Telephone Pole Farm and a Linkup

Fashion Linkup Review

Dress:  MakeMeChic (love this dress, I can’t wait to wear it when it gets warmer!) // Jacket:  MakeMeChic (sold out, similar here) // Shoes:  Old Navy

When people think of NJ, they don’t think of beautiful landscapes, fresh air, etc.  I’ve met a lot of people who say that NJ either smells bad or is just a dump.  Every state has a part of it that is bad, and that most people stay away from.  Fortunately, I was lucky enough to have been brought up in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by trees.  I was a teenager when I started doing the whole “Weird NJ” thing (this is basically all things weird, haunted, ghost stories, etc. just look it up on google), and since the fiancé has started to inspire me to try new things both in life and on the blog.  I’ve been able to find some real gems here in NJ.

If you’ve been following me for a few years, I was basically always taking pictures in the same places.  Recently, the fiancé gave me a wakeup call and told me I have to grow with my blog.  He told me that my pictures were boring.  He’s more of a tough love kinda guy, he doesn’t sugarcoat ANYTHING.  The clothes were great, but in his opinion the location was just boring and though that might work for some bloggers, it didn’t work for me.  I was starting to blend into the background.  He sat me down and told me to find interesting places to take pictures, he would help me but he wanted me to try and find them on my own first.  You see, he did this because I used to be an extremely creative person, and then all of the sudden I just stopped.  I’m not sure if it’s stress related or what, but he wanted me to do this on my own so that I could get my groove back.   I, of course got frustrated at first because I couldn’t find anything, but then I started thinking about how my friends and I used to explore NJ.

Then I stumbled upon this Telephone Pole Farm in Chester, NJ online.  I had no idea that this even existed and I’ve been to Chester numerous times.  Chester is a super cute town and this is located past the main area in Highlands Ridge Park and it is so cool!  Apparently back in the 1920’s AT&T created this “farm.”  The poles are carefully marked with metal data tags, and the site doubled as a training ground as a climbing school as practice for technicians.

Now, the fiancé and I were joking around while we were taking these pictures which is why I’m cracking up in most of them.  As most of you know I’m Polish.  Since the term for Polish people is “Pole” we kept saying “look at this Pole in her natural habitat.”  It’s not meant to offend anyone, but I was cracking up the entire time.  Don’t worry though, neither of us are quitting our day jobs to make jokes and puns hahaha.  We know they are terrible.  Have you ever explored your own state and found a hidden treasure like this one?

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  • Shelbee on the Edge
    February 21, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Very cool, Monica! And your jokes are pretty fun actually! Loving your outfit, too.


  • Kathrine Eldridge
    February 21, 2018 at 6:43 am

    What a cool place for a shoot! I love the cool jacket with this chic dress. Thanks for the link up!

  • Shelly J Janac
    February 21, 2018 at 7:29 am

    These pictures are just so fun and beautiful. It is obvious he makes you feel comfortable because you look beautiful.

  • jodie filogomo
    February 21, 2018 at 9:05 am

    It’s totally fun to go different places to take photos. I was just like you at first. It made it easier to do them in the same place. But we’ve learned to make it an adventure now, and we have found some fun places!!

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 21, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Yes! We’ve found so many new things here in NJ, it’s crazy!

  • Cheryl Tucker
    February 21, 2018 at 9:29 am

    This is so fun and and completely unusual! I love it. Your dress is really pretty too!

  • Amy
    February 21, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I dont know what you and your fiancee are talking about; your photoshoots and locations are always amazing me and if you were taking them in all the same places, I sure couldn’t tell. I love this photo shoot location. I’m polish, and I find the jokes hysterical. LOVE your outfit too!

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 21, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Well thank you Amy. I just felt like I was stuck in a blogging rut so we are trying to spice things up a bit 🙂

  • Jessica
    February 21, 2018 at 11:35 am

    How cool! I had never heard of a place! this is one of my goals for 2018 to try new locations as well . In the Winter it can be tough, but i know i am ready to go back to different locales as it keeps it interesting for my hubby the photographer and me!
    jess xx

  • Elise
    February 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    What a cool place to take photos! I love the juxtaposition of a feminine dress and an edgy leather jacket, beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  • Cheryl Shops
    February 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    What a pretty dress! You are so brave to go bare-legged in the snow, though—you must have been freezing!
    Cheryl Shops |

    • Jersey Girl, Texan Heart
      February 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you! And yes, it was very cold, but anything for a good picture haha

  • Ruth
    February 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    This is definitely a fun background. I definitely noticed that your surroundings have been changing and it’s really fun to see!

  • lindsay
    February 21, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    what a gorgeous setting! I love your photos.

  • Shauna
    February 21, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Such a cool spot for pictures! And I adore this dark florals too!


  • Julia
    February 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Omg I can’t believe you’re braving bare legs and flats with snow on the ground!!

    xo Jules

  • Nailil
    February 22, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Love your outfit girl. That dress is darling.
    Xx, Nailil