Thursday, December 31, 2009

Whew... So after more than twenty-four hours of travel, flight delays, flight cancellations, and rebookings... I am finally in Italy.
Obviously trips of this matter cannot go off as easily and perfectly as ever expected... Although, no one expects them to be as frustrating and hectic as mine was the other day.
But all complaints aside, I am sitting happy in the Firenze house with dad, step mom, and two little sisters.
Met many nice people along the way, one of which sticks out. My neighbor on my 8-hour flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt, Nichol. Nichol was a young guy from Norway who was traveling back after being on holiday in Puerto Rico... ey yi yi. He was very nice, aside of the stench that was protruding from his body. After chatting a while, he explained that security has prevented him from bringing his deodorant with him on to the flight. At this fact, I made a mental note that he may in fact be a very sanitary person, although not portraying at the moment.
I found myself very happy that I had taken the time to get to know Nichol at the beginning of the flight, when I woke up on his shoulder... awkward. After our in flight meal of an assortment of carbs and starches, I decided to doze off a bit. After who knows how long, I wake up to a strong smell, that could only be described as Nichol... I found myself curled up and cuddled on Nichol's arm. After looking up, I saw Nichol who was wide-awake and quite aware of my nuzzling. To explain that I've ever been as embarrassed to this degree would be a lie. My reaction to this realization was even more embarrassing... with a quick jolt of embarrassment; I jumped up, forgetting my seatbelt was on, to only be pulled back down with the loudest thud on the plane. I then asked Nichol if he would mind if I got up to go to the restroom. He muttered a response and got up. As he got up, I quickly followed, only to run into his backside due to him not moving as fast as expected. I then slid past him when I had enough room, only to trip over the cord of his earphones, which were still plugged into the armrest and fell to my knees. I panicked, asked if I had broken them, and barely heard the response as I dashed off to the restroom. When returning from the restroom, things went a little more smoothly. I then curled up, facing the window and fell back asleep while replaying the world's most embarrassing moment in my mind.
Things were fine for the next 4 hours of the flight... until the stewardess came around for trash, and i noticed Nichol throwing away his expensive Bose noise-canceling earphones... shit.
Not that you would expect any different, but when the Fasten-Seatbelt-Light went off after landing, I've never seen a man dash off a plane so quickly.

Aside embarrassment and lack of dignity... the flight went fine.

Cheers to the world's most embarrassing flight.

x o D

Friday, December 25, 2009


Merry Christmas to Everyone.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Let's hope Santa's ready...

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Today, I graduated college.
How weird is that to say out loud? I am a college graduate.
Maybe not so much weird... but amazing, fantastic, fabulous, and incredible.
Today marks the end of a very long era in my life and the beginning of the rest.
I am so excited to share this great achievement with my huge support system and ones that I love. Because honestly, if it were not for them, I probably would not have made it through the long and painful journey that we like to call 'school'.
So this is not for me, this is for all of y'all that helped me get here.

Cheers and thank you indefinitely for the support.
Love to you all.

x o D

Now time for two weeks in Atlanta, Christmas, family and friends before setting off to Italy on the 29th for a month; Followed with some American traveling before Australia at the end of February. Ahhh, life is sweet.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I am pretty sure I would kill for these.

x o D

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dear Santa, I've been REALLY good this year.

Sony Cyber-shot 10.1 Megapixel Digital Camera in Black
(Best Buy)


Lady Gaga, Fox Theater, December 28th.

Jeffrey Campbell 'Lubbock' Over-The-Knee Boots in Dark Green
(Nordstrom)

Silence & Noise Pamela Coat
(Urban Outfitters)

: )

So I'm thinking of commissioning all the airlines to ask for some free miles.

I'm busy trying to plan my next few months, all while trying to cram in enough stops to see everyone I'll miss while I'm in Australia.

Let's see...

Atlanta to be with the mom and brother over Christmas. Not to mention lots of time spent with Lula, Kate, and Brooke.

Off to Italy on Dec 29th until Jan 18th.

Then hopefully stopping by:
San Francisco to meet up with Danielle & visit Allison, Molly, G and Kiwi.
Sonoma to see my baby cousin & cuz Dee.
Wyoming to see my auntie Martha.
NYC to see AnnaSal & Anne.
Then back to Atlanta to spend some more time at home before off to Australia at the end of Feb : )

Atl->SF->Denver (drive to Wy)->NYC-> Atl = only $450

...now to raise 'only' $450.

Hmmmm... Ideas?

x o D

Thursday, November 26, 2009

T h o s e T h a t I ' m T h a n k f u l F o r


f a m i l y .





f r i e n d s .




l o v e .

c o o p i e .

