We are currently on leg two of our summer vacation.
It’s the “outdoorsy” portion that I signed up for because I am really trying to embrace things the Dudes love and hate nature less. Plus, they said there will be an all you can eat seafood dinner (totally down for that). And that there will be a cave for us to explore (this? Not so much).
So, if I die while spelunking (hopefully AFTER I get to eat the mess outta some crab legs and buttered shrimp), tell my Dudes it was all for them. And someone write an awesome blog post in my honor about tragic and nutty ways mom bloggers perish while doing things for their
But, prior to signing up for this tidbit of unlikely-but-not-entirely-impossible bit of summer vacation awesome, we spent a few days in Pittsburgh, PA.
I know East Coasters.
Weird vacation spot.
Seriously, some people I told about our vacation destination literally lol-ed.
Because really, do people go to Pittsburgh for vacation?
Apparently, not when you’re from Maryland. People in Maryland seem to fall into three categories when it comes to their relationship with Pittsburgh (and all of PA really). You’re pretty much either related to someone from there who you were forced to visit in your youth, from there yourself, or from there yourself and never going back.
But, when you’re from California, and everything on the East Coast is new and different because you didn’t grow up making fun of and/or actively avoiding these places, Pittsburgh seemed kinda cool.
They have a picturesque city with all of the bridges and the water…
They have interesting history regarding the American steel industry so they make all kinds of junk outta steel (no clue what this is, but we did see steel trees, steel flowers, steel buildings, and steel eye balls while we were in town)…
They have a wonderful university system and museums courtesy of the Carnegies…
And, hello, their sports teams are sort of a big deal…
But, I get it. It’s sorta like being from LA and telling people you were going to like, Fresno for vacation. No one freaking does that. Not if they want to have fun.
But, you know what, Maryland?
We went to Pittsburgh and we had a blast!
And, to top it all off, I snagged this adorable cross body purse that I am full on in LOVE with. Like I want to marry it. And have babies with it. So I can have a whole family of adorable cross body Nine West purses to call my own.
And, to think it only set me back $24.99 (I love you Marshall’s!)! Why can’t real babies be as affordable as they are adorable?!
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