One great thing about living in upstate New York is that there are many hidden trails and secret spots where you can melt into the world. I drove by this nature trail countless times and truly had no idea what was beyond the gravel parking lot and the large sign hidden in the shadows. Then came a day where I was spontaneously invited onto its path and was completely enamored. I loved the small wooden boardwalk which seemed lonely, but also warm and curious. The cattails teetering in the wind pulled me down the trail and every corner I turned was new, yet familiar.
Another great thing is this dress. I was in such a rush to find something light and summery, but also slightly sophisticated. The long sleeves and the dainty florals are what grabbed me initially, and then the open back and the criss-cross detail completely sold me. I love a great find when I least expect it.
Dress: Forever21 | Shoes: Converse