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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)

Day 131: Lobstah-fest Saturday

I’m officially lived in Atlanta, Georgia for a full year. There’s lots of things I love, like how nice all the Starbucks baristas are and all the fusion-style restaurants. I can’t lie though, I still miss Boston for the following reasons:

  1. Fenway Park: I was watching the Red Sox and Yankees showdown on TV lately and realized that this is the first year since I was five years old that I did not go to a single game. Any Sox fan can tell you, there’s something about that old park. Yes
  2. Seasons: In Atlanta we have four seasons: pre-summer, summer, summer-part-two, brief chilly weather. I miss Boston where we had four distinct season. I could actually wear fall clothing!
  3. Lobster: Every summer, my family would have lobster regularly during the summer. When L first came to visit me, I let him try to eat a lobster with the tools and all. Unfortunately it was uneventful and he figured it out quickly. After he had a lobster roll, he was hooked! I’m pretty sure it’s his favorite food now.

Day 131

To make up for my severe lack of lobster, we found a lobster festival right here in Atlanta. We rounded the troop, grabbed a lyft, and headed to the festival!

It was great to get a little slice of New England here in my new home!

Anyone else have a hometown favorite tradition or food that you absolutely adore?

Outfit Details
Top: J. Crew purchased ten months ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shorts: J. Crew Factory purchased six years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Sperry purchased three years ago for $60 (similar)