Wednesday, October 22

fancy

currently loving: weddington way october style challenge

Obviously I'm in no position to be giving out wedding advice, but I have, on occasion, spent several hours lost on pinterest looking at pretty pictures of lights strung over garden dining tables, diy oyster bars, and bouquets of pale pink peonies. I mean, who hasn't? It's only when you get to the Edwardian style engagement rings that you realize that you have absolutely no business doing this and should probably just close your laptop and go outside. Ah, but they're so pretty. So, when Weddington Way asked me to participate in their October Style Challenge, I was excited to put those lost hours to use.

I was drawn to this dress because it reminded me of Grace Kelly. A mix of her 1955 Academy Awards gown and the white one from To Catch a Thief. It's classic and pretty and could easily be reworn to a formal occasion. And best of all, the muted blue green shade is seasonless. I would style it with neutral accessories; pearls, sheer pink nails and lips, and slightly sparkly sandals.

You can check out more of Weddington Way's lovely bridesmaid dresses here.

Happy Wednesday and thank you for reading!

Tuesday, October 21

black + beige


I thought of this outfit while falling asleep one night, because that's totally normal right? To go over the contents of your closet as you're falling asleep, plan out new combinations, think through your options. Despite the alarming rate at which this linen sweater wrinkles, I love it.  It's that perfect weight for those days where the weather can't quite agree on what season to be. It's been so up and down lately, I have been struggling to get dressed in the morning. Do I need a full on winter coat, a blanket scarf, or just a light sweater? In my sleepy state I thought it would be a good idea to pair it with this skirt, which I bought last year but haven't gotten much use out of. I thought the loose shape of the sweater would fit nicely over this flouncy black skirt. I liked the result a lot more than I thought I would. You can never tell with these on the brink of sleep ideas. When has putting a giraffe in moon boots ever worked? But now I kind of want to wear this combination at least once a week. It's casual and relaxed, but still a little girly. 

So tell me, is this outfit planning while falling asleep thing normal?

Monday, October 20

pumpkin picking

burgundy sweater + suede over the knee boots
burgundy sweater
pumpkin picking
pumpkin picking
michael kors regina over the knee boots
burgundy sweater
burgundy sweater + suede over the knee boots
burgundy sweater + suede over the knee boots

On Friday JD and I hopped in the car and drove East towards the North Fork to the pies, pumpkins, and wine. Year in and year out, going pumpkin picking is always my favorite thing. I remember each of our trips so fondly, even the time it was really cold and gloomy and we got stuck going in circles in the corn maze. I still have that treasure map tucked away somewhere.


This year the patch we usually go to, the perfect, quiet one hidden down a dirt road off the main strip that lets you cut your own pumpkin off the vine, was closed. If I had to guess why, I'd say it was because it was a Friday afternoon. So we continued on down the road to another patch where the pumpkins had already been picked and the best ones were brought towards the front of the lot so you didn't have to walk very far to find one. We skipped the corn maze, picked up a couple of pies from Briermere, and went off to our favorite winery, One Woman, followed by a trip to Greenport for a tasting and a growler of their oyster stout. 

I kept things simple and comfortable in a loose burgundy sweater, jeans, and suede over the knee boots. Obviously, I changed into sneakers for our venture into the pumpkin patch. With all the rain that had come through the day before I wasn't taking any chances. 

Fun fact, JD and I ended up wearing pretty much the same outfit. 

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, October 17

the bee's knees

I'm a twenties girl. The dresses, the language, the parties. I imagine it all in that romantic way that I assume most people do. Paris, dark and beautiful, all lit up, filled with all the best writers and they're all having the best time. We've seen it over and over again in clean black font and on every kind of screen. Think Gatsby, Midnight in Paris, A Moveable Feast. It's my golden era. So it's hardly a surprise I'd be game to try every 1920's cocktail I can find. 
I've had variations of the Bee's Knees before throughout the course of my never-ending speakeasy search. Spruced up, made more modern, and often overpriced. You take a sip in a dark room, a basement down an alley somewhere in the East Village and you think "that's New York".  But you can't beat classics, I'm a firm believer that they're called that for a reason. And so yesterday as the rain came down in sheets, big dewy drops smashing against the window, I decided I was in the mood for something warm and comforting. What is more warm and comforting on a rainy day than lemon and honey? Minus the tea. Plus gin. The Bee's Knees it was. Done.
The Bee's Knees
2 oz gin
3/4 oz honey simple syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into a glass. 

To make honey simple syrup combine equal parts honey and water.
It's a simple drink, but it has a bite to it and I like that. 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 16

camel blazer

camel blazer + embroidered top + black pants
camel blazer + embroidered top + black pants
camel blazer + embroidered top + black pants
camel blazer + embroidered top + black pants

Of all the things I wanted to have in my closet this season, a camel blazer was at the top of my list. It's one of those colors that transitions well throughout the year, but there is a certain warmth that fits in perfectly with all of my favorite autumn colors. Needless to say, I've been wearing this one as often as I can without leading my coworkers to assume that it is the only blazer I own. It's not, I also have a black one. 

One of the things I'm loving most about this blazer is how versatile it is. For example, last week I wore it over a pale pink sweater with jeans and nude flats (as seen here) and blended in perfectly with the Brooks Brothers crowd while picking out a birthday bow tie for JD. This is kind of the opposite of that look. It's a nice thing to be able to do, it makes the blazer feel completely different. For a more downtown look I paired it with a sheer embroidered top, black jeans, and ankle strap flats.

What was at the top of your list?
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