Gingham Flannel: J. Crew (dupe: J. Crew Factory)
Overalls: Abercrombie & Fitch
Utility Jacket: Penfield x Madewell
Jeans: Hollister Co.
Stripe Flannel: Madewell (dupe: Madewell)
Autumn is my absolute favorite season ever since I can remember. Growing up in Michigan the fall season was a magical time, everything was changing color, the air was cooler, and my family would soon be visiting for the Holidays. I get such a sense of nostalgia during this time of year.
Philip & I have gone to Lynd’s fruit farm in Columbus every year since we began dating, and I’m glad we are holding the tradition now that we’re MARRIED (but more to come on that later). Apple + pumpkin picking are the best, and I like to get the full experience, which obviously means dressing the part. Flannels are my fall go to (flannels…for fall? Groundbreaking), but J. Crew/Madewells flannels are life changing and the COZIEST. I’m pretty much still a child, so I love a good pair of overalls, and A&F always performs with their denim selection. I was SHOCKED that I was buying pieces from Hollister again bc tbh I hadn’t since like 2011, but I’m living for these paper bag jeans (+ they’re on sale for a steal!). My Madewell transport tote goes everywhere with me, but my monogram stamp feels a little outdated now that I have new initials! Maybe that’ll be my testimony as to why I need a new one….
Here’s to the best season around!
Dress: Lord & Taylor (Wayf)
We celebrated my final bridal shower this weekend and it could not have been more perfect. The setting & decor were stunning, my Mom and three sister in laws did an absolutely amazing job! Asterisk in Uptown Westerville had such a great table set up, and a perfect atmosphere. I was also extremely pleased with my shower dress that I ordered online (that’s now on sale!) it fit like a glove & was perfect for the August heat.
Romper: Zara (their new fall collection is AMAZE),
Sandals: J Crew (sold out on J Crews actual website),
Crossbody: Gatta Bags
The past week I have been craving Autumn like no other. It has always been my favorite season for a multitude of reasons, but I always find myself eagerly wishing for spring to retire and for fall to resurface. I’m sure in a couple of months I’ll be hating myself for saying this (cue 6 months of Ohio’s unbearable winter).
German Village has always been one of my favorite burrows of Columbus, especially during Autumn, but Summer also has its perks. The brick streets, unmatched small businesses and stunning old homes make it a must see. Philip & I frequent Katzingers Delicatesen and Stauf’s for lunch & the best coffee you will ever have. We stopped in at a local plant shop, Stump, and picked up our first plant to attempt to take care of (we’ve managed to keep Darby alive, so I’m feeling pretty confident). The staff was insanely friendly, there was a cute pup greeting us at the door, and our new Snake Plant came with a little guide on how to take care of it, so honestly if we kill it we have no one to blame but ourselves.
Here’s to Sundays!
Rugby Tee: J. Crew ,
Shorts: J. Crew
Loafers: Indigo Rd (dupe: Urban Outfitters )
Another photo journey of our trip to Mackinac Island!
Top: Madewell (dupe: Madewell),
Overalls: Abercrombie & Fitch,
A trip to Mackinac Island used to be an every summer occurrence when I still lived in Michigan. The trip over the Mackinac bridge into the Upper Peninsula & the ferry ride in felt like something out of a movie. I absolutely loved being able to have Philip experience this magical place.
Our two hour bike ride did not disappoint, as we had perfect weather! 8 miles around the perimeter of the island, with a view you seriously cannot beat. Honestly I haven’t been on a bike in probably ten years and it was amazing. The turquoise water so clear you can see your feet, & the breeze coming off the lake make it the perfect summer destination.
Location: Staufs Grandview
Romper: H&M (dupe HM)
Location: Fox in the Snow Cafe (Italian Village)
Sunnies:Balmain Tee: SheIn, Jeans: Zara, Cardigan: Madewell Mules: Steve Madden
Spring has sprung in Columbus (finally), and I’m not sure if I have ever been more ready for warm weather! Being from Michigan harsh winters usually don’t phase me, but this one was exceptionally brutal and the cabin fever is REAL.
This spring will be the last of our relaxing weeks for a while, because come summer we are in full time wedding/travel mode! Planning a wedding is like layering on another full time job, and although I’ve loved every second of it, I am definitely ready for some relaxing days on Lake Michigan’s coast this summer!
I get a lot of questions around where a lot of my pieces are from. I’m all about investing in the classics ( a la the Balmain glasses, although Saks off fifth has them for a bargain in a killer nude shade) and going fast fashion for the trends (bc honestly I had a shirt that said bonjour five years ago and got rid of it…). Zara is and forever will be my favorite fast fashion retailer, but I am partial to ASOS as well (no sales tax ayeee).