Just because you aren’t on vacation, doesn’t mean you can’t do a little exploring in your home state. In Kentucky, sometimes it seems all there is to see is horses, farms, and race tracks. Every once in a while though, you can uncover things you never knew existed. My sister Krystal and I set out to explore Louisville, only about two hours away from our home of Lexington. It’s a much bigger bustling version of Lexington so, when you’re itching for a bit more adventure, a bit more to see and do, Louisville is the perfect spot.
Big Four Bridge in Louisville is an awesome place to take a walk. It’s actually an old railway bridge now turned pedestrian bridge with amazing views of the city. Bonus: gorgeous FREE date night destination!
After walking the bridge, we rewarded ourselves with a stop at an ice cream stand. This wasn’t just any old ice cream stand though; this was the ice cream stand from your childhood dreams. If you begged mom or dad for it, they had it. There was no way I could pass up a Spongebob Popsicle with those gumball eyes. Reeling with excitement, I pulled back the wrapper to get a good look at him. It was so hot and humid though, that after a minute of being out of the freezer Spongebob began to melt… and melt. I could barely get a bite in before I started to worry about getting little drops of Spongebob all over me. WORTH IT.
After we walked Big Four Bridge, we headed to Falls of the Ohio. Most of the time the water levels are low enough that you can climb down into the riverbed and explore.
There are two things I always hesitate about when I’m shopping: prints and rompers. Both things I don’t wear a lot of because I don’t always feel my best in them. The colors in this Anthropologie Somerset Romper really sold me though. They aren’t overwhelming, and they make this piece transitional so you can take it from spring to summer and even into fall. For any season you can wear it with a belt to emphasize your waist so your shape doesn’t get lost in the pattern. In the spring and summer months, it can be worn with sandals, wedges and some fun jewelry. In the fall it can be worn with tights, boots, and a cool moto jacket.
Sorel Footwear hands down makes some of the best shoes. They’re always practical, comfortable, and super stylish. My family and I all own so many pairs and they’re always of such good quality that every pair is still in rotation. The Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid Boot is my go to for when I’m feeling a little badass. Whether you’re keeping it casual in jeans and a T-shirt, or being a bit dressier (like me in my romper), they add just the right amount of flair.
I’m wearing several of my new favorite pieces from Ann Revere Jewelry. Every time a box arrives from there I feel like I’m five years old again and it’s Christmas morning because I know I’m going to absolutely love everything inside, and get to play fashion show afterwards. I’ve been wearing the Essential Layering Necklace and the Matchstick Pendant Necklace a lot together lately since they’re a match made in heaven for deep v-necks. I’m also wearing the Siren Stud Earrings, which are so versatile and simple that I find myself reaching for them more and more often.
Anthropologie Leigh Wrap Belt, Sold Out, Similar Here
Big Four Bridge & Falls of the Ohio
Thank you to Sorel Footwear and Ann Revere Jewelry for sponsoring this post!