Reel Talk

When: Sunday, March 23rd, 2013

Where: Vasquez Rocks, Dinner with Jess.

After a super productive end to my week -- I made 12 pairs of baby pants on Friday night, and then I set up, worked, and packed up my flea market booth all by myself on Saturday -- Alex and I decided to take what would appear to be some semblance of a day off on Sunday. It was a great day. We went out for breakfast, took a snuggle nap, I got a manicure, and we drove out to Vasquez Rocks Park. Technically, the last thing could be considered work because Alex needed to grab some (as they say in the industry) B roll of some desert-y scenes. Never one to miss out on a good photo-op, I threw on the best outfit I could think of with literally 12 minutes notice and we were off!

Alex has used Vasquez Rocks as a location a number of times (check this out!), but I had never been before. I think I was expecting to see something along the lines of Moab, so I wore rust again. The rocks weren't as red as I thought they'd be, but the place was super awesome, and I'd love to visit again when I'm wearing a more hiking appropriate outfit!

I do realize that this maxi skirt is slightly too mini to be worn with heels, but I couldn't wait to wear these new babies. While Alex was away on business, I got down to a little shopping business and bought these Dolce Vita gold heeled turquoisey wonders for a suuuuper good deal at Nordstrom Rack. Love that.

Life isn't always perfect, but having my husband back in town, a beautiful new pair of shoes, a dear friend to sip margaritas with, and a weekly sale at the Melrose Trading Post to look forward to, has really helped.

The last 18 months have been so wonderfully crazy! Getting engaged, planning a wedding, actually having the wedding. settling into our new apartment, running this blog, operating my business, helping Alex with his business, adopting a dog, becoming an aunt, having multiple part time jobs, and staying sane felt like a near impossibility. Everything in the above list was a positive thing that happened to me (or I made happen!) that I sometimes construed to be stressful or burdensome. I can forget how lucky I am. I'm hoping to be able to spend some time like I did today connecting with nature and my family and friends. It felt so good to poke my toes into the sand as I walked back to the car after taking these photos... It's the little things.

Blouse: Forever 21, similar.
Skirt: Anthropologie, similar.
Necklace: Etsy, similar.
Heels: DV by Dolce Vita, sold out. Pink ones here.
Bag: Kate Spade Saturday, similar.

P.S. This week, I'm linking up with Walking in Memphis in High Heels, The Fashion Canvas, and Sunshine State of Style for the Handbag Trend Spin Link Up. Head on over to see how the other girls rocked this theme!