Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just Like Driving On An Open Highway, Never Knowing What We're Gonna Find

Dress LOFT Shoes NEW LOOK Hat Urban Outfitters (similar) Purse Urban Outfitters (similar), Lipstick Cruella by NARS


Ever since I got back from studying in London and traveling Europe I constantly feel a need to keep moving and to have small "adventures" in local places right here in Pennsylvania. I've always had a hard time staying still, which is a major reason why I moved to the city after high school but now I feel the need to just see as much as possible. Maybe that's what wanderlust is all about, even when you don't have the means to travel too far.

A few weeks ago Derek and I traveled to Columcille Megalith Park. The stone structure reminded us of a mini stonehedge. The park is unique in the fact that it's considered a spiritual place and no pets, camp fires or even picnics are allowed. In all honestly, I was nervous that it was wrong for us to take pictures in the park! But of course, we went along with it anyways after seeing other groups of people taking pictures as well. The park is located in Eastern Pennsylvania in the Appalachian mountains so it ended up being a beautiful, quiet day. I strongly recommend this park if you're ever in the area and need a place to go for quiet meditation or to clear your mind. As much as I love the city and living in Philadelphia, it's nice to escape for the day every once in awhile. 

This dress from LOFT is currently on heavy rotation. (And it's on sale now!) I could wear it every single day and be perfectly content. I'm such a sucker for anything gingham, checked or plaid. (I  have this top in mind for my next purchase.) It's also cute with flats, sandals and heels which is always a win-win! While I was in London, New Look was my go-to for any kind of sandals and I actually ordered these after getting back to the States and had them shipped here. I'm so obsessed with platform sandals this summer, they add a good amount of height and aren't too difficult to walk on thanks to the width of the heel. 

What's currently on rotation in your closet? And what kind of mini adventures have you being going on? 
Photos by Derek

22 comments

  1. I can totally relate to feeling like you need to adventure after being on a bit trip like Europe - there are often so many undiscovered places around your hometown!

    I'm loving this chic sophisticated look - the bowler hat compliments your outfit perfectly. I actually almost purchased that LOFT dress - but it didn't look as good on me as it does on you!

    Annessa
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  2. Wow you are so beautiful and this outfit is stunning! ♥

    xoxo ♥ www.beingasanmonica.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this dress! How great is gingham? I just ordered a gingham dress and I am so excited for it to come in. Now only if I had some cute platforms like you. :) I love the idea of small adventures all the time. There is so much all around to be seen and explored.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Gingham is SO great, it's one of my favorite patterns along with polka dots of course!

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    2. Love the grungy vibe of it with the accessoiries, Chelsea! Agree with you on platform sandals! So comfy and perfect for short girls, like me for example! ;-))
      And this park totally reminds me of stonehedge as well! Wow! Glad you were allowed to take pictures for sharing those with us! :)

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  4. Seriously cute dress! You look amazing!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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  5. Great shots of this park! What a nice place to take a walk. Your dress is so sweet!

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  6. very chic outfit. Its always fun to go on an adventure.

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  7. Nice post & great pic! <3

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  8. That dress is darling! What a gorgeous setting for your photos!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  9. You look so sweet in these photos! I like how you've styled the black and white gingham dress with the red back and oh my gosh, the New Look heels look fantastic on you! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Thanks!! Not going to lie, I had to switch out my shoes to actually walk around the woods in after this haha

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  10. I take drives in the evenings. I have wanderlust, too.

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  11. Small adventures can be just as rewarding as the big ones. Great photos, adorable hat!

    xx Falasha
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  12. Great dress...you look so cute !

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  13. I have the same shoes! Looks like you had a great small adventure!

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  14. Hi lovely, this location is gorgeous, I love this kind of places and your dress is so cute!! I love it. You look fantastic as always. xx
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  15. Oh my gosh! These photos are amazing! I love them.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  16. lovely photos and ofcourse lovely outfit! that maroon shoulder bag is the right pop of color :0


    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  17. This looks like such a cool place, it's fun being a tourist in your local area :) You look so lovely in that gingham dress and I adore the matching red lips and bag

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Yes! being a tourist in your own town is such an underrated thing!

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  18. Absolutely amazing pictures, hun

    xx

    Nicoleta || http://reinventyourself.guide

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