11 May 2010

Southern Road Trip Diary, pt 3

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photos by Tom b.

- H&M dress
- UO flats
- 70s tooled leather purse

Lest you think that our entire trip was spent laying around on country porches, here are a few photos from our day trip into Birmingham. This is the city where I was born and raised and it's always a treat to come back to visit. Our first stop upon arrival was the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The rose garden was in full bloom! It was a truly hot southern day with temperatures in the 90s. I'm not used to that anymore so I pretty much felt like I was melting the whole time.

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(the Japanese Garden and the Rose Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens)

No trip to B'ham is complete without a stop at The Garage. We're usually there at night to sit in the beer garden and drink a few Hoegaardens but this time we sat in the air conditioning to enjoy our sandwiches and sodas. After lunch we headed over to the Civil Rights Museum which doesn't allow any photography so I don't have any photos to show you, but it's definitely worth a stop if you're ever in town.

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(stopping for lunch at The Garage)

24 comments:

Dip-tea said...

Gorgeous pictures. You look lovely especially among the flowers in the garden.

xoxo
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Q's Daydream said...

Pretty!
Is that dress from this year? I have on that is very similar from last spring, it's my favorite dress ever! Yours looks to be a bi longer though, which I like. Not like I can get one, cause we have no H&M here, haha.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, I cannot WAIT until the roses are in bloom here. LOVELY dress!!

Rosie said...

I just love botanical gardens! You look gorgeous and I love that purse!

Gio Goi Shoes said...

beautiful dress! I love H&M

L. said...

gosh, this makes me want to ditch cali and move down south. everything is so beautiful and antique-ified. That dress is perfect for your surroundings.

with love,
Betty Noir

Dalena Vintage said...

These photos are lovely as usual. Lounging around on porches is pretty ideal, so I wouldn't blame you if that was all you did! Your trip to Birmingham sounds/looks like a great time. Nice to see a Nehi photo too :)

zoƫ, lion heart vintage said...

that dress looks so natural on you, especially against your lovely red hair. oh those flowers! they're just amazing. i'm majorly photo-swooning.

anne said...

what gorgeous photos! i especially love the first one :D

Jenni said...

Beautiful pictures, especially of you among the flowers. I love the dress.

tess said...

love your dress!

this trip sounds so fun

Meghan said...

I love the B'Ham Gardens! Such a pretty place. Your pics are gorgeous!

Karen said...

You look lovely in these shots! Especially at the cafe -- beautiful dress.

Morgan and Lua said...

Love the pale Lilac color of that dress!

Beth said...

Oh, I miss the Garage! Such a unique place...

Violet Folklore said...

Love the dress. And would love to see a full smile on you someday :-)

cristin said...

oh, you look so nice! and i think we have quite similar taste in clothing cause i just bought that dress! (but in blue)

Wrecked Stellar said...

Lovely photos! That dress color is fabulous on you!

Sally said...

your trip looks so amazing! cute dress too :)

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Justice Pirate said...

That bridge is gorgeous, as are you as always, and the dress you are wearing.

Naomi said...

Wow, so weird, we have a Birmingham Botanical Gardens here in Birmingham, England!

Tilia said...

LOL Drinking Belgian beers, another sign of good taste! ;)

The Jazzy Belle said...

Awe! I live in Birmingham! I LOVE the gardens and The Garage! The Garage is such a cool place to hang out! I'm glad you got to come back and enjoy the city :)

katie f said...

ooh, i have this dress as well. i bought it for a spring wedding last week and i love how airy it is. perfect summer dress. one thing i like about h&m is that its mostly the same wherever you go, i bought the dress in budapest and here you are wearing it in america. so cool. very nice shots.

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