Thursday, November 20, 2014

In The Wilds with Minnetonka

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As a kid, I dreamed of one day escaping the mountains for New York City (apparently the only city to exist for small, dreamy children). I imagined a fancier, crisper life, dreamed of becoming a fashion designer... about leaving that small town life far behind me. Life is ironic isn't it, though? Years and years later I find myself living in the city, dreaming of the mountains (although I would not describe my life as crisp and wrinkle-free in any way). I love the city, but on the weekends it's imperative for me to get out. To get far out.The earth below me, the sky above.

On this sunny, brisk November day, Chris and I drove north, bound for the boulder field of Hickory Run State Park in Northeast Pennsylvania. There's nothing that calms my heart rate quite like the wilderness, and as I jumped from rock to rock, with my feet solidly beneath me protected by the softest moccasins that formed to each and every striation, the tension and stress of the city evaporated with every breath of snow-tinged air. It's amazing what a difference a change of location makes.

Whether you feel most at home in the city or country, be sure to hop on over to Delightfully Tacky and the Minnetonka Moccasin blog to see just how versatile the 'El Paso' boot is. I'm so excited to be partnering with them today, and I love how Elizabeth and I took our looks in two completely different directions, perfectly capturing the essence of '1 Style, 2 Ways'.


Get the look: Minnetonka ' El Paso' boots (c/o) // Great-grandfather's Woolrich hunting jacket (similar) // AA chambray shirt // H&M jeans (similar) // Free People sunglasses // The Seam Designs beanie (c/o) // 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Soft Sunday

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As much as I love the warmer months, I feel my best in fall. Layered up, maybe a little camouflaged, maybe a little hidden, perfectly content with moody grey days and brisk weather. Disguised in a cloud of fluffy olive and soft charcoal.

Get the look: H&M sweater (similar) // vintage denim jacket (similar) // Choies skirt (c/o) // AA tights // vintage boots (similar) // Black Crystals necklace (c/o)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Here & There 11.16

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Happy Sunday night! How was your weekend? We did some exploring, some shopping, some hanging around. Pretty much the perfect way to spend two late-fall days.

Here's what caught my eye this week:

How gorgeous is this vintage velvet dress from Vintage Urban Renewal? So perfect for the holidays.

This patchwork tote from Jess Amity might just be the perfect bag for fall.

A pretty look for fall.

These chakra leggings would be perfect for a workout.

All about shades of grey this fall.

29 Thanksgiving sides... because the sides are the best part.


This week I made this dried citrus holiday garland, it smells amazing!

This dress would look so cute with a red beanie and doc martens.

Quit possibly the coziest sweater to ever exist.

Can you imagine discovering something like this? So incredible.

This coat looks so cozy.


My new fashion icon.

How cute is this scalloped hem skirt? So cute. And this coat. Ugh.

So excited for Tieka!

Well, these chocolate pinecones are pretty much the cutest ever.

I bet this candle smells amazing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Perfectly Grey

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(this face was requested by Chris, who is currently, at this very moment, serenading me with the Gilmore Girls theme song)

It's not much of a secret how much I love these grey November days. Diffused skies, cold air, soft light, a cozy sweater. A hat that has clearly -- judging by the hole and extra furs -- been enjoyed by a cat.

My Monday through Fridays are so busy that I rarely dress up these days (also, I'm lazy and take too long to get ready in the morning), so when the weekend rolls around I'll take any excuse to actually utilize the other 90% of my closet. And I just love these colors together... black, olive, and the perfect marled grey sweater. Soft and diffused, just like those skies, and the perfect length for cute mini skirts. 

Get the look: UO jacket (similar) // Choies sweater (c/o) // Thrifted skirt (similar) // AA opaque tights // Similar boots // Free People rings // Eastern Boarder hat // Vintage bracelet // thrifted Coach bag (similar)

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Walk Around The Wissahicken

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Our hiking plans for the past few weekends have been thwarted by one thing or another. Car trouble, waking up late. General unpreparedness. We had big plans to drive further North, but ended up on a low-key ramble around the woods of the Wissahicken. Not exactly the all-day hike I was looking for, but gorgeous in the late-autumn sun nonetheless. My Amazon cart is now brimming with hiking and outdoor guides for Eastern Pennsylvania, because there is always next weekend.

