Thursday, July 3, 2014

Day 14: The End of the Road and a #TBT

The last day I got to spend with my brother was at a park he called The Rockhouse. It was dusk when we got there, so we didn't get to stay too long, but it was really beautiful. Huge rocks, a lake, and what I imagine are fun hiking trails. I hadn't really packed shoes for climbing, though, so I just did my best to keep up on the slippery rocks.






Like I said, it got pretty dark, but I wanted to show how it's been cool enough at night to get some more wears out of my hand-knitted sweater. Can't hate that!


Here's a closer look at the scarf and shoes I got at my buddy Patrick's thrift store in Connecticut:


Hushpuppies really are comfortable, I gotta say, and much cuter than I would normally associate with the brand. 


I love the colors in the scarf, and they look great next to my cobalt hair.




This trip was beyond amazing. One day I was at home, working, and the next we're in a cool, green forest I haven't seen in 19 years. I wouldn't have been able to make this trip possible if it wasn't for my boyfriend, though. He deserves a lot of credit for driving, meeting new family members, and staying flexible and calm when things went wrong. 

I had to say goodbye to my brother's dad, my step-father, and it was one of the hardest things I've had to do. I don't know if or when I'll see him again, but I'm glad we had a little more time together these last two weeks. We've had a complicated past, but now I just see him as a good man doing the best he can for his son.

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This is my outfit for the first day of travel back to South Carolina. I really love this button-up of my boyfriend's, and I wanted to try the shirt-into-a-skirt thing, so... here's my take on it! I kinda like it, actually, and I have a couple more shirts I could do this with. 



Aaaaand... for Throwback Thursday, I found this sample of my second grade school picture when I went to school in Worcester, MA. I pretty much look exactly the same, huh?


And that concludes my Northeastern Expedition! Regular posts start back Tuesday!

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