Friday, May 9, 2014

Garden Estate: Lakewold

Sunday I took my daughter to the Lakewold Gardens. It was absolutely stunning. This estate is 10 acres and over one hundred years old, but has been open for 25 years as a non-profit. It was so beautiful.The mansion was gorgeous as well. The very front of the estate was super manicured, but as you continue back through the property it starts to get a sort of overgrown feel (while still looking like everything was planted in a very intentional way). There was a stream that meandered through out all the way to back of the property which is met by Gravelly Lake. It's one of those places that you are in serious awe. I WISH I could live there! I think Eulalia Wagner sums it up perfectly "As we become more and more city creatures, living in manmade surroundings, perhaps gardens will become even more precious to us, letting us remember that we began in the garden." 

It was fantastic weather so I opted to wear this new maxi dress I bought at Lane Bryant. It's funny because most of the last year I've been extremely disappointed with them. I just didn't really think anything LB was coming out with was particularly eye catching, until I logged online a few days ago and there were three dresses that I fell in love with. This was clearly one of them. I also feel like LB's sizing is off. I
 normally wear a 24 and ended up having to exchange this dress in-store for a size 20. Nevertheless, this dress was so perfect for our little excursion. I'm taking a trip to California in August and am already contemplating taking this one along (although we'll see once I get closer to the date). 

Dress: Lane Bryant. Necklace and Flip Flops: Walmart. Earrings: Old Navy. Bag: Kmart.


  1. Oh my gosh, that dress is perfection! I love the bust detail. The backdrop to your photos is glorious, too.

  2. Gorgeous! I love how the top of the dress is kind of caged. Plus, that print could not be more perfect for a day spent in a garden!

  3. That dress is stunning on you. I have bought two maxis from LB so far this year and have been pretty pleased.

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous dress!! It's almost so I have to see if I can find it. :) I will let you know if I do. :)