Polka Dot Stroll

Dress: Ross | Shoes: Thrifted | Purse: Ross | Hat: Forever 21 | Scarf: Vintage 
*photos taken by my brother*


Nothing like a good polka dot dress and an afternoon strolling by old houses! A couple of weeks ago I took a day trip to the beach with my mom and brother, and you know me, I always plan for the occasion and the opportunity to take pictures:) With that I knew I wanted to stop along some of my favorite streets in Galveston to take pictures in front of the old houses. This happened to be a new street we found and I absolutely LOVE the houses!
Visiting the old historic parts of Galveston is as close as I get to visiting Charleston in Texas:) I have always loved old houses because they hold so much history and so many stories. I think just looking at and strolling by old houses takes me back in time and I start imagining who lived in the house 100 years ago, what they did, what kind of functions they had, what was their story? From landscaped yards, green lawns and quaint picket fences what isn't there to love!
Since I knew I would be going straight from the beach to downtown I tried to put together a simple, yet classic ensemble and this old brown and white polka dot shirtwaist dress was perfect. I wanted something simple, but also classic and southern so what is more classic than polka dots and more southern than a hat and a straw bag? For the record this is probably the quickest change I have made for a photo shoot as I threw this dress on over my swimsuit, put on a sparse amount of makeup (hence why I look slightly pale) and topped off my beach head hair with a hat! Honestly though, with old historic houses like these you can wear the simplest of outfits and still look classic!

Do you like historic houses?
Have you ever seen the historic homes in Galveston?

-Madison

8 comments

  1. The dress is adorable, Madison!
    I also LOVE historic houses and I'd love to see ones in Galveston. Whenever I see a beautiful old house, I get goosebumps! I think about the history behind them, I like to imagine who lived there...I'd like to write a novel about each of them :)

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    1. Ahh....so glad we think the same about old houses:)
      -M

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  2. This outfit is so sweet and southern! And it's funny you mentioned your makeup (or lack thereof), because before I read that I was just thinking how extra pretty you looked in these pictures! :)

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    1. Thank you Abby, you are seriously the sweetest!!!!
      -M

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  3. Super cute!
    What a great outfit!

    God Bless,
    Emma

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  4. Ooh, this outfit and the backdrop are fabulous! :D This really encapsulates the feeling of the South as I imagine it. :)

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  5. I love anything historic, even buildings! And haha, I do the same thing, thinking of who lived there and what it was like!

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  6. Super cute outfit! And I love Victorian houses too <3

    Jacqueline | Jackieomy.com

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