Saturday, July 28, 2012

little white t-shirt // favorite things

My new years resolution this year was to simplify my life. This means over the past seven months, I've been tackling one section at a time, month by month. This month has been all about simplifying my closet. So, the other day, while cleaning and sorting through my wardrobe I noticed I had like twenty-five different plain white t-shirts, "What the heck, Hayley!" Okay, let me rewind a bit. I still have clothes I wore in Jr. High - I'm still the same size!  So, because I can still fit into things, I keep'em! I mean, I have no reason to get rid of anything if it still fits (and I still wear it). Alas, this has turned me into a bit of a clothes hoarder. I love my white t-shirts and I probably wear too many of them. I just love their simplicity. I love pairing one with something like this skirt, to dress it down a bit. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

colonial williamsburg // adventures

These photographs are from my visit to Colonial Williamsburg (VA), back in June. Where my grandfather has been a generous donor to the Raleigh Tavern Society for years. We were given the opportunity to stay in one of the historical homes (first photograph) in the heart of the colonial area. It was a really incredible experience to stay in an original structure from the 1700's. Granted, it was outfitted in all the modern day comforts, but tastefully done so.  More than anything though, it was amazing to share this experience with my family, my whole family. It had been at least two years since we were all together. 
Looking back at these photos makes me homesick. I miss the east coast so, so much. I miss the lush green summers, the sound of crickets at night, the history, the charm. I remember when people would ask, "Where are you visiting from?" and my first instinct was to say "Pittsburgh" and I had to stop myself and say, "Oh, wait. Seattle, I'm living in Seattle." I'll always be an east coast girl, and Pennsylvania will always, always, always be my home.