Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stop and Smell the Roses

I live in Virginia, but most of the locals will tell you that the northern part doesn't feel very southern. There is little southern hospitality, not many speak with a southern twang (y'all does slip past my lips once in awhile), and life is generally very fast paced. To sum it up, the region doesn't really have a sense of identity and instead is full of workaholic transients.

I hate to say it, but I've never fully appreciated the area I live in (darn you traffic for messing with my head!) Amidst all the changes over the years, there are still remnants of the South, in the historical landmarks, architecture, and even some of the food. So as the weather warms up, I've promised myself to slow down and smell the roses so to speak. Truly take in my surroundings, both the old and the new.
sunglasses: Old Navy round metal-hardware (similar; similar)
jacket: American Eagle peacoat (similar)
top: H&M basic jersey turtleneck (may still be in stores; similar)
pants: XOXO (similar)
gloves: Lord & Taylor wrist-length silk lined leather (sold here)

16 comments:

  1. Hahaha, I completely understand. The MD side, which is technically south of the Mason Dixon line, also shed its southern identity (though like you I do let y'all slip out sometimes). I love the rural hospitality so much that I make it a yearly tradition to stop by a West Virginia diner to immerse myself in the southern tradition.

    P.S - something tells me I might live very close to you :)

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    1. You my friend, are correct. I'll stand on one side of the river, you stand on the other side and we can wave to one another ;)

      If you don't mind, what's the name of the WV place? I like (southern) comfort food, but the closest I've found are Old Country Buffet and Denny's.

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    2. I don't plan out my diner stops because I like to keep it spontaneous. I simply stop by crappiest looking restaurants by the side of the rural road and enjoy my heart attack on a bun. The best suggestion I can give you is to move as far into WV as you can (but do carry a GPS :)

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    3. Lol! I will definitely keep that in mind (and keep my GPS in the car)

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  2. I been living in Virginia about 5 yrs now and I am still not use to it. Thank goodness it only take about 15 min to work and back so it's not bad, I can't imagine being stuck in traffic everyday..yikes! DC traffic is pretty horrid!

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    1. I probably have an "average" commute for the area, which isn't saying much, haha. I don't mind longer distances if cars are moving. It's stop-and-go traffic that drives me bonkers. Gahhh makes me want to pull my hair out!

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  3. I was born in Charlottesville and always remember Virginia as being so scenic. I think your promise to yourself is a good one.

    As always, so effortlessly chic. Love it!

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    1. Really?! I went to school in Cville and loved my time there. I wish it was closer so I can go back more often.

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  4. Your text somewhat sounds poetic.

    I live in almost middle of MD and commute 5 - 10 min by car so I'm really lucky for people living in DC/MD/VA area. I'm sure I cannot deal with horrible trrafic.

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    1. Lol I've been feeling a bit emo the last few days and it's coming across on the blog.

      5-10 mins?! Sometimes I can't even go one mile in 10 minutes. Sigh. Alright, enough whining. Only thinking positive thoughts about the area now :)

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  5. Northern VA for the win! =)

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  6. Your outfit is so stylish. Love the pants and the chain scarf! - xoxo

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  7. Beautiful background Cee! If I were brave enough to take pictures outdoors I would definitely be capturing all the stuff I love about Toronto!

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    1. You so should, Elaine. I know I would enjoy the pictures immensely :)

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  8. I love your style and am so excited to find out that you are a fellow Virginian. I am on the other side enjoying the coast and a different kind of traffic but traffic non-the-less. I think I might join you with your promise and remember to slow things down and smell the roses.

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