A Field Guide

Oui We Carolina

“Childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then figure out the way back.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

wearing: Westward Leaning Sunnies, Lace Mini Dress, Zara Bomber Jacket (obsessing over these 12 and 3), Andora Over the Knee Boots, (on sale), Renu Charm and Chain Necklace, Prayer Beads

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Today's the last day of my visit to my childhood hometown.

And what you see here is a girl who's seriously contemplating dashing and dancing through that mud puddle directly behind her to avoid a suburban soul crush.

Yeah, I already said that on insta days before actually writing this post.

I don't really mean it. I would never dash through a mud puddle while wearing this bomb AF jacket. Or in a dress. Obvi.

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And honestly, I shouldn't be so judge-y. But I grew up in the 'burbs so I sort of believe that I earned my right to make jokes now. And honestly #2, I'm sad to be leaving but happy to be heading back to my beloved New Orleans. So jokes.

 In the meantime, we've still got like 4 whole days left of this holiday season and 2014 - but who's counting... EVERY SINGLE HOUR - not because I'm mad at 2014, on the contrary - I've L. O. V. E. D. it, but the holiday anxiety in which I over medicate with champagne and tequila will vanish! Poof!

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So to keep it all in check I'm walking it out, well right out to the point in which that mud would ruin my boots.

And laughing lots, because that's what champagne and tequila will do to a girl. (It'll also encourage you to make videos of yourself trying to do the Beyoncé 711 and send it to your friends at 2 a.m.)

But that's another story.

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p.s. kisses to my little sister Chelle for not thinking it's even kind of weird when I abruptly spin a u-turn and pull the car into a muddy field for the sake of fashion.

And for being my tequila PNC.

And for being the cutest little photographer I know.

 

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".