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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fate's Tricky Hand


Well.....Today was suppose to be spent hanging out with family and enjoying a bit of a family reunion in Ohio, but instead fate decided to throw a nasty wrench in our plans. I'm only doing an outfit post today because I wanted to let off some steam while wearing on of my favorite dresses.


On our way to our destination we decided to pull off at an exit to head to a Chick-fi-la so Zach could take a break from driving and refuel on some chicken breakfast biscuits. It was very dark on this particular exit ramp and neither Zach nor I could make out which way the curve went. And then the accident. When we realized we were heading in the wrong direction of the curve, Zach went ahead and put on his breaks a little too hard and spun out our car and there it went into the guard rail. It was probably the most scary things that ever happened to either of us. I've been in one fender bender, but nothing compared to that. We were okay, but I got a little banged up in my legs and my shoulders. Nothing a little rest and Tylenol can't cure. And of course our car looks like a piece of paper all crumpled up. At least on the front end. I'm thinking it's totaled, but we won't find out till Monday.


Maybe the highlight of the ordeal was when the tow truck driver said, "At least you got to experience one of those movie car crashes!!" At that point I wasn't in the mood for jokes, but he was only trying to make us feel better. So then we were stranded in Richmond, 2 hours away from home, waiting for my Dad to drive up to save us from our ordeal. By the way, we were starving because we never made it to Chick Fi La, so when my Dad came to get us, he decided to treat us to breakfast at Shoneys. That was a breath of fresh air, after 4 hours of just sitting and waiting and calling this person and that person.


So now we are home trying to turn lemons into lemon-aide. I think tomorrow will be spent doing some retail therapy, movie therapy, ice cream know...have a vacation. Since that's what we had planned to do.

H&M dress, Platos Closet ($10)
Flats, Ross ($9)
Purse, Fred Flare (gift)


  1. Wow that's scary!! I'm glad you guys are okay, at least. I was in a similar car accident a few years ago, there's nothing quite like it... On the other hand that dress is lovely on you. I hope you guys can enjoy the rest of your vacation!


    p.s. Oh yeah, I've followed you for a while, and I'm possibly de-lurking, I can't remember if I've commented here before... =)

  2. Once again, I'm so sorry about your car woes! But really, really glad to hear that you guys are ok! I freaked out when I first read your tweet!

    On the other hand.. blowing off some steam with outfit pictures was a grand idea because these photos are breathtaking Emily! You look great in all of them! Did you guys get a new camera? Because all of your pictures lately look really, really good. Also, at first I thought the dress was Alexa Chung for Madewell, so kudos to H&M!

  3. I'm glad you're okay! Car crashes are so scary, and in the dark I'm sure it was that much more so.

    I agree with Brittany on your photos-they are beautiful :) I hope you have a relaxing weekend, and that things work out with the car.


  4. Chick-fil-a (it's fil-a by the way, a play on the word "filet") is kind of worth getting into an accident over. It's THAT good!

    Glad you're okay though. :)

  5. How frightening! I'm glad you are all in one piece though. And your dress is just adorable.

  6. oh my goodness emily! i am glad you and zach aren't injured too badly! just take it easy for a few days and relax! if it's any consolation, you look lovely in that dress! that mustard yellow bag is darling! and these photos are SO SO SO FALL!!!!! so jealous!

  7. faaaantasric outfit, looks gorgeous and the place where you took these pictures. wow!

  8. That is super sucky! I'm glad that you both are okay, though. For what it's worth, these pictures are amazing! Hope everything turns out for the best.

  9. Oh good grief! That's incredibly scary!!!

    I'm so glad to hear that you're both okay. I hope the car isn't totaled...unless you want it to be so that you get a new one. In which case I hope it is. I hope it's what you want, either way!

    I definitely believe that the cure for this is rest, retail and ice cream. Go for it.

  10. Oh, goodness!
    I'm so sorry you had to go through that scary situation! I can't even imagine.

    If it make you feel any better, I think you look stunning in these pictures! The lighting is just gorgeous and the photos are so dreamy... The way the sun hits your hair in the first picture is just perfect :)

  11. aw, your dress is so cute and perfect for everyday use!

    Oh my gosh, car crashes are so...frightening. I mean, there really aren't words to describe it. I experienced one when I was 15 and we were driving home in the dark when my mom hit a patch of black ice and we spun backwards and rolled into the guard rail as 3 cars of oncoming traffic hit us. 4 totaled cars in one accident! So scary.

    Relax. Watch a movie:)
    Thank goodness it wasn't worse.