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Friday, January 16, 2015

Feeling Newsie






I've been eyeing up this dress for the longest time, maybe over a year? Anyway, Mark got it for me for Christmas! It's the perfect dress for me, not only because of the print (I'm a newspaper reporter AND a cat owner) but it has a great, flattering cut, too.

In case you were wondering, these shots were taken on Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh's most popular overlook. (There are others, but this one has the easiest access.) There's really no wonder why this area has so many visitors.

It's also a spot that provides a lot of memories for me. I lived in this neighborhood in college. (although it wasn't the part with this view) Mark proposed here. We'd often come here to contemplate, calm down, or just stare with wonder. You can see for miles in each direction, and the views are incredibly picturesque. There's the skyscrapers, of course, but also, the rivers, the bridges, the lights, the look of peace of it.

The history adds depth, too. Nearby are the two remaining inclines in operation in the city, which will take you from Mt. Washington to Pittsburgh's South Side neighborhood and back. They're historic because back in the day, this is how many steel workers commuted to work. (A large steel mill used to sit at the bottom of the hill. It's now a strip mall and business area called Station Square.)

Mt. Washington is one of Pittsburgh's cheesiest places, but I love it anyway. Perhaps even more than my new favorite dress. :D

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Outfit: Dress, Modcloth; cardigan, J. Crew; tights, H&M; boots, Macy's.


  1. What a cute dress! I love Mt Washington but I'm a chicken for standing out over the outlooks, I didn't think I had an issue with heights until I stood on one of those the first time! Awesome place for a view though.

    1. Aw, I'm not a big fan of heights either, but this overlook never bothered me. I think the key is looking out and not down!

  2. That dress is super adorable! I like the newspaper print but love it even more because of all the cats on it. So cute! I love going to Mt Washington. I haven't been there for almost a year now tho. That's where I got engaged!

    1. It's time to go back! It's super cold and windy but still worthwhile. :D

  3. What an awesome place to take pictures. The view is fantastic! I'm loving your amazing newspaper print dress too. it looks super cute on you and I really like the bright yellow cardigan paired with it.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

  4. Kudos to that backdrop! And kudos to that dress! Yellow is such an underrated colour, it always looks so great paired with black and white!

    1. Thanks! My mustard yellow cardigan is my favorite. I probably wear it too much.

  5. Omgosh the print on that dress! Such a keeper <3 You look so cute!

    - Anna


  6. This dress is so perfect! I love it with the bright cardigan.