my short time in the city soaking up the awesomeness of the Wynwood Art District. Highly recommended for those interested in street art.

It was nice to visit an old friend. He was a foreign exchange student with family my senior year of high school. His sister is studying photography and took the below photos of me.IMG_1402 IMG_1419 IMG_1422 IMG_1427 IMG_1429 IMG_1440 IMG_1449 IMG_1462 IMG_1464 IMG_1465 IMG_1468 IMG_1469 IMG_1471

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Midwest is Best

Two days ago I returned from an eleven day romp through the Midwest. I started my trek in Kansas City for an old friend’s bachelorette party. I caught a ride back to Iowa, where I turned right around and cruised to South Dakota for a night. The following day, I hit the road and drifted on up to Wisconsin for two nights before dropping back down to Iowa by way of Minnesota. Are you tracking with me? After a wedding in Okoboji, Iowa, my parents chauffeured me to Nebraska where I caught a flight back to Florida by way of Georgia. A true romp indeed.

The three photos below are from Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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