I love driving out to new, remote areas and adventuring through them. You never know what will be around each turn and, in this case, it was two trestles and a beautiful creek! While pulling over and exploring is fun, spontaneous and a great way to spend an afternoon, you never know what might be around each turn. While exploring the river and the trestles, I found this out the hard way. My parents and I parked the car on the side of the road, not thinking anything of it. We were in the middle of nowhere, what could possibly happen? As my Mom and I trekked down a path to the river, my Dad and our beautifully ferocious Doberman, Delila, stayed at the top of the path. A sketchy looking, run down car drove past once, then twice, before dropping off its passenger, a shirtless man who started to walk towards our seemingly abandoned car. It was then that Delila went into full watch dog mode and poked her head out of the trees, staring straight at the imposter, giving him a big doberman grin. He took one look at her and my father and turned around. Clearly, if he had been innocently walking down the road, he would’ve continued past. He was coming for our car, and had Delila and my father not been there, he could have come for us. From the top of the bridge where he was dropped off, he could only see that my mother and I were alone in the river. I don’t want to know what would’ve happened if it had been just the two of us. As he left, we quickly got into the car and drove away, down the road, and realized that we were in a very sketchy looking town. The moral of the story is to be careful, be aware of your surroundings, and never go anywhere alone. Know how to defend yourself, especially when your phone has no bars. Being spontaneous and adventuring is what makes life so incredible, but there are people out there whose intentions are not so pure, who will try to steal from you and who will try to hurt you.
That being said… how cute is this sweater?! The second I tried it on, I put my arms out to both sides and started twisting back and forth, allowing the fringe to do its thing (see pictures 2 and 6). A simple white turtleneck is a great staple to add to your closet. Obviously, it will be loved during the cooler months but can also pass as beachy when styled appropriately for summer nights. I kept the fringe theme going in my suede booties which I paired with comfortable jeans.