I have started to craft a list of things to do in Pennsylvania - either from suggestions from friends or the internet. First on our list was what used to be Centralia, a town up until the 1980s when the entire town was evacuated due to an underground mine fire. To this day, a fire burns beneath the area where I am standing, although on this rather windy day, none of the smoke was visible when photographed. Parts of the Pennsylvania Route 61 were rendered unusable and caved in from the fires, resulting in a small stretch of abandoned highway that is left with a giant crevice in the middle. In the end, I think the story itself was much more interesting that the place. I climbed some dirt piles while tons of local high school / college kids did the same around me. The roadway is now covered in vulgar spray paint, beer cans, trash (like a baby stroller, TV, weird things), and a strangely concerning amount of shotgun shells. On my way out, 5 guys on ATVs and those weird off road golf carts came barreling down the walkable side of the road, forcing us and another few groups to scatter abruptly to the side. That's about the time these heels became less sensible. Also, yes, I do this kind of thing in heels - but I put those awesome gel things inside them!
We kept venturing out to Allentown to visit Fegley's Brew Works. I'm beginning to realize that I have visited more places in Pennsylvania, especially since I used to go on trips to Pittsburgh in high school, than a lot of natives.
There are many reasons I chose to wear this dress that eShakti provided me on this adventure. Upon ordering the dress through their site, I started dreaming up scenarios to wear it on. Sure, this would make a really great bridesmaid dress or could be wearable to dance, but it's so incredibly versatile and comfortable. When I heard of Centralia, I thought the red would be a fun 'firey' color to take along for the trip. The dress came quickly, the week before I planned to wear it! Strapless dresses are difficult for most, they need to be the correct size in the chest and waist to stay up but not squish you in all the wrong ways. Since I used custom measurements, this dress fits me better than any other strapless dress I've ever owned. Plus, the length is quite perfect. No tailoring needed here - I really suggest getting a strapless dress (or all of your strapless dresses because I honestly do not know how another is going to fit so well) from eShakti. Plus, this dress has pockets. Pockets! The buttons are actually fake and sewn onto the dress, which I was quite thankful for as it means I get the cute button look with no unfortunate gaping across my chest. This style comes with a matching sash as well, but I prefer the dress on it's own or with a contrasting belt.
coat :: rachel by rachel roy remixed
dress :: c/o eshakti
cardigan :: loft
katrin heels :: steve madden via nordstrom rack remixed
headband :: free people remixed
initial necklace :: c/o turtle love co remixed
watch :: marc by marc jacobs remixed
disco city clutch :: foley + corinna remixed
ring :: c/o oasap remixed
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