Thursday, May 24, 2012

Holiday From Real

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Whenever I'm planning a trip to California, I can't help but think of the song Holiday From Real by Jack's Mannequin. Tomorrow, I leave for a short trip to the west coast, the bay area to be specific, to visit my sister and her girlfriend. I'm predominantly excited, slightly nervous, and very behind on packing. I'm mostly relieved to be getting a short but necessary change of pace. A little time away from work, a little time away from home, is just what I need at the moment. It's my first plane trip by myself, which is making me a little anxious, but I know I'll be alright. I mean, I can watch the Muppet movie on the plane, so that should keep me occupied, right? Right. I was thinking of asking for guest posters, but I'll probably put up a post while I'm away, because my computer and I are sort of inconveniently attached at the hip. As I've been assured by my boss, there's "a lot of fashion in the bay area." Of course. This outfit feels super summery and vacation-y to me with the bright colors and gingham. Pay no mind to the freakishly brown apocalypse sky in my photos. Editing skills at their best. I mean, just look at my bottom in that last photo. It's simultaneously glowing AND disappearing. MAGIC!

Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Blouse: Goodwill, Sandals: Madden Girl via Marshall's

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Until tomorrow,


  1. I love that album, I love your jeans and I'm so jealous about your trip! Have so much fun!

  2. I personally ADORE your fading, glowing bottom. It's fabulous and artistic. ;) Yer a wizard, Nicole!

    I hope that your trip is safe and that you have a nice time with yo sista and her girlfraaan! I bet it'll be a lovely trip. :D Lots of fashion means potentially lots of shopping, yes yes? Perhaps? Ohoho!

    I adore your jeans. That color is just too pretty. It's the same color as my walls... hey, that means you could totally fade your butt into my walls! Sweet.

  3. I love pink on pastel green. Simply lovely. I really like the jeans. Perfect colors! :)

  4. Oo, have a fun trip! I love the color of those pants.

  5. these remind me of old photographs. like my grandma in the 60's outside the home she and my grandpa just bought to fill with aunts and uncles and a mom or a dad for me. cute :)

  6. I loved the color of that outfit. So cool colors & you look adorable.

  7. i love that pastel colors make you think of california. and i really wish we could've seen each other. and i also love that jack's mannequin album.


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