3.15.2011

Batty

Dress: Tulle via Lisa Likes
Coat: Magpie & Birdie
Tights: Wal-mart
Shoes: Goodwill

Jake and I have slowly been moving into our new place, carrying small loads so we don't have to move it all at the end of the month. It's sad to think that we'll be leaving our downtown apartment soon. I think it's been one of the best homes I've ever had, architecturally speaking. I'm not sure how much I've shared about it in the past, but now that I see a departure in our near future, I can't help but get nostalgic.

Before we moved in, our friend lived here for a few short months. I happened to be borrowing her exposed brick wall one day when a bat came in and hijacked our space. We fought it for a bit, eventually winning the match and dragging him outside. Our landlord told us that it's the oldest running apartment buildings in Little Rock, and being the history nut that I am, I reveled in this seemingly unprovable (to me) information. He said that the bricks were taken from the old Confederate prison when it was torn down. We always joked that the bat was a ghost of one of the Civil War soldiers.

We've lived here for two years with not a single bat problem. Then, over the weekend, one snuck in while I was away at work. If you follow me on twitter, you'll know that Jake fought it with a can of Oust and a frying pan. It took 45 minutes for the bat to fly out. Jake said it was terrifying because the bat was flying and swooping everywhere. The next day, I fought another bat with the same can of Oust and the same frying pan when Jake was away at his soccer game. Coincidence or Confederate soldier begging us to stay?

The house in the photos isn't our apartment or our new house, it's just a place a few blocks away that I always wished I could afford.


36 comments:

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

The bat issue would majorly freak me out! By the way, you look great - pretty outfit!

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The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I like the red & navy combo, feels a bit patriotic. I've been wanting to wear more bold tights but keep defaulting to black.

Creepy story about the bat, I've only seen them in caves. Post pictures of the new apartment when you're all moved in!

Chaucee said...

The location for these photographs is beautiful as is that house! It would be a dream to be able to afford.

Bat problems are so scary! We have an outside pool in our backyard and when we swim at night with the lights on in the pool we have a bat that constantly flies over and drips down for drinks in the pool. SO FREAKY when you're in water! Ha.

Laura said...

not only are your outfits amazing but your pictures are just lovely!

this reminded me when i was smaller, my mom says a bat was on me when i was sleeping, she chased it out with a broom :/

Rebeccak said...

Love this outfit! Ag can't wait for tights weather.

I also get nostalgic when I leave a home... still missing my last place!

Chloe Trayner said...

The house from these photos is stunning, true southern beauty! Sounds like those bats don't want you to leave. This outfit is great, simple but so darling at the same time. x

Rachel said...

I don't think I've ever seen a bat up-close before, but that would've freaked me out! D:
Beautiful outfit, I especially love the red tights! :)

Stef / Diversions said...

That place is dreamy and I love those bright tights with this dress. Looking great! :)

hmmm.. that winged confederate soldier either wants you to stay or he really, really likes the smell of oust.

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely!
Good luck with your move :o)

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

gorgeous i wish i can afford that home too :) love the sailor-ish look of the dress paired with the red tights. adorable as always!

<3 steffy
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amanda said...

Lovely post! That house looks like the one I see in my dreams... :]

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you just inspired me to pull out my red tights today. love the entire outfit, girl!

Christy said...

That bat story is wonderful! And I'm inclined to believe that he is a Confederate soldier who's come to love you guys.

You dress is so cute; the print makes me think of lifesavers, which makes me think of the beach, which makes me think of summer! haha. Can you tell I'm sick of cold weather? ;)

Rebecca Jane said...

That is such a pretty dress! I love it with those red tights.

Marina said...

I love the red & navy combo:)

xx Marina

Shy, Chesterfield said...

I am kinda a fun of bats...actually I love them. Plus they eat bugs! Which I am not a fan of.

Wherever you live the houses are beautiful, I wish we had some history here, I think the oldest house date back to 1970...

Shy

Amber Blue Bird said...

i had a bat encounter a few years ago while staying in a cabin out in Oregon. I hid in the bathroom until my husband got it to fly out the door with a broom :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooo I love the red tights with your dress!! What a building backdrop place too!!

Melanie's Randomness

Meesh said...

Beautiful color scheme in this outfit. Reminds me of an American Girl doll (in a good, iconic-type way!) Also loving the backdrop.

The Veda House said...

Recently found your blog and I absolutely love how your outfit posts tell a story. Keep it up. It's refreshing to see something other than posing in the same position every day!

Honor said...

That would be an AMAZING place to live, but your apartment sounds just as lovely

Rebecca said...

Your photos tell such cohesive stories at the moment, really enjoying them. Like the unexpected pop of mint nail varnish. that house is quite something. We can but dream.

Jean-Jean said...

the house is beautiful, and the day looks so wonderful and you look lovely.

Kristin said...

poor bat. although he doesn't below there. your just fighting for your own territory, he he. love this outfit that you have on know. what a cute house. I can't wait to see where you would be living next. i wish flowers would bloom here in new york.

Amelia said...

obsessed with these photos. especially the first pairing, the whites & reds are so striking together.

Carolyn said...

gorgeous pictures! such a vintage feel

Catherine said...

Ah, your dress is adorable! I always love blue dresses.

I'm pretty sure we had a bat in our house one time when I was younger... all I remember is my parents freaking out about it until it got out. Pretty funny :)

xox

Midwest Mayhem said...

Oh no! Oust and a frying pan? But bats are so adorable! They have the cutest little faces!!!

annah. said...

wow, bats! scary! fortunately the worst we have here is seaguls, and they tend to stay outside!!

love the outfit, gorgeous colours!

Annah xx

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Stephon said...

Very cute !! nice pic.... love your blog

Stef
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Nici said...

The outfits so great, I also love the pictures - great blog!
I'm following now! :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I hope the move with jake goes well. I don't blame you one bit for wishing you could afford a house like that. it's lovely as can be. I really adore your outfit here by the way.

gold fawn said...

your dress is adorable and that house is a dream!
xo m

Annebeth said...

can somebody please tell how I can be a huge fan of navy, and a huge fan of colored tights, but I have NEVER EVER worn red tights with navy? How could this be? I am not even exagerating, I have NEVER worn a navy with bright red tights, and it looks so perfect! I know what I'll be wearing tomorrow.

Phily ☆ said...

Wow. love your dress, and that house is so beautiful. Its what i think of when i think of rural america! haha. x

alexandra grecco said...

that house is breathtaking! Lucky you to live down the street.

xx
alexandra

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