10 Loves of my life.

A few days ago the cute little miss Rosie over at Rosemud tagged me in a game where I'm supposed to list 10 things I love, and while it wasn't easy, I narrowed down all the many loves of my life to just 10 things... so let's get to it.

1. The 1890's or history in general. I've always been a history geek. I remember my first college world history class being the most exciting storytelling hour of my semester. I was always wide eyed and eager to learn all the details! Now I'm in my first art history class, and I'm living through that moment all over again. It's just so fascinating.

2. Old family photographs: I guess this could tie in with history, but I counted it as it's own separate thing. I could look through piles for hours; it's just really nice to go through them while I still have the opportunity to ask my grandmothers and parents a ton of questions about who people are and what the hell they were doing.

You remember Hungry Hungry Hippo?? And look at that Popples bedspread and that crimpy hair!

Here's a couple of me just for laughs. That green dress was amongst all my play clothes, and I find it funny that I played dress up to vacuum the car.

3. Old historic southern homes. Nothing compares to the craftsmanship and details of these places, not to mention the fact they're like giant dollhouses.

4. I had to fit Jake in here somewhere. I can't even express how much I've grown and learned since having him in my life. I've never met a more compatible personality, or someone who is as carefree as he is.

5. HATS! Yeah, I'm a hat junkie. I think I missed a few for this photo, but I counted 30 with a few more probably lost under piles of clothes.

6. Cameras. Enough said, you guys know how I feel about these things.

7. J Dilla. Not only is this album one of the most solid compilations I've ever heard, but the story that goes with it is equally incredible. J Dilla was a highly respected producers who died of lupus just 3 days after releasing this album. He knew he was going to die, and the fact that he was able to complete his project before leaving this world gives me chills. It truly feels like he's talking to you in some of the tracks .... "I can't stand to see you cry" ... knowing that people are mourning his death. Ahh...It's worth a listen!

8. Band tees! This isn't all of them, but it's as many as I could round up for the photo. I love 'em...they're my favorite kind of t-shirts to wear.

10. My pretty, amazing, carefree sister, Kristi. We're only 19 months apart so we practically grew up as twins sharing everything and fighting a lot too, but now that we're grown up, I wouldn't trade that girl for the world.

Now I tag....


Hunter said...

I love your loves! You were cuuute as a tot. And I'm totally jealous of all your band T's. ;)

Rosie said...

I love that you included pictures of you as a kid! So adorable, you had those beautiful eyes since day one, huh?

Desiree said...

I always love reading these things. Style is personal, but it is always just that much better to see what else matters to people.

And I totally agree about the houses thing. They are amazing to me. It is my dream to live in one.

Diane said...

Fantastic list. It's got everything (history! vintage photographs! t-shirts!) and I like how you formatted it.

Your blog is so lovely and beautiful. I look forward to every post.

fashionforwriters said...

Aw, what a great post! I love J Dilla, and Donuts gives me the chills too...

And Hungry hungry hippos!! My brother and I got in trouble for playing that on a plane once.

Beautiful list, lady.
xo Jenny

M. said...

this is so cute, I'm a biigggg fan of old family photos too, and the stories behind them! It's so interesting and the look of the photographs are gorgeous

lovelove, M.

kodi_jo said...

The hats. I love the hats.

tess said...

love concert ts, they create a simple outfit, but are still really fun and stylish

Robyn said...

Popples bead spread, hungry hungry hippos, and crimped hair! We so could have been best friends.

Fashion Chalet said...

Great blog post (and blog!)

Will definitely keep reading. :)


amanda said...

great list. this was so fun to read!

Amanda said...

I loved reading this! I love history too (obviously, since I was a history major) I especially love the 1710s (piracy!) and anything from the 1930s-40s!

Lucy Marmalade said...

YOUR HAT COLLECTION IS SO GREAT. As are all of these photos and all of these "loves." Great post!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Oh I love these photos! The hats are just adorable!!

Mousevox Vintage said...

I love your list! I, too, love old southern homes and am very fortunate to live in a city that's filled with them. xo.

Jen said...

awww old family photos are definitely the best, and cameras go along with photos. :)
and can i just say your hat collection is RIDICULOUS :D

Kristi Crow said...

awww. love this. :)

Maria Confer said...

Love this post Starr. The old photos are wonderful! Hair crimping!!

Oh, hats. I love hats.

Thanks for tagging me.

Lulu Letty

Justice Pirate said...

aww I had the same bed sheets haha. too funny!!

I could go hours searching through anyone's old family photos, myself!!

Great list!!

Meghan V. said...

I love all of these things. Hungry Hippos was amazing, I think there is an online version but it's just not the same.

Marta Castellanos said...

Sweets, beautiful and cool pictures! Lovely loves...:D I´m glad you shared this!!


Nico said...

oh you are soo cute!!! that crimped hair is epic...love it! <3

Meggstatus said...

I just adore your hat collection, you might have as many as I do!!!

Thanks for the tag, I already did this one though... it wasn't nearly as detailed as yours though I love the pictures!

Mel said...

Oh thanks for the tag, Starr! I'm so awful with tags, but I'll try my best! AHHH I agree with like almost all of your answers, and I'm such a huge history geek too :) OH you're so adorable in those pictures!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely post! I am a hat fanatic too. Love your vacuuming pic, too cute.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Mamushka Marie said...

wow those hats! such a cute picture of you when you were little too, gorgeous eyes :)

Mamushka Marie


i love how you got the eyes for every simple things in style. that book seems to be another good one.



Lisa said...

Yay, another history buff. I'm always so amazed when people tell me they think it is boring. You just reminded me I need to work on my list too as I've been tagged twice.

LyddieGal said...

What a great list!
I miss hungry hungry hippos and poples - they rolled into balls and were so awesome!

I love your hat collection and your camera collection - so great!!

Chic on the Cheap

Kelly Lauren said...

I love all your favorite 10 things... especially especially J Dilla! I yelped out and had to get my boyfriend over to see it - he introduced me to the wonderfulness that is J Dilla. I believe I feel the same way about that album and that song... chills is right! I love this about blogging, you always find something amazingly awesome about a person just by happenstance.

Love reading your blog, thanks for sharing your 10 faves.


Kelly Lauren said...

p.s. added you to my favorite blogs list - I've been enjoying your posts/photography/words... and the hats picture up there is one of my faves. you have great style, btw!

ok, enough gushing. =)

natasja said...

these things are really great

Jodes said...

this is the loveliest!
it's so great that you took pictures - they enhance this post so much.
those family pics are adorbs and i have to agree that big, old southern houses are the best!
the deep south always feels like my second home and my dream is to own one of those beauties someday!

fantastic blog!


idée_géniale said...

Oh this was great! I love finding out little tidbits about bloggers i admire! Pretty pictures too! Thanks for sharing with us.

francesca said...

what a wonderful list! and so interesting to read, your writing is so down to earth and heartwarming :)

and bug thumbs up to the explosions in the sky band t-shirt :) ♥

Little Garcon said...

I can't believe you had a popples bedspread?! My 7 year old self is so jealous of you and possibly wants to be best friends.

I already loved your blog, but this post made me love it more.