Green with [Urban] Envy

Blogging leads you to believe that places you previously thought were completely mundane are actually fabulous. 
Every time I think that the middle of America is probably not that thrilling, I find out that some fabulous fashion blogger lives there. You look like THAT every day in Arkansas? Meanwhile I buy one stylish article of clothing and wear it to death. Exhibit A:

In fact, blogging leads me to regularly ask the beau questions like, “Hey, what do you think of Chicago? It could be a great city. Maybe we should add that to our list of cities to consider moving to.” 
Why, you ask? Taylor from The Daily Tay lives there, so people there must be funnier, the food is obviously better, and Archie would probably enjoy it more (Harlow style). 


It seems almost daily that some other blogger is unintentionally making a case for why we’d love DC, Manhattan, Brooklyn (we could become hipsters!), Chicago, Austin (Jenni’s food posts are enough to make me drool), Charlotte, heck even the [deep] South (hi, Meighan!). Blogging is an everyday look into urban life all over the U.S.
Every picture you take at some fabulous restaurant, every time your background of your outfit pics is something just as more exciting than your outfit, and whenever I read that you’re doing something cultured, fun, silly, or outrageous, I’m a little bit green with envy. Urban envy.
The where of our future is a big question mark.
I’ll have you know that moving to Chicago would inevitably lead to me getting dumped, because the amount of complaining I would do about being cold. I’m probably too liberal for the deep south. 
And the beau, in all his Long Island glory, cannot wrap his mind around the fact that Brooklyn could be a cool place to live (it could, Nav, it really could). 


My favorite bloggers are scattered across the country in the most random places. And yet everyone seems to be living exciting and fulfilling lives. So where should we end up? 
I’ll tell you, I’m most envious of the ladies who blog to us from the District (that’s DC, folks) like Blue Dog Belle, What Dress Code, and Betsy Transatlantically. Somehow I think that if I was blogging to you from some super awesome place that I’d have more to blog about. That my pictures, writing, and life would be more interesting. 
So just know that over here, the wheels are turning about where we’ll be somewhere down the road. And with every photo you post, I get a little more envious.

  • Hiiiii! Girl, everyone down here is “way too” something or another- you’d be fine! At least come visit once! (roadtrips are fun.) 🙂 <333333

  • haha this is so true. blogging does make me think- i should live there! but i do love my home state of texas and my city, dallas. but then again i always think i could live in europe…!

  • I’m originally from Chicago and trust me – it’s amazing. I miss it so much! Although I’ve toyed with the idea of going to NYC someday. I always dreamed about it, and when I visited last year… I was hooked. Actually living there… I don’t know. Is it as amazing as I dream it to be?

  • I’m the exact opposite! I always get so jealous of people who live in beautiful places with lots of outdoors space. (Utah bloggers, I’m looking at you!)

  • This is so funny, I often feel the same way. Having lived in New York, when I read blogs from women in New York, I think to myself “I should have blogged while I was there!” and “Why did I never find places THAT cool??” But I also think that my life in Maine is pretty fun and interesting and I’m happy to be here because I’m around my family. The grass is always greener, right?

  • i agree with erin, the grass is definitely always greener! that said, i lived in the DC area for 10 years and i will say it is pretty awesome there. i loved it and could have stayed there forever. i am also in love with chicago but chris doesn’t get that psyched about it either! boys.

  • I’m going to have to make a case for Rochester… the house next door to the one we just bought is for sale 😉

  • I wanna live somewhere cool and interesting! Haha but then again I live in about the most boring place imaginable *cough Iowa cough* Just let it be known, I’m super jealous of all you ladies that live somewhere awesome!

  • You can be liberal in the south. My dad is about as liberal as they come! Haha but I know what you mean. Bloggers make everywhere look so much more glamourous than here.

  • I totally agree with you! I feel like North Carolina is a really popular state but if you ask me it seems way too boring compared to every single city that other bloggers live in. Sigh 🙂

  • I love that you say this because I have been thinking the same thing. The cities look fabulous, and even the rural places look fun! I was thinking that when we get older, maybe when our kids are a lot older, it would be fun to do a driving trip across the country or something like that.

  • you could always just move back to CA! 🙂

  • This is so true! I also always get jealous when I see multiple bloggers who live in the same city and can easily connect in real life. Us smaller-city gals are envious!

  • Hey Girl! New Follower here!
    Where are you from now?

  • We would gladly welcome you to the District! Thanks for the shout out love!!!

  • This is a big problem for me lately, probably because I am living in the middle of nowhere, Indiana. I can’t wait to move somewhere new so I can have the fab life that so many bloggers are living.

  • i’m completely with you! whenever i see cool posts from cities in the states or abroad, i start thinking about our next move. i love where we live in korea but it’s a small little down and i’m ready for a big city again! (i’d have to go with chicago, where i went to university. yes it’s miserably cold but the summers are well worth the wait!)

  • oooohh, I love that purple scarf. i want to moe from Texas and go back to the east coast. I sont think me and the west will get along!


  • I agree with you on this. I always look at other bloggers, and where they live, and think it’s much better than where I’m at!
    I’m near DC, but I’ve lived near there, almost all my life, so I always get antsy to leave. Where to go, that’s another question!
    But that’s why I love the US. There are so many great places out there to explore, and even if we can’t live in some of those places, at least we can read blogs and see what it’s like from afar.

  • I’m totally with you on that!….although I live in Austin with Jenni. 🙂 The upside is if I ever visit these places, all I have to do is serach their blog for research! Found your blog via Crowley Party. New follower!

    The Mrs. and The Momma

  • I totally get this! We just moved from Milwaukee (a semi big city) to an even smaller area and I think I’m going to have to focus on the rural perks of it 🙂
    Where you end up just becomes a great place because it’s where you are making your memories. And with Archie how could that not be fun?!? 🙂

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  • I have major urban envy!!! I want to live on San Fran or NYC or Charlotte or dc!!! Maybe someday

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