Friday, August 6, 2010

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What's Lovely for August 6, 2010: Sharing (and hearing) exciting news (!)

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Lucky YOU, you get to see my ugly mug chawin' on a piece of.... what is that, wheat? My agriculture is rusty.
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Dress- Xhileration from Target via Goodwill :: Belt- Thailand :: Boots- Goodwill ($5!)

The best thing about exciting news is the anticipation. It bubbles and dwells inside of you, and you want to share it, but you don't want to be too selfish and ruin conversations and friendships by blurting it all over the place, so you keep it relatively on the downlow just so not to jinx it. But when the timing's just right-- to quote the great Emeril-- BAM! News-sharing accomplished.

And it seems like there isn't a shortage of exciting news popping up all over the blogosphere: Indiana was recently featured in Lucky magazine, Emily just made it official on her blog that she has a beautiful baby bump (go wish her congratulations!) and I'm going to be in New York.

I mean, what? Dammit, that bubble popped too soon. Bad Charlene, bad.

But yes, that's right! I've been meaning to share this for awhile, and I'm getting around to it just now. A week from today, I'll be heading over to the airport where I'll get into an airplane that'll transport me to visit my dear wonderful fantabulous friend LIZZIE for the weekend (too short! boo). She already has planned out a syllabus jam-packed with the stereotypically amazing NYC things like Coney Island and riding underground vehicles-- yet I still hope against hopes that I'll run into manymanymany bloggers there, too! If you'll be in the Bronx area (or wherever-- the whole city still confuses me, to be embarrassingly honest) from the 13-15, hit me up! But not literally, hitting me in NYC would be very painful and awkward. But I will allow raucously polite meet and greets. :)

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Major bonus points plus free satellite dishes and puppies if you get this reference. Give up? I strongly suggest you watch this.


Brandi said...

(A) Love the outfit. (B) YAY for NYC! I'm glad your friend has you doing some classic NYC things. I honestly have lived in the area almost my entire life (with the exception of the past 9 months in San Diego) and I've never been to Coney Island. I sense a photo shoot might happen there for you. And I'll be in the area (no idea what my schedule will be though), so perhaps we can get together...

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Congrats in going to NYC! Hope you have a great time.

I love your outfit here --- the boots go so perfectly with this dress. Wonderful look!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the dress! And why isn't this summer boot outfit submitted for our boot conference at Fashionable Academics!?!?!

Enjoy NYC!

Catherine said...

Pictures are so sweet! love the hair!

Ali said...

THESE ARE SUCH COOL PICTURES. SUCH COOL LOCATION. Such awesome. I especially like that one where you look like you're levitating. It's baaaaaaad. In a good way. I like your top and it matches those little flowers so awesomely.

Have fun in New York! I hope you have fun letting people hit you up. :DDDDD

Emily Kennedy said...

Awww! Charmalade? Why are you so sweet! Someone even dropped by my blog to wish me congratulations as a result!

I'm so happy for you that you get to go to the Big Apple! You're going to have an excellent time, and take lots of pics, right? Your Thailand pictures was so cool.

indigotangerine said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU. Um MOMA and alllll those good museums. Topshop (though it is overly expensive) and broadway and central park and ghadoghadsighd I'm jealous. Have fun and take lotsa lotsa photos
Also, hopefully I will reply to your email asap. Too busy too busy.

erin :) said...

Man! That dress looks suh-mokin' on you! And I love the location. The lavender in the background is perfect! I love the BAM reference!!! I always say that at school and no one understands me. '-' What is coming to our generation?!! Although, I don't get the last reference. :S But I just saw the video and it's hilarious! I love itttt!! xD That one guy reminds me of Mike Myers!

Have an amazing time in NY! Be sure to take mucho pictures! :D

Erin :)