Monday, February 10, 2014

Road Trip

I wore this on our long and what seemed like never ending drive home yesterday. This weekend three of my girlfriends and I made a quick road trip to Dallas to meet up with two other buddies for birthday celebrations. To say I am exhausted would be an understatement. I can't speak for the other five ladies, but I cannot hang like I used to. Long drives and a late night took it's toll on my not-in-my-twenties-anymore body, but it was worth every single second.
Sosie Jacket (option here and here) // Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Tunic (option here) // Dittos Denim c/o // MIA Riding Boots (on SUPER sale) // ModCloth Bag // H&M Scarf (option here )// Forever 21 Sunglasses (option here) // Micheal Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Forever 21 Bracelet (option here) // Gigglospohy Heart Ring c/o

I posted a handful of pics on Instagram and one of the hashtags was #17yearsstrong. That is how long my friends sisters and I have been making memories. Even though our entire crew couldn't be there with us because of distance and living in other states, this weekend was another chapter written in our personal friendship biography, one that really should get published one day...an edited version of course. 

We woke up Sunday morning, laughing and recapping all the silliness from the night before, and I asked the question, "When will we be too old for these slumber parties?" Without hesitation, one of my friends replied, "Never!" That was just the response I was hoping for. There is no doubt in my mind that one day, while scooting around with walkers, wearing Depends, blue haired, wrinkled and saggy from head to toe, we will reminisce all our shenanigans on a hotel room couch about the "younger days" when we thought we were old. I look forward to filling in the blank pages between now and next 50 years.

I am linking up with Lauren at Fizz and Frosting to show you two ways I wore this printed utility jacket. The post in the dress can be found here.



Shanna

55 comments:

Ashley said...

Loving that coat and I love that you added a pop of pink!!! Such a cute look Shanna!

Xo Ash
Sincerely Miss Ash

Alice Warren said...

Love friendships that bonds get stronger year after year even if you don't see them often. I have some friends that I've had for 20+ years and I always look forward to seeing them.

Great outfit - that jacket is just so perfect...I need it in my closet.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

thedailylace.com said...

love this look! pop of colour is amazing and this jacket is so great!
Irene
www.thedailylace.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love this jacket and you look so cute with the high bun. Good girlfriend are everything :)

xo
​PinkSole​

Beth Graves said...

Loving the coat and boots! I am a fellow Texan!

Beth
bethandbeauty.com

Susan Jeffries said...

I think that adding color around your face is one of the most flattering things a girl can do! I love this look - both ways! I am glad you had fun this weekend!! Have a great week! Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

Yeah, I can't handle late nights like I used to be able too...I definitely pay for days now lol! Your jacket is adorable, I especially love it with the fun pink scarf!

JP Lord said...

I love this mix up! Especially with the pop of pink - you are just to cute!
xox

Charnele Michel said...

This look is absolutely perfect! love the pop of pink in the scarf

xo,
ChaChaTheFashionGenius.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Great girlfriends are soooooo important! And the leopard jacket? Well, I love it. So SO much! And with the pink scarf? Perfection!

Kimberly said...

Love the look on the left with the army green & adorable hat! I totally know what you mean about getting older - my husband and I had a date night Friday night and stayed out too late and I was down for the count for the rest of the weekend! Getting old sucks :(

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Becky M said...

Love the leopard and the pink! Sounds like an awesome weekend :)

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Caroline said...

There's nothing in this world like having a good group of girlfriends and getting to see them ... I love your scarf and bag and outlook!

TheTinyHeart said...

I tried on a really similar jacket at F21 and I wasn't sure if I should buy it...now I'm kicking myself that I didn't! SO cute how you styled it with the pink scarf! Sounds like you had such a fun time with your girls :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Rebecca Lately said...

That sounds like an amazing weekend! I loved seeing your Instagram photos :) I am the same way -- I can't hang like I used to. Going out makes me so tired, haha!

Setarra said...

I think it's so awesome that you've all been friends for almost 17 years now! I think I'm on the cusp of that transition towards not being able to stay out late anymore. I went out for drinks this past weekend and was ready for bed around 9pm and all I thought to myself was, "I can't hang like I used to anymore" lol. Love your purse :)

Amanda Jayne said...

I need this jacket in my life. I am loving the utility jacket look and adding my fav spotted pattern..um what?! Get in my closet right now.

Alyssa said...

That scarf is so cute! Also, that bun is PERFECTION! How do you get it to look so good?!

Dina Karivalis said...

LOVE that leopard coat and your cute top knot! Visiting from the link up!
xo Dina
http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

Katie said...

i'm in love with that jacket and the bright pink! and your hair is SO cute like that!

