All the swag’s been given, the recaps have been written and it’s been a little over a month since our favorite blonde jet-set to the Left Coast for a long weekend in fashion blogger nirvana… making it about the same length of time that this dark-haired counterpart has been super jealous of PRB’s FABBulous vacay!
I’m only halfway kidding. Of course I was more than excited to catch up on all of the Lucky action through the eyes of our favorite bloggers, but I am in a perpetual state of California Dreaming, and during no time more than springtime in Texas. You’ve heard about the April showers bringing the May flowers… Throw a drought somewhere in that mix, a few dashes of a cold front, a touch of a dust storm and some severe high winds, and you might have a more accurate portrait of how emotional our regional Mother Nature can be. Did I mention that this isn’t a pattern necessarily restricted to one season? I was actually referencing real life changes that all occurred in just this past week.
So the temperature consistency of southern California calls to me, like a siren in the night. Seeming both so close and so, so far away, the Golden State’s offerings of moderately warm days and mildly cool nights constantly taunt me and my runny nose. Do people in California even have seasonal allergies? A few things, though, are able to aid me in taking a vacation of the mind.
|Wildfox‘Bel Air’ sweater | Wildfox‘I Scream L.A.’ destroyed sweatshirt | Wildfoxpineapple coverup tank dress| Von Zipper ‘Digby’ sunglasses | Essie wedding collection ‘Instant hot’ nail polish | Bumble and Bumble surf spray| Women’s Escada ‘Pacific Paradise’ eau de toilette | Carol’s Daughter coconut dry oil mist | MARC by Marc Jacobs tall fushia and red stripeysocks | Vans classic slip-on |
None of this is to say I don’t love my home. As a born-and-raised Texan, I can’t just like anything about the best state in the union… We love it all and we certainly love to brag about its brilliance to everyone we know. Even when I get the opportunity to temporarily leave and explore someplace new, certain products and trends will always remind me of The Big D and draw me back.
| Kenneth Cole New York short sleeve pocket v-necktee| Peter Pilotto ‘Stamp’ print sleeveless dress | Alexander McQueen lace ruffle dress | Ralph Lauren cable knit cardigan | Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ oval statement earrings in turquoise | Tory Burch flower leather headband | Acne ‘The Pistol’ brushed leather ankle boots | Banana Republic pearl twist necklace | TIGI Bead Head ‘Masterpiece’ massive shine hairspray | Essie resort collection ‘No More Film’ nail polish | Hidden Valley original ranch dressing |
Wherever you are, take a minute today and take a walk to somewhere you love on a vacation in your mind. From Sunset Boulevard to Harry Hines, dream on, dreamers.