Day trippin to one of my favorite places, the Gorge! The beauty of this place along with seeing many of my favorite musicians play on the stage of the Gorge Amphitheatre overlooking the Columbia River is just a few of the reasons the Gorge holds a special place in my heart. The times I've spent camping out for a weekend here with best friends to walk down that dirt path in the evening and settle in as the band takes the stage and begins to play while the sun sets over the mountains is pure magic. It is something that must be experienced to be able to fully understand that feeling. I cannot begin to describe how much I love an adventure to the Gorge!
Free People ✦ Free Bird Boots
If it wasn't already obvious I have a bit of an obsession with Spell Designs. I love the story behind the label and how beautifully designed each piece is down to every last detail. Every lookbook is pure magic and each time they drop a new collection I go through and pick out the pieces that I just can't live without. When the latest collection, Kiss the Sky, was finally released I had already had my eye on quite a few of the amazing pieces including this gown that has quickly become the most coveted item of clothing in my closet! It is absolutely gorgeous! The color, the design, the way that it flutters in the wind and makes you feel like a fairy princess while running through the forest and the best part, it can be worn as a dress or a duster! I am so in love with Spell...and just when you think it can't get any better a new collection comes out and the obsession starts all over again!
As summer slowly starts to come to a close I can't help already thinking about how much I'm going to miss warm summer nights when it's still light out at 8 pm and you don't need to put on a jacket to go for a walk. Even though there are still a few warm weeks left you can feel the change in the air, mornings have become brisker and evenings much cooler. I do love the changing of the seasons as there is so much beauty each season has to offer and I wouldn't want to miss any of it, but I still have to say my heart will always belong to summer. You can bet I will be spending the last days of summer soaking up every last bit of sunshine and enjoying outdoor adventures.
Since the beginning of summer the hubs and I decided to make it our goal to wander out of the city on the weekends and do some exploring! As much as we love the city, fighting the traffic and crowds gets a bit tiring. We are both dreamers who love to get outdoors and experience new adventures and so typically there is no planning that goes into it we just head off into whichever direction we are drawn! I have to say it has been so amazing and we have had so much fun being completely spontaneous. Just like this particular weekend when we ended up in one of my favorite places, the quaint little Bavarian style town of Leavenworth WA. After cruising around the town for a while we headed out to a perfect spot we have camped in the past right on icicle creek to do a little playing in the water with the pup. I just so happened to be wearing my favorite skirt by Spell Designs which would not be the typical creek crossing attire but that was not about to stop me! The whole day ended up being so completely perfect, even down to the accidental swim I took by being pulled in by the pup. I was having such a great time I couldn't even be mad. These summer weekends are my favorite and i'm so glad we captured a few photos from this magical day!
My skirt was left unharmed which also made me very happy at the end of the day because I am so in love with Spell and all of the beautiful pieces they create I covet every piece in my growing Spell collection! If you haven't already followed them and snatched up a Spell piece or two of your own I highly suggest doing that ASAP! It will quickly become an addiction, I promise!
Spell Designs ✾ Margarita Crochet skirt
Feather and Skull ✾ Mustang Wrap necklace
Feather and Skull ✾ Vintage Harley tee
Minnetonka ✾ Outback leather hat
Bahgsu Jewles ✾ Cuffs (solar thunderbird cuff)