This is definitely one of my favorite VA is for Lovers posts so far. Dumbarton Oaks is an old mansion located in Georgetown that was transformed into a garden and landscaping learning facility for Harvard University.
It was chilly and rainy when we were there on Saturday - not the best time to traipse around gardens, right? I was a little put off by the rain, but it actually made the experience even better.
With the light mist and overcast day, you could forget yourself and think that you walked straight into a Jane Austen novel. (This daydream was probably encouraged by the attractive, older British gentleman pointing out different types of roses in a lovely accent to his wife.)
It was a really casual day so I wore my favorite wide leg jeans from NY&Co with a top and sweater from UO. I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of this top - I think racer back tees are so flattering.
This manicure was inspired by an outfit post on Maie Dae. She is seriously too cute. :)
We ended up walking for a few hours through the gardens and then Georgetown before we got completely rained out. I'm happy to say that my feet didn't do any complaining in my Blowfish shoes. (Although, I don't recommend trying to navigate the pebble garden in them...) ;)
I can't tell you the number of times I have either walked or driven past this neighborhood, not knowing these amazing gardens were right there! It wasn't until I saw this Mother's Day post from The Anthology that I found out it existed - so thank you, Emily!
This is actually a perfect example of how to find adventures in your own town - follow bloggers from your area! I wrote a guest post on Monday for Holly, sharing my tips for discovering fun places wherever you live. If you are interested in reading that click here.
I hope each one of you is having a wonderful week. I'm feeling a little behind on life, so I'm going to grab another cup of coffee and make a list. :)
That is all.
That is all.