So, there is a contest going on at the fabulous blog Morgan and Lua. What you are supposed to do is take your favorite things about her blog and her style and imitate them in your own post. Morgan has a very enviable way of putting outfits together that look both cool and effortless. Very hard to do in my opinion. I wish we knew each other because she seems like the kind of person I would love to have in my life: kind, honest and smart. I love how personal and introspective her blog is which makes you feel like you know her. Plus, she has a super well behaved dog and that makes me really jealous :)
So, this is my attempt at a Morgan-esque post.
Scenes from my weekend part 84. Ace and I decided to head down to the river today because we missed the water and needed to get away. Isn't it nice to feel the breeze off the water and how its steady flow is so calming? We somehow ended up near the ocean so we could feel the breeze there too. Minneapolis is so close to the ocean, it's nice to get over there every once in awhile. My parents have a place up there so we took the chance to get away from the city!
After the ocean, we headed back to the river to take some more pictures. Lately, I've been feeling really unsure about things in my life that should be the things that I'm the most sure about. I'm not sure that I want to keep living in Minneapolis. I love being near my parents but I'm overcome with my wanderlust spirit that makes me want to pick up and go somewhere else. I would love to live in Britain again or somewhere in the US that is similar like Maine or Washington. I miss the fun I had there but most of all I miss the feeling I had of belonging. As soon as I got off the plane, I felt like I was in the right place and that this is where I should be. I've never felt that about any other place I've lived. I think it doesn't help that I don't have a lot of friends and I really don't like my job right now. Not to say that I hate living here or I hate the people that are here. I really don't. I love that my parents, my cousin and her husband, as well as my boyfriend and his family are all really close by. However, I have that longing in the back of my mind to go out and try something new and not rely on what's comfortable.
I think one of my goals is to make the most out of living here this summer. Shawn and I are thinking about getting scooters which will make exploring the city that much easier. I want to go to festivals, block parties and all that good stuff. I will try to make the most out of where I live because I really do love my neighborhood. I also thinking having this blog will really help. I'm going to try to show how great Minneapolis and St. Paul are for all the people who think the only worthwhile city in the Midwest is Chicago. This will force me to find fun and exciting things to document on the blog and be proud of where I live.
The day was so nice and sunny, we decided to head over to the railroad tracks because we had taken pictures here before that had turned out great. These tracks are really old and scary because they are right over the river with big gaps between the wood.
Target sunglasses, Chambray shirt thrifted (originally Gap), green cords from the Loft, boots thrifted, necklaces from Forever 21 and Target.
Then, we headed over to the state fair because it our favorite place for snacks. Even though it usually open only around Labor Day, we were happy that they opened it just for us. We had to get some cheese curds! They are my ultimate favorite Minnesota treat.
All in all, it was a very magical and special day. A quick trip to the river, then the ocean and over to the state fair all in the same day was tiring but worth it. Plus, I was rewarded with this smile so I knew all the running around didn't matter :)
Hope you like my attempt at your blog, Morgan!!
There is still time to enter the giveaway here! PS. Parts of this post are serious and parts are (obviously) made up and just for the sake of the post. Since Morgan always writes something personal on her blog, I wanted to try that too.
All photos of my are by Shawn. He is so much better than a tripod! Thanks schweetie!