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Desert Rose: Visiting The Hoodoos

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

Floral bodysuit- Design Lab via Hudson's Bay | denim- Topshop | booties- Zara (old) | sunnies- Quay (more affordable version) | necklaces- UO + Made By Mary

Hoodoos, Alberta, Canada

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

This past weekend was spent in Drumheller, Alberta, which turned out to be even more magical than I had hoped it would be— the landscape was straight out of The Land Before Time  (fitting as Drumheller is famous for its rich dinosaur fossil record), and like nothing I had ever experienced before. Having lived in Alberta for nearly seven years now (what the, what!), it's crazy to think that it's taken me this long to get there, but it was definitely worth the wait. 

The first order of business  along our journey— after ice cream, of course was a stop at the Hoodoos (see above), a group of naturally eroded, column-like sandstone structures in Alberta's Badlands that made for quite the photo backdrop... hey man, bloggers gonna blog. Sadly, it was 34 degrees at the time and I foolishly paired this dream weaver of a bodysuit with jeans (rookie mistake), but luckily Boyfriend is a patient saint of a man who snapped photos despite the sweltering heat... what a guy.

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

When I spotted this bodysuit at Hudson's Bay the week prior, I knew it was made for this trip— like, if Brenda Walsh skipped class one day to have sex with the Badlands, this bodysuit would be their baby (just go with it). And when paired with round sunnies and my favourite UO choker, I was feeling like my best self... oh the power of clothing.

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

Hoodoos, Alberta, Canada

But enough about that— back to the real star of the show; the Hoodoos. Here's what I learned about them during our trip and subsequent stop to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. It took millions of years of erosion for the Hoodoos to form into these pillar-like shapes (which stand up to 20 feet tall), and their eventual disintegration (remember, they're made of soft sandstone) is being slowed down due to their harder-rock capping. Now that's all well and good, but my favourite bit of information has to do with their lore— evidently Blackfoot and Cree traditions believed that these formations were but petrified giants that came to life at night to protect the land against intruders... what a lovely thought!

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

Desert Rose — Adventures in Fashion

Thanks for reading friends, and big thanks to Boyfriend for taking these photos!

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