Wednesday, September 9, 2015

home.


tee: ℅ The Home T**

boots: Old Navy (currently crushing on this slip on Chelsea style boot from Old Navy too)

jacket: faux leather H&M (several years old & holding up beautifully!) - shop similar (all under $70!) 1 // 2 // 3

purse: Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip cross body (currently 50% off)

*DL1961 denim is having a super Labor Day sale that ends TODAY! Get up to 40% off new & sale items. Use code LABOR30 at checkout. (obsessed with this new rust color denim!)

**This isn't just an insanely soft tee. The Home T donates a portion of each sale to fund research finding a cure for MS. Read more about their charitable mission


I'm thankful for talented friends that step in to take my photo in a pinch! Kiernan is my former roommate who also happens to be an amazing musician and more recently, been trying out his photog skills! If you are looking for new music, check out Kiernan!
Home is a funny thing. I have lived in Nashville, TN for the past 6 years, & it is the longest place I have ever lived since I left my childhood home at 18. Nashville truly is my home, the place where I am raising two adorable pugs with my smart & hunky husband, the city where I got my first real job, & the place where I have grown an incredible amount.

However, deep in my heart, is a country girl from Arkansas. This past weekend, I took my husband to a place of my youth - the Buffalo River in north central Arkansas. We floated the river with my mother, spending our days taking in the beauty of the rock cliffs shooting up around us, & our nights staring up into the deep black sky - so clear we could see the Milky Way. Driving back home Monday, my husband & I decided to avoid the same stretch of interstate that we have seen so many times on our drives between my parents'  home in AR & Nashville (I swear I've memorized every sign along the way!), & opted for winding back roads instead. The one lane highway connected tiny knots of towns - each with their own diner & antique shop that I was dying to stop in to get a peek! This slice of Arkansas certainly is a different way of life than the hustle & bustle of Nashville (one town we drove through had a population of only 33!), but it is these two pieces of me that make up my home.
What is home to you? The place you grew up? Where you are now? Some place you are dreaming of creating for yourself in the future?

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