Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ode to Cville

Friends, I'm heading to C-ville this weekend (Charlottesville, VA, the home of THE University). It's our 5-year reunion from graduate school. While I could be lamenting that I have not truly accomplished jack since graduating, I'm focused instead on how excited I am to be back in Charlottesville and to catch up with my girlfriends.
If you know anyone who went to UVA, you also know that we have a cult-like reverence for the little town of C-ville. Not to mention, it's Foxfield this weekend. I generally DO NOT condone horse racing (or animal racing of any kind) but I admit that Steeplechase races get to me and I love dressing up in my sundress with the guys in seersucker suits.
And of course, this will be the 5-year anniversary of Mr. Southern Aspirations and my first kiss.

Some photo love:
Tie needs to go, but... J.Press

Franco Dress Embroidered RufflesBrie Dress PrintedHarmon Shift DressVanessa Dress Printed Jacquard

Vines Skylark Dress

Curtsey orange floral jersey Betsey Johnson white battenburg lace sweetheart dress style# 300863401Shoshanna fuchsia square silk chain link halter dress style# 301179601A.B.S. french blue geometric print jersey v-neck dress style# 301563701Shoshanna pink printed chiffon Nanette Lepore coral floral eyelet Tibi turquoise floral silk jersey strapless dress style# 303173701Shoshanna green floral printed shirred silk tank dress style# 212184800

Various Designers (Tibi, Shoshanna, ABS, Betsey Johnson, Nanette Lepore) from Bluefly, the source of many of my dresses during my graduate school years.


  1. Is this really the anniversary of your first kiss???? How adorable!!!

    Yes, most excited to catch up and be in Charlottesville, as for what I've accomplished, we can discuss that over a drink at Foxfield.

  2. Oh, BTW, I've been eyeing that J Crew tie around the neck dress, but have shopped in my closet for one to wear.

  3. Me too (shopped in my closet). Have way too many sundresses I never wear. And not even sure why that is!

  4. Thanks so much for your kind comment! My Neighbor, Miss Morning Glory, is a wonderful gardener, with enviable gardens. She at least admires my geraniums, and is so proud that I stick nasturtium seeds in all my pots!
    Have a fab day!

    Jean (Fine Art Daily)


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