Pursuit of Exploration

SMILE!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.river

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. SMILE 2

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.SMILE 7

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.SMILE 3

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