Friday, July 1, 2011

If you give up New York, I'll give you Tennessee

(I know, I know, I've used this title before but its my blog and I do what I want) 
Guess what? I'm moving to North Carolina! .... Alright, so maybe that's not the complete whole truth. I mean it's "true" but it isn't. Lately I've been examining myself. Am I that girl that stays in Vegas her whole life? Am I that girl who likes the glamorous, night-life fun and laid back beaches of Cali? Or am I the type of girl who loves the fast-pace, intense hustle and bustle character of New York? I figured no matter what, I am a city gal. Recently, however, I've been living a life simple and slow. Summer has allowed me to slow down. I've been sitting at night decorating my room with paper flowers, magazine cutout letters, string of colorful lights, fixing up my book shelf. I've been spending days in the garage with my dad changing the oil, fixing up a record player, cleaning and painting it. I would sit there on a little stool, fill up a bowl with gasoline and clean off the paint and dirt on the metal from the record player I screwed off. Sweat running down my forehead with the faint sound of music in the background and my dog just sitting at my feet. It was peaceful and calming. So I thought to myself, why did I LIMIT myself to cities when I could explore towns. It's not totally official but I have been looking into CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. I feel like although I grew up in a city, I need a new environment. I may love all of the lights, cars at 3am roaming the streets, restaurants open at 1am, concerts at the tip of your fingers but I think what I want is to not have to drive everywhere, I want the stars, I want community, I want nature. So even though I have years to make this decision I think I'm leaning towards a town as opposed to city.
Although, where I actually end up is in the hands of God.
Headscarf - Vintage/Mothers
Polka dot shirt - American League Thrift Shop
Lace Vest American League Thrift Shop
Skirt - Rhapsodielle
Boots - Rack Room Shoes
Necklace & Bracelets - Forever 21
Cuff Bracelet - Gifted
Red purse - Bought at garage sale

P.S. My wall says "Rêver de réjouissances" Which, roughly, is supposed to translate to Dreaming of revelry


Ashleigh Duncan said...

These photo's are so beautiful! I love your room. It's so gothic yet girly.

I really like your glasses and your head scarf.

I'm following you now - hope you don't mind! :D :))


Patricia said...

love your post,sweetie :)

I am having a giveaway on my blog, check it out if you want !


Whatever you decide, I know you'll succeed! You have so much heart and so much passion. Good luck in life!

unitatan said...

I really wish I could do something with turban like you, so awesome dear.. :*


christen + shane said...

man, i wish a middle part worked with my hair/face..i want to wear a headscarf like this so bad! very cute!

-christen @

Sara said...

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Grace said...

love your blog, and style! following :) x