All aboard for a photo-heavy post! This train print dress might be my favorite from Pinup Girl Clothing's Mary Blair collection. This style fits me very well, and I can't resist a dress that looks like it came right out of a storybook. Plus, I really do love trains; they're my go-to choice for longer trips, and they're so much more romantic than other methods of transportation. I knew I wanted to head somewhere fun for these photos, so after a quick Google search, I found the New York Museum of Transportation, which is only about a half hour from where I live. I wish I'd known this place existed before now, because it's a really great place that houses all kinds of historic methods of transportation – including antique trolley cars, locomotives, fire trucks, buses, milk carts and bicycles – and you can even take a 2-mile round trip on their working trolley car! We had an awesome time exploring all of the old train cars, and I'll definitely be back.
|They even host birthday parties in this train car!|
The lighting inside the barn (where they house most of their non-operational trains) was so tricky; they use green and blue lights everywhere, which meant I had to spend a lot of time in Photoshop afterwards. There's still a weird cast to some of them, but they're definitely a big improvement from the originals. I'll just chalk it up to a good learning experience, and I'm glad I'm challenging myself to take more photos in public. It's still not something I love doing, but I'm getting more comfortable with it. Little victories! Now I just have to work on not feeling out of place wearing a fuller petticoat in public...
Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Have a wonderful Wednesday!