Thursday, July 18, 2013

What I Wore: In The Beartooth Mountains

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What I Wore: Top and Shoes (Old Navy), Dress (Salt and Pepper Dress via Modcloth; Brand Hell's Bunny)

How did I get along without a chambray top? It goes with everything. As a blogger, maybe I say that too much, but seriously, I throw this baby on top of every single thing I own and it works (well, except maybe other jeans? Because that is a lot of denim, but you know what I mean!) Here it is paired over one of my favorite dresses for a summery look. 

These photos were taken at Satterlee Pond. It is little pond high in the Beartooth Mountains. This pond only thawed this month (which we know because the road was closed due to snow through all of June). As you may have guessed, not known as "Satterlee Pond" on any maps. My Dad made up the name; it was too small to be of significance to the Forest Service, I guess. It is one of my favorite places in the world. As a college professor, my father had summers off. Growing up, my mother worked in a job that was year round, so my dad would always have two young girls on his hands all summer long. Mostly we did chores, and "projects" whose worth I'm sure my mother thought was dubious (for example, cleaning out all our winter items in July, which meant we didn't find them for two winters, or taking everything out of the pantry so my father, who didn't cook, could find things in it). But we also took many trips to the Beartooth Mountains- to fly kites on lonely mountain tops, to enjoy waterfalls and to come here, to our secret place. 

I've mentioned before too, that The Boy daringly asked that our second date be driving through the Beartooth Mountains (It is a four hour trip to drive through the mountain range. He later told me he thought we should see quick if we liked one another or not. In a car that long, I guess you would find out!), and this is one place we stopped. He snapped photos of me up here, and posted them on Facebook. It was only on this latest drive (two years and one wedding later) that he thought to ask if that was weird to do after only two dates. I blinked, and thought for a moment. "Maybe, but you married a photographer's daughter; I didn't even think twice about it!"

Obviously, we were meant to be a blogging team and didn't even know it then. 

P.S. Two other trips through the Beartooth Mountains here, and here

28 comments:

  1. This pond is so pretty and your outfit goes great with the location :) Nice french braid too - I haven't worn my hair like that in years but lately have been wanting to.

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  2. Sooo Beautiful! Love the rocks and water reflections and you inspire me so much! Congrats on your marriage! I've got to get back into my blogging photos.

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  3. These photos are so stunning, such a perfect spot for photos and I love that it has such significance for you!! I think that's a good idea to go on a roadtrip with someone to see if you really like them haha
    XJennaD

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    1. Glad I didn't know the reasoning at the time, but a pretty clever plan, right?

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  4. Shut up! These photos are lovely. Roadtrips are a blast. I haven't been on one in forevs.
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    1. Ha- A day-trip roadtrip should be in your future plans then :P

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  5. hahah loved The Boy's reasoning for taking you here as a second date. way to cut straight to the chase, huh? THE PRESSURE. but holy cow is that first picture STUNNING. i had to take a full two minutes to just stare at it.

    and chambray tops are too amazing for words. i severely abuse them in 80% of my outfit posts haha

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    1. Chambray tops cannot be overused or absued right? They just make everything that much cooler.

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  6. I am so loving that whirly twirly skirt!
    There was this place in the woods that we used to call Sullivan's Island, but it was a bit less romantic: kind of just a lump of dirt in the swamp of our backyard!

    Rachel

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    1. But I bet the memories of Sullivan Island are still special :)

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  7. Wow what a beautiful post. The location for these photos is stunning. That dress is perfect, I want it so much! Everything is gorgeous

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  8. Love the location of these pictures! While I own a chambray top, I never wear it? I think I should take some inspiration from your outfits!

    xo

    Ashley

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  9. aww, it seems like a great place to take photos--the history makes it even better! you look so classic here. and it's kind of unfair how you can do your hair like that--i have practically no french-braiding skills.

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  10. Haha! What a fun story! I love that he asked you on a date like that so early on-a drive in the mountains certainly seems romantic to me! And you're right, a long drive would definitely let you know how well you'd get along with another person! I LOVE tying up a chambray like this! I just wore one exactly like this over a plaid dress just this weekend, but it was after the play so I didn't get photos of it. You and I are so similar sometimes :) I love it!

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    1. You wore something similar too? What is it they say about great minds?
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  11. Gingham is having a moment in my closet right now for sure. Such a sweet story!!
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  12. It looks amazing up there. But there's often amazing nature to spot in the background of your photos. I wish nature was so grand out here, buta ll I have is flat scenery and a small forest to wander in. Love the outfit! Jean shirt are so easy to wear. I haven't seen mine in a while though... I should get it back out once it cools off a little! x

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    1. I think we all long for sites different than our own; I love seeing your country in your blog.

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  13. Absolutely love your outfit! I agree chambray tops go well with pretty much everything! I love how you paired yours with a cute gingham dress. I'm loving your style. Will follow via Bloglovin!

    -Jessica
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    1. Thank you Jessica; very flattering.

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  15. I have two denim shirts (and one dress). I'd get a third if I could :) I love yours with this outfit! I've been seeing gingham everywhere recently!

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  16. There you go again with those kick ass back drops. Haha. <3 Love these photos. Your poses are so graceful. I love the front pockets and the details on the hem of the dress. Beautiful vintage flare! The denim top is perfect with it, also. I'm a huge fan of wearing dresses like skirts. :D Versatility! Huzzah!

    - Anna

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  17. These shots are so spectacular! I love your pretty braid and full skirt!

    Xo, Hannah

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  18. Aw, this post is so sweet! The stories about your dad and the boy are so cute. You have such great people in your life, don't you? I love that you always talk about them with so much affection. It's wonderful to read :)

    And as always, you look amazing. I don't know how I still don't have a chambray shirt! This one is perfect with gingham.

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  19. Love this outfit! So perfect for the location, I think :) Great post!

    <3 Megan
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  20. smart idea of Amos!! I'm always telling single friends to get out there and do something crazy like hand out w/ someone non-stop for a while to see if it'll really work. This little lake really is beautiful, and it's cute that Amos took pictures of you on the second date, he must've been smitten right away : ) Jonny also took pictures of and with me on our very second date (which I did not even realize was a date haha) and showed all his friends. also, i agree about the chambray, perfect layering here! and crazy the pond just thawed, I wish I could spend summers there! oh and I love the "projects" your dad gave you, tot. sounds like my dad.
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