I'm happy it's finally hat weather. Makes covering up the mess on my head all the easier, and thanks to Lyndsay from The Seam Designs, I can finally stop stealing Chris' red beanie. Because I'm in complete and total love with this one. Red hats, they're the best, right? Even better with a pom pom. I have another outfit post for this week featuring it, proving that red is far more versatile than one might think.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

5 Things... Right Now + Weekend Links

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1. This week was a rough one, but one that ended on a high note, which I'm thankful for. I'm also thankful that it's the weekend.

2. I finally dragged myself back into an exercise routine this week, which was a rough reminder of the balance that has been lacking from my life lately. I haven't been taking care of myself, and between getting back to paleo/clean eating and exercise, I feel so much better.

3. I'm always so amazed at how much easier life gets when I clean up my act. Cutting out all dairy, all but very natural sugars (I will never give up maple syrup and honey), most alcohol, and most grains may be difficult, but it's so worth it when my skin magically clears up, my sleep improves, and the inflammation in my knees subsides.

4. I really love November and I can't wait to get to work making gifts for people this year. I feel like I've learned so much already at work, and I'm so excited to recreate some of the DIYs I've done to give to family and friends.

5. There are apple egg muffins in the oven right now and I'm desperate for them to be done. All I've wanted to do lately is bake. I'm in a baking mood and I think it's the weather.

How was your week? How are you? Along with baking, I've been in a major shopping mood. Trying to hold off because of the holidays, but that doesn't mean I'm not dreaming. Here's what caught my eye this week + some really good sale info:

Cute over the knee socks.

How gorgeous is this vintage knit cape? It would look beautiful with a navy sweater, jeans, and vintage campus boots.

I'm a sucker for vintage macrame plant hangers and this one is in-cred-i-ble.

Love the philosophy behind this company, and how awesome are these moon phase yoga leggings?

How insanely cozy does this outfit look? That sweater...

Two of my favorite Free People styles are on major markdown at Nordstrom -- I've had my eye on this cardigan forever, and this teddy bear sweater, which is pretty much the coziest thing to ever exist.

A DIY wreath for the holidays.

Save 30% off your total purchase at GAP! Including the best bra ever.

One of my favorite bloggers just started selling on Etsy, it's all so cozy!

This was making me incredibly happy this week.

So obsessed with these boots in black.

Just found this awesome Etsy shop through Instagram, so much amazing jewelry and all for a great cause.

Daylight savings time is driving my cat crazy -- also, it's pretty pointless.

Forever 21 is having a huge 50% off sale + free shipping. I have my eye on this cardigan, this sweater, and this jacket.

Outfit details (above): Boots, Sweater, Necklace, Skirt, Similar jacket

This series makes me laugh so hard. On point.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Here & There 11.5

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Happy Wednesday! Fall seems as if it has finally, finally arrived. It's been unseasonably warm lately, and I for one am ready for 45 degree days.

Here's what caught my eye this week:

// How incredible is this vintage jacket from Vintage Urban Renewal? So perfect for November.

// A pretty paisley plaid dress from Jess Amity.

// Wine tasting 101 from Afternoon Espresso.

// A cute cropped sweater for fall.

// Really sad over the death of Car Talk host Tom Magliozzi, they always reminded me of home.

// The coziest socks, possibly ever.

// Everything you need to survive the holidays.

// The definitive 'Serial' obsessive poll.

// Such a cute hat.

// Turmeric almond milk... yum!

// Lovely pink Vans.

// The Free People holiday shop is so gorgeous this year -- love these.

// The terrible 32s.

// Take an extra 30% off sale items at J.Crew - loving this cardigan.

// This made me laugh. And groan.

// 20% off sweaters at UO! Love this cozy number.