Swinging My Way

It’s been a while since I’ve been in Amherst.

My sister, Linna, asked me a week ahead if I wanted to go to Amherst with her. She had an event to go to so she told me to bring someone else for photos. I ended up taking my boyfriend.

We dropped me sister off at her event and I decided to go to Mount Sugarloaf. It’s a hiking place about 20 minutes away from UMass Amherst. I see pictures of this place all over my Instagram, so I decided to give this place a try. Of course, when we got there, the trail to drive up there was closed. My boyfriend and I didn’t want to hike there because we weren’t dressed to hike. I was dressed for photos and not to hike, so I was pretty disappointed that the driving trail was closed. We sat in our car for about 15 minutes trying to figure out what to do, so we ended up just driving around Amherst and the surrounding towns. I’m not a huge fan of Western Massachusetts, simply because it felt like it was in the middle of nowhere for me. Amherst itself is a pretty town but I don’t think I could ever live there.

We drove around just looking at the view for about half an hour. I’ll admit, I was in awe of the view. We decided to go to Puffer’s Pond because it was a popular place. Parking wasn’t hard to find. We were surprised that the people there were very friendly. Every person we walked by greeted us, which is weird for us because we’re used to people just minding their own business and walking to wherever they need to be.

I wanted to go see the waterfall but my boyfriend didn’t want to stay too long so we just walked around a pond. He didn’t want to have a full photoshoot, so we saw a “secluded” location and took a few photos and left.

We waited for my sister to be done and picked her up. Took a few photos in the campus and then we went to pizza and finally headed home.

I’m obsessed with “swinging” dresses or “skater” dresses. I have this dress in literally five different colors so you’ll probably see this dress in a future outfit post but in a different color, and hopefully styled differently. I actually bought the dress on ebay for $5-$6. I was nervous about buying it at first because it is from China and their quality is crap but this dress ended up being pretty thick and cozy. It’s long enough to cover my butt but of course, I had shorts underneath because if I bend down or the wind blows, my dress will show my butt. The boots were given to me by my sister. I believe they’re from DSW. So comfortable, sturdy and good for all types of weather – rain, snow, hail, etc. It doesn’t fall down my leg like other boots do. It’s thick enough to be worn in the rain and snow so you’ll probably see these boots a lot. Tights are from Primark. And the scarf is actually from a place in Boston that shut down called So Good Jewelry. It was on sale for $5! And the peacoat – I took from my mom, but it’s pretty old. It’s from Loft, size 2. It’s pretty thin so it’s not good for layering or else the outfit will look too bulky, but nonetheless, it’s a good peacoat. It kept me warm. It was long enough to cover my dress, so I liked it.

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