WIW in beautiful Maryland - with pink for Angie!

I am back from my vacation in Maryland and missed you all! My online time was very limited during our trip so not much YLF time last week.
We enjoyed our trip very much. Maryland is a small but pretty diverse state so in one week we were able to see mountains, small southern coast villages, historic Annapolis and urban Baltimore.
The trip was pretty relaxed even if it involved a fair bit of driving. My packing for the trip was pretty hectic though because I left everything for the last day :-( My most useful clothing item was a orchid pink trench - it kept me warm, dry and cheerful! (and also sporting pink for Angie)

pic 1-2 Hiking in the mountains. 
My hiking boots were not very fashionable but they were necessary on the trails. I wanted to take a white studded belt with me but in the last minute switched it to gold. Too bad because white belt would have worked much better here..:-(

pic 3-4 Exploring historic Annapolis
We spend 2 half-days in Annapolis. The first day was cooler so I wore my slouchy trousers and denim shirt with flat oxfords. The next day was much warmer and I went casual with faded BF jeans, a silk blend button down shirt and slipper flats. In pic 4 I am sampling an apple pie ice cream from Kilwin's on Janet's recommendation - yum!

pic 5-8 Frolicking on the southern coast
After Annapolis we went to explore a southern coast. I think I have never seen so many boats in one place  - I think 5 boats to 1 car at least! I wore BF jeans, striped tee, trench and hiking boots to hike on the rocky beach (pic 5), changed hiking boots to slipper flats for exploring the historic St. Mary's town (fascinating place!) and for dinner switched trench for a tuxedo blazer and shoes for red booties (pic 6 - sampling local key lime pie after dinner in a cozy cafe:-) ) We also visited a local oyster festival - I did not risk eating them raw though and went for scolded instead (pic 8)

pic 9-11 Strolling through Baltimore
Baltimore was the last stop on our trip and we really liked the city. It has 7.5 mile long waterfront promenade and it was our favorite place to stroll. You already know from Janet's post that we visited her studio and had a lunch with her next day. Actually Janet is "responsible" for us selecting Maryland for this vacation because she was very enthusiastic describing her state and its attractions to me and I just had to see it for myself!

That concludes my vacation report. It was not much in a sense of outfits really but it was fun nonetheless! :-)

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30 Comments

  • deb replied 6 years ago

    It looks like you had fun. I will be there in April when I go see my son.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Wow!  This is the kind of vacation I would like to go for!  Fun and fashionable!  I cannot pick out a favorite!  All of them are just fab!

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful pictures! I LOVE Annapolis and it has been too long since I've visited even though my Mom lives there. Did you go to St Michael's? Another great area to visit.

    Baltimore's Inner Harbor is such a fine example of how a city can be revitalized. They really have done a remarkable job.

    It sounds like you had a fun vacation. And how cool that you met up with Janet!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    If you were in Baltimore, you were near Washington DC.  You look wonderful, and that pink coat is so fabulous on you.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Sveta, you look like a model!  I lived in Baltimore when the Inner Harbor was rebuilt.  Used to frequent the Highlandtown Value Village... Fun memories.  So fab that you met Janet!

  • Amy replied 6 years ago

    You are the most stylish traveler! Looks like a great vacation.

  • Catnip replied 6 years ago

    Maryland is beautiful!  I went to third grade in Oakland (in western Maryland) many years ago.  My late husband was from Baltimore, and my parents lived in a wonderful development in Baltimore named Cross Keys when they retired.  I absolutely love Baltimore.  It has some of the best seafood in the country... blue crabs, oysters, rockfish, etc. that can't be beat.  The historic neighborhoods such as Bolton Hill (may not be spelling this correctly) are more than equal to those of other east coast cities, and the aquarium is superb. 

    But I temporarily forgot this is a fashion, not a travel website.  Sveta, I'm so glad you had a great vacation.  And Janet, you're lucky to live in such a beautiful city. 

  • replied 6 years ago

    Ahhh, these pictures are beautiful and look like home (I grew up not far from there). You look wonderful and it sounds like you had a lovely time. Kudos to Janet for stimulating tourism!

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    The pink coat is my Fav!

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    The pink coat is an amazing topper for traveling!  I like to wear bright colors on top, because it makes it easier for the kids to keep track of me in a crowd!

    So glad you got away for awhile.  You've been working so hard, and looking amazing doing it!

  • Sanet replied 6 years ago

    Love the pink trench coat and the pose at the rocks. :-)

    A bit off the topic... When I first started to look at photos of Angie in her outfits here on YLF, I was always amazed at how clean the environment seemed to be. No papers, bottles, tissues or anything else lying around. Initially I thought she and Greg must have to clean the location first. Later on it dawned on me that everything was maybe just that clean. Looking at your photos here I am again amazed at how clean everything is. I love my country, but I am ashamed to say we are a nation of litterers. I wonder how we get it right.

