Sitting On The Skyline

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I am forever going to be obsessed with this view, made even better by the warm weather we’ve been having lately. I can’t believe I’m wearing a skirt with no tights and no coat in January! While both my top and bottoms have long since sold out, it is a classic and cute look that can be easily recreated. I love cricket sweaters and while I couldn’t find an exact duplicate to link, the one I’m wearing is Ralph Lauren and was purchased for a very low price at T.J. Maxx.

Sailor Skirt // Similar Cricket Sweater // Boots

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Castle On The Hill

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Bancroft Tower in Worcester, Massachusetts is not something you’d expect to see just seconds out of a city. The tiny neighborhood surrounding it is quaint and peaceful. How beautiful are all the stones on the tower!? I can’t believe how tall it is. The view from the base of the castle was expansive; I can only imagine what the view would be like from the top! Even Delila was excited to get out of the car and explore the ground surrounding the tower. She seemed disappointed when she realized the gates were locked and she could not go up to explore the entirety of the tower.

Hat // Sweater // Vest // Pants // Boots

Around Ashuelot

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Another stop on my New Hampshire covered bridge tour and probably the longest covered bridge I’ve ever driven over, the Ashuelot covered bridge located in the town of, you guessed it, Ashuelot, is a site to see, especially when covered in snow. I’d never seen a white covered bridge before and can only help but wonder how often it needs to be cleaned and repainted. To match the white body and red trim of the bridge, I paired white jeans with a red flannel and tartan heels. I’m not sure what it is with me wearing heels in the snow lately instead of my trusty bean boots, but it seems to be working. To date, I have zero slip-and-falls (knock on wood).

Flannel (in “Prince Charles Edward”) // Pants // Heels (similar)

Coombs Covered Bridge

I’m obsessed with covered bridges and am always on the hunt for new ones to visit. In the fall, I took a road trip to a covered bridge and some other spots in Northern Massachusetts and decided to take another this past weekend despite the 9 degree temperatures. This time, I headed up to New Hampshire, stopping in Worcester on the way, and visited three covered bridges, one of them being Coombs Covered Bridge. This bridge was the plainest and most natural looking. There were some holes in the side which allowed for a lookout to the view of the partially frozen river underneath the backdrop of a mountain. It looked adorable covered in snow that had come from the bomb cyclone just days earlier.

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I love wearing pink all year round and this sweater is the perfect piece to brighten a dreary winter day. When layered with a white button down, a furry leopard vest, hot pink hat and white leather booties, I almost forgot how cold it was outside. Even my water bottle from the Lilly Pulitzer x Swell collaboration matched. I’m so glad my mom remembered the day of the launch as they sold out online in about twenty minutes. While I was the one who reminded her the night before, the morning they were released, I was happily riding and adorable printed water bottles were the last things on my mind. I feel so much more put together when I am completely coordinated, down to the very last detail of my water bottle.

Sweater // Button Down // Leopard Vest // Booties // Hat

Country Roads Lead Home

Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge in Foster, Rhode Island is one of my favorite spots in the state. I can’t make a trip home without at least driving under it a couple of times. It’s so nice to have a bit of New England charm so close to home. I just love covered bridges!

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I am obsessed with the navy color of this plaid shirtdress. It pops against the red and the white in the print. How cute is the bow tie on the front?!? It lets you customize just how fitted it is and leaves you with the possibility of making a bow or another sort of knot. This dress even has pockets. Although I’m pretty short, I ordered the dress in a tall so it would be long enough and I’m so glad I did! The smaller the size, the shorter the hemline so getting a tall is absolutely crucial, even if you’re short like me. Because I was feeling extra, I paired the dress with a patent pair of point toe pumps. I got them a few years back and adore them; any time they even remotely match my outfit, I eagerly pull them out! Speaking of excited, Delila was extremely pumped to visit the bridge with us. The whole way there, I kept looking in my rearview and all I could see was her happy face. I took a picture and posted it on her Instagram, check it out here!

Dress (50% off with an extra 30%) // Similarly Colored Shoes // Necklace

 

The Great Falls

Although it wasnt that long ago, my trip to Great Falls Park in Virginia feels like it happened eons ago. I can’t believe it’s just about time to head home for Thanksgiving!  While I uploaded a post about the fun weekend I had directly following it (read it here) I’ll talk more about our trip to the falls. Surprisingly, parking here was a pain in the butt but the little walk from the parking lot to the Potomac and then to the falls was pleasant and eventful. I ended up going with three friends: Hannah, Zac and Jack. Hannah and I are both comfortable in the outdoors but our two counterparts were very much not. It was so funny to watch two city slickers attempt to do the simple tasks such as step from stone to stone and deal with absolute horrors such as mud.  It’s always fun to retreat from the city with friends and I’m definitely going to start doing it more often. In under a half hour, I can be driving down a suburban country road, feeling like I’m hundreds of miles away from the city. Going here made me really want to drive over to western Virginia and get some hiking in!

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Sweatshirt (on sale!) // Jeans // Boots

Fall in Georgetown

Earlier this morning, I had some time to kill so I decided to go for a walk around Georgetown, collect some fallen leaves, drool over the houses and pick up some cupcakes. As I was taking photos of the first house that caught my eye, an older gentleman came up to me and started a conversation. It was funny; he thought I was twelve and expressed confusion that I could drive. I soon learned that he was the caretaker for many of the homes in Georgetown and had recently painted many of the homes that I was photographing. It was cool to be able to meet and talk to someone who maintains such beautiful homes that make up such a well known part of D.C. We chatted for awhile longer before we parted ways and I continued to aimlessly wander around Georgetown for about a half hour. Here are some of my favorite houses that were decked out for fall!

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