These photos are from a few weekends ago, when we went on a short trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. We were getting tired of being stuck in Atlanta, and we just wanted to go somewhere quiet, so we booked a cabin far back in the Chattahoochee National Forest, somewhere between Blue Ridge and Dahlonega. It was really more of a house than a cabin—pretty much the only place I could find that didn’t have the word “Beary” in the title or a thousand bear-themed paintings/figurines/cutesy signs inside. I also liked that it was in the middle of a cornfield, and that its listing described it as like “stepping into a scene from classic American literature.”
But sometimes it felt like the wrong kind of American literature. Being stuck in the middle of a cornfield is beautiful during the day, but scary at night, and I couldn’t help but get Clutter house/In Cold Blood vibes while I was trying to sleep. But during the day it was perfect. The driveway leading up to the place was un-graveled and bumpy, so we didn’t even bother leaving the house until we had to. Instead we just rested a lot, cooked meals, sat on the back porch and listened to the stream go by. I read and Rufus slept and Drew shot cans off railings with a BB gun.
I wasn’t expecting it, but it actually got fairly cool when we were up there, or at least cool for early September. I finally broke out the new Ace & Jig/ Made in Kind skirt I’d been wanting to wear. It’s the first piece of theirs that I’ve owned, and I have a feeling I’m going to be wearing it a lot this fall.
Oh, and thank you to Drew and to Jake for the site redesign! In case you couldn’t tell, I’d been losing interest in this blog, focusing mainly on The Southerly. I think I just got bored of blogging about the same things for too long, and needed a bit of change. So now that the site looks different I’m going to try to change up some of the content, too. Blog about the things around me more and the things I’m interested in, whether they’re fashion-related or not.