Mini Date Night...

Last night James and I had a mini date to our local wine bar.  We mostly went b/c our friend works there, although he was too busy to really talk.  It was still really nice to not have to cook dinner and to have an excuse to dress up (and wear my new wedges).  I think this could possibly be my favorite outfit ever.  Soooo me.  And yes, I wore the Doors tshirt, again!   I finally just put it in the wash this morning!  And I still cant get enough of this navajo printed skirt that I thrifted a while back, and of course my belt from Ruche that I wear with everything!  Im considering getting it in plum too b/c I love it so much.  For everyone that commented on my shoes in the last post, I found them on ebay.  I seriously watched them for over 2 months before I went ahead and just got them.  So glad I did!  ...and how adorable does James look in his Skyline Fever owl shirt and plaid button up?  CUTE!!!

We got grilled panini sandwiches, James got his coke & I got a peachy drink, and we shared cheesecake!  Jonny added the little caramel stars for us and I thought it was so cute.  Oh, and the colorful pic of the car window was in the car wash!  I love it when they spray the multi-colored stuff on, so fun!

This has been a good week.  Im happy to have gotten so much done, and had some lovely times with my boy.  For those of you who do not know, the launch for my new line Roots and Feathers is going to be on June 14th, which is my mothers birthday.  Just another way to honor her.  It was James idea, and as soon as he said it, it made my heart so happy.  As much as I am missing her right now, it will be nice to be debuting a part of my creative soul in her honor that day.  This new line really does feel like my roots are coming out.  My true self as a jewelry artist.  I love all of my Violet Bella stuff, but this just feels even more true to myself than before.  Im loving it.  Even if it is not a success, I dont mind, b/c it is purely for my soul's creating.  Its almost like discovering yourself all over again as an artist, and a bit personally too.  So, in 3 more days, let's all celebrate my mother together through this.  She is the one who gave me the 'roots' that i have, and the 'feathers' to fly.  no doubt.

p.s. i love you mom. 



  1. Lovely outfit! You look so pretty! *____* yum cheesecake. I wish I had some cheesecake right now! :D

  2. This post is so sweet. I love that you are going to honor your mother this way. I can't wait to see what you will have for your new shop. I love the dreamcatcher. I am having a baby girl in September and I am decorating her room with feathers and flowers. So I am looking forward to finding something in your new shop for my little one :)

  3. Super sweet outfit and date night pics!

    And I can't wait to see the new line - so exciting! Congrats! :)

  4. I love your look and those sandals are AMAZING!!! You are so gorgeous! xox

  5. As a fellow jewelry designer, I've had the same experience in creating some of my latest pieces and especially in sketching my new collection. It feels great getting to know yourself better through that experience.
    And celebrating your mother through that special collection, that's just beautiful. Good luck Laura.

  6. What lovely pics! And the shoes! STEAL-ABLE (Well, almost)

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  7. Love the outfit!! I wish I could wear belts like that but they just don't look good one me:( That skirt is amazing! And those shoes...wow!!

    I am so excited for this new line you will be launching on your mother's birtday. What a great way to celebrate all the love and creativity she instilled in you!!!

    Oh... seriously today I am emailing you about us coming to Texas!! We will be there the week of the 20th!!!

  8. Oh you are so adorable! I can't wait to see this new line and I'm sure you Mama will be smiling from ear to ear. What a wonderful and creative way to honor her birthday:) You amaze me♥

  9. Some days I think, "urgh I want to be that girl!" You look so great! And what a perfect tribute to your mother. I need to do something like that for my dad.... something that would make him proud. I can't wait to see the new line :)
    Peace and happiness to you!

  10. A great outfit! I love your style! x

  11. you look adorable. i especially love the print of your skirt. and date nights are THE BEST!!

  12. It is so important to spend time with one another, you look so very happy and inlove.
    I adore your outfit,and shoes. I am really looking forward to seeing your new shop, it is so exciting for you. Well done

  13. so so so cute! how'd you make that photo background??

  14. ya'll are SOOOO cute!!!!(:


  15. Such a nice post! Lovely.


  16. well, a Doors shirt needs no intro or comment. swoon Jim.

    LOVE that belt.

    what a lovely night, although not sure about sharing dessert, we get one each. there's love, and then there's dessert-love. lol

    that's a wonderful tribute to your mother. all the best with the launch.

  17. Hey girl!
    Not sure if you've been to The Cove before, but it sounds like it is along the lines of the wine bar you mention here.
    It is a lot of fun. Wine tastings w/cheese plate and healthy food. I would def recommend!


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