It was the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a…whoops looks like I have mixed up my holidays here a bit! Well, I guess this opening line was partially true for a great lead into what I got into the day after Thanksgiving. As my family took naps I decided to bundle up and stroll around King St. in Old Town, VA. I have lived here for seven years and it has been ages since I have actually just walked around to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling streets, historic buildings, and the warm holiday feeling that is in the air with the twinkling lights strung amongst the trees. I feel like I am getting super poetic here, but I am serious…it is such a quaint part of the DMV!
I remember when I first came to visit here I was with my Dad and we parked on Rt. 1 and got out to stroll around and see the area. Being from Indiana in an area where there was not communities as large as this with such history and a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and such I immediately fell in love. It is like one of those places you go that you feel like you can never get tired of. Also, my first job when I moved here was at Current Boutique and that is where I continued to express my love for fashion and supporting a local business.
So in celebration of the holiday season and the emotional connection I have to this town that started my journey in my career, the ups and downs of love and loss, new friends and discovering too appreciate the ones I miss at home so much more, starting my blog, and the list goes on…I am doing a 5 Day Gift Giveaway with items that are from local boutiques in Old Town! So, starting today check out my Instagram and I will be posting a new item each day for the next 5 days. There will be super easy instructions on how to enter!
Most important of all I wanted to do this giveaway as a huge thank you to you all for your support throughout the years of this blogging journey. I am so blessed to be connected with a community of creatives and the kind words you all share with me on each and every post! Ok enough of the gushy stuff and lets get to the good stuff, head to my Instagram @dreamyrealist_ and enter for the first giveaway!