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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality // Oscar Wilde

Tag: UAL

// Nashville, a few weeks late.

Recently, I took a couple of mini trips to Nashville. No, unfortunately, they weren’t quite long enough for me to visit Allison (other than a quick hello!), but they were just long enough to get some family time in–on the first trip, I did a cake tasting with my sister and her fiancée and for the second trip, we scoured shops for post-graduation clothing [oh yeah, I’M DONE WITH COLLEGE, YOU GUYS].

First stop on the wedding cake trip–Barista Parlor. Joe had fancy chocolate for breakfast, of course. I had a jam tart.

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For the cakes, we went to Sweet 16th Bakery. We tried several different desserts–the Elvis, a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, a lemon bar…and to cut the sugar, we had one of their famous breakfast sandwiches and Israeli cous cous salad [menu here].

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And on the more recent Nashville trip–a stop at my beloved Crema just before digging through designer castoffs at UAL. I didn’t carry my camera around for this trip, so I just have a few cell phone shots of the afternoon. We finished out the day with lunch at Silly Goose and a quick stop to see Allison at Eclectic Nashville. You can see photos on Instagram here and here.

It was nice to get a chance to get away from Auburn and Huntsville, even if for just a few hours!

Over-exposed florals.

The weather has been lovely. So lovely that I happened to venture out in the middle of the day for photos. Not ideal, but here they are, anyway.

Outfit details // Deener cigarette skinnies jeans, from UAL / floral button-up, thrifted / eyewear, Warby Parker / navy blue belt, Target

 

 

 

{.:.nash-vegas.:.}

{.:.I finally got some pictures to upload from my phone! So for your viewing pleasure…Nashville photos!.:.}

{.:.Imogene and Willie.:.}

My favorite thing about this store is that you can see the people making the clothing in the next room! They have their patterns hanging from the ceilings, and they have a denim lab that you can peek into to see them dyeing the fabrics.

 

{.:.The Hip Zipper.:.}

The Hip Zipper is such an adorable store! They have a fantastic selection of vintage clothing which includes menswear, shoes, jewelry, women’s clothing, and even some children’s clothes.

{.:.United Apparel Liquidators.:.}

I cannot get enough of this store! There are four locations, and I used to frequent the one in Hattiesburg before I moved. Now, I will travel to Nashville to get the AMAZING bargains! The majority of my unique clothing is from this store. In short, I love it.

{.:.The Dog of Nashville.:.}

OH WOW. I don’t know that I could come up with something bad to say about The Dog of Nashville. It has a very large menu, the hotdogs are well-priced, they have a homemade beer mustard. Yummy.

{.:.Bookman Bookwoman.:.}

I absolutely love secondhand bookstores. Who needs a brand new book when you can get one with a story behind it. I especially like to find little notes in the margin, or a letter in the from from the giver to the receiver if it is a gift. It makes it a bit more magical.

{.:.The WIld Cow.:.}

Yum, yum. I don’t know that I am usually a fan of vegetarian cuisine, but the Wild Cow made me rethink that position! Everything was absolutely delicious, and it was a fun atmosphere.

 

{.:.If I find any extra photos, I’ll post them later.:.}

{.:.nash-vegas.:.}

{.:.all of this talk about cold weather coming in makes me want to cook.:.}

I know it’s not exactly cold weather food, but I want to make eggs benedict, after reading a post from Keiko‘s blog. Therefore, here are some tantalizing options (please wipe your keyboard when you’re finished drooling).