Wednesday, May 9, 2012

and what horses we rode through what somber fields








 
Outfit Details:
vintage floral fascinator - gift from my mom
vintage dress - c/o Iron Orchid Vintage (last seen here)
Cynthia Vincent Gemma heels - c/o Cynthia Vincent
vintage wicker purse - gift from my mom's friend Dawn
ring - Accessorize
vintage bracelets - gifts from my mom
lipstick - MAC Russian Red

I think I forgot how much a few days in the country could mend everything and melt away anxiety. I guess it's because I haven't been back to Fellsmere since my pony Shawn passed away, and Fellsmere was always my reprieve from real life and the weight that came with it. It was hard enough to go back after Rowdy died, but losing Shawn only a year later made it practically impossible. What used to be my sanctuary is now a graveyard.

It's not the same, especially without the company of my horses, but a day spent in nature was an excellent escape. I've just been a little on edge lately, and walking around barefoot in a vintage cotton dress - complete with bruised up knees and impractical headwear - was just what I needed. I'm definitely making an effort to do it more often. And though I didn't get to ride any horses, I did meet a lovely mare who kissed me on the nose. What more could a gal ask for?

Speaking of getting out of the city and exploring more - where should we go on our next day trip? Preferably something less than three hours away from NYC. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!






120 comments:

  1. Huah, you look so awesome great, Keiko!!!! I feld in love with that hat, Vintagestyle , love it!

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  2. cute dress!

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  3. The pictures turned out beautifully, you look stunning!x

    Love, Ana
    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  4. WOW! Totally stunning!

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  5. Hats and hair pieces are so underrated these days. Sweet look!

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  6. I love this! Light blue clothing with red lipstick is my absolute favourite combination at the moment <3

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  7. Love this! You look amazing, especially love your hair :)

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  8. You look beautiful, I love this colour you look like a forest fairy xoxo

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  9. Omg!! I'm drooliing over all of these photos! Pure art!! First photo is just breathtaking!!

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  10. You are so amazing!!! So romantic outfit!)

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  11. again, i love the location where you took the pictures! i´m sure a lil break from cement was wonderful! it trully looks like you enjoyed stepping into that lil stream river.

    beautiful dress+ wicker bag combo!
    XO
    JAnnine
    http://fashionistArg.blogspot.com

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  12. So lovely ;)

    xoxo

    Telma

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  13. You look absolutely adorable , your make-up is flawless. Hopefully one day it will become your sanctuary again :)

    I done exactly the same this past weekend and I feel so revived.


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    x

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  14. You carry off these awesome, fantasy inspired looks so well. This one (to me atleast) has a real Alice in Wonderland feel to it. Beautifully done!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  15. That first picture is absolutely stunning, Keiks. I hope your doing well. I have some news for you!!

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  16. Ooohhh that is a beautiful fascinator! I love it very much!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  17. sweet.. love the vintage outfit..

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  18. I'm jealous of how many styles you can pull off beautifully.
    Is there anything you don't look great in?! :)

    The dress definitely has an Alice in Wonderland feel to it, which I absolutely love.
    You should totally do a whole Alice In Wonderland Inspired outfit. I would really like to see that!

    I'm glad the day out helped you. Exploring can be so fun and relaxing. Hope you're doing well, Keiko.
    I look forward to your future posts. :)

    Ammy x

    http://ammy-says.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. You are an absolute doll in this look, Keiko! The fascinator hat is the cherry on top!

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  20. Photos as from the Hollywood film. Excellent stylish look with retro accessories!

    From www.xeanafashion.com

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  21. Alright, you've got to stop. You are just too darn pretty. You're making the rest of us look bad ;)

    Lovely dress!

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  22. Stunningly gorgeous photos and the dress (and hat) are so lovely!

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  23. so beautiful! love the makeup and hair as well! xx

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  24. you look beautiful keiko! i love this color on you...and that fascinator is amazing!

    suggestions for day trips:
    ~new hope, pa/lambertville, nj
    ~lancaster, pa...my current hometown full of artists and amish
    ~greenport, ny (long island)
    ~greenwich, ct

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  25. Wow, you are so beautiful! I love this post and the last one.

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  26. this is a spectacular dress, you look just beautiful!

