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29 June, 2016
June 29, 2016
So often on abp and in life I say I love to travel. I love finding new places to visit + discover and my travel bucket list is starting to look more like a novel than a simple list. And as I’ve traveled more and started to realize that traveling is not all jaw dropping snapshots, I’ve started to appreciate the simple summer weekends spent at home.
My parents little ranchette (a fancy word for a ranch that doesn’t run cattle and is a smaller than an actual ranch) is nestled up to one of the most gorgeous views on the front range of the Colorado Rocky mountains. They are also backed up to to endless amounts of corn or wheat fields, which makes it absolutely snap worthy.
It’s the kind of place that you can spend an entire weekend at and never once feel the need to leave. Not just because chores can seem unending, but mainly because it’s so quiet and relaxing. It’s a place that constantly reminds me of the slow living trend that has taken off.
A trend dedicated to a life well lived, rather than the absent minded day to day routine living, I tend towards.
While I do have to go through the motions of my morning chores, by the time the end of the day has swung around, we all are ready for some down time near a bonfire complete with the perfect glass of wine. And it’s days like those that make my Summer seem much more complete and less crazed.
One of my summer goals was of course to travel, but my other one was to basically live in dresses and Vintage Willows has been my go to store for them. I actually snagged this deep plunge midi dress and am constantly looking for excuses to wear it. It nails the balance of defining my waist + being comfortable. Plus, the midi length is a trend I have been l o v i n g, as Wyoming often has too much wind for shorter dresses.
It definitely is a d e e p plunge in the front of this dress, though I simply wear a lace bralette or a straight across bandeau to help it seem less plunge-y. With some extra coverage, this has become a dress I always reach for, whether I’m simply bumming around my parents house before dinner or even traveling. (I swear midi dresses are the best travel accessory.)
Vintage Willows is down to only a couple of the dresses, but I actually found a similar one that I linked at the end of the post.
I won’t lie Summer weekends spent on my latest “getaway” are still my favorite, but I will say that sleepy, slow weekends are a close second that I love to hold on to.
What are you summer weekends like? Are you always jetting off or are you more of a slow weekend kind of person?
P.S. While I have been gifted items from Vintage Willows in the past, this is a dress that I actually bought and do sincerely enjoy wearing on my weekends.
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