Thursday, November 4, 2010

Southern Road Trip: Nashville, Tennessee

This was our final stop before our all night drive back to Virginia. Nashville was incredible. From its amazing country music to its lovely vintage stores. Nashville is one of those cities that really does have a style and feel that is so unique. We decided to go explore the city instead of the attractions as we had limited time! That being said the city is really an attraction in itself! I loved how music is such an important part of this city and every corner you turned all different types were floating out of all the bars and eateries.
Nashville is also the place where my second accidental blogger meet up happened! Caleb and I were perusing the shops of downtown Nashville and I stepped into an American Apparel (only the second one I had come across on the whole trip) So I could go drool over the tights. The girl at the counter greeted us and I looked over and got a bit flustered and ended up blurting out 'I love your blog!'.
It was Lauren from Blooming Leopold. How much of a strange coincidence is it that only days before I had also bumped into Rhiannon, her sister totally by accident too. What is even more weird is that just before I stepped into the store I was looking at the window display and remarked to Caleb how the equestrian pants in the widow looked just like the pair that I had seen in one of Lauren's posts earlier that week!

Lauren was wearing the most lovely outfit! Both of the girls are just as stylish and pretty in person as they are on their blogs. She was so very nice, talking to me about Nashville and our trip and writing down for me the best vintage places in Nashville to visit. I have only realised now how I never look as excited in photos as I really was! I again was talking a mile a minute and probably not making much sense!

We wandered downtown some more, grabbed lunch at a great country themed bar with a bluegrass band playing. I had my first pulled pork sandwich (delicious). After we raided the gift stores for Caleb to find a Johnny Cash T-shirt where he is pulling the finger. As we were heading back to the car the sky opened up and we ended up sprinting back to the car, Caleb getting drenched and me looking ridiculous with a plastic bag over my head.

Before we left I said we must visit Venus and Mars and the places Lauren had so kindly written down for us!
Venus and Mars was everything I had dreamed and surprisingly cheap! I tried on a few things on the sale rack, but they didn't quite fit so I left empty handed. Next we went to a Vintage store where they had the most amazing array of vintage summer dresses on sale. It overwhelmed me so much I only left with one 60's dress!
 Bustier: Thrifted, Christchurch, New Zealand
Culottes and Oxfords: Thrifted, Little Rock, AR
Bag: Thrifted, Rangiora, New Zealand


After trekking to a few thrift stores we were quite tired so we ended up at the most amazing movie theatre I have ever seen and saw Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Then prepared for driving through the night back to Virginia. It was sad heading back, knowing that this magical trip would soon be over and we would be back on a plane to New Zealand before we knew it. I hope I have not rambled too much about the trip on here! I just had so much to say about how magical it all was. The people are so friendly, the food is amazing and the scenery is ever changing and insanely beautiful! It is something I will never forget and I can't wait to visit again!

23 comments:

  1. thats pretty awesome just bumping into each other! and both your outfits are fab :) x

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  2. ahh road trips are always so fun. xx

    p.s. I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for a vintage cross necklace if you'd like to check it out. :)

    http://devorelebeaumonstre.com/

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  3. so fun- your trip looks like it's been amazing so far!

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  4. nice pictures!! I like the outfit too!! ;)



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  5. beautiful outfits and gorgeous pictures :)

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  6. Ohmygoodness, I'm in love with your blog layout. Its perfection. Your outfit is so cute, and your trip looks wonderful! I actually ran into one of my favorite bloggers recently it was so exciting!!

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  7. lovely outfit , adorable you!!! :D :D love your bustier ^^

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  8. omg, i loooooooove your blog!!! just went through some of your previous posts.,..and that road trip looks amazing! my family used to do roadtrips from here (vancouver,canada) down to nashville-new orleans! so much fun..so many amazing spots :) i am a new follower! hopwe you can follow me back.xo

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  9. I love that bustier!

    -Shoeless Simone

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  10. you and your culottes are adorable!

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  11. thanks for such a lovely comment :) your blog is lovely, im now following :)) ooohhh and i am in love with that bag!!! xxx

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  12. Oh thanks heaps!
    Loving your new listings...I have to get out of Wellington haha

    X

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  13. I recently discovered your blog! It's a great read! love your pictures and you outfits! Your style is great! Im a fan:)

    I just became a follower!
    Hope you visit me and follow me back!

    Lots of love,
    FASHIONFABRICE

    Have a great day:)

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  14. Oh, so beautiful.... thanks for sharing:)))))

    Love
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  15. Just found your blog not 5 minutesd ago,and have been enjoying your road trip! I LOVE the States,but haven't been to the Deep South,which is where I most yearn to go.next time.
    Lovely blog!

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  16. Sounds like a pretty perfect day - thrifting, shopping, pulled pork, and movies! And how completely coincidental to meet a blogger when you're on holiday without arranging it. I once saw Susie Bubble stepping off the Eurostar in Paris and my mouth dropped. It's like seeing a movie star or something :)

    On another note, a blogger from NZ! I've got a little group of NZ blogger linked on my blog so hope you don't mind if I add you :)

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  17. oh please, please make your way one state over to Arkansas and accidentally bump into me at the thrift store. it would make my day!

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  18. Hi there!

    I'm not a fashion blogger but I just came across your blog and really love it. New follower, lovely to meet you :)

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  19. Aw, I always wanted to go to the Tenesee! ♥ And I love your outfit. :)


    xx

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  20. How extremely random that you ran into both of them, separately, by accident???? Seriously, what are the chances of that? Looks like a fun day all round!

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