Oct 11, 2011

Bourbon, Ponies and Hairspray: Welcome to Kentucky

Hey hey! So sorry to worry you all. I have been getting tweets wondering where the heck I have been. WOOPS ;) 

I just been bizzay, ya heard? 

This weekend was opening weekend of Keeneland! 

My friend Erin came down to stay with us from Columbus. Girlfrand had NEVER been to Keeneland, and sweet thang was overwhelmed with all the boys in ties. HA ha. It was like watching the Discovery Channel seeing her experience all the Southernness. 

We welcomed her appropro, with Bourbon and other of the Kentucky like ;)

I even poofed her to which she responded: "I haven't seen this much hairspray since my 7th grade dance!"

Haha. LOVE her heart. 

We had SO much fun. Friday night we took her downtown to Bluegrass Tavern, and Wildcat Saloon. 

We had enough fun for the entire bar I do believe.

{ps my top is from Targjay for inquiring minds}

{roomies! more on that in a min...}

Look who I found, Lauren and Chelsea! Happy b-day to Lauren!

Erin proudly, and bravely, rocked out her Ohio State koozie in CAT country

 Fan photo shoot. Standard. 

Please note that after these photos, a fairly substantial Taco Bell order took place. Get the cheesy fiesta potatoes. Thank me later. 

Saturday morning, we got up bright and early and fed Erin her first Chic-fil-A breakfast. You are welcome E. 

Then off to Keeneleand we went... with 24 oz roadies. Don't judge. 

Color me PINK when I was surprised in the port-a-potty line by an appearance from my bloggy friend Jen! Jen and I were trying to meet up, and it magically happened. It was perfect! 

Can we discuss how precious her baby girl Carsyn is? Umm... I wanted to kidnap her and never give her back! You hear that Carsyn? You come see your Auntie PLL again soon! 

{I spy a Cowboy Casanova!}

Sissy and Matty. Insert "awwwwwww..."

yeah, yeah. 

Another bloggy sighting! Sweet Sarah and I met face to face. So fun! 
Whenever I meet blog friends for the first time, I am always wondering if they are thinking... 

"That's it... this is you? You are way less cool in person..."


Sarah you are a sweetie, and that poofing comb of yours is legit ma'am. 


In other news of what the heck I have been up to, I have been crazy busy post-move, getting the house in order. I took last Friday off to unpack and get organized, and I STILL have nothing on the walls. 

For those of you curious, Chrissy and I moved in with Brian- aka Jack Tripper.

Of course I got stuck being Janet.

If this isn't evidence I should never go dark, I don't know WHAT is. 

All for now ladies...

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Petchie said...

Love the pictures! looks like you girls had an amazing time! and as usual beautiful hair!


Dayna Leigh said...

Loved all your pictures! Makes me wish I lived closer to Kentucky!

And that shirt and dress were to die for - super presh!!

etta said...

Your dress is adorbs!

Don't feel bad about having nothing on your walls. We've been in our house just over 2 years and it took the impending birth of our baby (any day now!) to get us to make a serious effort at decorating.

Southern Twenties said...

waaahh I miss the South...Can't wait to get back to it! Love the shirt from Targjay!
PS your hair looks AHHHmazing, but when does it not?!

Michelle P said...

Great pictures! And I love your dress.

Erica said...

Oh my gosh, I saw your photos on FB and flipped out over your shirt. Then I walk into Target today at lunch and spot it, however I want the color you have and they didn't have in my size so I bought a print but will stop at another Target closer in to see if I can switch it out for the mustard color. Too funny!
Great photos, y'all look gorgeous and looks like you had a blast!

Lindsay said...

omg where did she get that ohio state koozie?? i love it!

Lindsey said...

o em gizzle, so many pics! I saw your shirt and immed knew I just saw it at Target Sunday when I was buying my first pair of flats. I don't do flats btw. I feel like a frumpy fat midge in them.

UGH! Cowboy Casanova, wuaha! What up CC?!

You look beyond gorgeous and perfect in all the pics. LOVE YOU!


p.s. Can we discuss how I'm having a semi-nervous breakdown thanks to the move. My mom and brother rented a 10 ft UHaul yesterday and packed it to the max while I was at work to move the rest of my stuff. YES. EVEN AFTER WE HAD MOVERS aka the Beast. I'm editing my life because I own way too much shiz. That is all. I need to see a therapist over this move and that is not normal.

