Bentonville, U.S.A., home of the Walmart and Walton’s 5-10 (the five and dime/Walmart Museum). This quaint store, once a town square variety store, now sells 1950s nostalgia. I personally went for the silly putty!
Accompanying the original store is a museum chronicling the Walmart/Sam’s Club franchises. The museum was not only full of Walmart history and interesting information about the company but detailed the life of Sam Walton (like an replica of his office and his truck–see above).
As you come out of the museum you are transported back to the 1950s via the Spark Cafe, a cute 50s theme ice cream parlor/soda shop. You can choose from various ice cream flavors and cones or have a sparkler (a handcrafted soda). Outside the museum is Bentonville Square, where we sat and ate our ice cream next to this beautiful fountain.
After our ice cream we decided to stroll through this charming town. Bentonville has to be the most adorable place I have ever visited. While adventuring through the city we happened upon some awesome murals. One of which was the Coca-Cola logo (my partner’s favorite, his whole family collects Coke memorabilia).
I especially loved this gray wall reminding everyone to get creative. In a time where I am beginning a new chapter of my life, centering on my creativity, this wall was great inspiration! Naturally we had to stop to take a picture with it.
Hat: Bollman Hat Co. bolero hat. I found it in a Tucson antique store ($7). A similar style from ASOS can be found here.
Shirt: White Short Sleeve Button Down from Forever 21. Here is a similar shirt from Forever 21.
Purse: Handmade woven basket purse. From a Fayetteville thrift store $2.
Shorts: Boyfriend fit distressed denim shorts from Express. A similar style from ASOS can be purchased here.
Shoes: Black patent leather pointed-toe loafers, Penny Loves Kenny.