Saturday, October 25, 2014

Here & There 10.25

 photo DriedFlowers7_zps453aad2d.jpg
Happy Friday! What do you have planned this weekend? We're up bright and early tomorrow for a breakfast date at Honey's and a very much anticipated autumn hike. I can't wait. On Sunday I'm hoping to finally switch my closet over from summer to fall. It's finally sweater weather. 

Here's what I'm loving this week...

Really excited to welcome Vintage Urban Renewal as a sponsor. Ohh this shop just gets me, absolutely loving this.

Jess always has the most amazing things in her shop, this necklace is gorgeous.

What a beautiful place to visit.

Loving grey for fall.

This gorgeous necklace is high on my wishlist.

How to make vegan candy corn - it's so easy and it tastes like cookie dough.

Cute shoes for fall.

The coziest scarf to ever exist.

How to style bangs.

Jen's girls are the cutest.

Fall jacket love: this grey stunner, a green plaid beauty, and this lovely thing.

Love these sleek over the knee boots.

The cutest casual booties.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ubiquitous Fall

 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-3_zps990747e9.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-6_zps50e1a8cd.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-2_zps3dca4c02.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-5_zps7123209b.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-9_zps56b0c7af.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-1_zps03fc6550.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-7_zps4e2e8679.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October242014-8_zps17264c8b.jpg

Fall, why are you the most lovely, and the most fleeting? I say this nearly every month, but I can't believe October is almost over. Time is moving at an alarming rate these days and I'm trying to savor as much of this season as I can. A few weeks ago my mom rolled into town for the weekend, and despite 80 degree temperatures, we headed out of town to pick apples. I love being closer to home again. Eight hours may sound like a long drive to some, but it sure beats the fourteen hours it took to get home from Pittsburgh. We actually get to go back home for Thanksgiving this year, and I can't wait

Friday, October 17, 2014

Here & There 10.17

 photo TwinOaks14_zpsac7b1fb9.jpg
Happy Friday night! What do you have planned this weekend? Something fun I hope. This was just one of those weeks for me, so a plan-free Friday night is a very welcome thing. Tomorrow we're grabbing a coffee and then pointing our compass outside city limits for some much needed exploring. We have a very small canine companion bunking with us this weekend, and I'm excited to see what life is like with a dog. 

Anyway, here are a few things that caught my eye this week...

A gorgeous clutch from Jess Amity. This would be a cool addition to a date night outfit.

It's time to stock up on tights! These have always been my go-to.

Can you spot Momo?

It's shelter dog month - celebrate by making these homemade dog treats (they were a hit at the office!)

J.Crew is having a pretty great sale this weekend - 30% off  sale items with code 'SHOPFALL'. These are in my shopping basket.

How to transform your morning routine. This is actually pretty great.


Take an extra 30% off sale items at Madewell, too. Loving these boots.

I always love seeing updates from Julie, her photos and words are gorgeous.

Acceptance vs. self improvement.

Such a pretty dress.

How to just be.

This is a beautiful bag.

24 hours in Philly with the Free People blog team.

10 creative (and generally respectable) couple's Halloween costumes

Friday, October 10, 2014

Worn: I'm Saving Myself For Tom Selleck

 photo OrchidGrey_October092014-4_zps484d18e9.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October092014-6_zpsf8bf6c36.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October092014-3_zps38d9be85.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October092014-5_zps23a64ba8.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October092014-1_zps312c2bde.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_October092014-2_zpsa76fcb89.jpg
When you find a pin of this caliber, you don't leave it behind. It's been awhile since the days of pin-covered jackets -- pin covered everything really, did you do that as a teenager? -- but when I found these two at a flea market recently, I decided it was time to bring it back. This was my first "fall" outfit, one that actually felt like I was dressing for a new season, a look that finally made me feel is if I actually got dressed. My poor feet need to be trained to like stacked heels again after four straight months of Birkenstocks.

But these pictures are a couple of weeks old, and right now I'm writing from my hotel room in Richmond, VA, waiting for Chris to arrive. A little outside Richmond, if you want to get technical about it. The rest of my team has left, but I'm staying on to get some content for work, and to see one of my favorite people. The past couple of days were really great, though. This was my first experience travelling for work and I'm so thankful that I get to go places again and not just be anchored behind a desk all day. It makes an enormous difference, being able to get out into the world every now and then. And, oh, do i have some awesome stuff planned for the next couple of days. I can't wait to share. But for now, "hey, how are ya?"

