A trip to the botanical gardens:
I’ve been living in Tampa for about three years now, and it has come to my attention that I have so much more to explore. Although it isn’t the largest city, there is still tons of things that I have yet to do. One of the things on the list was to explore USF’s Botanical Gardens.
I finally had a coordinating day off to spend with my best friend Becca, so we headed that way. It was a beautiful garden, complete with meditation, healing, veggie, and butterfly gardens. It was a bit smaller than I expected, but it was still beautiful. It felt so nice to spend a summer day outside.
For the outing, I took an Anthropologie skirt and turned it into a dress. Multifunctional! Its lightweight, and makes for good air flow. Strapless dresses are great for summer, and not having something around myneck or shoulders was nice for the Florida heat.
My everyday Free People sunglasses kept the sun out of my eyes, and my go-to Urban Outfitters sandals (another post soon to come about how much I love these babies), topped off the casual look. To accessorize, I strapped my fringe cross body purse around, and put on some of my favorite jewelry. My favorite pieces being the turquoise and gold dangle earrings (Ann Taylor Loft) from a few seasons ago, and my quartz crystal necklace. (My best friend gives the best presents!) It was a fun day playing in the sun and with the butterflies. It was worth the trip to North Tampa to see the beauty, and I definitely enjoyed the day off exploring with my best friend.