Just kidding. Bacon's Castle has absolutely nothing to do with the scrumptious breakfast food (I speak from a previous meat eater's perspective) but instead was a home that was taken over because a man named Nathaniel Bacon. He ordered his his followers to do so and for the next four months this home had become a sort of fortress against the English Government. He was a pioneer farmer who became bothered by the idea that Indians were still among the settlers in Virginia. He decided it was his duty to unite farmers and slaves by revolting against the Indians and against the government. They used this place as their fort, while they battled against the government and burned down Jamestown. If you're a nerd like me, here's a little more background .
Most people don't know this about me, but I'm crazy about history, but more specifically Virginia history. It's so neat that these kinds of places are right in my own backyard. We drove about an hour out of our way to the oldest standing home in the entire country. It was built in 1652 by an English merchant named Arthur Allen. The APVA Preservation Virginia took over renovations of the home in the 1970s and have done a wonderful job of up keeping the property. It most certainly would've gone into disrepair if it hadn't be for the APVA Preservation Virginia buying the property.
Sorry if this is boring to most of you, but I'm just so passionate about history! So here goes the outfit details!! My little chambray skirt was a lucky find at H&M the other day. The cute little pleats and the light fabric made it perfect for a hot summer day, touring a mansion. I paired it with my floral shirt, since I knew there would be a large garden on the property and I figured I'd match my surroundings a little bit. The rest just fell into place. The wedges are part of the ensemble because they'd be comfortable, while giving me some height, and the belt for an added vintage touch. Then my favorite bag! This thing is huge and was a big help in carrying my 2 cameras and all my other crap.