Newgrange

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

{Blazer—H&M (similar), Crochet Sweater—Anthropologie, Skinny Belt—H&M,
Scarf—Forever 21 (similar), Jeans—Holding Horses, Ankle Boots—Marks & Spencer (similar)}
A couple of weeks ago, Andrew and I had made plans (and bought plane tickets) to go to London for the weekend. But, after a series of unfortunate events involving the Irish immigration office, it turned out we could not leave the country until we had a specific stamp in our passport. Naturally, we were both really upset about the fact that we couldn't see London and had completely wasted money on airfare (I still haven't let that go...). However, when we finally accepted the reality of the situation and made ourselves feel better with an entire lemon meringue pie and some wine, we decided to make the most of the weekend and planned a little getaway trip to see Newgrange and the Boyne Valley.

First, we headed up to Dublin with some friends to visit the Guinness Storehouse, and then took a train over to the neighboring town of Drogheda. There, we stayed the night in a cute bed and breakfast before venturing into the Boyne Valley, home to one of the oldest and best preserved ancient tombs—Newgrange. Believe it or not, Newgrange is actually older than the well-known Stonehenge, and having been to both, I can say it was equally as impressive. Boyne Valley itself was gorgeous, and the best word to describe it would be green...very very green. We also got lucky with weather, and despite being freezing and windy, the sun shined all day long giving us spectacular views of the valley.

As for my outfit, you can't tell from looking at me, but I definitely wore the exact same clothes two days in a row because I had some issues with packing and did not come prepared for the weather. I wore my favorite new blazer from H&M that I have been wearing almost everyday since I purchased it. I has been the perfect staple for traveling because it's lightweight, warm, and matches with pretty much everything.

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