Sunday, September 21, 2014

"All my Bags are Packed. I'm Ready to go" Fargo.

   People may wonder, "what's up with this chic? Why does she vacation in Fargo, ND so much?"  My answer to them would be, why not vacation in Fargo? It's a a delightfully quirky city filled with college students, artist types, and mysterious wanderers.  
   Between the neighboring communities of Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, there are three college campuses.  As a result, these towns are home to many young adults who are feeling their first traces of freedom.  Once upon a a galaxy far, far away I was one of these students.  Fargo makes me reminisce about a time full of milestone events like learning to do my own grocery shopping, landing my first non-fast food job at a local floral shop, (huh, some things don't change much), and adjusting to life with roommates. That is one milestone I could have skipped.  
   While residing in the FM area I attended college as an art major and was delighted by the large community of artists who were my peers.  The college experience for me was very special.  I can only describe it by stating that it felt like the planets had aligned and all of the weird and wonderful people in my age bracket ended up in the same place, at the same time.  I had an outrageous group of friends and collaborators whose talents in the fields of art, music, and writing were stunning.  It was a once in a lifetime event that we were all in Fargo together.  Now when I visit my old campus I walk through the art department, that looks and smells exactly the same, and get misty over how fleeting it all was.
  In addition to the large community of artists in the area, Fargo is also full of what I referred to earlier as mysterious wanderers.  I attribute this occurrence to two things.  The first being Fargo is a town of extreme elements.  Basically, the weather is brutal there and one has to be a little strange to tolerate it.  Also, I believe it is easy to get lost in a place like Fargo.  In other words, one can maintain a low profile in such a barren location.  Another reason I believe there are so many strange characters wandering Fargo is the train activity. Between passenger and freight trains this city's railways are always bustling with activity and people on the move.  It is impossible for me not to think about trains when I remember my time in North Dakota.
   So, be it pure nostalgia or artistic allure, I often find myself magnetically pulled back to this odd little city I love.  Of course, it does not hurt that my brother now resides there...and then, we did attend that Paul McCartney concert too...but I swear, I would have still gone back despite these things.

Outfits on the trip

Style #1
Jacket:  Vintage (Handmade)
Jeans:  Silver Jeans
Sandals:  Sanuk
Purse:  Lucky Brand
Sunglasses:  COACH

Style #2
Boots:  Vintage
Purse:  Lucky Brand
Sunglasses:  COACH

Style #3 (My brother described this outfit as Motorhead meets Yellow Submarine)
T Shirt:  OBEY
Vest:  Daytrip
Pants:  Ann Taylor LOFT
Sandals:  Sanuk
Purse:  Lucky Brand
Hat:  Thrifted  (Goodwill)
Scarf:  Vintage (Jaques Piaget)


  1. 3 THINGS:
    1. I want to vacation in Fargo with you.
    2. You + that quirky dress = awesome
    3. I have a top H&M sent me that I'm giving you-come to the shop SOON!!!!!!!:):)

    1. 1. uh...the two of us in Fargo would b trouble...meaning fun. 2. that quirky dress does = awesome so thank you for pointing it out to me. 3. H&M top you are giving me! shouldn't have!...but I am hella excited you are! See you soon lady.