1.06.2012

Mirage

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Jacket: Courtesy of Romwe T-Shirt: Piko Jeans: Courtesy of DL1961  Necklace: Courtesy of Romwe Shoes: Report Turban: Vintage


I think I've discovered the butthole of North America, and it's located smack dab on the state line straddling Utah and Nevada in a quaint little town called Wendover. Seriously, the weirdest place I have ever been and one of the weirdest places I can imagine seeing. Not only are there four trashy casinos, but it doesn't appear that anyone actually lives there. If I didn't know any better, I would think everyone that work in the casinos are ghosts that just appear everyday to indulge the needs of compulsive gamblers and alcoholics - believe me that there are both, and even worse, ghoulish sunken combinations of two.

After driving two hours to get out there, we could only stand to be there for about 45 minutes before heading back home. All in all it wasn't a complete waste.  The one and only saving grace of our mini getaway was the chance to experience the Bonneville Salt Flats. After living in Utah for over 10 years, I have heard too much about them and I'd never gotten a chance to experience them first hand.  Let me tell you, that it is stunning!

From its base at the jagged mountains to the humbling vastness, being there close to sun down will be a memory that will stick with me for some time.  It was a fun day that was off the beaten track for me, and one that incited a dormant sense of adventure in me. 

Oh an outfit note, I received these jeans in the mail last week and have rarely taken them off since. They are the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn- hands down. What better to wear for a day of adventure?

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Oh, and I know that the man behind the camera rarely makes an appearance on this blog, but here is a quick little shot of him. Isn't he adorable?

40 comments:

Aida said...

Amazing classy look, loved it!


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Natali Karppinen said...

This was not a waste of your time to come to this place and shoot THESE photos which look as if they would be from some fashion catalog or editorial!
Love it!!

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Rebecca said...

Your necklace is stunning and I love the turban. I've never been to the salt flats, either. And I've lived hear almost my whole life. Definitely time for a road trip, I think.

Rebecca (hearts)...

DediLovesFashion said...

love this outfit. I want your necklace.
XO

Meggy said...

LOVE these photos! Your coat is beautiful too.

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xx

The little world of fashion said...

great shooting, and nice to present us the cameraman ;)
x

Plami said...

Very very stylish! Love the coat!

XoXo
Plami

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Natalie Grace said...

the salt flats are the best! <3

The Suburb Experiment said...

That's gorgeous! I've never been to the salt flats, either. Jackpot, NV (on the border of ID and NV) sounds a lot like Wendover. A little creepy and a lot depressing.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Jacqueline From Da Block said...

Beautiful pictures and I love your style from head to toe. The barren landscape is very cool. I'm obsessed with desolate aspects of nature and pictures of them as well. I need to leave this city to experience it for once! Cute boo btw ;)

xx Jacqueline

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Your necklace and purse stole my heart. Such a serene backdrop. x

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Flor.! said...

OMG! I love this place ♥ your look is awesome :)

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Frannie Pantz said...

That sounds interesting indeed. What a cute look this! Glad that the time was well spent in the end!

Naughty Baubles said...

Gorgeous necklace!!! Had visiting the salt flats meant traveling through Wendover I many have never made it. I get weirdly frightened in desolate towns with iffy inhabitants...probably too many scary movies. LOL

Anaivilo said...

The location is amazing! I just adore big empty space:D Great photos and the blazer is very cool! :D

Girlie Blogger said...

Yes, there are many beautiful lands in America. Have you been to Montana? Surprisingly heavenly place.

The cuffed jeans look great with the long coat. A very fashionable mix.

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amanda archambault said...

I love the look! Very trendy and fun.
Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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Stop by and check out my new post!
xoxo, A

andyheart said...

nice!

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Zorian said...

Love the photos. Love the jeans. The Bonneville Salt Flats, is and amazing place. Great photo of the man behind the camera.

Elly E. said...

I love the pictures!

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

what an incredible location and i love the coat and the necklace!

<3 steffy
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el_martina said...

you are soo beautiful!!

Jamie Rose said...

Really cool location in these pictures. I'm loving those jeans too. They look like they fit perfectly.

barefootandvintage said...

you look so beautiful in these photos, megg...and the photography is amazeballs!! i'm curious to know what sort of editing (if any) you've done...
hope all is well! happy new year, love. best in 2012.

nitika said...

The pictures r soo beautiful !! I love ur turban : )

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Arstcrylique said...

I've nothing to say, that look is absolutely perfect.

Sara Ottavia C.

Caitie said...

You look so great in this outfit... I love the necklace way too much!

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jas said...

what a great collection of photos!

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andrea lynne rose said...

I love the necklace and the turban!

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Aubrey and Melissa said...

This is lovely, it really looks like you are in the middle of nowhere! The cut of that jacket is fantastic.

CHARLOTTE said...

i love your outfit!

Camelia said...

ooh he's pretty cute :)
These photos are gorgeous, I love that turban as well.

Clara Turbay said...

It´s great to see your creativity in this blog.

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Justalazymorning said...

pefect!!yes, he's adorable!
xoxo

Alina MallMania said...

Foarte inspirationale aceste fotografii! Un stil curat, o atitudine relaxata, care ni s-a transmis si noua!

Diary of Mia said...

love your outfit, so chic!

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Cristiana Nunes said...

Love this outfit, casual and chic :) Love the jeans and the coat, especially!

BubblesAndPolkaDots said...

I just discovered your blog!!!!

I like this look!!!

Kisses from London

Margaux

La Mode Operandi said...

A nice jacket spotted is something to revel in. It looks so well-made. ahhh the fabric!
ps: you totally hooked me in via 'butthole' hahahahaha!!

Agata said...

Nice outfiit and pictures:)
Greetings for señor camera¡