Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Checklist: Maudslay Stylin'

This weekend, I ticked another goal off my Summer Checklist! Craig and I visited a new state park, Maudslay, in Newburyport.

I know I said my goal was to visit 1 new state park, but we decided to pick up a parking pass that covers the fees for every state park in MA to encourage us to get out and bond with nature a bit more. Maudslay is an old estate that spawns a ridiculous amount of acres and includes beautiful forest paths, big open fields, gardens (some are even still tended to!) and old buildings that belonged to former groundskeepers and boatkeepers. It was so ripe for adventuring, we were checking it out for hours! If you live anywhere nearby, the parking fee is only $2 and it is so beyond that in adventuring value.

(I scratched this into a well because we are nauseating. To be fair, it looks way better than the vaguely satanic-looking initials above it.)

While we were there, I decided to give Craig his first test as fashion photographer. He was acting like he had never held a camera before, and then BAM, all of his photos came out totally professional looking. If I hadn't known him for 6 years, I'd say he was faking me out, guys. He's a natural.

Top: Kohl's
Shorts: Jessica Simpson
Sunnies: Vera Wang
Shoes: Minnetonka
Bag: Feed for Target
Necklace: Asos

We grabbed lunch in Newburyport center afterwards, and I scored this adorable bracelet in a vintage shop. I'm kind of in love with the entire town.

Did you do any exploring this weekend?


  1. Oh man! What luck. That place looks beautiful and how smart to buy the pass for them all- somehow that does make it much easier to get out and about, doesn't it?

    Also, you look so cute and summertime adventurous with this outfit!

  2. I love your top. It is adorable!

  3. You look amazing and the top is the cutest.

  4. You look stunning, you're so so pretty! I know what you mean about the fashion photography haha, my poor flatmate always gets roped into it!

  5. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit! I love your polka dot top, you look really great xx

  6. Looks like a beautiful place to visit... and you look beautiful as well!

  7. that's an awesome summer goal! i love visiting state parks. i just went to vasquez rocks with my friend a couple of months ago. although it's not very lush/green like the one you visited, it's still cool (they've filmed a lot of stuff there) and just very...rocky/desert-y haha. i love your outfit! it's so summery-casual-cute.