There's a part of our city that's pretty much farm houses, small, old churches, and abandoned buildings. I never quite realized the beauty and history of this area until the other day when Patrick and I went exploring. This why I really want to expand my interest in photography.. it makes you see beauty in the overseen.
Looking at these pictures make me so proud of Patrick! He's become such a great photographer and I'm so happy to have him around!
This dress has to be one of my favorite thrift finds. The collar is perfect and the fit is perfect & so flattering! I love everything about it! I can't wait to wear it in summer. By the way.. I'm not wearing tights or a coat because for a couple of days here it was SO warm.. such a tease because now it's back to chilly, but not too bad at least!
Please excuse the pasty legs! These past couple of years I've smartened up a lot and began to embrace the beauty of safe sun! In Virginia Beach, the popular thing is to be tan ALL year. Ok.. I know that we live at the beach, but seriously, why do you want to be dark brown in the middle of January? I'm not gonna lie, I used to be a tanaholic too.. I even tried the blond hair to embrace the beach girl look. NOT WORTH IT. I felt like everyone else, but that's exactly what I wanted. I wore all of the clothes everyone else wore and tried everything to fit in. I found out that my grandpa had skin cancer years ago and it scared the crap out of me. I never went into a tanning bed ever again. I'm proud of my pasty winter skin and in summer I will be applying sunscreen like it's no one's business. I've found that I'm so much more completely comfortable in my own skin now that I've shed the superficial.
Necklace: Gift from Patrick
So.. do you guys like my new layout!? I am so in love with it! The wonderful, superb, fantastic, sweet Bryan Whitehorne from Superior Motive has been working very hard on this for me and I cannot express how happy I am right now! Wheeee! Thank you once again, Bryan!
Currently playing: City and Colour, "Against The Grain"