[Last week] All ready to fly back to Alamo City after a three-day weekend in my hometown: D-Town, Dallas and the faux island, Rockwall. I hadn't seen my parents since the very last days of December and I hadn't actually been in Dallas since last July. It was very much a trip overdue.
And everything was wonderful.
I briefly visited my high school to pick up immunization records and just stood mouth agape in the one central hallway. Oh my goodness, the library! I remember those stairs! Although I already knew this, I later confirmed aloud that I don't really have any ties to my high school. While I had a few amazing teachers and some great friends, I didn't build very close relationships. My sister graduated long ago and 99% of the current students are strangers to me. It sounds kind of sad (lesson to learn from: build as many bridges as possible. Making life special is about making and maintaining connections). Now I wonder about what our ten-year reunion would be like. First, who organizes that event? And how do they find the first graduating class of 2008, especially if former students have moved or changed names? How do things work in the world?!
Oooh, I also went to White Rock Skating Rink where I learned how to roller skate around 6 or 7 years old. I even had a birthday party there and got in the money machine and used the money I caught to buy my little sister a pickle even though I didn't really want to (ha!). I bet that pickle only cost 50 cents or something like that. But then (as a young'un), a dollar was everything. A dollar could take you places. Or at least two dollars.
Another relic of childhood: Chuck E. Cheese. Sweet and special family reunion time was had there on Sunday. There's something about their pizza that still hooks you even when you know better pizza exists. Some familiar games, but no play structures to climb through anymore. One strange change I noticed: Chuck E. has lost a lot of weight. He's slimmer with more pronounced ears, which I believe makes him scarier (because basically, Chuck E. Cheese is a large anthropomorphic mouse. Eew!)
Okay, so back to the present. I got all dressed up to transition throughout a filled Sunday and to feel comfortable but cute while traveling. The top was an almost-throwaway from my momma but she passed it along to me instead. Pretty shapeless on the hanger, but a perfect centerpiece here. Clothes are weird like that (looking good on the hanger, only to deceive you soon after and vice versa). When I got home my uncle told me I looked too good to just be coming from Dallas. And that sounded alright to me so I took it.
Yes for Friday! Everyone enjoy!
Rock and Republic top
Levi's skinny thangs
Sam Edelman wedges
Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag
JewelMint Frosty Florals necklace
*All photos taken with the iPhone (very fine handiwork, I'd say)