October 21, 2018

Gingham Flannel: J. Crew (dupe: J. Crew Factory)

Overalls: Abercrombie & Fitch

Utility Jacket: Penfield x Madewell

Jeans: Hollister Co.

Stripe Flannel: Madewell (dupe: Madewell)

Booties: Madewell

Tote: 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 My Madewell transport tote goes everywhere with me, but my monogram stamp feels a little outdated now that I have new initials!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!

Cheers!

Abbey

August 28, 2018

Pajama Set: TopShop

Eye Mask: Amazon

Slippers: Amazon

My bachelorette party was a massive success thanks to my wonderful maid of honor, and all of my amazing friends! We went with a slumber party theme and booked a hotel suite bc staying in is life. I was in love the Topshop satin set I ordered, and I’m so bummed I didn’t get a picture of my slippers bc I’m OBSESSED (+ inexpensive).

I decided to keep things more low key v. going out and getting wasted bc let’s be honest, I’m a Grandma. The Leveque Hotel in downtown Columbus did not disappoint with our suite! The entire hotel itself is gorgeous, but I was so impressed with our room! We’re almost a month out and it is getting REAL.

Cheers!

Abbey

August 26, 2018

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.

Cheers!

Abbey

August 19, 2019

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!

Cheers!

Abbey

July 7, 2018

Stationary: Minted Weddings

Finding the perfect wedding stationary is HARD, especially for someone who is into lettering & typography. Philip & I really wanted something simple, timeless, and not over the top expensive bc let’s be honest, people throw these away the second after you get married.

Minted’s selection was amazing, & made it so difficult to choose just one, but here we are! 10/10 would recommend for all invitation needs. We opted for “The minimalist” design.

Cheers!

Abbey

June 19, 2018

6/18/94, my date of birth & a day that not until recently has snuck up on me. As a child I would have my birthday list planned out a month in advance for my parents, and my party planned as early as I could possibly have it. But this year felt different.

Priorities have heavily shifted this year, and I find myself reminiscing a lot on my birthdays past. I have fond memories of my Sweet 16 surrounded by everyone I went to high school with singing me happy birthday. My 18th I spent the day on the beach, my 21st out at bars with my close college friends, and my 22nd again on the water. This year taking a day off of work to relax and enjoy time with family and Philip seemed to trump all of those. I can’t tell if I’m becoming wise, or just really boring.

With this, here is some advice for those of you turning 24.

1.) You do not have to have your entire life figured out. In college I assumed my life would be ticked & tied at this point (let’s all laugh together….). It’s okay to still be in progress.

2.) Social media is a morphed reality, and is everyone on their best behavior (lol bc I am the QUEEN of this) . I so often find myself comparing my life to others through Instagram, Facebook etc. but seriously, no ones going to post them fist deep in some toll house cookie dough on their third binge hour of KUWTK (aka me once a week)

3.) It’s okay to not be okay sometimes. Key word, SOMETIMES, this is not to discredit getting help where help is due. Surround yourself by people who make you happy, who comfort you, and who support you (here’s looking @ you Philip). There’s nothing more important than having someone there to talk to after a straight up terrible day at work (don’t pretend you don’t have them, we all do.)

Cheers!

Abbey