I have too much to be thankful this year. From my family, friends, boyfriend, pup, the list goes on and on.
Mom: I couldn't imagine a better mom. Especially now, when I'm home sick and you're taking care of me like I'm 5 again. I love you.
Dad: I cannot wait to come visit and spend time with you in Italy.
KB: I am lucky to have a stepmom that love me as if I were her own.
Bowen and Avery: I am truly lucky to have two of the cutest little sisters around.
Alex: As much of a pain you are, I love my big brother and his backwards sense of humor.
Christopher: I could not imagine a better boyfriend or romance. I am lucky to have met you and am thankful everyday. I love you very much. I cannot wait to cook Thanksgiving dinner for you next year!!
Cara: our friendship is unique and odd and I love it. I could not have the conversations I have with you, with anyone else in the world.
Whitney: I love our friendship, I just wish I saw more of you!
Lula: My oldest friend in the world. Love you more than you know. Here's to another ten years : )
Kate: The ins and the outs, ups and downs, make our friends ship what it is. And thanks for going to Vegas with me to meet my soulmate.
Brookie: Since highschool, our advertures have been... interesting, to say the least. Here's to more sneaking out and jokes to be made.
CHO: Um, I love you. You're a constant in my like, and a fantastic friend. Whenever I need a text novel, I'll turn to you.
Stacey: Could running in to you be any more enjoyable ; )
Molly: I miss you every day that I am not in SF. You are my little eggie and my adoptive sister. Cannot wait to reunite.
Danielle: I talk to you more than the people in the same town as me. I love you mucho, my U of A sista.
Allison: Twinsies. This summer was a wild romance. I miss you everyday. Cannot wait to rekindle the flame, haha.

Remember to thank those who are meaningful to you.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season.

x o D

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ahhh... home for the holidays and it feels so good. : )

I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday season and is traveling safely!

x o D

Thursday, November 19, 2009


"life's better with company... everyone needs a copilot"


Wednesday, November 18, 2009








Dear Unassuming Street Chic Candidates and MKO,
I will be stealing your styles and incredibly fabulous outfits.
Thank you and have a good day.

x o D

Tuesday, November 17, 2009




Children wake up / hold your mistake up / before they turn the summer into dust.
Is there anything better than realizing you are lucky in every aspect of your life?

And even more pleasing is that it is not the luck where it will run out on that one rainy, unlucky day... It is the luck where I am just overly privileged to have an amazing family, boyfriend, friends, and plans for the future... among other things.

I would hate to be one of those "sugar-coated, life-is-perfect, sitting-on-a-rainbow" type people... but I find I am running out of excuses over why not to be... minus the stomach-ulcer-inducing-aspect.

There are always things that are going to suck. But focusing on those will only bring you down. I have been told this, I have known this, but I have never truly seen the benefit of being optimistic and open minded until this moment.

Life is good.

Make sure you thank those that make your life sweet, fabulous, and fantastic. What more perfect, cheesy, hallmark sponsored day than Thanksgiving.

Cheers to all and the optimism that brightens every day.

x o D

Monday, November 16, 2009

What: My Christmas & Grad Party!!
Where: My Atl House
When: Dec 19th; 7pm - until time for bars.


Please come to my parent's house in Atlanta on December 19th because we have A LOT to celebrate!!

On December 12th I will be graduating University of Alabama!!! WOOOO finally!! Then I'll be coming home for the holidays and to get ready to set off to Italy & move to Australia in February.

So please come dressed to impress and join me for a night of celebrations at my parents house for food and drinks, then when it dies down a bit we can head off to the bars!

I will miss all of yall very much when I'm gone for majority of 2010 and lets use this to have one last 'hoorah' before I set off.

For those of yall that aren't from Atlanta or nearby, you are MORE than welcome to come stay at our house for the whole weekend or just Saturday night... we have plenty of room!
My favorite response to my blog:

"you're blog is really cute... it made me want to pinch your little blog cheeks"
- Miss Molly Benedict.


Love her. Miss her.

Sunday, November 15, 2009





oh to always be as happy as he is when we go to the park...



H a l l o w e e n ' 0 9

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I have come to a realization: When I find myself in my quaint little one bedroom apartment, surrounded by candles, my little man cooper, discovering new music, researching new trends and informing myself on the places i will be visiting in the next year...
...on a Friday night...
...completely content...

This is when I know I am ready for my real life to begin.

On to new places, new people, and new experiences. Leaving all that is known and comfortable behind.

x o D



Friday, November 13, 2009


M a y T h e H o l i d a y S e a s o n B e g i n . . .

S o u n d t r a c k T o M y L i f e















e n j o y .





= l o v e .

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Current Items of Obsession... To Add to My Chistmas Wish List:
New Vintage Fur Coat. (inspiration: Silence and Noise's Pamela Coat)
As many thigh-highs as possible. (including any options from American Apparel)
Over The Knee Flat Boots in bright colors such as Hunter Green and Dark Purple.
Leather Motorcycle Gloves in Red, Yellow, or any other loud color.
Statement Necklaces.
Circle Scarves. (Mom, hint: red one from A.A.)
Sequin Blazers.
Bodysuits for layering.
Jumpers... the winter's romper.
Anything involving leather, studs, sequins, and double takes.

x o D

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"we're all different, but there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"


x o D
C a s u a l C h i c D o n e F a b u l o u s l y









l o v e
normal college students have a pre-graduation panic... is it bad that i havent?

well, it could be due to the fact that i will be busy traveling the world and seeing as much as possible, all beginning about two weeks after my graduation ceremony.

life is sweet.


x o D

a v e r y

x o D




a . u . t . u . m. n

x o D

Tuesday, November 10, 2009



A T L

i love my home.

x o D

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
After I have traveled so far

We'd set the fire to the third bar
We'd share each other like an island
Until exhausted, close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from
The last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can't keep in

x o D