in the country and the sun is on our shoulders.

Pictures by Neil Winter.. except for the ones OF Neil Winter, of course.

70's Cream and Green Mini Dress - thrifted
Black Floral Hair Comb, Lace Crinoline - handmade
Black Polka Dot Tights, Lace up Heels - H&M (gifts from Rhi! I love them both)

Another string of beautiful days lately. On our way to my grandparent's house the other day, Neil and I left the interstate to drive through the country, and we found this little hamlet. A pretty white house, all sorts of fencing, a neat pond and a million different sheds and barns - all red, all losing their paint, all fantastic.

It's funny. Before I lived in the city, all I could think about was how great city life would be. Now that I'm in Nashville, I'm lusting after serene fields and the woods. I want the country back.. nearly enough to move. Nearly.

This is the dress I told you guys about - the one that makes me feel like I belong in a marching band! I'm wondering whether it's from the 60's or 70's. Rhi thinks 70's, and she knows better than I do.

The dress is rather short, so I took out the hem and left the hem tape on the edges - it's a pretty lace, and I'm still debating whether or not to keep it as is or sew it back underneath. I mean, hem tape isn't supposed to be used as a trim, but who cares about conventional sewing? Who cares about convention, period? Really. Do your own thing. Still deciding, though.

It's the weekend! We met up with cool friends last night to have dinner, Starbucks, and watch a great movie - Citizen Kane. Our copy of the film has a documentary on the parallels between William Randolph Hearst's life and Orson Welles'.. watching the documentary adds so much to the actual film. When you know the obstacles Welles had to overcome just to get the picture released, it makes you appreciate it so much more. Not to mention the fact that these are real men's lives, not just an interesting story about some fictitious tyrant.

Citizen Kane equals not overrated.

Tonight is an inside night. Just Neil and I and some pizza and some wine. I can't wait.