when the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

IMG_9537Maxi Dress: Free People (similar) | Sunglasses: Nordstrom IMG_9412IMG_9447IMG_9520IMG_9563IMG_9538IMG_9431IMG_9587IMG_9514IMG_9475IMG_9598IMG_9603

About two weeks ago, while on an evening walk around the neighborhood, my boyfriend and I stumbled upon the prettiest back entrance/garden to this hidden mansion which is now used as a banquet hall for weddings and anniversaries. I had heard of this facility before, but driving past it on the daily to work, I was never able to actually see the mansion as it’s hidden behind a huge stone wall. Unexpectedly on one random weekday evening during our walk, we just happened to end up behind the mansion! The garden  is beautiful especially with the mansion made of stone as the backdrop, and even though we couldn’t get too close because it was fenced off, I still thought it would be such a stunning location to take some photos. So of course as the weekend rolled around, we went back and ended up doing just that.

I put on a floral maxi dress because 1), that’s pretty much all I own and wear in the spring/summer, and 2), I just thought it would go along with the feminine and somewhat fancy vibe of the location. Funny fact: I was literally DYING in the heat while taking these pictures because of all the fabric in the dress. With maxi dresses, I usually prefer short sleeves or sleeveless because it can otherwise look like too much and drown you out (especially if you’re shorter like me). I really loved the lighter colours in this dress though, and the mix of the floral and paisley patterns are so unique. This is probably one of the only maxi dresses I own with full-length sleeves, and I know it’s not the most practical for everyday, but for a special occasion to prance around to in a pretty garden, I think it’s quite alright.

As soon as I put this dress on, it immediately made me feel like the OG boho queen herself, Stevie Nicks. She is literally the embodiment of bohemian – travelling around the world singing songs that warms the hearts of others while wrapped up in her staple uniform of platform boots, shawls, and maxis. Her free-spirited style is just an extension of her spirit and creativity. Since I felt like I was channeling my inner Stevie Nicks in these photos, it only makes sense that this week’s song is none other than Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

I’m sure all of you know this song, probably from our parents playing it when we were kids growing up, bu if you haven’t, definitely take a listen to it below. It’s a classic!

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