Weekly Wear: The Northwest Stole My Heart

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Hello friends!  Let me introduce myself again in case you have forgotten me….  ;) I’m sure you all thought I fell off the face of the earth.  As Ali had mentioned in this post, Tanner and I spent a couple weeks exploring the great northwest.  Let me tell you all, that place sneaks down into the deepest places of your heart.  Before we left on our trip we were told by multiple sources that once you make it out west you may never want to leave.  I wasn’t completely sold on those tales.  Being a sun-loving, fair weather fan I didn’t have the highest expectations for this region of the United States.  I mean, let’s be honest–I basically thought our entire trip would consist of sitting under an umbrella wishing I was in Mexico.  But after being home for the past few weeks I find myself day-dreaming about that beautiful coast line.  And you know what?  It didn’t even rain once while we were there!

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{Outfit Source: Skirt: Marshalls, T-Shirt: La Cucaracha Press, Chambray and necklace: F21, Hat: Charlotte Russe, Bracelet: DIY}

And since I can’t help but gush on and on about this place, here are a few snapshots from our trip.  And when I say a few I mean a LOT.  I tried to narrow it down a bit, but that stinkin’ ocean is just too beautiful to keep to myself.  Besides, I like to think that the reason we take so many photos is to share our passion for beauty with others.  All photos are from Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, California and anywhere in between the two cities.  Enjoy! ♥

Portland, Oregon

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Cannon Beach, Oregon

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This man….he’s my favorite thing on the planet. Cannon Beach, Oregon | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #travel #beach #ocean Cannon Beach, Oregon | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #travel #beach #ocean Cannon Beach, Oregon | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #travel #beach #ocean

While walking along the side of the road at Cannon beach we found the prettiest wild berries.  I couldn’t help but snap a few photos.

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There is something about the ocean that just feels like home to me.  Maybe it is the salty breeze that easily wraps around me while I casually dip my toes into the water.  Or possibly it is the sound of the waves crashing into the land while I walk with Tanner laughing about the day.  Or maybe just a combination of all those things.  Whatever it is, I can’t help but hope that at some point in my life time, the ocean and I will be friendly neighbors.

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Road Trip Day One: South Jetty-Sand Camping

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Road Trip Day 2: Road trip and camping at Patrick’s Point State Park, California

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I may or may not have had s’mores in bed provided by my sweet guy.  Which definitely is in the running for the best possible breakfast ever.

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Truth: We really needed a shower.  2nd Truth: We didn’t actually get one for another 24 hours from when these two photos were taken.  True camping style ;)

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Road Trip Day 3: Redwood Forest | Avenue of the Giants

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San Francisco, California

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The Northwest is for lovers | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com

There it is.  Our trip in photo form.  I’ll be back soon for a few fall craft ideas!  You know I can’t miss out on all this pumpkin business!

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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6 comments on “Weekly Wear: The Northwest Stole My Heart”

  1. The picture of him holding you on the beach where you have the striped long dress on – I die! It is a framer! SO CUTE!
    – Katie (www.whatsupwiththebuells.blogspot.com)

  2. I want to go! Plus it makes me sick how you look perfect in every picture. But I love it. :)

  3. Love hearing details of the trip both in person and on the blog. The photos are great and make me wish I was there. You look lovely as usual ; )

  4. Oh my goodness — those photos all look AMAZING!!! I need to get up to the Northwest. Pronto.

    And I love the striped dress!

  5. Wow! Such an awesome trip – one that you surely won’t forget! Glad to have you back!