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  27. These pictures are so pretty! you look so cute!

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  28. You are so, so pretty and chic. And I'm absolutely in love with your outfit! Head to toe. xo

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  29. I love the sixth picture. It looks like you have traveled in time. If I ever made a steampunk series, you will be the lead heroine. You have that quality about you. Totally feminine and coy but not afraid to kick-ass.

    Love,
    Dip-tea

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  30. Wow, you look pretty gorgeous! ♥♥♥

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  31. What lovely photographs! Tampa has some amazing thrifting and a great vintage shop in Ubir city. Not to mention some yummy food!

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  32. Great outfit! The fascinator adds the perfect amount of whimsy!

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    xo, S

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  33. So pretty! We actually did a DIY fascinator tutorial recently on PartyMixTape! Check it out:
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/2012/05/guest-post-royal-diy.html

    Happy Wednesday!
    Emily

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  34. oh my! simply STUNNING!
    i love nothing more than running around in the country barefoot, in a vintage dress of course ;o)

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  35. Ahhhh! These photos are soooo pretty!!!

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  36. these are straight out of a daydream! beautiful!

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  37. Amazing setting, amazing outfit. I'm sorry the place is bittersweet for you and hope you'll be surrounded with ponies again soon.

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  38. Such a gorgeous, whimsy look. Love it!

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  39. I'm not sure if you've ever been, but check out the Sands Point Preserve sometime when you want to get out of the city. It's only a 30-45 minute train ride east from Brooklyn (though it may be easier to drive because Sands Point is very north on Long Island). There are nature trails and historical buildings. It's a great place to go and relax- and not to mention it's absolutely beautiful. My heart goes out to you dealing with the loss of your horses- it's never easy to lose not a pet, but a family member.

    I love your gorgeous vintage dress, you never fail to bring something new and fresh to your blog. I always look forward to your posts!

    xx Olivia
    IWANTTHESESHOES

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  40. WOW! You look absolutely stunning and these photos are sooo amazing!!!

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    Jasmin

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  41. That dress is seriously amazing!
    If you ever wanna sell it hit me up! haha

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  42. what a great gift that fascinator was! it's soooo cute

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  43. Why you are not a professional model is beyond me. You are just so gorgeous.

    Glad you're feeling better!

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  44. You're absolutely gorgeous! Love that dress. Love the pictures of you walking through the stream.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  45. Nice article Keiko.. :) And you're damn stunning!

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  46. you look like an ethereal alice in wonderland AMAZING

    -Jessica
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  47. I'm in love with that Iron Orchard Vintage dress! You look like you stepped out of a fairytale out in the woodlands in that gorgeous dress - it's so pretty and feminine. I love everything about it - the short puffy sleeves the crochet detail on the bodice and the tier down to the fancy hem, the way it flares out - perfection. So sorry your ponies passed away. The photos are awesome. As for getting out of the city to explore within three hours - the ride is dull but the Hamptons are just within that three hour range if traffic isn't too heavy.

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  48. I'm very sorry for your losses Keiko. Loosing someone close (pet or person) is always tough.

    I don't want to get really superficial, but I have to mention that your dress and photography are so beautiful today.

    Take care!

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  49. Love your look here. Vintage chic and so beautiful.

    I feel the same way about getting out of the city. A couple of my favorite places outside of New York are New Paltz, NY, Tarrytown (love to visit Stone Barns), and for a bit further and possible overnights are Montauk and Roxbury New York.

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  50. This is my FAVOURITE post! Seriously, I love EVERYTHING about it. What a beautiful look...you are STUNNING! xx -b.

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  51. I know the subject matter of this post isn't the most cheerful (so sorry about your pals, Keiko - losing animals is particularly rough), I still have to say that this is my favorite post by far. The styling is absolutely gorgeous and whimsical...and it seems as though the process was good for your soul. :)

    lots of love to you!
    kbobrien

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  52. love your dress!! reminds me of Alice in Wonderland!!!

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  53. keiko lynn, these photos are effervescent! i know your heart must be broken about your horses. so glad you got a mare kiss. good to know the country can soul your soul. :)

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  54. you look beautiful! that is three looks in a row that I absolutely love!

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  55. incredible images you look gorgeous love your hair down!

