I recently just came back from a nearly three week long fall trip to Alaska. This was not my first time visiting – in fact, it was my third time, because I’m blessed to have extended family members who live there. (By the way, if you want to see my post about my last visit to North Pole’s Santa Claus house last year, click here,) As always, I had fun spending time with my family, and I loved the beautiful scenery.. both of which I miss very much. Sadly, all I have for natural scenic beauty here in Orlando is palm trees.
But, at least we have Mickey pumpkins at the Magic Kingdom though, right?! I think Disney is one the few redeeming qualities Florida has that makes living here more bearable.
Anyway, let’s get back to Alaska. At the start of my visit, I stayed in North Pole with my uncle and aunt, and for the remainder of the time I stayed in Delta Junction with another uncle and my grandma. To get from North Pole to Delta Junction, you will take a two hour drive on the scenic Richardson Hwy – there are no other roads or alternate routes to get there! You just go straight for miles and miles on end. It’s pretty cool, and for some parts of the drive, you’re surrounded by total wilderness.
The Richardson Hwy has a lot of pull-offs at very scenic views where you can stop and take pictures. One day when my grandma and I were driving back from North Pole after doing some shopping, I pulled over to one of the most gorgeous views I’ve ever seen in my life right as the sun was beginning to set.
Isn’t it all so stunning?! The pictures I took really don’t give the view justice. Alaska is such an awesome massive state filled with beauty, and lots of danger, too (It’s really scary walking in a lot of places without a gun).
I continue to be amazed by how huge the spruce trees are, and how so many incredible ones cover so much of Alaska. One of those spruce trees has to be at least 30 times my size.. Wow. And that’s not even close to the size of the snow capped mountains and giant glaciers.
When I see all of these massive beauties, I am reminded of the God Who created them all, and I feel so humbled. If I ever started to think I knew everything, I know just where I can look to remind myself how small I am in comparison to the rest of the world.
Of course, I couldn’t let this perfectly good opportunity for an outfit shoot go to waste. At the time this picture was taken, I don’t think it was terribly cold outside, so luckily I didn’t have to go full in Alaska survival mode just to stay warm.
I love so much about the 1940’s – the films, the romantic nostalgia, the hair, the makeup, and let’s not forget the clothes. 🙂 This fall outfit isn’t exactly true vintage (besides the skirt), but I was able to take a few pieces I found from thrift stores and turn into a lovely fall outfit just perfect for casual days.
Every single thing that I’m wearing in these photos was thrifted, so you will probably have a hard time finding the exact pieces from this outfit, but you can use my outfit as inspiration for creating your own. 🙂
Good luck with putting together your fall outfits, and send me pictures with what you come up! 🙂
Thanks for reading,