Guest Post: Minnehaha Falls

Hi Selective Potential readers! My name is Gracie, and I blog over at Sometimes Gracefully. I’m so happy to be guest blogging for Tieka and to be sharing these images from my adventure to Minnehaha Falls! The name “Minnehaha” comes from words in the Dakota language that mean “waterfall,” but Minnesotans also like to call the falls the “laughing waters.” Mostly because it’s just impossible to say “Minnehaha” without laughing, don’t cha know. ;)

The park has at least a dozen lookout spots that are begging to be Instagrammed, but my sisters and I decided to wander down to the very bottom of the falls and walk along the rocks. I opted to combat the afternoon humidity by wearing this summer eyelet dress from the LOFT. The fabric is soft and lightweight, which means that it’s perfect for outdoor waterfall exploration and won’t weigh you down if you accidentally fall into the river (a slight fear I had, let me tell ya).

Minnehaha Falls and the land surrounding the waterfall was one of the first state parks in the country, so I definitely recommend a visit. The falls are located surprisingly close to downtown Minneapolis, which means that visitors can first explore the falls and then catch a happy hour somewhere in the city! High five!

Thank you so much for following my adventure to Minnehaha Falls, and many thanks to Tieka for the chance to guest blog! Hope you all have a beautiful rest of your day!

Outfit details:

LOFT Dress
Franco Sarto Flats

Guest Post: Breaker Bay

Hello Selective Potential readers! My name is Jo, and I blog over at Lost in the Haze. I am still in utter disbelief that I guest to post on SP! I’ve been reading Tieka’s blog for years (and years!) and genuinely couldn’t believe my luck when I got a big ol’ yes to my suggestion of visiting Breaker Bay, in Wellington, New Zealand (which is where I live!)

Breaker Bay is my favourite beach. It’s a stone beach (rather than sand) and although it doesn’t feel the best on your feet (exfoliation, anyone?), it certainly does warm up nicely, even on colder days - which makes it ideal for lounging. Besides,  it’s all worth it for that quintessentially New Zealand landscape. And if you just so happen to be there at the right time, you’ll get to see the ferry go out – and if you’re extra lucky, it’ll toot it’s horn too!

Besides the beautiful views (if you look closely on the opposite hills you will see not one – but two lighthouses!) Breaker Bay has an interesting history of it’s own. In WWII, guns and bunkers were all built in the area surrounding the beach. I don’t have the foggiest idea where the bunkers are – but you do pass the old gun emplacement remains on the walk in.

Nowadays Breaker Bay is actually a nude beach (ha!) though I have never ever seen a nude person there – which is so lucky, as I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to stop laughing! It’s my favourite beach because (besides the views) it shelters the wind so beautifully... oh, and you always find the most beautiful paua shells – you can see the one I found below. Look at those colours!

Because the weather was so beautiful (though a little chilly in the shade!) I wore a vintage inspired baby blue playsuit from Boohoo. My pineapple necklace and earrings are from a cute brand called And Mary which specialise in porcelain jewellery. I wore my hair in a massive 60s style beehive (my favourite!) which faired pretty well during the walk to the bus stop, which was totally wind central.

I hope you enjoyed this trip to Breaker Bay! If you’re ever in Wellington, New Zealand you should totally stop by. While you're at it, please do remember to pop over to my blog, Lost in the Haze, I'd love to meet you! Now my next mission is to get to those lighthouses..! – Jo