It’s Sunday… and it’s been a long week. My husband has been working very long days, and that usually puts me in a bad mood. I’ll be honest, I am not great with being alone with my kids for long stretches of time. It’s the loudness, constant chatter and arguing, the crazyiness of it all that drains me. I am an introvert that desperately needs quiet to function. It’s difficult, and I have much respect for those that do the single parent thing. Without this guy by my side…I struggle, and that’s no joke.
So, since he was home today, we went walking and exploring downtown. Fredericksburg has so many cool places, even more so if you care to go off the beaten path. We found this location and I fell in love. I’ve always loved old buildings…the peeling paint and rust… it’s beautiful to me. Being there reminded me of a time in college when a friend and I “rescued” some huge sheets of rusty metal from a construction area. They were tearing down some beautiful old buildings… and we had to go on a secret covert adventure to rescue what we could. It was awesome, and oh so dangerous.
Anyways. What does this all have to do with style, right? Well, a few things. First, it was so nice to be out and about exploring, and these old buildings really inspire me… they speak to my edgy side. If I could capture the rusty old beauty in these buildings in an outfit, I would. But I think that I do capture its edgy spirit. This wall…
I literally gasped when I saw it. It is so beautiful, the rust, the age, the colors, all of it… it’s literally my favorite wall ever. And, should the need for a covert operation ever come up, I know exactly who to call to help me “rescue” things. If I could live here, by this wall…it would make my dreams come true.
Also relevant, are my shoes. Like my love affair with rusty old things, I also have a love affair with shoes. My post for Fredericksburg Parent this week is all about my love/hate relationship with a particular kind of shoe… the open toe bootie. I wore a fringed pair today, and I was again reminded of how much I love them. The ones that I wore today were wedges, and they were very comfortable for walking around and exploring.
The open toe bootie… it’s like these buildings… edgy, kind of intimidating, and beautiful in its ruggedness.
So go on over to Fredericksburg Parent and read my blog post about my beloved, open toe bootie. Pretty please?