Fur Rendezvous!

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After a long 22 hours of traveling, I finally made it to Alaska! And forget all that nonsense I heard about not having any snow at all, because it was still lovely, cold, and white when I got there. I packed light, so I can't guarantee I'll be looking fashionable the entire time I'll be up North, but you'll be seeing my mug nonetheless!

In case you're wondering, traveling with my dream suitcase wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Yes, it was heavy, and yes, I almost cried toting it around Chicago for many blocks. Yes, I got hassled by multiple airport personnel about it not looking like it would fit in the overhead compartment (they were wrong). BUT I could see the envy oozing out of any one who came across me and my powder blue suitcase. Walking around with it now constitutes as upper body workout. 
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Over the weekend, my siblings and I walked all around Downtown Anchorage for Fur Rondy festivities. What is Fur Rondy, you ask? Fur Rondy is a 77-year Anchorage tradition that celebrates basically everything Alaskan: skiing, sled racing, blanket tossing, hockey, the list goes on and on. Since we got to Anchorage at the tail end of the 10 day celebration, we only got to go to a few events. And if you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some of my sled dog pictures. 

We checked out some crafts and Native American art before heading to see the snow sculptures. I've included my favorites in this post!
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I know a lot of you are sooooo ready for warmer weather, but I'm actually thrilled to be bundled up in layers and out in the snow! It felt great walking around in the fresh, open air and the sun was shining all day. Maybe it's just being surrounded by the beautiful scenery that delights me so much. Even when in the city, I can see gorgeous snowy mountains and evergreens!

33 comments:

  1. those sculptures are amazing!
    i love them :D
    i hope you have fun, it's nice to have popped back to your blog after not coming around for so long (lazy me!)
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

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  2. I think it looks lovely. I like the snow for the most part. Not so much digging my car out of it or driving in it, but who does? Glad you made it safe, have fun!!

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  3. Those snow sculptures are way too cool!!

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  4. Those snow sculptures are amazing. I hope you have a wonderful time in Alaska and that you stay warm.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  5. Great pictures. I would love to go to Alaska.

    Oh and I love your bag. :-)

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  6. Amazing pics! Looks like here haha! Love the snow sculptures-so cool! I don't think I've ever seen you so bundled up and you STILL look so cute! :)

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  7. I like your outfit especially that cross-body! Your pictures are also very fun.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  8. It looks so pretty up there! And the snow sculptures are awesome - I hope you're having a great time.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  9. Wow, 22 hours! I'm glad you made it safely and are enjoying your time there. Those snow sculptures are fantastic!

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  10. Haha, I can just imagine you and your powder blue luggage. :) Alaska is beautiful, enjoy your travelling. I love that furry handbag as well. xx/Madison

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  11. It's nice to be home sometimes, huh? Do we get to see your siblings? :D

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  12. What an amazing trip ! The ice sculptures are beautiful ! I can't help to see your looks for the cold !
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  13. ah, look at all the snow! funny...we do sand sculptures, they so snow sculptures :) have fun in the cold weather! i'm a little jealous!

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  14. Oh, Fur Rondy is so much fun, I've always enjoyed it. (I think the snow sculptures are always my favorite and it looks like they were pretty awesome this year, that Darth Vader one and the giant moose are so fun.) I'm so happy that you made it up safe and sound, with your lovely luggage, I bet your family was so happy to get to see you and hang out!
    And wow, do you have some awesome cold weather style, you are just rocking that gorgeous coat! I need to take some tips from you!

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  15. Wow, those are amazing...well worth the trip!! Loved those :)) You look gorgeous, I do love your hair, it makes me smile :))) Hope you have a beautiful week doll xx

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  16. Such cool photos! And that coat looks really, really warm!

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  17. cool picture.! and I like ur style..
    can we follow each other? tell me if u do :D

    xoxo,
    http://donna-visca.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm glad you made it there and are having a good time! It definitely looks cold but beautiful. Those snow sculptures are amazing!

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  19. That looks like an amazing time! Those sculptures are beautiful!

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  20. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, it made my day!
    I also really like your outfit here, and these statues are amazing!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  21. so glad you got there laura! you are having a blast girl. those ice/snow sculptures are awesome! hahaha about the suitcase.
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  22. Those snow sculptures are fabulous! I'm so happy you're getting to do all this stuff. It's fantastic. Just think of your suitcase as your way of allowing for those extra caloric fabulous treats you'll be eating while there. ;)

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  23. Oh wow! I can't believe those are snow sculptures!!! Glad your suitcase worked out :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  24. I love snow :) I've never been to Alaska but would like to visit!

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  25. I'm amazed by those snow sculptures! It is so cool that you're in Alaska right now!

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  26. wow, alaska! i hope you had a great time up there. alaska is definitely one of the places i'd like to visit one day!
    your dream suitcase is SO cute. it makes my suitcase look so boring~~!
    wow, those snow sculptures are AMAZING! i can't even make a snowman look good..sigh!

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  27. Alaska?! How cool, I hope you are having a splendid time. I feel so clueless, I saw your dog sledding pictures on instagram but did not put two and two together - I am so smart, s-m-r-t. You look adorable as always, I love that purse.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  28. I LOVE the photos! I am quite intrigued about Fur Rondy, and I will be on Google after I post this comment. Please post more Alaskan adventures! I can't wait to see what you will be sharing.

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  29. Ohmygosh LOVE all the snow sculptures!! Look forward to more from Alaska :).

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  30. I would kill for some snow to make some awesome star wars snow sculptures. We had it spit snow for one whole day but it didn't do anything but look pretty as it fell.

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  31. You look SOOOO cute to go snow sculpture viewing! The shape of your coat is just darling and I love the weather-appropriate hat. My favourite sculpture is the moose, hands down.

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  32. I knew your suitcase would be the envy of all others! Fur Rendezvous sounds really fun and those snow sculptures are impressive. Do I spy a minotaur?!

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