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Day 255: Coming Home

It’s tough being without my photographer – I had to resort to selfies in my hotel room! This morning was not as rough as I thought it would be after staying up until 1am.  I guess I’ve still got it in me! Today I work up pretty early so I could run down to the beach and watch the sunrise. Ever since I moved to Atlanta, the ocean is what I miss the most about New England (sorry mom!). Something about that smell and that sound that just calms me right down. Ugh if only Atlanta was near an ocean and had better public transportation…

Anyways, the rest of the day was a blur. We toured our vendor’s print facility and then hopped on a quick flight back to Atlanta. I arrived back home around 6pm – just in time for game night with a group of friends. Needless to say, I was absolutely exhausted and ended up tapping out around 8:30. Back in the routine!

As far as my outfit goes, I knew I’d probably be hot so I wore some cropped work pants with a flowy blouse for optimum air flow. I topped my look off with a great wide-brimmed hat because (a) I’m in Florida and (b) I burn just thinking about the sun. Which I do have a quick bone to pick – my dad’s side of the family is Portuguese and Irish. I clearly got the Irish bit. My little sister? She and the sun are BFFs. Sometimes life just isn’t fair…

Sound off: if you could choose anywhere to live, where would you?

Outfit Details
Hat: Nordstrom Rack purchased two years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Rocksbox (SLATE Helios Necklace) purchased seven months ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Top: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Pants: J. Crew purchased two years for for $50 (similar, similar)
Shoes: J. Crew Factory purchased two years ago for $50 (similar, similar)

Day 254: My Little Secret

I’ve got a little secret to confess. I go to bed early. Not like 10pm, like normal people my age – I’m a solid 8:30 lights-out kinda gal. I blame a little bit of my habit on my ankylosing spondylarthritis and some on my farm girl roots, but it’s a big deal if I’m up late.

Fast forward to tonight. I stayed up past 1am (yes, I’m getting my medal in the mail later this week). Right now I’m down in Delray Beach, Florida visiting printing houses for work. We’re staying in a gorgeous hotel not too far from the ocean with one of our vendors. Our night started at an old school arcade, which was awesome. Of course, I picked the one pinball machine without a beer holder and managed to spill my drink within .2 seconds. From there, we made our way to an amazing place for dinner. I ate about fourteen appetizers, but I’m pretty sure that calories don’t count when you’re out of your zip code. After dinner we ended up at a complete dive bar, pretending to smoke candy cigarettes and dancing. It’s the first time I’ve ever been to a bar in business casual – that’s for sure.

Onto my outfit! We flew down earlier this morning, so I wanted to wear an outfit that was comfortable but cute. I bought this skirt a while ago, but I’ve had trouble integrating it into my closet because it’s so poofy. I liked the combo with this navy slim fit shirt – I think I’m going to give this skirt a bit more consideration in the future. After all, it has pockets!

Sound off: what’s your ideal bedtime?

Outfit Details
Top: Top: American Apparel purchased eleven (!!) years ago for $22 (similar, similar)
Skirt: J.  Crew purchased ten months ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Heels: Marshalls (Ralph Lauren) purchased two years ago for $20 (similar, similar)