Hi everyone! I am SO excited to share this post with you today – rain boots, a floral dress, and the most beautiful landscape of tulip fields – what more can a girl ask for?
Every year in April, the Skagit tulip fields in northern Washington open to the public. It’s about 1.5 hours north of Seattle and it sometimes takes longer to get there since it’s such a huge attraction. Rachel Parcell from Pink Peonies even road tripped all the way from Utah over this last weekend just to see this sight! It’s definitely a bucket list item and I’m so lucky these tulip fields are right around the corner.
They took 15 bloggers and their plus ones in the most awesome charter bus (comfy leather seats included) and gifted us a pair of rain boots of our choice. Once we got to the fields, we had a couple of hours to explore the dreamy tulip fields and take our photos.
We were then driven to a quaint winery where we enjoyed an intimate lunch and previewed Chooka Boots and Western Chief’s upcoming collection. It was such a fun filled day and something that I’ll never forget!
I initially didn’t know what I was going to wear, but when these items arrived, the concept and idea immediately clicked. I love the thought of twirling around in this beautiful floral dress amongst an ethereal field of colorful tulips. The juxtaposition of the red rain boots made the concept even better. I love how the photos turned out and I hope you do too!
If you ever get the chance to visit Washington in April, here are some tips for visiting the Skagit tulip fields:
1) Arrive early – Traffic and the entrance lines get ridiculously long so you want to beat the crowd. Otherwise, you could be stuck in an extra 30-45 minutes of traffic each way.
2) Bring a camera – Everyone goes to the Skagit tulip fields for an epic photo opportunity. Bring a nice camera if you can and pack extra batteries and memory card just in case!
3) Wear rain boots – The tulip fields can be very muddy and dusty. We went during a dry weekend (and the week before was dry as well) but there were still muddy puddles and dirt all around. Wear rain boots and avoid heels at all cost.
4) Pack sunglasses – The day we went, it was extra bright and sunny. Pack sunglasses to avoid squinting eyes in photos. Or like me, look down 🙂
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