Monday, September 9, 2013

East Nashville Adventures in Cactus

For Labor Day weekend, I decided to venture up to Nashville to hang out with a couple of my gal pals. Friday night I stayed with Libby, and we watched The Great Gatsby. I know it had its fair share of bad reviews, but I LOVED it. I wish I had seen it in the theater, because I know I would have enjoyed it even more on the big screen. Saturday morning I got up early to hit up some yard sales with Alanna, but we didn't end up finding any. Instead we just drove around this East Nashville neighborhood gawking at the gorgeous houses. Rhett doesn't care for the bright, crazy one, but I adore it.

They aren't massive houses, but just look at those gorgeous details! The windows are what really kill me. I would just stand in that bay window with coffee in my hand, creeping on the people walking by. That's how I roll.

After we stalked the beautiful houses, we did a little shopping at some places that I can't remember the names of. It was this cute little cluster of local places all together. There was a book store featuring all local writers and artists, a gallery with a tomato festival exhibit (literally every piece of art was tomato themed, and it was amazing), and a swanky antique store. It was a swell little place to look around! We also hit up some other antique stores and Trader Joe's while we were out. It was an awesome day! As you can see from the pictures, I was dressed WAY down. I'm a pretty big fan of those shorts, even though they are really nothing special. Since I lost weight a while back, they might as well have an elastic waist band because I can pull them on and off without unbuttoning them, and it rocks. The cactus shirt was from Forever 21, I just couldn't resist that print! The earrings were made by my super talented friend, Lauren of Jerseymaids. Everything I've ever gotten from her has been amazing, so I highly recommend her!

tank- Target
cactus top- Forever 21
shorts/necklace- Express
shoes- Kohl's (forever ago)
earrings- Jerseymaids


Hollie Nickolls said...

that shirt is super cute!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh boy your shirt is so cool! I love the cactus pattern. Also, I am incredibly smitten with the 3rd house. The windows make me swoon. Muah