November 8, 2016 § 2 Comments
F21 Sweater / Vintage Gap Denim Jacket / Nine West Boots / Free People Socks / UO Necklace / Thrifted Bag
Isn't it funny how fall has a way of making you slow down and think about things. I find myself thinking more even about silly little things, like what to wear. Summer is all about throwing on cut offs and a tank and getting to work (or fun!), but come fall I take the time to consider what I'm wearing. Will I be warm enough? Will I be happy in what I'm wearing?
In a lot of ways it feels good to refocus my brain and think a lot of things over more in-depthly. Blogging has been this faint whisper in the back of my brain most of the summer. Maybe I'll come back to it, maybe not. Then it became more distinct. A conversation I had with myself, saying it may be time.
July 10, 2015 § 3 Comments
Free People Shirt + Jeans // Target Hat // Old Navy Boots
Last year I allowed myself to get caught up in the craziness that tends to ensue during the summer, running from work to appointments, and stuffing as much house work in as I could. Before I knew it, it was all over and I had only been to the beach twice. For someone whose lived most of her life about a half hour from the shore, that's simply a crime. This year I'm making myself slow down, and take the time to stick my toes in the sand and appreciate a few moments of the sunshine whenever I can.
I work with Kristin, and when she went down to Sea Isle on vacation, and invited me to come down one morning and hang out and take some photos together, I couldn't say no. Honestly, there's nothing like being at the shore first thing in the morning. An empty stretch of sandy beaches, all silent and still before the tourists arrive with carts full of umbrellas, chairs, and toys. There's still a little bit of chill in the air before the sun breaks through in full force for the day. It's my favorite time of day. You can sit quietly with a cup of coffee in hand, and breathe in the salt air. More mornings should be spent that way.
March 5, 2015 § Leave a comment
Free People Shirt, Jeans, Bra and Hat // H&M Scarf //Thrifted Boots
My hopes of a snow-less March have officially been dashed. I can't complain about getting an unexpected snow day from work though, It's a rare and beautiful thing. A little extra time to catch up on things, get a little work done, and of course, relax with a big cup of tea and a movie. Hope all of you other north easties are staying warm and safe too!
February 24, 2015 § Leave a comment
Free People Overalls, Shirt, and Necklace // Target Boots // Hat made by my Mom
My relationship with snow is definitely that of a love/hate nature. If I have to drive in it, especially if it hits unexpectedly while I'm at work and it takes me three hours to get home, then hate is most definitely the word to describe my feelings. But I do still love a good snowy morning, on a day off, where I can sit with my pups and a big cup of tea and just watch the big flakes fall. It always feels a little magical. I've definitely been trying to learn to separate my feeling of snow. Enjoy its beauty, even though it means I'm freezing and it will possibly mean an extra hard commute. It's definitely a complicated relationship we have, but since it doesn't look like I'll be moving to Hawaii anytime soon, I better enjoy it.
November 6, 2014 § 4 Comments
I’m generally someone who stays fairly within her comforts zones when it comes to clothing. I know what I like to wear, and I’ll buy it over and over again. A plaid shirt, a white lacey dress, a great black hat. Change from that can seem a little daunting. But then every once and a while something that is quite different than the rest of my “norms” reaches out and grabs me, and I just can’t walk away from it. That’s what happened with this dress.
We have what we call a “onsie” rack in our store. They’re pieces that we only have one of, whether because the rest of the item sold well and that’s all that’s left, or because it was returned and we never had it to begin with. I was searching for a dress to wear to NYC last week and this dress almost literally reached from the rack and grabbed me. I resisted even trying it on at first because, orange?! I have always avoided oranges when it comes to clothing. But my attemts to resist were futile, and I fell completely in love with it.
So I learned a very valuable lesson… sometimes change can be scary, but sometimes when change comes in the form of a super comfy dress that has pockets and a super fun cut out in the back, then change is pretty awesome.
Have you branched out recently and gave something you might normally not a try?