Boat Spotting


Whenever I am in Buffalo (which if you remember this post, is kind of a lot) I try my best to make a trip to Canalside and on last week's road trip, that's exactly where we started our journey! 

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Boat dress

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Talbots dress


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Talbots and Baublebar


Baublebar Talbots

Location: Buffalo's Canalside

Dress (old) | Earrings | Shoes | Bracelet
Bag (Vintage find) | Sunnies | Lipstick (in Blake's Red)

We (and by we I of course mean my photographer husband AMH) stopped at Canalside very early in the morning. We were starting our Hudson Valley road trip by showing our 1970 Mercury Montego at a car show at the Buffalo History Museum! While I am not a fan of the early morning wake up calls, I sure did enjoy how peaceful is was at Canalside at 8 in the morning. The staff were setting up for their summer concert later in the day, boats where being scrubbed and readied for tours, and you could smell Tim Horton's coffee off in the distance, which was music to my ears (or nose). 

There is so much to see while visiting Canalside. There's always an event going on and vendors line the boardwalk. You'll never go hungry as there are always a great selection of food trucks and if you're up for a little walk you can find lots of great restaurants nearby. There are boat tours and the Queen City Bike Ferry that for only $1 will take you and your bike across to Outer Harbor (I have yet to take this service. I read on Tripadvisor you need to buy your boarding ticket, with cash, at a nearby vending machine, not at the actual ferry). 

Also, make sure to spend some time at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park (where some of these photos were shot). The military ships are awe inspiring from the outside and even better from the inside! You can board and take a tour of ships and even tour a submarine! The nearby park has memorials and plaques for various wars & conflicts with some of the most beautiful landscaping around. I snapped many photos of flowers that I want to add to my own garden. 

Since I knew we'd be spending the morning surrounded by water and boats I thought I would dress the part! I grabbed my old Talbots boat printed dress both to blend in and for comfort. The weather app said to prepare for a hot day and they were right! For me, a dress is the best way to keep comfortable and cool on especially warm days. I picked up on the red pops in the dress and made sure to add to it with my accessories. Red flats and earrings looked sharp. I also like wearing light blue accessories with this dress. And of course, I have to mention that it has pockets because pockets on dresses are just my favourite! I love my KJP Classy Girls bracelet because it is elegant and works with so many outfits! Packing for our road trip I didn't want to bring too much jewellery. I wore this bracelet almost everyday and loved how it just added a little class to everything.