Laura said...

Look at sweet Carsyn! Jen said you were just as great in person, btw!

Heather said...

Did you get that shirt recently? What brand is it? I have to have it!

little b said...

Looks like so much fun! I've only been to Keeneland once, but it was with the bf's family...a.k.a. no tailgating, koozies, or 24 oz. roadies allowed! (Don't tell, but your Keeneland looks way more fun :) )

Rebecca said...

I love all the pictures you post! and girl you was workin that fan pic! ;] And I can't believe your friend wasnt used to boys in ties and bows haha it would be so different living up north!

KAH said...

Where is your dress from that your wore to Keeneland?? It's beyond adorbs! Love Keeneland btw-I was there for the Maker's Mark Mile and had a blast!


Caroline said...

You should have been Chrissy! Love all of your outfits!

melissa said...

Oh girl, I love living vicariously through your adventures. I am having SO MUCH fun with baby girl but a teeny part of me would love to spent a day drinking with the ladies! Soon enough. :)

Love that you saw Jen & Carsyn. Carsyn is just beyond adorable, as are you and Jen, obvi!

Marcy XOXO said...

LOVE IT ALL! You are so pretty!!! =)

shay said...

totally love the dress you wore to keenland! must know where you got it! looks like TONS of fun!

-Lauren said...

You make me want to come to Kentucky...real bad. Last pic..so funny!

Politics and Pearls said...

Missed you at Keeneland this weekend :( We were in the clubhouse- Did you venture in there? Are you going any other weekends?

Erin said...

Yayy! You're back ... that shirt was so so cute!!

ty said...

This looks like so much fun!

Katie said...

How DARE you leave out where that dress is from. I NEED to know. I lurveee it. You looked gorg and I'm sure all the bloggy gals loved ya! Wish I could've been there and sported my OSU koozie!

You didn't meet up with miss Jess?! Bums!

Suze said...

Looks so fun!! Glad you're back :)

Lia Joy @ life is aMAYESing said...

FIRST chick-fil-a breakfast?! Sista has be DEPRIVED!!

And I bought that top from Target yesterday!! :) LOVE it!

Whitney Ellen said...

I feel like we would be far too dangerous if we ever went out together. ;) That aside, you as Janet is probably the funniest thing I've seen in a while. Don't ask me why, but I can't stop giggling.

Holly said...

YEAHHH for Ohio gals!!! TB rocks. Haha, love the 3's company photo!

Shalyn said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend girl! As always, you look PERFECTION.

Kelly said...

You looked beautiful! And of course it looks like you girlies had a great weekend!

And how perfect was the weather for Keeneland?!? My in-laws were there and I was quite jealous we couldn't make it!

Jo said...

Absolutely loved looking through all these pictures! x

Shrimp and Glitz said...

hahaha that last pic cracks me up!! I so wish I could have gone to Keeneland!! It look like my kinda place. Maybe next year or the derby?!

♡ Beverly {Preppy Wife Preppy Life} said...

haha love the last picture! Too funny!

Raven said...

you are just something else Miz Allie. I know without a doubt we would be best friends. Gotta gonna hafta make it happen.

I lived with a girl and guy once. Let's just say that it DID. NOT. END. WELL. Hope your experience goes much better :)

My Two Cents ...before I spend it said...

Looks so fun!! Love all the pics, as usual! Xo.

Chelsea said...

You are just gorgeous. End of story! Your hair, your make-up, your adorable outfits and accessories! Then I see the pics with you and your girlfriends and you are ALL perfection! I sound like such a creeper haha, but you know what I mean. You're all dolls! I am loving that navy dress of yours :)

Kate said...

Oh my, these post make me wish that I lived your life! Keeneland seems so fun! You are so gorgeous lady! As many of these smart girls have mentioned, I'm LOVING that navy dress- do tell where you picked it up!

Reese and Leigh said...

Alright we all want that shirt and I am dying for that dress- where is it from ma'am?! Excited/waiting to see pics of your new casa!


Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

I love that yellow shirt! I'm so glad your friend got to have her first Chick-fil-a breakfast!

Day Old News said...

Tres depressed I missed out on my first Keeneland experience. Your makeup looks extra fab in these pics, are you doing something new? I feel a Sephora binge coming over me real quick here.

