Tuesday, February 12, 2013

hometowns.





Jacket: c/o Tailor & Stylist, Tee: Target (similar), Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Purse: R&J Handbags, Ring: HelloFab

This is not a post about The Bachelor hometown visits and which ladies got one and which did not.
Although, I will admit that I am totally watching The Bachelor as I type this.
Not even embarrassed about that.

I went home to my parent's house the other week while Ian was on a business trip.
Ever since we moved to Portland, I've never really missed my hometown. 
Of course I missed the people I left behind down there, but that's about it. 
I think it's because I've always felt like a "big city" kinda girl and the town I grew up in is... well... not.
To be completely honest, the previous visits I've had just made me miss Portland more and happy that I moved away.
BUT, after this last visit (maybe it's because I have my own kid??) I just feel really blessed to have grown up where I did.
As I coasted through town (seriously the lowest speed limits ever there...) I just couldn't stop my nostalgia! 
And on top of that, I was sad to leave. 
Those few days really helped me realize that it is good to love where I'm at in life, but it's also ok to appreciate where I come from.

P.S. Don't forget to enter my t-shirt giveaway!

P.P.S. Isn't this jacket I'm wearing adorable? It's like the moto jackets that are trending, but less stiff. 

24 comments:

  1. haha, totally thought you were talking The Bach.
    ((guilty pleasure))

    love this look!

    xo - heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

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  2. Those pants! Love them! I am putting your button for your blog on my sidebar today-so much easier to find the blogs I love that way :)

    XO, Kelsey

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  3. those pants are amazing!

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. love your shoes -- so adorable! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  5. Sounds like you had a great trip. Sometimes it is fun to go back "home" and reminisce. Can't believe those amazing pants are Forever 21....that print is gorgeous!

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  6. I moved around as a military brat...hoping my baby girl is more settled and can relate to a hometown

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  7. Those pants are fabulous! You look great!

    Katie
    Style Diary

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  8. Love your pants! Is it just me or is Forever 21 doing it right lately? Usually it's hit or miss when I walk in there but the other day I literally loved almost everything I looked at. Thank goodness I only had 20 minutes to find a pleather jacket and leave!

    http://livingourfullerlife.blogspot.com/

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  9. These pants are amazing on you Sarah! I adore that luxurious looking print :) I too grew up in a small town, but love the pace of the city. Though, it can get too busy in the big town sometimes and then I'm always happy to come home again :) Much like you! x

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  10. Awesome pants! So fun and different!

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  11. You look great. I really like your pants. :)

    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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  12. I was the same way when we moved from Corvallis up here, 10 1/2 years ago. And once we had kids, I felt really nostalgic and thankful too to have come from there. It's weird now that my kids are getting older, because I find myself actually missing the smaller town! Life is fully of seasons I guess! (Oh man, those slow speed limits us to make me nuts!! :)) Your jacket is really cute!

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  13. love the jacket!! and the little ring is amazingly cute :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  14. Love your jacket! I completely agree with you about the hometown thing ;)

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  15. After growing up in a small town I moved to Portland for 6 years... After 6 years in the city I realized I am not a city girl. I missed the stars, and the quiet!! We just moved back to my hometown and its amazing how much I appreciate it now! No sirens, you can see the stars, it's actually dark out! So crazy how much I took for granted growing up here, but I feel like I needed that time away to appreciate where I came from and grow into who I am supposed to be. Not to mention I met my husband while living in the city. Meant to be! :)

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  16. I couldn't agree more. I love going back and visiting the suburb where I grew up! And love your jacket.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  17. LOVE this whole outfit! Simply adorable. All of it. The cap toe shoes and patterned pants!
    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

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  18. love your outfit! can't wait to catch up your blog posts i missed. xoxo

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  19. Sarah,

    I grew up in Corvallis too and I know exactly what you mean. I moved away for college when I was 18 and I thought Id honestly never miss it. I haven't lived in Corvallis for almost 10 years and my husband and I have been in Portland for 5. I go back now and I get the same nostalgic feelings about where I grew up and I sometimes miss that small home town feel and hope I can provide that same thing for my kids some day.

    But for now, I LOOOOOOOVE Portland and living in a small big city with all its quirks.

    PS, you are way more daring with pants than I am. I dont think I could EVER pull those off like you are.

    Once Upon The Hill

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  20. Love this jacket/pants combo! I've been thinking a bit differently about my hometown too as I get older and start to think about having a family. It is great to appreciate where you came from... and not feel too uncool if you end up back there, like I might :)

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  21. How cute are those pants and that bag!

    Tiff Ima
    http://stylehonestly.blogspot.com

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  22. Those pants are perfection! Love this outfit in its full!

    Karen Kane Giveaway!

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  23. Love these pants...and your shoes...such a cute look!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  24. I love this daring outfit with the structured jacket and geometric print pants! Thank you so much for so styling our jacket!

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