Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend in the Poconos!

      I had quite a lovely getaway weekend with my family in the Poconos!  We went tubing at Big Boulder yesterday, and despite my ill-equipped boots (they got soaking wet and left my toes frozen!) I had an awesome time, and even snapped some photos of it with my holga (can't wait to get them developed).  I was thoroughly impressed with the tubing escalator which I found a little less cumbersome than the latch on kind that pulls you up while you ride. These past few days went by sooo fast, but I had a great time in the mountains and really enjoyed seeing my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins for a few days.  Always nice to have a break and get away! :)


I was really excited to find this fun floral headband at the local Blakeslee thriftshop, which is actually housed in an old K-mart and runs the gamut from raw honey and other local foods, to jewelry, clothes and other knick-knacks.  Smack dab in the middle was an accessory diva's dream, a Claire's-like extravaganza only much much cheaper.  Most of the stuff actually was Claire's brand, and when I asked the store owner if she had bought out an old Claire's she said she "purchases the overstock".  Fine by me- I'll take the savings!  

Sweater: Forever 21, necklace & tank: H&M, pants: Francesca's, Shoes: TOMS, headband: Blakeslee Thrift, ring: The Lemon Moth (self-made)



It was raining/sleeting yesterday, but luckily today it had cleared up and I could get these outfit photos in the snow :)    When I get my holga film back I will hopefully have some other interesting pictures to share!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Anyone else have a recent adventure? <3


xo, 
Alyssa

48 comments:

  1. LOVE the floral headband and the mint sweater! This outfit is adorable.
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  2. I love that headband. Such an understated flora crown and I love the sound of that store. It sounds perfect. Your sweater is amazing and again, you are nailing it with the bright color + color combos. Your trip sounds like it was tons of fun!

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    1. Thanks so much :) Been feeling a lot of bright on bright :) And yea, the thrift store was amazing!

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  3. A trip to the mountains sounds like so much fun. I wish I'd had a recent adventure because I'm dying for a getaway soon!
    Your outfit is so adorable and fun. I love all the bright colors and the double polka dots. Such a great headband you found while you were there too.

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    1. Thank you Jamie :) I have been loving pairing different polka dots together, I'm glad you liked it! xo

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  4. What a sweet combination - love the double polka dots!

    -Kati

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  5. I just love your colorful style, is so uniqe!
    Following back dear :)
    xxo

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  6. This outfit with the pastel-colors looks so great in the snow! I love your little flower- crown!
    Happy monday :)

    xx

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    1. Happy Monday Larissa!! Loved all the yummy food over on your blog!! :)

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  7. such bright colors! I love that you wore 2 diff kinds of polka dots too!

    -liv
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  8. OOOHhh! I love that headband. What a great find! Also you're in Toms in the snow? You're crazy.. but that would be something I would do also. haha
    I'm so jealous of all the wintery activities. I've actually never been tubing in the snow. In Texas we go tubing but down a river (which involves alcohol and just relaxing) Cannot wait until I go back.

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    1. hehe yes. my glitter TOMS :D Luckily they do repel water better, but yes, it's a little crazy to wear them in the snow. You should totally come north and check out some winter activities some time! Don't be too jealous though, I only get to do stuff like that a few times each winter, the rest is just trying to survive the bitter cold, lol!

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  9. Double polka dots AND a floral crown- my kind of gal! A tubing weekend sounds so perefct, glad you had fun despite the cold wet feet dilemma! Your accessories here are all adorable! Hope you're having a great start to your week!
    xo Hannah

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    1. Thanks Hannah ;) I am having a great start to my week although I wish I were still on vacation, lol!

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  10. Super cute and I love all the color here!
    Tye
    http://www.laelledailydose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tahisha, I will have to check out your blog next! :)

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  11. I love all the colors you wear, girl! Perfection!

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    1. Thanks Nataly! That is really sweet :) I am going to go check out your blog now ;)

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  12. I love your flower crown and accessories! I hope you had fun on your little getaway, I would love to get away myself!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. Thanks Ashley! :) Hope you get a little vacation sometime soon, so you can have more time to celebrate your new hubby :)

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  13. Your trip sounds fantastic! So glad you had an awesome time. Love your pink pants, polka dot tops and floral headband. You look so cute!
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  14. I love your outfit! I just adore your floral crown :)

    xoxo
    Nat

    Modern Buttercup

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    1. Thanks so much!! I was really happy I found it :)

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  15. This outfit is so perfectly candy-coated :-) For some reason this pink and mint combo reminds me of an old fashioned ice cream parlor...love it! I truly think I need a sweater like that in my closet...hehe.

    Your time in the Poconos sounds lovely. I was there in the fall but have yet to tube or ski there even with it being 30 minutes away from my house!

    xo Marisa

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    1. Aw thanks Marisa :) I did feel like an old ice cream parlor, it was fun :) Man, you're lucky you're so close!! The Poconos are such a nice spot to feel away from it all, haha. I've been going up there to my family's cabin since I was maybe 5 or 6? It was a big part of growing up. I definitely appreciate it more now as an adult though then I did then. As an adult you treasure tranquility and "time off" so much more, you know? haha.

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  16. sorry but I cannot see you in my GFC list..... Can you check and let me know so I can follow you back.

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    1. Hi Vivian! I just checked and I guess it didn't go through? haha. I am following you now though, I am the picture with the orange hat and the yellow scarf (butterfliesonmars@gmail.com.)

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  17. I love your bright headband! ♥ You always wear such bold colours which brighten my day.

    Abigail
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  18. I LOVE this sweater. And that sounds like such a lovely weekend :)

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  19. ah, why are you so colorful and cute?! :) this outfit is wonderful, i am jealous of the amount of colors you wear. i am excited to see more posts from your blog (newest follower!)

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  20. So fun! I love the double polka dots and the bright spring colors!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  21. Sounds like you had a fabulous time, sorry about your frozen toes!!!! Love your sweet pastel look! The headband is just fantastic!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  22. super cute! :) I hope you post your holga pictures so we can see!! :) I've got a roll from my diana F+ and a roll from my fish eye that I need to develop, too. oh, PS: I've been wanting to ask you -- would you like to be penpals? I think it would be fun times, if you're up to it! :)

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  23. hey :) i follow you. i am interested your blog and your fashion *.* . If you want see my page http://wanilioweperfumy.blogspot.com/ :) Welcome! I like read your blog `because when i read this i learn my english -thinks ;p

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  24. oh spots on spots and beautiful brights in the snow... amazing! xxx

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  25. Hi there, Alyssa! I wanted to say thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment, I really appreciate it a lot! I love your blog, everything is so bright and colorful, wow! I love that sweater, and especially your fancy headband. Oh gosh, I'm so glad it doesn't snow where I live, it would drive me crazy as I'm already cold all the time even in the mild temps we have. But it sure is pretty to look at!

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  26. What a cute polka dot sweater! I love that you paired it with pink pants :)

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  27. WOW..very vibrant and fun. I love it :).
    Great post love.

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  28. This is so cute! Love how you paired the two polka dots. Great blog you have here. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

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  29. I love the mint and pink together!! I never think that two brights will work together and then I look at your blog and all of that doubt vanishes! (p.s, I have a similar polka dot sweater thats white with black dots and you've now inspired me to pair it with these baby blue pants I just bought :)

    xo
    Sarah

    everyweekischic.blogspot.com

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