Stan Hywet Gardens

I have been so excited to finally be able to get to this post! I have been dying to take pictures at this location for months now, but the weather hasn't been so permitting. Stan Hywet Hall is literally one of the most beautiful properties I have seen! I attended an event here a couple years ago and I couldn't believe how extensive and detailed the area was.  The 64,500 square foot manor is completely a work of art! Eight gardens are spread across 70 acres of land and they are full of ponds, fountains, exotic plants and stone pathways. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough time to actually go into the mansion and walk through the home but I would definitely recommend touring the grounds this season if you have the chance!

I have to say, it's a lot of fun walking through secret gardens in a floor length dress. It really made me feel like a princess being in such a beautiful castle style setting! I love this dress for a couple reasons. One, I'm totally into the whole color block trend that's going on right now. Two, sometimes it is difficult for me to find maxi dresses that actually fit length wise since I’m only 5’2”. So it’s a real score when I can get a full length dress and not have to hem it! This dress is a little old and I can't find it online anywhere but the linked dress at the bottom is a little bit of a different style but I'm obsessed with the black & tan combination. 

It’s crazy that I have been blogging for exactly a year now and I’m so glad that I decided to start doing this because it forces me to at least once a month to go experience something new and of course get some use out of my closet! Anyways, I have a lot more ideas on expanding this site and I’m so excited to share it with all of you! The month of June is going to be very eventful so I will definitely be writing a couple extra posts this upcoming month. Stay tuned!!!

Black & Tan Dress