These pictures obviously weren’t taken this week, because it’s FREEZING outside. My boyfriend and I made the bad decision to walk to Blaze Pizza (it’s like Chipotle for pizza—each pie is $8 and you can customize the toppings) and our hands nearly froze off before we could shovel some cheesy slices into our mouths (but I totally still recommend Blaze).
I wanted to post this outfit before I forgot about it because I love two things about this look: 1) I thrifted this J. Crew coat for less than $20 and I wanted to show it off! 2) I’ve also had these jeweled bug earrings for 4 years now and they always garner compliments no matter where I go. Much as I love buying new items, there’s something so satisfying about breathing life into old pieces.
I texted my sister asking her which holiday sweater we should both wear for our family holiday pictures. Since my sis is both a tomboy and someone who hates cheesy family pictures, she turned down every single option I offered.
However, I think I can eventually get her to compromise on this pretty reindeer sweater. I love the cute trim and maybe she’ll appreciate the oversized fit. Maybe she’ll even be willing to wear matching puffball hats…I can dream!
Sweater: Abercrombie, similar here from Tommy Hilfiger // Shirt: Primark, same print here for $18 // Scarf: Primark, exact same here // Bag: F21, similar here ($25) // Shoes: Kate Spade (dupe from ASOS for $76)// Monogram necklace: Etsy
Isn’t this spot just perfect for a couple’s photoshoot? I thought about photoshopping a giant sushi roll or a burrito into these shots (because I am in a serious, committed relationship with food, ok?).
One thing I know for certain: the shorter days make me hungry ALL THE TIME. Something about the sun setting at 4pm makes me want dinner, and then second dinner, and then dessert, when I realize I’m basically living in a tundra until next April. I mean, I’m still thinking about sushi as I type this—you’ll excuse me while my lover Rainbow Roll and I have a private moment.
On a side note: these boots sold out so fast that I couldn’t even take pics and upload in time! But I did find a dupe on ASOS that’s made of suede and $100 cheaper. Think of how many sushi rolls I could’ve bought with the savings…
Man, this week was rough. I definitely felt like I was missing a few days somewhere in there.
But about this outfit: I wanted to post something red, white, and blue to correspond with Veterans Day. People have been pretty divisive recently but I hope we can all agree that our soldiers deserve to be celebrated and appreciated.
And something else we can all agree on? The fact that this outfit is quintessential New England. Not that I’m complaining! I fully intended to dress as though I was being featured in a Ralph Lauren photo shoot. When I first moved from Texas to Massachusetts, I was terrified that my summery, boho style would make me stick out. I think I’ve adapted well, however; you can’t look at these pictures and say that I don’t fit in with some bright fall foliage, maybe with a dog with a preppy name like Jameson or Piper, and a pair of duck boots 😉
Sweater: H&M // Jeans: Primark, similar here ($38) // Earrings: F21, similar here // Necklace: Etsy // Boots: F21 dupe for a Jeffrey Campbell boot (old), this year’s version here // Lip color: Buxom lip gloss in ‘Brittany‘ (get it? haha) // Hat: Popsugar (gifted)
It’s been a hell of a week and I finally have some time to sit down and post. Last weekend was definitely the best Halloween I’ve ever had: if you missed our costumes, I’ll post it below:
Despite the fun I had during Halloween, I was also under a lot of pressure and it never really let off. For starters: my boyfriend’s childhood best friend flew in to celebrate Halloween with us, so right off the bat I wanted to get to know him and impress him. But our costumes, which we built by hand out of foam and cardboard, were nowhere near finished.
Since I’m a control freak, I was inwardly panicking the whole afternoon. I had two hours that afternoon to finish painting this intricate tattoo on one of the boys and I was the photographer in charge of shooting our costumes on the rooftop. I kept looking out the window at the fading sunlight and wondering if we were going to make it to the party with a full costume.
We finished the armor 1 hour after the party had already begun, and that was only because we ended up just gluing costume parts to the clothing instead of attaching it temporarily. Yet the funny thing is, 20 minutes after we arrived at the party, the costume contest winners were announced–and we had won! Additionally, person after person came up to us over the course of the night to tell us how good our cosplays looked, and I realized all my damn panicking had been for nothing.
You’d think I would’ve gotten a break after that party weekend, but during the following few days, I had to start studying for the MPRE test (the first part of our bar passage). For those law classmates who told me that I only needed one day to study for this test, you’re all liars. I’m still praying that I barely scraped by with a passing score.
I thought that the week as a whole had a nice narrative to it, however. I started out being a micromanaging boss during Halloween prep–only to find out that everyone would’ve loved us anyway even if we had shown up without any armor or slightly less makeup—and ended the week by aiming for a score that was just a little above “good enough.” You have to pick your battles, and I think I’m happy with my choices.