Small Girl, Big Ideas

cat & rabbit magic show

So, central Pennsylvania is actually kind of adorable. I was excited to take my friend Alyson who came to visit to all of the local places, walk around the beautiful and huge capitol complex, and eat at some of my favorite places ever. Having Alyson come in town was great because it gave us both some well needed girl time together - it was our first time just hanging out since forever. This needs to happen more often - sadly, Arizona and Pennsylvania are not really easy to travel in between.

Wine & Beer

Drinks in Amish country at the beer & wine gallery I frequent now. It's in a barn.

me & alysonme & alysonDrinks at McGrathsDinner at Carley's

We had beers at McGrath's - my favorite place in Harrisburg for drinks - and dinner at Carley's - an adorable piano bar (the same one Marisa and I went to!). It was all amazing.

cat & rabbit magic showcat & rabbit magic showcat & rabbit magic show
alyson at the rivercat & rabbit magic show

Harrisburg is situated right on the Susquehanna river and has a beautiful park that goes for miles along the river right beside downtown. I never knew about the stairs that lead directly up to the water - so we ventured down here to get up close and personal with the river. It's fairly clean too - much cleaner than the Ohio river back home.

cat & rabbit magic showblue ballet flatscat & rabbit magic showcat & rabbit magic show

I'm pretty much obsessed with this dress and everything about it. I don't own anything white/cream - so this was a great addition and I cannot wait to remix it again and again and again

sweater :: target remixed
belt :: target remixed
flats :: j crew outlet remixed
ring :: asos remixed
necklace :: crave jewelry design remixed
earrings :: target remixed

65 comments:

  1. love the print on that dress! so pretty
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  2. Cute pics! Glad you are enjoying central PA - love the Susquehanna, lots of people canoe/kayak/swim in it. City Island has a "beach" on it that is pretty sad & dilapidated these days, but it used to be legit!

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    1. really! i still haven't been to city island - i can't believe there is a beach!

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    2. Well - I hope I didn't get your hopes up, there is no sand anymore! It's paved and slopes down into the water, there used to be sandboxes and trees, and lifeguards in the summer ... it is a nice place to walk the dog though and very accessible.

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  3. love the cats on your dress! and your corgi blog name haha

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    readytwowear

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  4. I love your blog, doll! Beautiful!

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  5. Nice blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other???
    My Blog

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  6. Cute post , loving the outfit

    xox

    reasnotebook.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you Katherine! <3

    Yeah, I also love that necklace, got it from my mom last vinter, still love it :)

    Such a cute dress!!!

    Will follow, feel free to do the same :)

    xx

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  8. gurllll that dress. so jealous! you look darling. :) also i want that food. MMMM

    looks like a fun time with a friend! <3

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  9. Thanks,for your comment,dear.^^
    Follow you now on gfc. Hope you follow me back on gfc...?

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  10. What a beautiful dress! My sister grew up in Lancaster!!

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  11. I LOVE that little bunny necklace! So cute!

    I've never been to that Lancaster Beer and Wine place, I'ma check that out girl. I have a co-worker that lives in Lancaster and it sounds like there are some legit places down there!

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  12. Amazing looking drinks and food. I'm a bit jealous!

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  13. That ring! As always, so lovely.

    Also, I love ASOS. It's the only place I buy my tights. :)

    My Painted Bird

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  14. love your flats! and the necklace is super cute!

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  15. Okay I was totally enamoured with this dress when I saw it was on sale at Anthro the last time I was there. It is so dang cute on you! I'm having some serious buyer's regret now. Jealous! And the pink belt is divine : )

    Bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  16. Super cute blog. Lovely photos & adorable dog. Corgi's are the best <3

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  17. You both look so cute! :D It sounds like such a fun time! I need to be a tourist in my own state more often, ha ha :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  18. The dress is awesome! Also, I'm lovin' the color of those shoes :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  19. Great photos! Your dress is so cute!!

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  20. I saw that dress at Anthropologie on Sunday and it was on sale for 80 dollars. I have no idea why I didn't buy it but after seeing it on you I totally wish I had! You look lovely :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  21. Wow looks so so so gourmet and tasty! And I adore your cat print, can't get enough of that.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful photos-which lenses do you work with? Looks like you had so much fun with your friend! Love the dress and the ring!
    Kisses from DC
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  23. i am loving all the spirits and the food! scrumptious MUCH! how cute is your feline dress and i love those bow flats. gorgeous blue.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  24. I have to say...I am shocked that there is a bar in amish country. Now on to the food, it looked amazing and the dress looks great on you! I know you don't usually love white but cream is perfect!

