Wednesday, September 29, 2010

last weekend... and nothing to do with dresses

after spending saturday morning at the shop working on the wholesale line i headed to charleston. the last month has been extremely stressful, exciting, overwhelming and emotional. to say the least i was ready for a mini break. there is nothing like driving into charleston and feeling home.

have you ever seen anything sweeter? last week my older sister, brittan, gave birth to the most precious baby girl. her name is hartley elizabeth. our grandmothers name was annabelle hartley. little hartley and i both share her name.

holding hartley was just what i needed ... she took all the stress of the last month away. just looking at her, how small and perfect and peaceful. God is so cool. being with my family this weekend reminded me that there is more to life than dresses (although it is a huge part of my life) they love me regardless of patterns, prints, styles, fashion week, wholesale or not....they know the rest of me. the before laroque part. i like that. sometime i get so wrapped up in work.... i can't turn it off. when your life, career and hobbies over lap and bleed into each other this happens. sometimes it's nice to escape ... its nice to be home.

the cousins...
they said "take a picture of us" so i did.

and sweet chalsa.. im not sure she's into hartly yet...

back to the spring line...


  1. she is too precious for words.

  2. this made me cry!!! it was wonderful to have you "home":)

  3. Hi, AnnaBelle-
    It was great having you home last week-end. How about doing it more often?! We miss you not being home for our "Sunday Dinners". Hope this has been a great week for you. Thanks for the "surprise".
    I seem to have lost my Chanel so that's what I'll so. I love you. And I'm so proud of you!