And, no, I haven't had I chance to assault the new hire about CU with scaring him. I need the next HH to worm my way in I think.

KatyK said...

Umm...ok first OSU koozie...as a bleeding scarlet and grey Buckeye I NEED that :)
Looks like you had a great weekend. I'm going to have to learn how to poof!

Cherie said...

That Ohio State koozie is needed! And the way this football season is going it will be the one thing that will make me smile. I will be on a search for it :)

Elizabeth said...

How fun! YOu look fabulous! xoxo

Savannah said...

What a fun weekend! You are looking great girl!

Sweet (and Sour) Lou Lou said...

I am obsessed with your hair. Do you just get heavy highlights or all over color? Super blonde is in my near future!

Looks like you guys had a blast! You and your friends are presh as usual!


Whitney said...

Was this the blogger bash meetup? If so, I wanted to come but I didn't know any of the details and places of where to meet :(

Pretty pics though!

Tricia said...

You always look like you are having the best times - love it! And sweetie, you were totally pulling off Carrie Underwood in that blue dress. I did a double take on one photo. :)

Ashley said...

Looks like such a fun time! Thank goodness you introduced her to the wonderful world of chik-fil-a breakfast. It's life changing! :)

Kristine Elizabeth said...

Love your girlfriend's Ohio State koozie!

Mary and Dyer said...

That yellow dress is beyond adorable!! And you & all of your friends are so pretty.. love the group shot!! xox

Bri said...

So glad you're back on the blogoshpere! I missed your posts, and you! Keeneland looks like it was so much fun!!!

Stephanie said...

OMG... I cannot stop laughing at that hairspray comment... 7th grade dance!!! LOL! PS: Love that DRESS... AH-MAZE-ING!

XOXO, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights

Hollie Ann said...

okay your hair looks great!!! what foundation do you use?

Hollie Ann said...

PS-you look skinnyyyyy friend :)

Sara said...

Where did you get your dress for Keeneland? It is adorable!

Aimee L said...

I've never been to Keeneland...in the Richmond area, the closest thing we have here is Strawberry Hill, and I've only been once, and it poured for the first like two hours and was horrible and muddy after that!

Looks like you gals had perfectomundo weather...very jeally.

Def makes me want to try to give SH another go...

Lauren said...

Looks like you had so much fun.
I love, love, love your black dress. It's adorable. (And I really like your sister's shirt/skirt combo too!)


Jenny said...

Guess what? I hate you because you're so gorgeous and your clothes look perfect on you :)

HAHA OK, ok, I don't hate you, but dammit girl, you've got it going on. I want that Target top. RIGHT. MEOW.

Jenny said...

P.S. I can't find that top online- was it recent?? Can you at least give me the brand? lol maybe that'll help in my search :)

Cassie said...

I love it when you have photo shoots in front of the fan! :) Love the black dress too! How fun!

SFox said...

Looks like a great time. Gotta know..what is that lipstick you are wearing in the Keeneland photos? Its gorgeous.

Fash Boulevard said...

hahaha. love this post so much. It looks like you had a FABULOUS weekend. I'm glad you were able to give her the southern experience. "7th grad dance" I laughed out loud. Reading your post to my fiance is becoming my new favorite hobby. btw, you KILLED it in that first dress. I'm obsessed. The color is crazy amazing on you. oh and note to self, get fash boulevard koozie ASAP. xo


Caroline said...

Sad I missed out on Keeneland last weekend, but even more sad that I am just now seeing you as a brunette. Is it odd you reminded me of Farrah via Teen mom in it? XOXOXOXO
PS- I love that dress. And i need to borrow it.

Liesl said...

Looks like a super fun night and I love all your outfits...you are beautiful! You have been crazy busy since your move, but so glad you keep time to enjoy yourself! Woo Hoo!!! Loving your blog!

Liesl :)

Lauren said...

Wish I had run into you at Keeneland too! Thanks for the Bday shoutout!

Jihan Shareef said...

Lou, you kill me w/ your fan photoshoots. I love it. :)

Kim said...

You are just gorgeous everyday aren't you??!! You always look amazing and so put together! That navy dress looked perfect on you! And I had to run out and grab that yellow tank from target! I am 8 months pregnant and it would barely fit my ankle at the moment but it was super cute so I had to have it!! Looks like you have had a great October (minus Ms. Sadie getting sick! glad she is feeling better!)!

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