Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Choo choo!

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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.

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They even host birthday parties in this train car!
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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...

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Outfit Details
Pettislip: Amazon
Flats: Amazon

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Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. How fun!! You look great in this style and color! You don't wear full pettis in public?? GIRL! You have to. I get so many compliments - no one is ever mean. Or perhaps I just don't notice their weird looks anymore. If anything, people admire that I wear them! Don't be afraid!! =)

  2. You are so adorable going here for photos. I do love this dress on you tool; it is a great color and shape for you.

    Full petticoats in public- can feel a bit strange at first, but I feel like people don't really look at your differently or anything....

  3. That museum sounds so fun! There's a post office museum in DC that has a lot of similar things because it's all about transporting mail over the years

  4. This sounds like so fun! You look so cute in these photos :D

  5. That's my kind of museum!!! It looks so fun! Your dress is simply delightful!!!x

  6. I love your photos in that wonderful dress and with those old style trains and on the train track! So much fun! :)

  7. Completely charming outfit and series of photos. I love it when transportation is involved in fashion shots like this. It just adds an extra hit of old schoolness to things for me.

    ♥ Jessica

  8. It's like this dress was made for you girlfriend!! You look phenomenal, and what a location to shoot this look! I live in Reno, Nevada and I've always wanted to visit the east coast. When I do I am going to have to check this museum out.


  9. Ahhh! This the perfect post! What a good idea researching areas close to you, to match your outfit, it's so great. You also look fabulous as usual!

  10. Such a fun print! And I love your photo shoot with this dress! <3


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