Tuesday, February 28, 2012

streets of my youth.

Hat: don't remember, Cape/Scarf: Africa, Belt: thrifted, Leggings: Everlast, Shoes: Urban Original, Purse: Urban Outfitters, Glasses: Michael Kors (prescription).

I spent the last week visiting family in the tiny town I grew up in.
When we moved to Portland two years ago, I despised going back.
For many reasons that are probably still too sensitive to bring up in such a public place as the web.
But for the first time ever, I didn't hate it.
I found myself laying in my old bed, walking up and down the cul-de-sac, and watching the sunny/snowy/rainy weather land on the park behind my parents house and I actually kind of missed it! 
I even cried a little when I got home.
I guess I just needed time to detach from my past life to let some wounds heal and ultimately appreciate the place I grew up! 
I'm glad I gave it another chance : ) 


  1. Really like the scarf turned cape!

  2. Love the way you wore that scarf! Great thinking!

  3. i totally hear ya on that feeling of going home...i dreaded it for so long and then one day it was like "oh, i actually might miss this place a little." i think it's just after our hearts have time to heal, we don't only think of the bad things anymore, and are able to really appreciate the good that was always there.

    also, LOVE that blue beanie ;)

  4. Love this outfit girl, the whole scarf and belt thing with the glasses is adorable. Love it girl ;)

  5. yay for second chances!! i love that blue on you woman.. it's totally awesome.. and your prescription glasses, that i'm slightly jealous over,.. because i miss my glasses ):

  6. Aw, how sweet! I love that bag.
    xo Josie

  7. it's nice tto go back once you're settled and happy where you are, i think you look at it differently.
    You look really different with the hat on, i love the colour!

  8. I feel you. I grew up in what I thought was the smallest, most boring town ever. I have grown to appreciate it more over the years, but I still don't understand why some of my friends are now moving back!

  9. How sweet! Hey, I love the pop of blue in your outfit and adore that tan bag!

  10. I've finally grown to love my hometown, too! LOVE the bag. : )

  11. You are so pretty! My goodness, I am so glad I found your blog! You have wonderful style and great outfit inspiration! Your style is a lot like mine and the look I strive for :)

  12. Look at you in your adorable little hat! Isn't it wonderful when you have those little moments, which can happen at any time...love them! So glad you were able have a healing moment for you! :)

  13. So good to hear that you reconnected with your hometown.

    Nice outfit by the way, I like how you belt up your scarf what a lovely idea! The little hat is cute.


  14. sometimes, i feel the exact same way going to my childhood home. which is only on the other side of the city. but on happier topics, thanks for rockin' an outfit that has assured me that it IS okay to wear black & brown together!


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  16. OH I love your look hon! especially the pop of red on ur lips.. U look very pretty with the kitted cap :)

    Thank you for your lovely comment dear :)
    New post is up <3


  17. Congratulations Sarah! Grant and I will keep you, Ian and the new baby in our prayers! I am so happy for you!

  18. Love the scarf as a cape - so clever of you, and it looks so elegant with the rest of the outfit...