Helene in Between said...

sounds like y'all had so much fun!! I love the hashtag! and girl you look great all the time- age ain't nothing but a number!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

In a few weeks I'll be in Mexico for the weekend with my best friends of nearly 24 years and our spouses. We'll also never be too old!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Wow, 17 years is a long time! It sounds like a quick, fun road trip! I LOVE those boots!!!

Sarah Tucker said...

You're too presh! You will never be too old, you sessy lady!

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

Gorgeous! The pop of pink really adds the finishing touch!

Stacey said...

Love that jacket!! I'm 50 and still adore my time with my girlfriends. That will never change. :)

Janice @ The JRaabulous Life said...

I love that pop of pink!! Sounds like you had a great weekend in Dallas! Happy Monday!

Alissa said...

LOVE that you added a pop of pink to this!

Lexi said...

Sounds like so much fun! And I love this whole look ... especially your bun (wish I could get mine to look half as good!)
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Elise Nichols said...

I bought this jacket after reading (stalking) your blog! It is a little roomy but after getting it taken in, it works great! So excited to see what I can mix n match it with.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

love that hot pink pot of color and your top knot bun!

Tracy Miller said...

This scarf is such a pretty color and looks great with your skin tone and hair color. Your top knot and jacket are super cute too! Another great outfit, Shanna!!

Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

Jennifer Romero said...

Fabulous Jacket! Love the pop of pink!!
oXo
Jenn

Katie said...

Awesome weekend! Girls' weekends are THE best!!
You are gorgeous and I love the outfit.

{Jessica} said...

Love your hair up like that!:) And what a fun weekend with sweet friends. I know you'll cherish those memories forever!

Brianne Bracco said...

Totally swooning over here for that jacket! <3

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I'm barely hanging on to my 20's at 29, but I definitely feel you on not having the go-all-night and then all day energy like I used to! Sounds like such a fun trip!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I love both of your purses! And that jacket looks great both ways! Aww...I miss hanging out with my friends...I don't have any close friends where I live now so I never go out. So sad...haha.
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Elle said...

Sounds like you had such a great weekend! Weekends filled with new memories are the best, aren't they? Love the leopard top paired with the pink scarf!

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Darcy said...

Love that pink scarf, Shanna! So glad you and your friends were able to have a fun weekend! I hope my friends and I continue to do stuff like that, too!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Nina Piccini said...

Loving the pop of pink, you rocked that leopard jacket!! i love your bag, too!

xo, Nina
afterthe40barfinish

Jessica said...

You look amazing. I love the pink scarf with the leopard.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Linda Cassidy said...

and when you are old with the walker you will still feel like the girl on the couch ( feel like her in your head not the body lol cuz that starts deserting us way sooner.) Loving the pop of pink and the bag

Style-Delights said...

Love the pop of pink and the animal print together!! Tell me about not being able to pull the wild celebrations after a long trip!! There are certain benefits of being in the 30s, but pulling all nighters and waking up at school bus time is surely not one of them! LOL! You look fresh as a morning dew though - sigh!!:)
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Hallie Oceanside said...

love the pairing of the pink and the leopard! Gorgeous!

I hope to be as close with my girlfriends one day as you are with yours, that is SUCH An incredible bond!

Danielle Wallace said...

Swooning over that leopard jacket! It looks great with hot pink, and the lipstick is the perfect finishing touch to this outfit. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend with your gals, how cool that y'all have stayed in touch for so long! :)

<3 danielle
goodwillista.blogspot.com

Carly said...

That jacket is AWESOME!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

prettyanddelectable said...

Cute jacket! Friendships that last over the years (and decades!) are definitely to be treasured. Hope you are recovered from your fun weekend!

Sarah said...

LOVE these looks and LOVE weekends with girlfriends!

I have one planned this weekend and it's killing me that it's only Tuesday.

Rebecca said...

The pink pop nailed this whole look together Shanna. And that's a sweet post on friendship.....it will really never get old only better!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Kayla Gilbert said...

Completely obsessed with that jacket!! LOVE!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Anja Skrba said...

This is the coolest leopard jacket ever!

Anja

Holly said...

I am so lucky to have girlfriends who still appreciate the beauty of a good slumber party. We vow that we will continue even when we're older. Those are some of the best times. I hope you had fun. Love the outfit - duh ;)

OccasionallyAJ said...

Its great to have girlfriends that turn into sisters. :-) Great roadtrip outfit, comfy and cute!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Nicole Cushing said...

I love this outfit! Both ways you wore this jacket is cute, but that pop of pink just drew me in.

XoXo,
Nicole

http://www.nicole-kelly.com

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