I was a bad blogger last week.
I typed out a few drafts, but nothing felt right. I’m in this weird transition-y phase between Texas summer and fall, where I’m daily navigating the weather, while desperately longing to give my new clothes a run for their money.
I found some interesting things on the interwebs, but not enough to make a whole post… I just have a bunch of rambling jumbled thoughts hanging out around my head lately. Does anyone else feel like that?
A few thoughts:
The Dallas Flea was a (huge) let down. I know. I’m still a little sad about it. I think maybe my expectations were too high, or I had something different in my mind… but it was just not at all what I thought it would be. First of all, the location at Southside on Lamar was crowded, small, and hot. The weather was fairly nice too – cloudy and cool, but it was almost miserable inside the building. I would say a good 80% of the vendor booths were stocked with handmade or craft items – which is totally fine – but I was expecting a junk bonanza, vintage stuff, real flea market type items. The few vintage booths in attendance were very carefully curated, but almost all over-priced (in my opinion). It wasn’t a total loss though – I did find one thing that was on my wishlist! I found this perfectly worn metal kitchen scale at one of the first booths I stopped at. At $18, it wasn’t exactly a “steal,” but it was pretty much exactly what I said I wanted!
I also picked up this “Eat Well Travel Often” print. I’m trying to mix in a few graphic prints into the plans for my up-the-stairs gallery wall I’m planning, and this one just feels like us. I’ve been planning to go to Round Top to satisfy my flea market/junking urge, but I’ve just realized – it’s the same weekend as our anniversary, so now I just don’t know. Does anyones know of any other flea market type places I need to visit in the DFW area?
I finished reading Gone Girl last week. It was mind-altering – I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like it. It was affecting, strange, questionable. The ending was a bit anticlimactic, but I didn’t mind it. I found myself highlighting often – so many beautifully, thoughtfully crafted sentences. I’ll definitely be looking into Gilian Flynn’s other novels, just to read more of her raw, alluring prose.
I started reading The Wettest County in the World Sunday night (the book on which the movie Lawless is based), and so far, it’s really interesting. It’s not my typical genre, but it’s interesting and so far, well-written.
I’ve been painting my nails like a crazy woman – first in “Don’t Sweater It” from the new Essie Fall collection (pictured, left), then back to my favorite nude, OPI’s “Tickle my Francie” and now, I’m trying a new color from my September Birchbox: “Put a Pin In It” from Color Club (pictured, right). It’s a pretty metallic, almost rose-goldy hue, but still an on-trend neutral.
And oh, alright… I know… this is what you really want to know about, huh??
Last week’s outdoor boudoir session was IN-CRED-IBLE. Like, mind-blowing awesome. I could’ve styled all day in our location, with four wonderful real girls/models who were game for just about everything (not to mention, loads of gorgeous props from Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals). A full post is up on the Girls on Film Blog RIGHT NOW! I plan to write a behind-the-scenes post soon, but for now, here’s a little peak of the action:
I know, I know. That’s like, the sexiest behind-the-scenes shot ever, right?! Mad props to Chelsea for finishing this shoot in a silk romper, so we could use up the last bits of daylight on the stunning property at 3825 S. Bowen in Arlington. I even jumped in for a few shots, as evidenced by this group photo:
Anyways, I’m hoping to have a new outfit post to share with you later this week, and I’m trying to work in an after-work thrifting adventure (maybe today?).
Happy Wednesday y’all. I’ll be better next week