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  56. Your lips look soo mesmerizing here, love your makeup! And sorry for your loss. Just getting away in nature sounded like the best thing for you.

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  57. You look so stunning! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  58. GORGEOUS color!! I love the dress and most definitely the hat!!!! The photographs are stunning!!
    x
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  59. you look so stunning, the dress is really gorgeous color and style, kinda fairytale like and with the hat and the wicker purse, sigh so perfect. i would love to get out into the woods for a couple days too, sounds nice

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  60. Great photos! You look so pretty! Loving that vintage purse!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  61. You look like a fairy! So beautiful and and fragile <3

    XoXo
    Plami

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  62. Oh my goodness, that hair piece is amazing! I love the flare of your dress!

    Michelle
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  63. These photos are stunning, though I am sorry to hear about your horses and that you have that sort of darker connection to the area!

    I live In Colorado but am originally from New Jersey. My parents live in a tiny beach town called Ocean Grove which could be a fun daytrip from the city! It is very quaint with victorian homes, the beach and boardwalk, and a main street of adorable restaurants and ice cream shops!

    If you go in the summer, there is also a "tent city", where people live in these tents attached to houses on little plots all in a row- its adorable! Hope that helps!
    Feel free to email me with any questions :)
    xo Hannah
    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    hannahmeyer17 at gmail dot com

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  64. God ! Tu es splendide ..

    BisousBisous

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  65. Gorgeous Keiko!!! Such a calming post...

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  66. These photos are so lovely. The outfit is lovely as well. That fascinator is just astounding. It is amazing what a walk in the woods can do for stress. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  67. Just Stunning!! (as usual):)
    May I ask, what size barrel curling iron you use to get your hair like that? I'm in love~
    Thanks!

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  68. Wow! What a beautiful outfit! I love the cotton candy baby blue-ness. The headpiece is perfect and so is the dress! Just magical!
    xo, Tori
    http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

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  69. Oh that first photo.. cannot even put into words how amazing that is, you look absolutely perfect! x

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  70. love LOVE this post! So girly and fancy free. You are gorgeous by the way! I love walks in the woods and going barefoot in streams. THanks for sharing this post!

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  71. Wow! Amazing photos, great style. Lovely!

    x

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  72. OMG, when I saw this pinned on interest I couldn't believe it, I thought someone made a doll of you, very pretty.

    I have a suggestion, go visit Planting Fields out in Brookville Long Island on the north shore, the gardens are beautiful and the house is gorgeous. You can actually drive throughout the property and also have a picknick.

    xxoo
    Nicole

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  73. Sorry to hear about your horses. I know it must be hard to revisit the area because of all the emotional attachments. If I may pay a compliment, you look stunning in your "impractical headwear" and cotton eyelet dress. :) But sometimes, really, it helps to get all dressed up and wear your favorite pieces of clothing, to cheer yourself up! Hang in there!

    Kat
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

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  74. whoa! So pretty, especially with the hat!

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  75. So pretty! You're lucky to have such a nice mom!

    Looked at other posts about your horse and pony- so cute, may the rest in peace. It may be hard, but there's always good memories in sad times. Hope you're feeling okay.

    ♥ Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  76. You look like you should be in a fairy tale! Your dress is so beautiful!

    I miss being able to get out of the city and just explore the wilderness or go somewhere quiet. I'm glad you were able to take your day trip, though it was bittersweet.

    TTFN

    Lexy♥

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  77. Come to Beacon! Just an hour and a half train ride from the city. ;)

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  78. You look lovely. I need to find a fascinator!

    xoxo Kier

    Fashion Addict
    Fashion Addict

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  79. Wow...I so love this entire outfit. It's adorable and looks wonderful on you. You are so photogenic!

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  80. Stunning, stunning pictures! Your hair is fabulous!!!
    xx

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  81. I think is my favourite of all your posts. That said, I am a vintage girl and a country girl, so I am a little biased.

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  82. totally stunning. love the hat :D

    glamDevils

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  83. Anywhere in the Hudson Valley is beautiful for day trips. The Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY is absolutely stunning. Peaceful, quiet, relaxing. And about an hour trip from the city. What more could you ask for?

