Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Travel Series-The Caboose, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and a Linkup!
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Travel Series-The Caboose, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and a Linkup!

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Top:  MakeMeChic // Bag:  Ralph Lauren (TJ Maxx, similar) // Boyfriend Jeans:  DKNY (old, similar here) // Sandals:  Report



Alright, there is SO much going on in today’s blog post!  First, I want to talk about the history behind the Caboose in the background of today’s pictures, along with talking about what you should know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting tomorrow, and of course the weekly linkup!  Let’s dive right in!

Shohola Railroad

If you read the information in the one picture it talked about a Civil War Prison Train Wreck.  This happened on July 15th, 1864 where a railroad train was carrying 833 Confederate prisoners and 128 Union guards to a prison camp in Elmira, NY.  It ended up colliding with a coal train between Shohola and Lackawaxen.  For those of you who follow me and see me talk about upstate NY for weekend getaways, I pass through Shohola every time and see this Caboose.  Anyway, about 48 prisoners and 17 guards were killed.  Survivors, both injured and uninjured were brought to Shohola and the residents of the village helped care for them.  Now, the Caboose in the picture was originally built in 1949 and today serves as a railroad museum and tourist center.  Yes, you can go inside and it’s a museum!  As modern technology began to make the need for a caboose obsolete, many railways decided to no longer attach the caboose to the end of the train.  On March 19th, 1991 the caboose pictured above was placed in Shohola after a long life on the Reading, Penn Central and Conrail lines.  The caboose now holds memorabilia of the railroad and the area, which is why they gave the information about what happened on July 15th in 1864.  Admission is free so if you’re ever in the area make sure to stop in!  They are only open during the months of June, July, and August on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm.  The gentleman that I spoke to when we took these pictures was extremely nice!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’m sure you’ve heard A BUNCH of bloggers talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I haven’t talked about it yet on the blog, however I really don’t know why because I worked at Nordstrom a few years ago during the Anniversary Sale haha.  Let me tell you, it’s a MAD house so make sure to shop till you drop!  So, let’s get into some information you need to know!


The sale starts July 21st and ends August 6th.

What’s this talk about Early Access?

If you apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card here, you can have early access (click here for info) to start shopping tomorrow July 13th!  If you don’t have early access you will have to wait.

Why do I keep hearing about this?

Well, there are a lot of brand new styles at extremely discounted prices and it’s only for the dates I provided above. 

Can I see any items ahead of time?

Yes, you can!  You can either go to Nordstrom and pick up the catalog OR you can just click here, then click on the catalog and take a look at what’s there.

Something to remember

Ok, now remember that you can’t shop for any of the pieces from the catalog online until tomorrow for Early Access and July 21st for regular access.  Just click here when you are ready to shop!

Let’s move on to the link up now, shall we?

Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up


**Please note, I was given this top for free as a review, however all opinions are my own.
**Please also note this post contains affiliate links which means if you click on some of the links I may make a small commission off of it.


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  1. I will be looking at the Nordstrom sale for sure! xx

  2. Pennsylvania is wrought with history! What a fun back drop for photos. I am loving these jeans on you. And that shirt is so pretty. Of course, the big, bold necklace is spot on, too! Great look!


  3. Thanks for sharing the history of this caboose. What a cool place! Love your red top and thanks for sharing the sale. I'm gearing myself up for it!

  4. I love the setting for this shoot! Your outfit is so cute too! Peace!

  5. What a fun train caboose, Monica!! I know my neighbor is a huge train lover, so he'd go see these things all over!! And your shirt is so pretty especially with that necklace!!

  6. Fabulous look! I love that top, and the necklace looks great with it!

  7. Waiting for the sale badly. You look pretty.


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