Virginia Is For Lovers (Or Lavender & Small Towns)

I woke up yesterday in Staunton, Virginia and explored the area. I don't spend a lot of time in small-town America, and I must say, it was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The first stop was a local lavender farm. It was so fragrant and beautiful. Such a peaceful way to start the morning and reflect on 2015 on the long road back to LA. 

Next, I went to the town center of Staunton (pronounced Stanton) where I discovered many antique shops and I was called "ma'am" many times by the friendly locals. The town is soaked in civil war history, including a cemetery containing the graves of about 2,000 Confederate soldiers. Staunton is so rich with American history that it even birthed Woodrow WIlson (28th president). 

All in all, the town was charming (especially the Elizabethan-style Blackfriars Playhouse) and it was a great stop for breakfast before heading off to Nashville. 

As far as the outfit, well, things are a bit more casual when you're spending more than 8 hours at a time in a car. Think of this as a great way to learn more on how to make studio to street wear work. Don't judge my Uggs.