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  84. I always forget how long and beautiful your hair is and girl, I'm envious. Love this so much<3

    sorry to hear about your horse love- it sounds like such a dream to get away from the city sometimes.

    thinking of you xx

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  85. You look gorgeous!

    Vote for me on fashiolista contest- I'm on final!
    MaryKapsi for TheFashionGuitar
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  86. Your pictures are always so stunning. If you want to escape the city a great place to go is Cold Spring, NY. Its about an hour and half from the city. You can take the train up and it will drop you right in town. There are a bunch of antique shops, restaurants, cafe's. It's just a nice place to walk around. It's on the hudson river in between the mountains. Very pretty. The Hudson House is a neat little place to check out. I love it in Cold Spring. Nice place to escape and do some antique shopping!

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  87. Your pictures are so romantic and beautiful
    I love following your blog. :) Seriously. Come stop by and come follow!
    xoxo,
    Sierra
    Oh, Just Living the Dream

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  88. HI KEIKO :)

    have you ever been to the mohonk mountain house?? it is BEAUTIFUL and only about an hour and half from the city. totally recommend checking.it.out. it's in new paltz, new york, and there are great hiking/walking trails, a gorgeous lake, an amazing old hotel ("mountain house") and just beautiful scenery everywhere!! :)

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  89. wow, Keiko!! this is my all time favorite outfit and pictures of you... absolutely beautiful!

    xxx
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  90. I love this, you look so lovely,
    xoxo

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  91. I saw these photos on Instagram. You are just stunning! Beautiful photos and I love all the vintage pieces. I'm glad to hear you found solace during your time in nature.

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  92. Hi Keiko! I'm usually just a lurker on this blog but commenting now to say that this is such a beautiful post. The pictures have an otherworldly feel to them. Sorry about your loss...

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  93. I hope that the pain from your loss becomes less of a burden and that you can find some peace somewhere.
    I wouldn't call it a sanctuary (in town at least...outside of town on the beaches it certainly is) butGreenport on Long Island is pretty fantastic. A brewery, winery's, the beach, a carousel, amazing food at every turn. My boyfriend works out there so we're there quite often. You can take the LIRR out there for a nice getaway. Its also free of the south shore snootiness of the Hamptons.

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  94. love these photos! you should check out piermont and nyack new york for sure ;)

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  95. your style is next to none! so different but yet very inspiring! love!!

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  96. Your style is effortless. So different and clean<3

    http://eccentricconnoisseur.blogspot.in/

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  97. this has been floating around on pinterest. i love it! how lucky you were to find two vintage pieces of the same color.

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  98. so freakin gorgeous!! love the vintage headpiece and dress, you look so happy!

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  99. This is one of my favourite posts, ever. You look like a princess.

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  100. These shots are so sweet and pretty! I'm getting so jelly of your hair too! I'm glad you feel good. :)

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  101. one of my favorite looks you've ever done. you look gorgeous!

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  102. you look very beautifull!! like a jane austen's heroine.
    Kisses :D

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  103. Seconding Lambertville/New Hope, although that will be near the 3 hour mark as it's less than an hour from Philadelphia (which is also a fun daytrip, especially Reading Terminal Market and South Street with its art studios and stores). Tarrytown is also good for cute shops and food. Montclair, NJ is a college town a little bit closer with fun used book stores and local shops. It's where Stephen Colbert lives! Princeton is also super cute and readily accessible via train (you take the Northeast Corridor from Penn Station for an hour and transfer to the dinky [don't ask] at Princeton Junction).

    For outdoorsy stuff, High Point State Park at the top of north Jersey, near NY, is really pretty, and has a giant obelisk marking the highest point in the state. Morristown, NJ (where Washington crossed the Delaware) has a nice Green (town square) and is about 45 due west via the Lincoln Tunnel. You can see the state park dedicated to the crossing or go hiking in Jockey Hollow, which is a little further down 287. In addition to Hudson Valley, the Delaware Water Gap has some of the best hiking in the area, and you might as well make a weekend of it and see the Amish in Lancaster, PA. Their baked goods are amazing.

    The NJ state fair in Sussex (north west corner of the state) will have some of the animals you love and miss. It is legitimately country out in Sussex with farms and stuff.

    Basically I grew up in North Jersey, live in Central Jersey, and love exploring so I'll stop now but there are plenty of other places too!

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