Jennifer Blake: Why I Love New Hampshire

Why I Love New Hampshire

September 2, 2016

I was born in the sunny state of Florida but I was raised in the beautiful state of NH. We moved to NH when I was 1, so it is all I remember. NH is known as the granite state, but I know it for so much more. From the beautiful oceans to the breathtaking mountains, we get the best of it all. I also love that it is a small state, I know backroads and scenic routes to almost everywhere in NH which makes it really great on summer weekends when the highways are a mess! We have some adorable towns and some of my favorite shops. You can typically find me getting lost in a bookstore in our states capital city or finding more prints for my office wall in downtown Portsmouth at my favorite little store. If I am not out shopping I can be found reading on the beach or hanging out with the horses. When my husband and I left NH to go to MA for college, I remember specifically saying "I am never moving back to NH." I wanted to get out so bad, I had been here my whole life and I wanted to go somewhere new. Well, I couldn't be happier that we came back to NH, by the time we finished up living in MA, I was saying "I cannot wait to move back to NH." 

Today I am excited to be teaming up with Old Navy to share how New Hampshire does style. We get four very drastic seasons in NH, spring tends to be cool and rainy, summer is hot and humid, Fall is cool and typically dry, winter is snow filled and cold. However, the weather is never consistent day-to-day in NH which means you need to be prepared for anything. A Fall day can start of being 50 in the morning and 90 by mid-afternoon. 

Jeans c/o // Sweater c/o

New Hampshire has certainly impacted my style, I have become an expert at layering so that as the temperatures warm up I can still be comfortable. Old Navy's jeans are perfect for last minute outdoor adventure, the perfect amount of stretch and comfort. The sweater is warm enough, but the knit allows for some airflow during those warmer fall afternoons. New Hampshire is known for its gorgeous Fall foliage and even though I love summer, Fall has my heart. From the Fall activities like apple picking to driving up North to look at the Fall foliage, it is one of my most favorite times of the year. 

dress c/o // shirt c/o

A cute Fall inspired dress with a warmer utility shirt on top is the perfect outfit to layer together. Fashionable but practical for the constant changing weather. We got married in September and the colors on this dress remind me of our wedding. There is nothing prettier than a burnt orange, burgundy and dark purple. All I need now is a pumpkin spiced latte. 

 scarf c/o // jeans c/o // shirt c/o 

Another casual but cute Fall look is pairing a scarf over a short sleeve shirt. The scarf adds extra warmth, but can easily be taken off once the sun is out and it warms up! Great for meeting a friend for coffee in the morning and walking around downtown Portsmouth for some shopping in the afternoon!

Old Navy fits my style and my budget with cute and trendy clothing. People featured a blogger from each state so go check out more State Styles, visit the 50 Styles 50 States site here and submit your own #50Styles50States outfit on social media so I can see your unique state style too.  

How does your state influence your style? 

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