Last weekend Blake and I headed to Boston to celebrate our third year anniversary. We took an early Sunday morning flight so that we could spend as much of the day as possible touring around the city and marking things off our (pretty lengthy) itinerary. We had basically stumbled upon the idea of Boston as a vacation destination when we were browsing flights and noticed that it was pretty cheap to go there. Once we started researching all there is to do in Boston, we were beyond excited to head to this gorgeous city on the East coast that is rich with American history and beautiful architecture.
We landed early afternoon and after checking into our room at the Boston Park Plaza, we immediately headed out to explore the city. We went straight to the Boston Public Garden which was a block from our hotel and spent some time wandering among the willow trees and manicured flowers and taking in the perfect weather. We walked through the garden and Boston Common Park and came out on the other side on historical Beacon Street, which is lined with beautiful buildings, the Massachusetts State House, and of course, the famous Cheers bar.
One of my favorite parts of walking along Beacon Street were all the little alleys and side streets that we discovered. We strolled aimlessly without any specific destination in mind and found some of the prettiest houses and streets that looked like they came straight from a storybook. I especially loved that all of the streets were lined and lit by gas lamps, most of which are the original ones that’ve been in place for over a hundred years. I could just imagine what these streets looked like covered in snow, lit by these lamps, and filled with carriages and America’s first ancestors.
We spent a few hours seeing the neighborhood and I was glad I had dressed comfy and wore my favorite Tieks in Lovestruck along with this felt hat that I picked up for $8 at Marshall’s. The hat kept the sun out of my face and the flats were perfect for all the walking we did. I also ordered this white dress many months ago at the beginning of summer, but I never wore it because the lace portion hung way too low on my chest and you could see right through it. I’d ordered it from an overseas site and it would’ve cost too much for the return shipping, so I figured I would never get to wear it and had learned my lesson when ordering from those cheap sites. I was so happy when I realized I could just wear a scarf to cover the low-hanging lace and fix my problem! I carried my new MK Sutton Satchel that I talked about buying in this post and was so thankful for the shoulder strap that made it easy to tote around the city for hours. Before dinner that night, I removed my hat, swapped my Tieks for my brown cage sandals that I wore in this post, and added my oatmeal coat for the cool evening weather and it turned out to be the perfect little outfit to take me from strolling around the city to dinner on the harbor that night.
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