I spent a wonderful weekend in New Orleans with my family! These times are always spent chatting it up, eating Mom's yummy cooking (this time it was red beans & rice), laughing (A LOT) and we even managed to squeeze in a little "clothes swap". We all came away happy and with some super cute stuff to add to our wardrobe, shoe collection and jewelry box! I think it is something that we'll try to do every few months...perhaps as Seasons change during the year. :o)
On Saturday, I decided to finally pull out that pink/black zebra print tee that I thrifted a couple months back. I started out wearing it like this...pretty simple, but still made a little statement (at least I think so).
|I had a human photographer and everything!|
That night, we decided to head out to the French Quarter Music Festival (free admission...yay for that!), so I "rock-n-roll'ed" it up a little. I switched my tank top to the outside, belted it, added some more jewelry, and Voila!...
Gray tank - Target
Zebra tee - thrifted
Maxi skirt - thrifted
Black belt - thrifted
Most comfy flip-flops ever - Target
Sunday we went to church then went out for some super yummy lunch at Alligator Pear before I headed home. I wore a dress I've had for a couple of years and this was only the 2nd time I've ever worn it. I found a picture of me wearing it for the first time almost exactly a year ago.
|Pardon my silly niece in the background.|
Comparing the two has really put a lot of stuff in perspective for me. One year ago, I was in a relationship but was extremely unhappy...I was over-weight and hated what I saw when I looked in the mirror and I think that absolutely shows on my face in the picture. I was lost...
Fast-forward 12 months, and...WOW!!!
Dress - Family Dollar
Tank - had forever
Belt - thrifted
Wedges - thrifted
I am happily single (although I am taking applications to fill that position), LOVE what I see in the mirror a heck of a lot more and am most importantly no longer lost, but rather on the way to finding out EXACTLY who I am! :o)