capture the castle


Back in Ogunquit with a full ’40s flashback. You’ve seen all these pieces before, but the romance of keystones and creaking hinges makes everything new again. Plus, I was having a killer hair day.

I wore this outfit to tour Maine’s historical buildings with my partner and parents. The tour guide interrupted herself multiple times to marvel at how Josh and I were, as she put it, “glowing with love”. This happens strangely often at living-history events. We are often both the youngest people in attendance and the most extravagantly dressed, and we ask far too many questions about historical minutiae. If we’re glowing with anything, it’s grateful acknowledgement that no one else would put up with either one of us.

People seem very charmed by a couple in their twenties so genuinely taken with reenactor life. We’ve been asked more than once if we’re on our honeymoon! I can’t say I mind the attention. It’s nice feeling like the teacher’s pet.

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Speaking of historical minutiae, my latest article for Bustle discusses just that! Click over for seven little-known 20th-century trends. Downton Abbey fans will get at least one.

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Author: skye

I aspire to be a bright-eyed girl in a big city, even though I wear glasses and live in what amounts to a hole in the ground.

3 thoughts on “capture the castle”

  1. That’s so very sweet + special. Tony and I sometimes get asked if we’re newlyweds, too, as we gush, and fawn and generally hang all over each often in public, too (especially when standing in line, it seems). As someone who is a natural born romantic, it’s almost strange to me that more folks aren’t outwardly loving like that with each other in public. How could you be out with someone you adore and not be in the mood to hug, kiss, hold hands, and pay attention to the other person?

    Beautiful outfit and location. Both definitely deserve to be seen multiple times.

    ♥ Jessica

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