Saturday, July 27, 2013

It's The Climb That Matters (a long climb!)

   I know this post is coming a bit earlier, (Sat. night as opposed to Sun.) but I will be out most of Sunday and don't envision myself writing this tomorrow night at 11:30 hehe.  =)
  I got today's title from Miley Cyrus's song The Climb. The song just seems perfect for the mini trip I took earlier this week where I climbed 150+ stairs to get to the top of a monument! I was returning something to the library and I figured I might as well try and make my way to the top since I was right next to it. Before adventuring to the top, I spend some time around the huge fort around it. That day I had chosen to wear my favorite top from my last haul. Haha, whenever I get new clothes, I am always so eager to wear them.

Forever 21 Striped Short Sleeve Top

Forever 21 Striped Short Sleeve Top

     I love the off white color of this top. On the front of the shirt are stripes and on the back, the shirt has a solid color. I think this is a perfect shirt for the summer because of the fabric it is made from and the way it fits. The shirt is super lightweight and has sort of a boxy fit to it. This top is pretty casual which means it can be worn almost anywhere including school! The one thing that I disliked a bit was the fact that the too was slightly see through, but that is okay because I love everything else about it.

Forever 21 Striped Short Sleeve Top

Forever 21 Striped Short Sleeve Top

  Since I was only anticipating a short 5 min walk to the library, I didn't go out of my way with accessories. In fact, I forgot the bracelet I was planning to wear.. =0 Along with my shirt here, I chose to wear a pair of gray colored shorts and some jeweled flip flops. I love these flip flops that I am wearing because of how comfy they are in comparison to my other ones. These fit like a glove and even though my feet are a bit "broken" (I have a few blisters and a black toe..) by my running, these flip flops don't cause me pain even when climbing the 150+ stairs! 

Fort Griswold Monument
Inside the monument!!!!!!
Fort Griswold Monument

These two pictures were taken about halfway up the monument. Because of how tall and narrow the monument itself is, the stairs go up in a mind dizzying spiral pattern. At first I thought I would be able to make it the top without a break, but I eventually gave in and stopped for a moment to give my legs some rest time and so I wouldn't pass out from all that spinning around hehe.

Fort Griswold Monument
Reaching the top
 The picture above was taken when I finally reached the top of the monument! Despite what I had thought, the top is actually quite nice and well lit. I don't know why, but the stairs were super dark with an occasional light ever 15-20 stairs. It was quite a relief reaching the top, but at the same time scary for me because of how high up I was. I have a slight fear of heights... but it wasn't that bad. I think I was mesmerized by the fact that I could see so much of my town from where I was standing.

Fort Griswold Monument
The monument + all the lovely sights from up top!!

Shorts- Kohls
Flip Flops- Forever 21

Do any of you have a fear of heights like me? 
How would you style this top? =) 


68 comments:

  1. Your outfit is adorable and I cannot believe you climbed all those steps.

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  2. You look amazing (: xx ! The place you're visiting seems so pretty!! (:

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  3. wow, 150+ steps?! great job! :D

    p.s. i like your top! it goes with pretty much everything. :)

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    1. haha yup!! It was quite the climb for me!

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  4. Wow, sounds like a great exercise x

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  5. Woah, good job! I can imagine the view would've been beautiful :)

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  6. That's quite the stairs climb yes :-) I climbed a mountain yesterday! We went up to 2500 meters, we walked for 7 hours. I was so dead afterwards, but it was just such a rewarding feeling of exhaustion :-)

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    1. wow! That is crazy!! You must be proud hehe. I don't know if I could last for 7 hours!

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  7. I love Miley Cyrus! congratulations on being able to climb those steps :) Nice pics.



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  8. How cool such a beautiful place love the comfy outfit.
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  9. awh love your casual little outfit! ^^ I'm not afraid of heights but I still felt a bit nervous when I stood on the glass floor of the Macau tower! :P

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    1. Thank you and I would feel nervous there too!

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  10. 150 steps is a lot of calories! :) hfive! :D

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  11. Wow, this reminds me climbing up the leaning tower of Pisa, where I had secretly hoped that there would be a lift inside. But it's so rewarding when you reach the top all by yourself. Lovely summer outfit!

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    1. It really is rewarding!
      I would love to climb the leaning tower of Pisa ONE day it looks so cool!

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  12. nice mix photos:)
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  13. What a great song for this! Amazing that you climbed that! xx kat

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  14. You look so pretty~ *-* The monument looks so beautiful! and I can just imagine those stairs being difficult to climb, but it's always worth it! The view on top looks beautiful <3

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    1. thanks and it was quite hard with the spiraling!

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  15. I now have the climb song stuck in my head but I've always been a fan of that song goes so well with you post! Loving fab love the top x

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    1. haha I'm sorry about that! I like the song too!

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  16. That's amazing! I don't enjoy climbing but I do it for the mind and body. I love the feeling afterwards =D btw, you look great!

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    1. I do too!! The feeling is amazing hehe!

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  17. 150 stairs! Wow, you are so fit hun! perfectly defines by the song. I like the summery vibe of your cute top. Hope you find a red dress like that for your prom!

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  19. that sheer top with the bandeau looks so cute on you! love that look.

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  20. I used to live in an appartment of an old building which therefore did NOT have an elevator... the apartment was five flights up! 98 steps! Everytime I went home I had to climb that, like 2 or 3 times a day! I am quite the stair-climber now haha ^^

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    1. wow! That is crazy!! You must be really fit!!
      Knowing me, I would probably forget so much stuff that I would have to go up like 10+ times a day!

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  21. that's a great landmark! :D good job on reaching the top! :D

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  22. wow.. 150+ is a huge number.. I bet I couldnt do that.. hahahha you're great!

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  23. yikes! must be so tiring. it's worth experiencing though, even just once. great job! :)

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    1. thanks and it really was worth it!

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  24. Oh really cute outfit sweetie!
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  25. that's a lot of stairs to climb! i would probably give up half way XD cute outfit!

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    1. haha I bet you could do it! thanks!

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  27. First when you said 150 steps, I thought 'that's not difficult'.
    Then when I saw the pic, seeing the spiraling 150 steps, its really difficult!!! Feeling dizzy would happen for sure! :)
    I'd love to visit this place myself someday!!! :)
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    1. haha it was pretty dizzying going up in a spiral. I was like "when is this going to end??"

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