Tuesday, October 1, 2013

No Access

For living on the shoreline of New England, there are a surprisingly limited amount of lighthouses that you can actually get close to or venture inside of. There are relatively none in my state that has public access or tours. What gives?! What's so secret about these lighthouses that the public can't enjoy them, even if it's through guided tours? I'll never understand it. I know there are some in other states that have lighthouses that you can go in for a small fee. I'll have to make a day trip out of it someday!







There is one about an hour away that does have tours of the inside of the lighthouse that I had been trying to plan a trip to, but the people were so flaky and unavailable that I just kind of gave up. So I had to do the next best thing...which was visit a lighthouse that wasn't really available for public access, and try to get as close to it as possible.







The lighthouse was near a golf course and down a few private roads where you are forbidden to park if you don't live there. To get around this, I parked on the side of the main road and then just walked down the private roads towards the lighthouse. I can see why these roads are so private and why the people pay to have it be private. They are right next to the golf course, which also has numerous little plots for people to play bocce. And the road leads right down to a secluded beach and eventually, the lighthouse. It must be nice to live so close to a lighthouse and the beach!







The lighthouse was fenced off. You can get around, but you'd have to literally walk through someone's yard and around their house to get to it, so I didn't bother. I wasn't looking to start any trouble. It wasn't like I could go inside of it, so there wasn't really any point in getting super close to it. I was happy with getting some shots with it behind me in the background.






Vest: Forever 21 (thrifted)//Tank Top: Forever 21//Skirt: Forever 21//Shoes: Gap//Sunglasses: Lucky Brand
I was feeling super 90s in this outfit. A floral-print denim vest? I mean it screams 90s. I thrifted it at Savers a while ago. It's pretty big on me, but I don't care since it was probably around $5. Obviously these pictures were taken when it was still towards the end of summer and it was still warm out. I'd be crazy to wear this now with no tights or anything! This is the best time of year because you can wear pretty much anything and you don't need a heavy coat and it's perfect. And you get to layer and mix all kinds of patterns and colors. It's the most fun time for outfits!


  1. Hi! I just came across your blog and I love it! I'm actually from Rhode Island myself but moved to Florida when I was 11--so I remember New England quite well and miss it like crazy all the time especially during the fall! haha anywho this is an adorable outfit and pretty location *gosh i miss lighthouses like that*. You have a new follower (:


  2. You truly find the prettiest, most idyllic photo locales!! You look lovely, and this vest is wonderful!

    xox Sammi

  3. These pictures are great! I think you actually lucked out with it being all guarded because the pictures of it off in the distance are breathtaking.

    xo Ashley

  4. How fun! I've never been to a lighthouse in person. It sounds like a great experience! I also really love your floral vest. It's super cute. :)