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December 18, 2017

Kentucky Garden in the Snow...

      I haven't lived in Vermont very long, or experienced too much of the winter season yet, but I already can already say I know for a fact that snow is a very different experience in Northern New England than in the South! Kylie and I were expecting mild temperatures during our trip last weekend to Georgetown, Kentucky, but surprisingly we were treated to a dusting of bitter weather and Southern snow. The snow stuck around overnight and lasted for our Sunday morning excursion to Georgetown's Japanese garden, Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, and in today's blog post I'll be sharing what I wore for the garden visit, and more about Yuko-En on the Elkhorn! 

Southern Snow Day Outfit

Kentucky Snow Outfit

Blanket Scarf + Beanie Snow OOTD

Houndstooth Blanket Scarf OOTD

Georgetown KY Girls Trip

Photography by Hannah Sither

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      Yuko-En on the Elkhorn is Georgetown Kentucky's free public Japanese inspired garden, open daily from dawn until dusk. The garden was founded in partnership with Georgetown's sister-city, Tahara, Japan. Their is a Japanese inspired villa that sits on the garden pond, and Georgetown residents are free to rent out the villa for local events. I thought the garden looked beautiful covered with freshly fallen snow- but on the garden website I saw some pictures of how it looks in the spring and summer months, and oh my gosh, it looks absolutely magical when things are blooming and the sun is warm and shining! You can learn more information about Yuko-En on the Elkhorn by visiting their website here! I have such a soft spot in my heart for public gardens- I really wish there were more of them here in the part of Vermont that I live in.

     The cold weather during our trip to Kentucky threw off some of my outfit plans at the last minute, but I went with it! Luckily life in Vermont has prepped my closet well in terms of sweaters, scarves, and other winter accessories, so I still had some other things to choose from to pack. My blanket scarf is from Zara last year, but this one is kind of similar! My specific scarf is SO big and cozy that I actually find it a bit overwhelming to wear as a neck scarf, so I usually wear it more as a warm shawl, as I'm doing here in these photos! 

     A quick note on my pearl strand necklace- it's from J. Crew Factory, and it was one the top items on my Christmas wishlist three years ago. My mom got it for me that year, and it's been one of my most worn jewelry pieces ever since! Seriously, I wear this weekly, and bring it with me on almost every trip that I take, since it's such a versatile piece. It's on sale right now, and it would make a lovely Christmas present for a fellow preppy fashionista! 

     I'm so excited to share my complete holiday travel guide to Georgetown, Kentucky coming up later this week on the blog! Thank you for following along so far for the outfits and recaps from the trip. Hoping that your Monday is off to a great start today!


     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese



  1. You have totally hit ALL my check boxes! Gardens, Fashion AND SNOW! haha We were going to a fish fry, bonfire, Christmas parade on the River event last week when we got snow in Alabama, and I was SO wishing I had a cute toboggan to wear! I love your baby blue one! You look adorable. I love our snows in the south but I do want to see a New England snow one day. I just went on my first visit there this past October and it is a beautiful place. I like that wrap too.
    :) gwingal

  2. The garden sounds beautiful! Definitely need to check it out the next time I'm out that way.

  3. Wasnt the whole snow things crazy in the south? We had a few inches in Texas too! I loooove your scarf, I'm so sad its sold out :(

  4. yes and yes and YES! the snow was nuts down here girl- in ATL we had about a FOOT of snow which was awesome for this midwestern girl who grew up with snow ha!

  5. We didnt get any snow! :/ But I love your purse!

  6. I didn't even know it snowed in Kentucky. Lol. All of your photos look beautiful. I hope you enjoyed your day in the gardens!

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