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Yeay, that pink trench is the best and  cheeriest thing for a subdued treveller's pallette. Love the dots all over your outfits, too:-) You(and Janet) both look fab!

  • Aquamarine replied 6 years ago

    So fun seeing your vacation photos and what you wore! I have only driven through Maryland but I can see it is worth a visit.

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    Sveta-- I have been admiring your style and enjoying your blog since discovering YLF at the end of August. I think that you and I may have some similarities in body types and style preferences, although I have a LONG way to go on my own style journey. I'm grateful to learn from you, Angie, and other YLFers.
    I'm glad you had a great vacation; you deserved it! As always, you look fabulous in all your pics. That pink coat works beautifully no matter what you wear with it.

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Sveta, I love these pics! I'm so glad I got to meet you, and I hope my home state treated you well. :-) I've traveled through a lot of the US (there are only three states I have not yet set foot in), and there are so many wonderful places in this country. I tend to take my home for granted, and it's nice to see it through the eyes of someone who is visiting.

  • El Cee replied 6 years ago

    Lovely pics. Sounds as if you had an enjoyable vacation. You look absolutely stunning in that pink coat! And, in spite of the fact that you packed last minute, your travel wardrobe looks so very stylish.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous pictures and fab pink coat!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Oh Sveta - thank you so SO much for sharing these beautiful pictures with us. That pink trench is all kinds of wonderful on you and your outfits were appropriate and lovely for the occasions. So nice that you and Janet got to meet.

    And my goodness but your photos sell a Maryland vacation!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Fab update and gorgeous photos! That pink trench is brilliant. I want one. That's all. 

    :)

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    It looks like you had a wonderful time!  #1-2 is my favourite, it looks like the MEC and Anthropologie catalogs merged in the most stylish and fun way possible. 

  • HiggsMistress replied 6 years ago

    Loved the pink coat and seeing pics of Maryland. It's been a few years since we've been back and I miss the Oyster Festival in Southern Maryland - hubby has quite the collection of their commemorative t-shirts.

  • Kristin SF replied 6 years ago

    Love all your vacation pics, you look so stylish and it was fun to see you and your fabulous style in a new location. Loved the pic with Janet and especially love that pink trench! Thanks for sharing!

    PS: Kudos to your photographer, those are some really nice vacation shots!

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    Deb, April must be a very nice time to visit there.
    Neel, it was Angie who cause this "aha" moment for me to realize that being comfortable during travel does not need to be frumpy, extra casual and all gear.
    Susie, we did not get to St Michael's because it was too much driving for one week. Maybe another time...
    Joy, Washington DC was very close but we did not go there as we visited it before.
    Una, I did not know you have lived in Baltimore - it must have looked very different without the Inner Harbor in its present state...
    Amy, Claire, Lyn67, Aquamarine, El Cee, Shevia, Emily - thanks!
    Catnip, our "mountain" part was in Oakland - and yes, crab was our favorite food there!
    Beth Ann, funny you mentioned that about bright colors. When we were hiking in the mountains there I saw a sign that this is a hunting zone and recommended to wear blazing orange or other bright colors to be seen by hunters. I was glad for my bright trench then! :-)
    Sanet, I find North America in general a pretty clean place- my native Ukraine was not great in this regard also. :-(
    Windchime, welcome to the forum. I am glad if my WIW posts were of any use for you.
    Janet, you are right that sometimes we are too close to home to see it properly. Maryland  is a very beautiful place and you are lucky to live there.
    HiggsMistress, Oyster Festival was fun.
    Shannon, Suz and everybody else who likes my pink trench: unfortunately it got a stain on the top which I cannot remove. It is with sadness I delegate it as a gear travel now because it is waterproof and lightweight - and of course the color makes me happy. I would love to find a replacement for it...or anything else in this color.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for wearing pink, and aren't you adorable in #4. Cute pics and thanks for sharing. xo

  • Vickie KY replied 6 years ago

    The pictures are fabulous. I love that pink coat. Vickie

  • replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous photos, and it looks like a wonderful vacation!

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    This looks like a fun trip.  I'll have to remember Maryland next time I am planning a vacation!

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    You look great but shame on you (and Janet) for not calling me to meet you!!

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    That trench is so great! Now I'm going to be coveting a dusty rose trench...

  • JenA replied 6 years ago

    I love that pink trench on you.  It's so true that you can be comfortable and look good while traveling -- you are proof.  
    I grew up in Maryland, in a suburb of DC and I do go back at least once a year to visit my parents. These pictures are great. It is so fun to see Maryland from a visitor's point of view. 

    Jen

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