Thursday, May 24, 2012


I'm back! I survived the flights and the half marathon.

I don't even know where to begin about this trip or the race itself.
I'm not even sure you want to know about the race because it was horrible. Just horrible.
Of course I didn't expect to PR but I dang sure didn't expect to finish when I did.

Lesson learned: Always, always train. duh.

While I was away I kept thinking "oh! This would be a great post!" "I should write this down or go blog right now about it so I don't forget". I had TONS of moments but never wrote anything down. Of course when it comes time to write up a post I draw blanks.

So let's start from the beginning shall we?

We left for Portland, once we arrived there I knew I was in love. It's a completely different world than it is here in the South. or Florida for the matter.
Mt. Hood from the plane.
The hills, the mountains, all of the greenery, the weather! Everything sucked me in instantly. The people? So laid back and non-materialistic.

I had no idea just how materialistic Jacksonville is until I was in OR for a few days. You aren't being judged by what you are wearing or what you're driving. No one cares about how much you spent on this or that. They were just so accepting.

Granted I probably looked out of place since my flats, jewelry, monogrammed everything and over-priced cardis were a constant but they didn't care. 

It was so refreshing. And rather depressing coming back to Jacksonville where you have to live up to everything once again.

Speaking of materialistic I was able to catch a few outfit of the days for Chic Style Modern.

The entire outfit is Old Navy.
This was in Vegas and the weather was gorgeous!

 Night out to go see a show in Vegas
Top: Charming Charlies
Blazer: Target
Jeans: Chaps
Flats: Tory Burch
Bag: Kate Spade

Does anyone know why I can't make this the right way up? 

Cardi: Tory Burch
Jeans: Chaps
Top: Ann Taylor
Flats: Target
A day in Portland. This was my favorite outfit. So comfy and nautical!

With that said my race recap and review will be up tomorrow. So many new things to share!

While I'm glad to be back home with my baby girl, I sure do miss Portland.

Happy Thursday y'all!


Jennifer said...

So happy to have you back!
All of those outfits are cute but my fave it the first one - very summery

Austin is materialistic which is nice but Dallas is. And blogging/social media makes me want things!

Jen said...

Love your first outfit! You are so photogenic! My brother in law lives in OR and it is breathtaking!

Meg O. said...

Glad you had such a great time! I've always wanted to go to the pacific northwest. I need to make it happen. Love that last outfit!

Kendra said...

I would LOVE to go there. It is super materialistic in RI too..I wish it would all vanish.