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My 'Date' With the City on Three Rivers

My 'Date' With the City on Three Rivers

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Ever went on a "date" with cobblestone streets or river banks? How about a date with a bridge? It was definitely my first time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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I wore stripes โ€” my favorite sailor panache โ€” one that's totally appropriate for a city that stands on three rivers. I upped the stripe hype with a bandeau for the date, too!

Whatโ€™s a bandeau? A bandeau is a women's strapless top formed from a band of fabric fitted around the bust. Now thatโ€™s a fashion trick that can transform any outfit into a statement appropriate for a date. (Check my last post on stripes here.)

Another important detail here is the yellow satchel โ€” good for breaking up a dark and monotoned outfit. Plus, the burgundy boots, which I styled two different way this week: first, with a smock dress over jeans, and second, with a feisty green sweater and a mini skirt.

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I live in the city with 446 bridges! That's a lot of bridges. The Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to start the Ohio River right here. Smack dab in the middle of the city. Then, the Ohio river travels through a few states and goes into the Mississippi River, which continues all the way to the Gulf of Mexico! In theory, I could travel by water all the way to Florida or the Cayman Islands from here. Or I could fly. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

If you havenโ€™t guessed from my geography lesson, I live in Pittsburgh, PA โ€” the most provincial big city I know and love. โค๏ธ โค๏ธ โค๏ธ 

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There's lots of elevation in Pittsburgh, too. We have grand views. Lots of restaurants with views, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But my date didnโ€™t take me out to dinner. We decided on a more romantic setup. See the good-looking river bank, handsome bridges, and the elegant architecture my date offered instead in the video below.

The weather was so nice for January! The city and I enjoyed the warmth of the sun. There was hardly anyone around (surprisingly!).

I even rented a bike. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Love the place you live in and it will love you back, Gorgeous!



P.S. In case if you are wondering if we kissed... ๐Ÿ˜‰  My date was a real gentleman. He didn't try to impress me with his social status, the amount of money he makes, or any stupid jokes. It was uplifting and grand.  

Definitely considering a second date! โค๏ธ โค๏ธ โค๏ธ 

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Black Cropped Flare Pants

Striped Turtleneck (similar)

H&M Bow Bandeau Top (no longer available, but I would suggest a bikini top)

Chloe Carlina Sunglasses

Zara Patent Block-Heeled Boots (similar)

String of Pearls

Snatched Box Bag

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