04 April 2011

Bad luck wind been blowin' on my back...

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- H&M shirt
- 50s pleated skirt
- vintage penny loafers
- Upwardly Mobile Satchel courtesy of Modcloth
- UO boater hat
- Danzig "Thirteen" (I've been watching The Hangover way too many times)

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It seems that Mother Nature finally got the memo and let us have a couple of day of lovely spring weather. I'm not convinced it's going to stick around but I'll take it when I can get it. The warm days were well timed as we had guests visiting from NYC over the weekend.

We got together for brunch on Sunday at Rachel's Creperie (a must if you ever visit Lancaster). I always fill up on the Nutella hot chocolate before my crepe even arrives. Afterwards we headed up to Adamstown to visit Renninger's flea market. That place is always packed with fun things to look at but I ended up leaving empty handed. Then we stopped at the creamery in Strasburg for fresh made ice cream. They were also making fresh fudge and handing out samples. I ate so many fudge samples I ended up not even wanting any ice cream!

It was such a pretty day we took a long drive through Amish country. It's funny, but after living here for a while you get so used to seeing the Amish everywhere that you forget it's not just a normal thing to see people driving down the street in a horse and buggy. Speaking of Amish, it's a bit hard to get away with wearing a boater hat around these parts. It tends to make people wonder if you're Amish. I really like this straw hat from Steven Alan but laughed when I read that it's made in "Pennsylvania Dutch Country". In other words, I could probably buy that exact hat down the street at one of the Amish markets.

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18 comments:

wardrobetales said...

I love the school girl feel of your outfit. The pleated skirt, boater hat, penny loafers and school satchel -- all lovely pieces (and some of my personal favourites). If this is a taste of your Spring outfits to come, I am looking forward to seeing your future Spring outfits.

Christy said...

I'm from Pittsburgh and have been meaning to take a trip across the state to Philadelphia. I would love to stop in Lancaster; maybe then I'd get to explore some of the incredible places that pop up in your photos (and maybe I'd have better luck thrifting in Lancaster than I do out here)!

I love how relaxed your outfit is. And you're only making me want that Modcloth bag more than I already do!

Caitlin Rose said...

haha, that's funny about the hat. I love your loafers.

Lesley said...

oooh, nutella. i insisted on having a nutella sandwich in my lunch for almost all of elementary school haha.

the amish country is simply gorgeous. your hat and the way you styled these photos totally capture the spirit. so pretty!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love the pleated skirt and the bag is so cuuuute. i love your vintagey looks!


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The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I love Amish food, especially the baked goods-- I couldn't stop eating at the markets in Philadelphia!

Love this sweet, casual outfit-- I've been wanting to find a pair of good loafers.

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Very cute outfit!

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Paulina said...

Hi, I'm from Poland and I really like your style. Nowadays there so many blogs with fasion where girls very often looks the same, they wears clothes from shop mannequin without their own ideas and it's so boring for me. Personaly I'm not interested very much in styling but I'm looking for orginal styles via Internet. And I found you:) You have an idea about yourself and it's great idea in my opinion:)Not aggressive but plain and hmmm... artistic!

Best wishes!
p.s I hope my Englis is quite understable:)

Miss Kait said...

Just lovely!

film is fashion said...

hot chocolate made from nutella? i've been taking that stuff for granted now that i live in berlin.

do you just warm it up and add milk?

xoxox
karina

Butter Cookies said...

I really love u'r style. i also very love your photograph, so amazing. Great work^^

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Butter Cookies said...

i love your style, photograph and all your fashion stuff. So amazing. great work^^

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Ulicam said...

Love the bag!

svenskaussie said...

Perfect spring look, the hat is a masterpiece.

calivintage said...

oh dear, it's been such a long time since i've actually stopped to leave a comment, but i just wanted to say how much i love these casual look! and if you can buy a hat like that in amish country, then get one for me! i love amish hats! ;)

Melis said...

love the backdrop. you always go to the coolest spots

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Renée said...

I love your hat!

transientexpression said...

I love how you've managed to make such a simple outfit so stylish with just the right accessories. Very inspiring!