Get the look: Vintage jacket (similar) // MinkPink Dress (similar) // Samantha Pleet x Wolverine 1k Boots (similar) // Vintage & thrifted jewelry // Vintage backpack from Omnia Vintage (c/o - similar)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Here & There 10.7

 photo OrchidGrey_zps2663323b.jpg
Happy Tuesday! How's it going for you so far? I went for a haircut this weekend, and well, I'm not stoked about it. It's pretty awful actually, but hey, at least it's hat season, right? This week I'm off to Richmond, Virginia for work and I can't wait, it' my first experience travelling for FP and my first time in Richmond and I have some really fun things planned. So stay tuned!

PS - I'm binge watching Gilmore Girls and couldn't be happier. Except I think Chris and I might be Babette and Maury?

Get the look (above): Top: Free People // Jeans: Old J.Crew (similar) // Converse low tops // Juicy Couture sunnies (similar)

 photo Untitled-1_zps07d4c798.jpg
// AA Tent Dress

// 90's Denim Jacket from Wolf Mama Vintage -- Save 20% w/code 'HELLOFALL'

// How amazing is this hand tooled leather cuff from JessAmity?

// Ron Swanson quotes as motivational posters. Perfection.

// This plaid shirt dress is pretty perfect for fall.

// The perfect autumn jacket? Yes, the perfect autumn jacket.

// A review of all the Jersey Shore tanning products. Because whatever.

// Loved this post on building closet essentials from Jen.

// This outfit is so cute. Also love these.

// The definitive guide to every single drugstore mascara. Seriously.

// 90's halloween costumes. Terrifying.

// Love these cute boots.

// Cat loaves, served up hot.

// Might just be my new winter jacket.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Worn: Early Autumn

 photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-3_zps4cc13604.jpg photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-1_zps8b773821.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-2_zps68e5c9e3.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-4_zps04a33bef.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-7_zpse4a36b20.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-6_zpsdc743be4.jpg
 photo OrchidGrey_JulieSharp_September242014-5_zps94f06de2.jpg

I'm not going to lie, I'm in need of a good, solid dose of inspiration. My schedule has changed so much in the three months I've been in Philly, and -- besides the occasional upset -- I feel as though I'm wearing the same thing day after day, for convenience and function. This is a feeling that has left me feeling at odds with my closet, despite knowing full well that there is plenty to wear. Usually, I'm in some combination of jeans and a tee. It's easy, but it's starting to feel stale (and by starting to, I mean I'm over it).

These were taken a few weeks back, on a day when I had a little extra time in the morning to get dressed. I wore this to work, and promptly changed into jeans and a tee (!!!) once I got home to go out with Chris. One thing I am learning? How to love sneakers again. After years of not liking how my legs looked wearing sneakers, I'm saying 'F it' and just doing the damn thing. Time is of the essence lately, and sneakers are comfortable, and more importantly, allow me to move. It's a plus that classic Chucks look pretty decent with most things.

Get the look: Jacket: Aeropostale (c/o) // Top & skirt: Lulu's (similar & similar) // Earrings & bar necklace: Black Crystals // Sunglasses: RayBan Wayfarers // Converse Chuck Taylors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Here & There 9.30

 photo SullivanOwen17_zpsbf9f5ea0.jpg
I can't believe it's the last day -- the last night! -- of September. This month has flown right by and I'm spending these last few hours exactly how I want to be: Drinking wine, watching Scandal, and blogging. Am I a stereotype? Perhaps. Am I perfectly content to be? Sure. This past weekend was so good, my mom came to town and I got to play tourist and tour guide. Despite waking up with one hell of a cold on Saturday, I had a great time and it was exciting to show my mom our new home.

 photo OrchidGreyHereThere9_zpsec259f3c.jpg

// Vintage 60's moccasins from Jess Amity

// Love this cute vintage sweater from WoldMamaVintage - save 15% w/code 'ORCHIDGREY'

// How gorgeous is this incredible hair pin

// Essentially how I feel about the Internet lately.

// These are pretty bad ass.

// Dead boyfriends and rebel girls.

// I can't stop laughing at this: Women who want to be left alone in western art history.

// These jeans might just be perfect.

// The perfect thing for fall.

// On my list of things to try: this beautiful facial serum.

// Some very unexpected maps.

// Awesome travel tips from Anthony Bourdain.