April 29, 2018

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).

Cheers!

Abbey

March 17, 2018

Flannel: Madewell (ex-boyfriend fit), Sweater: PacSun (dupe: Urban Outfitters ), Boots: L.L Bean

Colorado was nothing short of breathtaking this week, with my second trip to the snowy state wrapped up! Traveling is always exhausting, but I feel nothing short of grateful for the fact that I get to see so many beautiful places thanks to the career path I chose.

The ART hotel in downtown Denver was like staying in a museum. Modern, clean and contemporary this was by far one of the most unique hotels I’ve ever stayed in. Breckenridge may quickly become one of my new favorite cities traveled. It’s quaint mountain town feel, mixed with its gorgeous scenery was the perfect combination, although my body FELT that altitude change hard.

Cheers!

Abbey

January 1 2018

Dress:  Zara

I have so much to reflect on with the closing of 2017, this year has been quite a whirlwind of different feelings, with massive changes coming out of this year. Things have been insanely busy (as always!), but 2017 seemed to be the year of excessive busyness.

The year started with an exceptional amount of travel, for both work and for personal reasons. I was able to be in my home state of Michigan multiple times, visiting both Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. I then hit Minneapolis, and experienced my first trip (solo) to the Mall of America, as well as Gainesville Florida. Philip and I also were able to treat ourselves on a post-graduation trip to Orlando, for Philip’s first ever trip to Disney World. I rounded out with a trip to Georgia to visit UGA, and was able to visit family who lives in Atlanta. And as always, multiple trips to NYC for work, and the best food on earth. I am optimistic that 2018 will be a year full of seeing new places.

My personal life saw an immense amount of change this year as well. The largest by far being our engagement! Philip and I have been together for three years, and he proposed in September on my paren’ts wedding anniversary, at one of our favorite spots at Ohio State where we met. Our wedding will be in early October and we couldn’t be more excited! I also learned that I will be welcoming my first nephew come April, he will be incredibly well dressed. I also moved into a new apartment closer to downtown Columbus, with Darby dog of course by my side.

Here’s to a year of happiness, change, and growth!

Cheers!

Abbey