Oklahoma? Okay!

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Hello from Oklahoma!

The days have been long, lazy and humid. It’s also been the perfect excuse to wear every sundress that I own. I dug out this strapless lace dress from my closet, purchased from Urban Outfitters last summer during my recent stop in Oklahoma City.

My flats from Aldo have been a staple on this vacation, just for all the random walking that we’ve been doing. My Marc Jacobs Fran Bag goes with me everywhere. I stash this camera, my laptop, two cellphones and my passport in there when I travel. That way, when we make a gas station or food stop, all my valuables come with me in one swoop. I also use this bag as my carry-on when I fly for the same reason.

Oklahoma City Route 66

Paul and I went for a stroll in Bricktown, Oklahoma City which is full of restaurants, cafes, patios and bars along a pretty canal. It’s all incredibly charming. Any city would kill to have all these scenic patios in one place. I know half the time, I would be staring at traffic or sitting in part of a parking lot. Having these pretty water view is dreamy.

All of the buildings are full of character as Bricktown was formerly the warehouse district of OKC. Scenic water taxis run up and down the canal which is also close to a large movie theatre and a minor league ballpark.

Bricktown Oklahoma

I decided to rock my ‘Americana-inspired’ wing necklace from Costa Blanca. It’s a fun statement piece that cost me all of FIVE bucks. If you get a chance, go check out their jewellery section, where nothing seems to cost more than $10.

USA Flag Erick Oklahoma

Just outside of Oklahoma City, near the 100th meridian in Erick, Oklahoma we spotted this vintage mural of the American flag. If you’re driving Route 66, make sure to get off the main highway and stop in Erick for some great photos.

Route 66 vintage signs

Opposite the American flag mural, we found all these vintage signs which made for a pretty display. Erick, Oklahoma turned out to be one of my favourite photo stops on our drive along Route 66.

Oklahoma City

 Aviator shades from LOFT

100th Meridian Erick

Goodbye Oklahoma! I had a lovely visit. I’ll be sharing more pics from my Route 66 road trip now that I’m finally getting organized and settled into my new home in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

  • Karen

    Fun post! Eight years ago I moved from Cincinnati to San Francisco and drove much of Route 66. It remains one of my favorite trips and I enjoyed reliving a bit of it. There is beauty and fun in every state. (Plus your dress is adorable!)

    • Lisa Ng

      Thanks Karen! You really do get to see a slice of American culture along Route 66 don’t you? The drive was easy, but I found making the transition from living in Canada to getting settled in the US the hard part! So many forms, insurance and things to apply for! I’m really looking for relaxing a bit when I get all these things up and running.