Texas & New Beginnings

What Is What down here in the big ol’ state of Texas?

Beyonce Texan Texas & New Beginnings

Alright y’all! Your girl has up and moved to the Big Tex, the lone Star State…and I am  ready to get this show on the road. I really wanted to focus on moving to Texas and other very important matters before I got back to steady posting. But I finally think I am settled and everything is almost pretty organized. There are a couple of loose ends here and there…but the blogger me had to tell the OCD/Virgo me to shut the hell up and get to it.

Coming up for the rest of this year, I’ll be exploring what this great state has to offer the fashion world, finding the perfect pair of $500 bucket list cowboy boots, and showing the world my spin on cowgirl chic. What I WONT be doing is falling into stupid stereotypes that northerners have about the south…and namely, Dallas, Texas. No references to 80’s soaps, no line dancing (unless im offered first), and no faux-dirty jeans. I’m quickly learning that this may be the south…but its no small town by any means. There’s much to see and do here in Texas and they even have their own fashion week. I plan to check out the malls, the thrift stores, and some of the flea markets and street fairs…this should be fun. I’m keeping an open mind, which is something I didn’t quite do in Atlanta. Eternal homesickness made me close myself off to everything ATL had to offer and that in turn made me miserable. I vow to not make the same mistake twice. I’m goin’ all out this time, and enjoying the experience.

So far I’ve gotten well acquainted with the Dallas Fort Worth Airport (which is literally the size of Manhattan), realized that Chinese food is NOT a good idea, and found my peace with not being able to see any Eagles or Giants games except on my phone. So far…so good.

The state has inspired me quite a bit! Since I’ve been here I’ve planned an article for you guys on how to dress for bipolar/quasi-constant warm weather. I see that I am definitely going to need to make some adjustments for 80 degree days in november. I’ve discovered that I absolutely must display how I wear warm fall/winter colors in an unseasonably warm fall/winter. I’ll also be writing to you about office wear, and the change of meaning of casual from one region to the next. Texas is bringing some pretty awesome muse-age along with it, and I’ve decided to go with the flow. So stick around to see what I find in this journey. And thanks for sticking around and sticking out thus far!

 

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett: Cheek to Cheek

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett team up.

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I had never really been a jazz fan until Amy Winehouse came out. Even then, my only interest in the genre was to learn more about her influences specifically. Then Treme premiered on HBO and I learned that there were types of jazz that didn’t make you feel insane or put you to sleep. There was such a thing as toe tapping, Princess and the Frog, my name Raymon from da Bayou-jazz. Continue reading

Winner of the “Let’s Make Music” Necklace by VINCA

And the winner is… Ashlee!!!

Vinca Necklace 2 579x1024 Winner of the Lets Make Music Necklace by VINCA

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the beautiful “Let’s Make Music” necklace from VINCA!!! I thought a contest was a great way to kick off the new year of Soar Thumb. The winner is Ashlee!!! Congrats to you Ashlee! I’ll be contacting you via email about the details! The winner has 15 days to respond or the prize will be given to the next randomly selected entry! This was so much fun, I’ll be sure to have more contest in the future.

Remember to check out the VINCA website for more awesome pieces. They have something for everyone!

Vinca Let’s Make Music Necklace Review & Giveaway

Vinca makes beautiful and unique jewelry that’s playful and whimsical!

Lets Make Music Necklace Vinca Vinca Lets Make Music Necklace Review & Giveaway

You guys know that I am a fan of home grown, grass roots, and independent labels! So when I was contacted by Vinca to try a sample of their jewelry I was very excited. I chose their “Let’s Make Music” necklace, it was a difficult choice, but when I saw that necklace I was automatically in love! Continue reading