Friday, July 6, 2012

Denial, It Can Work.

Late last week I almost missed the bloody hopped on a plane to visit my family for Canada day. It was one of the best trips ever: days at the zoo, parades, fireworks, and most of all just having quality time with each other. Coming back is never easy, so I made the return trip in time for the 4th of July to ease the pain. More fireworks! Barbecues! Hot days! Uh, cancel that last part.

Instead it was totally cloudy and cool so we loaded up on groceries, grilled and spent 5 hours watching the Dallas marathon.  JR Ewing always did know how to get my mind off things. 

Cut to scene and I spent yesterday in the fetal feeling kind of sad. Homesick. Stuffing my mouth with ketchup chips. God bless the Old Dutch brand and very large carry on bags. 

In an effort to lift my spirits and not be a total buzzkill SEEING AS IT IS FRIDAY AND ALL,  I spent this morning outside lying around reading a book helping Chris build a planter. Seeing as the only thing I failed to bring back from Canada was the camera charger, here are some bright and sunny instagram lunch pics from a couple weeks ago instead of other instagram pics of a presently empty raised planter. 

Speaking of bright and sunny, if you're in the Huntington Beach area we'd love to see you this Sunday July 8th at The Corner for the Painted Bird Trunk Show. Personally, I cannot wait to pick up a couple pairs of these rad crochet shoes. They're handmade in India and the epitome of summer chic! Details are one post back or click hereMimosas will be served. 
~Outfit: M2F-denim vest (back in stock and seriously the best summer layering piece), J.Crew-tank and sunwashed skirt (old), Dolce Vita-shoes (on sale!), Brandy & Melville-bag~
Semi-scandalous mermaid on the wall outside Roe Fish Market.
Orange crush--my idea of the perfect summer drink. 
Well, after the Don Julio margarita.

And, of course, a quick Painted Bird enlightener. Seriously, how to choose?? Hope to see you Sunday!


Dancing Branflake said...

You left your camera charger? I would DIE! But I'm glad we got to see you in that photo- loving the yellow skirt.
Sorry you're homesick. Not fun at all.

Isabel said...

all dressed chips are my go to canadian flavour although i really did love ketchup chips when i was a kid

DolceDreams said...

Those shoes are too cute, I wish I were there to stop in....Good luck and have a great weekend!

briannelee said...

Yummm, orange soda :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo for trips home! I'm glad you had a good time! I so wish I could go to the event, it should be a jolly good time :)

Courtney Erin said...

I am back in the land of ketchup chips! I will mail you some as long as you promise to mail me some Trader Joes chips -- we'll call "Chip Exchange" and it will be the saddest/greatest thing ever. Wait, maybe we'll call "Chipflix" and cash in on the Netflix marketing scheme. I'll get back to you.

Courtney ~

Claire Kiefer said...

Wish I could come for shoes and mimosas--two of my favorite things! It's always weird/sad/hard coming back from visiting home, but glad you jumped right back into the swing of things.

allergic to vanilla said...

Wish I was in town for your shoe trunk show- the colors are stunning!

x Carlina
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LyddieGal said...

It has to be tough being so far from your family, I can't imagine only getting to see mine a handful of times each year.

And not having good summer weather is always a huge let down as well.
I hope things get sunny again real soon.
Chic on the Cheap

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Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Wish I could make it to the show....yet another reason I wish I lived closer!

Josie said...

You are ADORABLE. Have fun at the show tomorrow!
xo Josie

Bonnie said...

Mmmmm... Orange Crush. It's tough to find around here but totally worth the search.
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Catita said...

I love your denim vest!

Lisa Griffin said...

hey lady! it's been a while, but it sounds like you're doing well! i hope you're recovering from the homesickeness- that's the worst, and i can't wait to hear about your event!
in dramatic fashion

Lori said...

So glad you had a good trip home and that you loaded up on all things canuk. Pringles makes the Ketchup chips too ~ much better for shipping ~ just saying in case your Mama didn't know! Hope you guys had success today with the sale ~ if I was in the neighborhood I would have been there. xo


good lord I am still dreaming of the shoes!!!!

RosaLovesDC said...

I need some of those shoes!!!!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I love all this bright sunny orange–perfect for combating homesickness! That, and a margarita...

Anonymous said...

Those shoes are too cute. I am liking the yellow/pink. I'll have to see if they have an online shop. They look comfy too. xo

danielle said...

i tried to buy a pair of those shoes last night. shocker- all the pairs i want are sold out in my size. i blame you for that. and now i'm on suicide watch.


Marie a la Mode said...

I'm glad you had a lot of quality time with your family : ) And I read your other post about not having T.V. or internet? What's up with that?!

StyleIDnet said...

Awesome shoes.... Very pretty outfit.
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