Something Old, Something New...

I finally have a legitimate reason for why I have not been updating...

Dress: Wet Seal, circa 2009.
Peep-Toe Heels: Worthington, circa 2010.

You read that right, readers; John and I eloped last month! Crazy bananas, right? How is a long-distance marriage supposed to work, anyway? Don't fret--my thoughts were along those same lines. I was mentally preparing myself to only see my husband, the love of my life, once a month...and then a bigger announcement came...
Image Credit: Google Maps.

We are moving to Anchorage, Alaska, next month! In a few weeks, I am trading in my flip-flops for a pair of snow boots, y'all! Okay, so the weather change won't be that dramatic...at first. But going from subtropic to subarctic is going to be an adjustment. I can say that I'm ready to buy winter accessories without looking completely ridiculous. I am not ready to leave behind this amazing city, this place that I have called home for the past four years. And my awesome job at Liquidation Channel...I've learned an overwhelming amount in such a short time; I wish I could stay longer.

To be honest, I am terrible with good-byes, and it's been hard to find time to even say a proper farewell to friends. 

New wedding band & an old fortune.

But I don't want to think about that now. I want to think about this opportunity that will allow me to (1. experience all four seasons again, (2. learn about a new place, and (3. live with my husband, rather than being 6 hours apart. Anchorage is not known for its fashion sense, but for its outdoor activities, natural beauties, and is in close proximity to Denali National Park. I've been to Anchorage several times, and I have this bubbling excitement about my future there. 

B.V. will, naturally, document my Alaskan adventures, as well as my last moments in Austin. 

Until then...

  "Mawwage is what bwings us here togwether today." -- Princess Bride.


  1. congratulations!! the dress is amazing


  2. Ahhh...that's precious!! Big congrats to you doll!! You both look wonderful, very beautiful and I love your dress and hair too :))) Am very happy for you and I know the big move will be so worth it and you can show them some style ;))) I wish you both a long life full of happiness and blessings, so sweet!! xxx

  3. OMG OMG OMG! WOW. Congratulations! You look WONDERFUL> The dress, hair, everything.

    And though I see you only through the blog, I will miss hearing from you form Austin. An hour away from me :) But good luck. Alaska sounds wonderful.

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  4. Have I said congratulations yet? Because MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Good luck with your move! :) I'll be thinking of you.

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  5. That is a GREAT reason not to be blogging! You made a beautiful bride! CONGRATULATIONS! xo style, she wrote

  6. That's wonderful! A huge congrats Congrats! Alaska may be different for you, but it is quite beautiful there. You look marvellous! -xo

  7. Thanks for visiting and commenting!
    How beautiful!!!!! Be happy! :)

  8. Ohmigosh Chelsea CONGRATULATIONS! I am so incredibly happy for you! And look how gorgeous your wedding picture is - you look INCREDIBLE!! :)

  9. Crazy bananas is right! Congrats on getting married! Alaska will be a huge change from Texas but it looks gorgeous! I'd also like to check out their Summer Solstice Festival they have every year!

  10. Wow, that's incredibly exciting!!!!! First off, congratulations on you marriage, that's such incredible news. And Alaska will be such a fun adventure - a dear friend of mine just moved there like 2 days ago.

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  11. Congratulations .... ALASKA!! I am in Miami and sometimes I think I little (well, in this case a lot) cold wouldn't be that bad.
    Lovely dress.... Wet Seal is the best!
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  12. you ELOPED?? Congrats wow this is certainly a surprise!! have fun moving to Alaska!!

    The House of Shoes

  13. OMG what a surprise!! Congratulations, wishing you both all the best in this world!!!
    Happy Sunday! xoxo

  14. amazing dresss you look so beautiful! I'm your new follower hope you can follow back so we can keep in touch!


  15. CONGRATULATIONS! I love it when a person, or persons, just 'go for it'. Forty two years ago I leapt into marriage .... and we are still together. Our daughters say, 'you took a terrible chance'. but what is life but a series of chances.
    I look forward to hearing from you in Alaska - where I am sure that you will find a niche. Exciting life ahead for you!

  16. Awww....so lovely...congratulation!!! xxx


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