With spring break fast approaching, I have been a bit preoccupied with my warm weather wardrobe. It was kismet that Amy from ModCloth emailed me to participate in their Uniquely You campaign. They select a few bloggers to create a Polyvore set with one of their many adorable items (just look at how many cute dresses there are right now) and choose a winner to display on their Polyvore page. This challenge features the Shoreline Memories Dress, a perfect dress for transitioning between city sidewalks and warm beaches. The look I put together features more vintage, ladylike items combined with some more modern pieces for an outfit that I would love to wear on a Saturday about town, shopping and sipping coffee. Be sure to check out the past winners on Modcloth's Polyvore page and wish me luck in this challenge!
While I was abroad during January, I took about a thousand pictures in three weeks. I enjoyed looking through all of them, whether the snapshots were of something in the towns that caught my eye or my friends being goofy. However, one pattern that I noticed in my photographs was the tendency to focus on the signs and storefronts of any given place I was visiting. Although I wasn't necessarily a patron of every store I took a quick picture of, I greatly appreciated the quaint feeling of the small businesses in towns like Llangollen, a small resort area in Wales right on the edge of the Berwyn Mountains. I noticed that in the towns we visited, there were fewer WalMart like supermarkets and more specialized vendors, a system I definitely appreciated.