Friday, April 15, 2011

Country Grammar

Outfit details:
Earrings, hoodie - The Secret Closet
Plaid shirt - Salvation Army
Jeans, flats - Ann Taylor
Watch - Michael Kors

I've always been a city girl. Growing up, I felt like I was born in the wrong place -- as if my mind & soul were walking around in the wrong body. I didn't belong in a village of 4,000 white, upper-middle-class Catholics who line-danced on weekends.

One day while visiting Michigan, I decided to embrace all that. Well, okay, I didn't convert to Catholicism, but I did hit up a country bar. I attempted to make up for my lack of a cowboy hat with a horse on my hoodie and plaid underneath.

But before heading to Coyote Joe's for $1 drinks (yes, $1!) I decided to feed the goats behind The Country Store. They were so cute, I had to restrain myself from stealing one and sneaking it back to LA. No one would've noticed, right?

That night, I headed off to the bar with Kelly (whom you've seen here and here). I kept saying I was going to try line-dancing, but even after a couple beers I couldn't muster up the courage. That shit looks hard. I can bump and grind with the best of 'em, but throw me on a dance floor an hour outside of Detroit and I'm screwed.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with the small-town lifestyle; it's just not for me. I prefer being a starving artist in a crappy apartment in the city. Really!


  1. I like my little town...but then I don't look for a lot of excitement from it. Drive 20 miles to the big city for that. You can probably find a place to learn line-dancing where you're at.

  2. OMG I'm in stitches reading this. At least you embraced it for one day. Look at all that snow. You know living in Australia, all that snow is just alien to me. Enjoy your weekend.


  3. I think I am a city girl....but I have lived in a small town in Cebu, everyone seems to know a lot of connections from my friends to my old classmates....that is how our small place is compared to towns in the US....I love going to provinces as well in my mom's hometown...the place is cleaner and fresher...



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  5. Awww I love this post. I'm from upstate New York, so it was a perfect mixture of country and city life. Each really has it's pro's and con's. I love love love! the city, but I know as I get older I would want to move somewhere nice in the country. So beautiful.

    PS. I want your watch!!

  6. I want a herd of pygmy goats and chickens. Yeah so what I live in the city...I'm a country girl at heart with an urban stomach.

    I love your sweater. that sort of necky thing please me to no end-

  7. Yeah, I understand what you mean! I was a bit of a fish out of water at a country wedding this past week (my husband however, was able to totally embrace it!).
    As for the goat- had you brought him back to LA I would have happily pet sat for you!

  8. I live in one of the greatest cities in the world (possibly the best haha), New York, and even though I love it here and wouldn't trade it for anything sometime it's nice to get away. Also meeting people who come from "a village", it's quite refreshing, they don't try so hard!

    Btw, I totally want your watch as well! Lol!

  9. Man I love goats - is it just me or are they super cute?

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  10. BAHAHA I Burst out laughing when I saw the picture of the goat. Such a great shot.

    And yaaah, I feel so out of my element at Country bars. I just look so awkward!


  11. hahahaha Steph you're hilarious. And awww the goats loook soo cute. My grandma used to have goats when I was a kid. I was born in a big city, moved to the countryside (of another country, and I have to say I love both... But it was more a mountain area and then a city/big town and then back to NYC and now I'm a country/city/beach bum hybrid hahahaha. love it.

  12. I completely get that. I'm more a city girl. I like my luxuries, and I'm almost creeped out by the quiet of the country. But, that goat is way too cute.
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  13. Lovely earrings!

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  14. you are so cute always!!

    i love the goats!!!!!!

    dude, it would totally take me more than a few beers to try line dancing too. that shit DOES look hard. i think i'd be perfectly happy just observing. =P

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  15. That jacket is amazing!

    Monique xx

  16. Hi Lovely! Love your glasses, love your earrings, love your the goat! OXO N.


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