Outfits: Coffee Break

2015-11-25 Coffee Break 22015-11-25 Coffee Break 1 2015-11-25 Coffee Break 32015-11-25 Coffee Break 4Outfit: tank – thrifted | sweater – See by Chloe from Clementine Consignment | jeans – H&M | boots – Atrex | bag- Cuyana | scarf – thrifted | necklace – from my grandmother

Images: Andrew

One of my favorite activities is ordering coffee from one of our million local coffee spots in Richmond. I’ll either sit and work, read, or take a walk. Here, I’ve just ordered a dirty chai from Plant Zero Cafe (whose tag line is everything) and took a quick walk around historic Manchester in Richmond. We have an abundance of old factory buildings that are slowly being turned into sleek apartments but, for now, this corner is still just old bricks and glass.


Outfits: Thankful

2015-11-27 Thankful 2 2015-11-27 Thankful 3 2015-11-27 Thankful 1 2015-11-27 Thankful 4

Outfit: sweater – Target from Ashby Consignment | jeans – H&M | tank – H&M, speaking of which – I need new white ones – any suggestions? | flats – Lanvin from Baggio Consignment | jewelry – all estate sales or from my mom | bag – Cuyana

Images: Andrew

Happy week after Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful day/long weekend filled with family, friends, food and adventure. We spent ours with heavy doses of all of the above. Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving we head to my mother’s home in Yorktown and while we had  big plans to #optoutside (a bike ride around Jamestown and the Virginia Capital Trail), a bruised rib kept us from those plans. So instead, we opted to the nearest Christmas tree lot, purchased a fun sized Christmas tree (seriously, it’s shorter than I am), and had fun combing through handmade Christmas tree ornaments. This year I am thankful for so much and am looking forward to a holiday season celebrating all of it!

Outfits: Fall

2015-11-24 Fall 42015-11-24 Fall 22015-11-24 Fall 52015-11-24 Fall 12015-11-24 Fall 3

Outfit: dress/top – thrifted from The Clothes Rack | jeans – H&M | jean jacket – H&M | necklace – vintage from my grandmother | scarf – thrifted in Williamsburg, VA | boots – Coclico from Baggio Consignment | sunglasses – Prada | Bag – Cuyana

Images: Andrew

Here in Richmond we have been having unseasonably warm weather but beautifully colored leaf changes none the less. My husband and I make it a goal to hit Skyline Drive  in the Blue Ridge Mountains each year to catch the leaves change. But sometimes the most spectacular display of fall is in our own neighborhoods. We drive by this street almost daily and the canopy of pure yellow leaves never fails to make me smile. On this particular day it finally turned cold (frost on the ground!) and I had to capture the moment. On a fashion note – anyone else loving dresses over jeans/pants?? It’s the perfect way to extend your wardrobe into multiple seasons and I’m just getting into it. #latetotheparty

For all those celebrating, visiting family, and #optoutside-ing, have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Outfits: Saturday Night

2015-11-13 Saturday Night 2 2015-11-13 Saturday Night 4 2015-11-13 Saturday Night 1 2015-11-13 Saturday Night 3 2015-11-13 Saturday Night 5

Outfit: top – Enza Costa from The Outnet | skirt – vintage, second hand from Ashby | tank – J. Crew | bag – thrifted | heels – Mossimo thrifted from The Clothes Rack | earrings – thrifted from Thrifty Quaker

Images; Andrew

I’ve been spending a lot of time in yoga pants, comfy sweaters, and jeans lately so it was nice to get fancied up for a date night to Southbound this past weekend. Southbound is one of those places that offers adventurous eating (blowfish that you eat like chicken wings were on the menu) and we ordered lamb and sweet potato gnocchi, pickled vegetables (for me), and a double cheeseburger with fries (for him). We have been having deliciously chilly fall weather for the last few weeks here in Richmond and this knee length green leather skirt was the perfect outfit pairing for a night out.

Outfits: Faux Wrap

2015-10-25 Faux Wrap 1 2015-10-25 Faux Wrap 3 2015-10-25 Faux Wrap 4 2015-10-25 Faux Wrap 2 2015-10-25 Faux Wrap 5

Outfit: dress – Ronnie Heller Designs for MJ from The Clothes Rack | belt – thrifted, from The Clothes Rack | shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo from Baggio Consignment | earrings – Clothes Mentor Short Pump | ring – vintage

Images: Hannah

Despite the fashion world’s constant yammering that the wrap dress is THE dress to have, I have only ever owned one other one (an Alice Temperly for Target, one of the very first collabs). It was a true wrap dress and it indeed did flatter. When I spotted this one on the rack at a local thrift store i new I had to try it on. I snapped a dressing room selfie and took it home that day. And what better things to pair it with than all #2ndhand1st items? Also – a red barn is A+ for blogging photos.

Outfit: Cozy

2015-09-07 Cozy 1 2015-09-07 Cozy 2 2015-09-07 Cozy 3 2015-09-07 Cozy 5 2015-09-07 Cozy 4

Outfit: sweater – H&M | jeans – Banana Republic | boots – Fergalicious | bag – Cuyana | necklace – thrifted | rings – from my grandmother

Images: Andrew

I have a huge weakness for oversized sweaters and tops. Some might argue against them for petite frames, but they are just so darn cozy and comfortable, I can’t help but love them. I purchased this H&M sweater last year as one of my few retail purchases and I have to admit, it’s pretty perfect. So far it’s held up well (despite being fast fashion) and I love pairing it with skinny jeans and the most beat up boots you can imagine. My husband and I had a spontaneous date night last week where we skipped over to the newest neighborhood spot, White Horse Tavern. We managed to snag a coveted seat at the bar overlooking the sidewalk and street and enjoyed our wine, beer and apple cobbler. This sweater was perfect for our early fall night.

Outfits: Form and Function

2015-10-06 Form and Function 3 2015-10-06 Form and Function 4 2015-10-06 Form and Function 2 2015-10-06 Form and Function 5

Outfit: top – Balance Micro Mesh Tank Top, Alternative | capris – Fabletics | sports bra – Target | sandals – Light Beam, Chaco | hat: United Way | jacket – Patagonia, thrifted | book bag – L.L. Bean | climbing helmet: El Cap, Mammut 

Images: Andrew

Ever since taking up rock climbing a year ago (a year to the day on Oct. 19!), I have spent more time in work out gear/apparel than I ever though was possible. I used to be a total ratty t-shirt and gym shorts girl. I mean, I was working out and getting sweaty, so what’s the big deal? But the outdoor community is full of fashion forward people that just have a different take on fashion because it also has to function. Chacos? Bring ’em on. They are the most functional sandal I have ever worn and I can hike, run, walk, bike and more in them. It’s not all function and no play though – I’m loving this Alternative mesh work out top with a cut away back. Definitely a far cry from a t-shirt with holes in it and a heck of a lot more fun.