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  25. kitty dress! hoooow cuuuute! hey I'm thinking there is somewhere we could meet halfway or something- what's the best email to each you at?

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  26. The husband and I would love the beer and wine gallery! I really look forward to revisiting Pennsylvania one day. There are so many interesting and historical sites I need to see! And I really adore the cat print and the blue ballet flats! -Jess L

    THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

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  27. That is a great dress; I like your friend's outfit too. The East seems like it would have lots of cute towns...

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  28. Oh, that dress is darling! I love the print. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  29. This dress is ammmazing!!! What an amazing print, I seriously want it so bad. And your ring is great!!
    These photos are sooo great, what a wonderful evening this looks like! That food looks so delicious!!
    xJennaD

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  30. That food looks so good! And I like your bag, shoes, necklace, belt...

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  31. looks yammy! and your dress is fab! I love kittens (although until I read I was sure these were foxes)

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  32. I am in love with your dress - it is soo pretty!

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

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  33. I've been eyeing that cat dress for some time! I hope it's everything I imagined!

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  34. It looks like a great day. I love the cat dress.

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  35. I saw that dress at Anthro a while back but couldn't afford it. I'm so jealous seeing it on you! It looks great and I am absolutely in love with the print.

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  36. this dress is more than perfect <3.
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  37. That food all looks delicious! I've never been to central PA, but I'll take your word for it that it's cute :) That dress is beyond perfect - I can't get over that amazing print!

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  38. Amazing outfit and pics!!
    Would you like to follow each other?!! :)

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  39. Looks like such a fun day! Eeeeek I want that dress! And those shoes!

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  40. That dress is just all sorts of cute, the print is so whimsy. Love it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  41. You are so adorable! Love that dress on you! Anthropologie should just hire you as a stylist. :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  42. this looks like such a fun evening! I love your dress... so very you :)


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  43. gorgeous! love the ring and the pretty photos.
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  44. Looks like a delightful time. Love your jewelry!

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  45. such great photos, i love that dress!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  46. I'm pretty obsessed with your dress as well - I can't get over how great it looks on you! I adore the steps leading up to the water too! Seems like the perfect place to relax and read a book. :)

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  47. That's a really lovely dress! And I really like your accessories!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  48. Ohhh my goodness, your Leah Goren dress is SO SO SO SO cute! I would never take it off my body ever. This looks like such a blast, you surely showed your friend an amazing time! I would love to go to the beer/wine place thats in a barn, very cool. The food and views both look scrumptious!
    Hope you're having a lovely day!
    xo Hannah

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  49. Oh my gosh, your dress is the greatest the thing I have ever seen. I find it impossible to read one of your posts without wanting to steal everything, it's a problem. Also, your ring is too adorable. And it looks like you and your friend had so much fun!

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  50. Cute dress and accessories!!

    Carissa

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  51. I have this dress too! One of my favorites: http://www.tongueinchicblog.com/2012/08/new-beginnings.html

    looking good - i like the red belt with it, that will be how i style it the next time I wear it!

    margaux

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  52. Ah! I adore that dress! I've been eying it all summer - I love how you nailed the whole outfit! Werk! Looks like you two had a great time. I'm always looking for fun places in Pennsylvania - I will be sure to keep you in mind next time I go!

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  53. That dress is so cute! And that food looks delish!

    A Southern Drawl

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  54. I LOVE your Leah Goren dress, I've been eyeing it for ages. Couldn't decide between the cat print or the polar bear print. Looks gorgeous on you!

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  55. I am obsessed too. It's fantastic!! Love the pop of color with your flats.
    Crystal

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  56. Oh my gosh, this looks like such a cute place with lots of yummy eats and drinks! Right up my alley!!

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  57. You always have the most adorable dresses!!

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  58. I LOVE ANYTHING WITH CATS ON IT. I've been lusting after that dress for a while now. It's too cute! :) Also...a bar in a barn? AWESOME. I really need to visit Amish country soon.

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  59. I would be obsessed with that dress if I had it :) Too cute!

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