nashville spring date in gingham and thigh highs

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Photos by Neil!

Blue and White Gingham Skirt, Gray Men's Sweater - H&M
Chambray Blue T Straps, White Tank - Urban Outfitters
White Thigh High Socks, Gold Heart Locket - Forever21
Vintage Men Glasses - Tennessee Flea Market

Spring is in the air! How do we know this? Why, because of the random yellow daffodils that keep popping up in strange places in our backyard.

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Last weekend, Neil and I had a chance to explore Hillsboro Village for a spring date day!

We went to Pancake Pantry in the late morning (sweet potato pancakes and cinnamon cream syrup!), did some shopping at a local vintage store, stationery place (I've been thinking of buying wallpaper for my shop backdrop - what do you think?), and a hole-in-the-wall bookshop, and had a honey mocha at Fido - followed by some more shopping around the area.. including at a place that sells ingredients for brewing beer at home (guess what Neil did that night?).

We also took advantage of the beautiful weather and took little Bloom on a walk. If only it could be that beautiful every day.

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Everything was super good and super lazy. I love exploring little bookshop alcoves, thinking I'll find some great, untouched, undiscovered book. I didn't find much that day, but browsing was fun.. I found about five copies of Joseph Campbell's the Power of Myth. Too bad I already own it.

I did find a pretty pink liberty print dress with a low v neck at the vintage store. Once I tried it on, it wasn't the greatest on me - which means I'm hemming it a bit and listing it next week. Neil found hops, brewer's yeast, and German chocolate wheat for his beer making adventures. He brewed it all in a coffee pot, and now a couple of bottles are fermenting in our coat closet in the hallway. We can drink it this weekend!

I had a wonderful experience earlier this week that I can't wait to blog about. Info coming soon!