Tonight was a success. After two and a half weeks of being away from the hubs, we hired a sitter and went on a much needed date. We drove out to Girdwood (which, for those of you not familiar with Alaska, is a town about 25 miles outside of Anchorage that has one of the world’s most breathtaking views in its commute) and got seated immediately in the solarium at the Double Musky. I wish I would’ve taken a picture of the pepper steak I inhaled but as I just said, I inhaled that sucker.
^That’s a pic of my hubby at dinner. The only pic I took there. Notice the Molson sign right next to him? I’m pretty darn clever, I tell you!
After dinner, we went to a number of different spots in that area to take pictures for my IG Page, Far North Fashion- follow me if you haven’t already at @farnorthfashion! I’ve decided to use today’s post as an outlet to show a bit of tonight’s adventures. I’ll also let you know where my clothes are from. Are you ready? Good! Because you don’t have a choice.
We did the tiniest bit of hiking after dinner to Virgin Creek Falls. Gosh, I WISH I would’ve thought to pack my hiking boots to use on the hikes to our shooting locations, but noooooo. I brought my change of clothes. And I brought my make up. But sensible shoes did not make the cut.
See those super-cute-not-made-for-hiking slides? They’re from Target ($12.99) and so is the dress ($29.99 – but cheaper if you use your Red Card so you can save 5%!).
After the shoot in the red dress, we got in the car, drove back towards Anchorage, and parked at Bird Point to do another short hike to a top secret location to take some more pics.
I felt so torn. I really wanted to honor that trespassing sign but that “Be Free” sticker spoke louder to me than the sign it was on and we continued on our trek.
This shot isn’t making the cut to my IG Page because I wasn’t aware that my belly was showing and I can still hear my mom telling me that good Christian girls don’t show their midriff. Just kidding. My mom never used the word “midriff.” But I promise she said something pretty similar. Shirt is from Old Navy (2 years ago), shorts are from Abercrombie and I got them with a tee for $34 last month (it was a promotion), and I just got the slides at the Gap Factory Outlet in San Marcos, TX last week for $17.
But this picture is the reason why the previous picture shows my hair up in a bun. It was so windyyyyyyyyy.
Time for another outfit change. After Bird Point, we continued our drive back to Anchorage and stopped at the Chugach State Park Headquarters and explored a bit and took more pics.
My husband got in the pics with me at this last location. I love how this turned out! My top is from the Banana Republic Factory Store at the outlets in San Marcos ($17.99) and the shorts are the same ones I wore in the previous pic.
Stay tuned to Far North Fashion’s Instagram Page for the shots that made the final round – some of them took my breath away. Oh, and go follow my photog/instagram husband/real life husband at @mbrantolson on Instagram. He does some pretty kick ass work.
Til next time, friends!