19 March 2014

Summer Chains Going To Come At Last, Now Your Crosses Are Burning Fast


The past two weeks have been intense, so pardon my sporadic posting. I have been state-side since last Tuesday, as one of my close relatives had to undergo spinal surgery. She opted to have the procedure done in Miami, Florida, where we have plenty of relatives to help in the looking after department. It's been about seven days, and she is doing much better than anyone could have anticipated. With spinal surgery, it's always hard to tell what will happen. You get all these worst-case paralysis scenarios, and the mind begins to lose it. But luckily she has been moving around, and slowly but surely, I think recovery will begin to happen.


Anyway, it's boiling hot down here. Florida in all its humid glory is a difficult environment. I love how things look, much more than how they feel. That being said, I drove to West Palm Beach yesterday for lunch, and was amazed at the Spanish influence so obvious in the architecture. It reminded me of Cartagena -- a coastal city not far from where my relatives are from. Bright, colorful stone buildings. Palm trees. A town square with a fountain in it. Ultra vacation-y feeling. I was pleased.


About this absurdly perfect picnic dress; well, the collar is a watermelon. And that alone made me fall in love. Watermelon is probably my favorite fruit, and it has been a godsend in this heat. The makers: who else? ModCloth all the way (you can buy it here!). I haven't been able to stand having much on in the way of accessories, as I hate the feeling of metal and dangly things stuck onto the skin. So I kept this outfit simple -- just my platform, coral baby-doll shoes, courtesy of three of the best ladies I know: Natalie, Hayley and Gail. They gave these to me as a birthday present (am I really going to be 23 in six days?!), and I haven't taken them off since being here. I love platforms. I love coral. My friends chose well.


As for this little man... his name is Ritz and he has been the best company since I arrived. He belongs to my uncle's wife's aunt's daughter (try working that one out) but I am thinking of kidnapping him and turning him into an English gentleman. Ritz has reaffirmed my belief that dogs are far more loyal, and ultimately better, than most homo sapiens.




I also discovered Pixlr today. Why has no one told me about this? Thus the edits. I'm not sure how much any of them work, but the plethora of filters and effects and backgrounds make for a lot of good procrastinating.

This is my current neighbor. He and his wife are also Hispanic, though I can't detect from their accent where they are originally from. His dog is precious, as is he.


6 comments:

  1. PUPPIES! Okay, got that out of the way. I'm glad your relative is doing well. I'm sure the site of you in your watermelon/picnic dress also helps to brighten her recovery <3

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    1. You're such a sweetheart. She's in a lot of pain today sadly :( But slowly but surely.

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  2. Great photo shoot! Love the light flares! It conveys the boiling heat you're talking about. I agree that the watermelon dress is the perfect picnic dress. The watermelon collar is kitschy and fun without being corny or childish. It's a perfect summer dress. Or, you know, a perfect year-round dress for Floridians. The close-up of you and that pup is just precious!

    <3 Liz
    ww.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. I love the word kitschy! Haven't heard it in a while, so thank you for that. I really do love this dress. It's a bit bulky and consequently not as airy for this weather as I'd like it to be. But I'm excited to wear it in the breezier UK when I am back. And little Ritz is the best. Want to steal him! <3

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE that gumball top and the watermelon dress!

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    1. Thank you my darling! ModCloth all the way <3 <3 <3

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