this beauty illustrates exactly how i feel right now. i think i want to print it and hang it up — it’s such a pretty pretty drawing! i just wish i could find the original source. if anyone knows, puhhleaase share!
if you’re lucky enough to find pretty little drawings, you’re lucky enough
i’m still in complete move in mode. and all things furniture, paint, and interior design are on my mind. i know it may seem silly, but how my surroundings look and feel effect my happiness greatly enough that i spend a lot of time and effort on decorating. and what’s on my mind today? chairs!
one: this just oozes relaxation. i could sit on this ol’ thang for an entire sunday afternoon.
two: the hunter boots sitting next to this awesome chair make me love it even more. i am very curious as to how comfortable this chair is though…
three: oh anthropologie. how i love thee.
four: metallic restoration at it’s finest. this is what recycling should be all about.
five: luggage chair? oh i die. you all know about my obsession with vintage suitcases by now.
six: ha! this is so cool.
seven: this pretty rocker is on my wish list. who says you have to have a baby to have a rocker? not me. that’s who.
chairs chairs chairs. my feet wouldn’t make it in this world without you. and my interior decorating self wouldn’t be able to sleep without knowing it’s possible to have a practical and beautiful chair.
do you have any favorites? are you a chair lover just like me?
if you’re lucky enough to find a comfortable and chic chair all in one, you’re lucky enough
do you remember when i oooed and awwwed over the most beautiful carry on duffel known to the fashionable-luggage-wearing-mankind? well guess what happened this morning? i woke up to a glorious little email alerting me to the fact that bric’s usa was in store at gilt groupe. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
i should be expecting this beauty in about 3 weeks. oh sweet heaven in suitcase form. thank you gilt groupe and bric’s usa!
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if you’re lucky enough to fall in love with a suitcase, you’re lucky enough
106lbs of stuff. thank you delta check-in agent! when i put my suitcases on the scale at the sfo airport, each of them came in at 53lbs exactly—mind you, there is a 50lb limit unless you want to fork over your first born to the airline. well she just continued on her merry way and didn’t say a thing. and for that, i am so grateful! (i spoke with another gal on the same flight as me who had one suitcase which weighed 60lbs and she paid $90. insanity! i am so lucky)
now if i literally posted a list of everything i brought with me, you would be
1. bored and 2. boreder. so i’ll do a mini summarization for you starting with what i believe to be the most intersting…
shoes are my ultimate weakness. i know that many people will think this is a large load of shoes.. but remember i wore one pair on the plane (the big hunter rain boots) and it’s tough packing for cold weather because everything needed for the cold is bigger. for example: boots. as of right now, i’m happy with what i’ve packed. i’ll keep you updated as to whether or not i needed every pair of shoes that have accompanied me overseas. and, for the record, i took out two extra pairs of boots that i was delusionally dreaming i could fit as well.
but my suitcases didn’t total at 106lbs without a little help.
- 1 pair of black jeans
- 2 pairs of nice, darkwash denim
- 1 pair of jeans that i don’t care about for any hiking, excursions
- 8 pairs of leggings (don’t judge, i love leggings and i ruin them often either by snagging them on boots or by wearing them thin)
- a few dresses
- a black skirt
- a trench coat
- a leather jacket
- black northface jacket
- a handful of cardigans
- a handful of t-shirts, both long and short sleved
- maybe 3 pretty, brightly colored blouses
- and intimates of course
- mini shampoo and conditioner just to get by until i can buy normal sized bottles
- mini face was, again just to get by
- face moisturizer
- nail polish remover
- nail polish
- nail file
- makeup bag
- an anthrop0logie candle–everyone i spoke with mentioned bringing photographs or something to make your time away feel more comfortable. now i have photos on my computer, on facebook, here on ze blog, and on my ipod, so i didn’t feel i needed any framed photos. so i decided what really makes me feel the absolute best are candles. and nobody makes candles like anthro.
- adapters– thank you mom and dad for donating to my cause.
now that i look at this list and my perfectly plump suitcases, i am happy. but let me tell you, the process there was painful. i’ve been a bit of a gypsy this year, moving 4 times in 2010. so you’d think i’ve mastered packing right? wrong. in fact i am probably worse just because now i dread it so badly.
but, i try and tell myself, “self, you are pretty lucky that you get the opportunity to pack up over and over. think about the people that never have a reason to pack? never have a reason to move?” then i nod, agree with myself and try and hate it a little bit less.
if you’re lucky enough to get through with an extra 6lbs and no charge, you’re lucky enough
tomorrow is the day. well actually, in about 6 hours it’s the day. i’m flying out of san francisco and headed out of my house at 5.30am. i’m FINALLY packed. i’ve got 2 bags that are teetering on the scale at about (cross your fingers) 50lbs. i threw my hands up long ago and decided the extra $50 was worth it to bring the second bag. and my carry-on is for the most part packed.
i’m planning to post a detailed list of what i packed, what’s in my carry-on, and many more details but since i’ll be bored in airports and on airplanes for hours tomorrow… i think tonight i’m just going to enjoy my last hour or two with my mom.
i’m a little weirded out by myself and how calm and not anxious i am. but i suppose when you’ve been planning, waiting, and dreaming of doing something for a long time, it feels normal when it actually happens. but if i do get anxious tomorrow, or on the plane, or when i’m actually in ireland, that’s okay too.
if you’re lucky enough to study abroad, you’re lucky enough