A spooky fashion shoot

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I decided to have a little fun with my tripod (well I used my mom’s this time because it was already all set up and mine is a bit more difficult to set up) and take some fun fashion shots. The only other time I played around with a tripod was with my Mickey Mouse rules all post, but I think I need to make this a regular thing!

 

#1:

Lularoe Halloween leggings, Target thrifted sweater, H&M boots

 

These leggings have trick or treaters on them. How cute!

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Do you like my teal pumpkin with polka dots that I painted? Also- there’s my skull pillow with the eye bitten off from Molly… #extraspooky #Keepinitreal #Realbloggersarecool

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# 2:

Thrifted Forever 21 dress, Lularoe leggings, thrifted pleather red jacket, thrifted cow bag, thrifted Teva brand boots, floppy hat from my sister. 🙂

 

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How awesome is this cow bag?! My mom said she had a similar one and I remember it from when I was a kid…

 

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#cowandstripes #whynot

 

The bag also has a millon pockets and organization sections in it plus a Velcro closure…

 

# 3:

Thrifted dress, Lularoe leggings

Bottom photos- added an H&M sweater and my Carhartt beanie

 

I like the blue and yellow together. It feels retro to me…this dress is also a very flattering fit!

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I also love the dress because it easily layers for fall and winter.

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When you try to tripod and you cut off your head, but the pictures come out kind of artsy/blurry and you like it.

 

#4:

Aztec sweater from sissy, thrifted Zara brand jeans, 80’s belt “thrifted” from mom’s closet, cow bag, beanie, and boots on repeat.

 

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Pumpkin: Thrifted, painted, polka dotted.

Posing with your pumpkin to end your photo shoot- priceless.

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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed! XOXO

Currently in October

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Currently doing….

 

Lots of fall activities! In October, the foliage is prime and Halloween is around the corner and it’s the most wonderful time of the year. 

 

 

This weekend I went to a pumpkin walk & lighting and Oktoberfest on our mountain top.  October is a really busy month but a good month with lots of fun things planned! In addition to the normal fall busyness and fun, we have wedding festivities to go this month and next month. I also have a photo shoot planned for next weekend, (1940’s pinup at a big ship museum) but I am waiting to hear back on if the location is a definite.

We are planning to do a great pumpkin blaze and a haunted house too this month and also have a Halloween party to go to! (We still have to lock down our costumes…..)

 

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Normal life stuff….

 

This fall so far has been filled with good, but busy things.

I have been taking a Graphic Design class and that has been a lot of work, but fun! Even if you only take 1 class while working 40 hours a week, it’s a lot. Especially when you have Photoshop projects that take a lot of time and effort. Right now I am focusing on just taking classes and gaining skills that will help with me with my blogging and expand my opportunities for jobs. I want to continue with Graphic Design classes and also explore Web Design courses. I also want to complete the Google Digital Marketing certification, anyone done it?! (Career students, you out there, you with me) Lololol.

Life has also been really busy since we rescued Miss Molly and she came into our lives.

But oh so sweet.

This is what a happy girl who was just rescued looks like.

I swear we fall more and more in love with her every day…

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Lmao.

 

Currently writing

 

Guys, I swear I have been working on my October and Halloween Happy planning.  I still only doing planning layouts when I feel up to it and think about it, I try not to stress about it at all and just have fun with it when I want to. But that will be coming soon!

 

Also, I am in the middle of playing Life is Strange: Before the Storm and will be blogging a review/my thoughts post on that once I am done. If you are not familiar with Life is Strange, I talked about it here. Because of our slow mountain wifi, I had to download the game at Frankie’s house ( a half hour away from me) so can only play it when I am there. So far I really love it and it is everything I thought it would be, but I haven’t gotten very far yet.

 

 

Currently watching…

THIS IS US.

 

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We waited so long for season 2 and it’s finally here! Will we get answers to all our questions?

Waiting to watch Strangers Things…

 

October 27th, season 2! 

 

 

 

What are you doing in this October?

 

Weekend roundup: October and apple picking

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I first discovered this song in October of 2009 so it always makes me think of October. I saw Phantogram live in the beginning of this year and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to!

 

 

 

 

 

Not only was it the weekend but it was the first day of October, the best month ever!

We were lucky enough to go back to Greig Farm in Red Hook like last October, but this time to apple pick!

 

 

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We are always this happy with food coming!

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Brisket sandwich and deviled eggs with hot apple cider. 

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Of course it pays off to have a very supportive #bloggerboyfriend who is always willing to take photos of you for your blog.

I was wearing my new Lularoe maxi skirt today that actually has palm trees on it, but the colors are very fall and the pattern from afar looks like leaves. I was wearing this with a striped shirt, and my Mickey Mouse beanie I blogged about here.

 

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I look like a baby in these photos (maybe it’s the braids and Mickey Mouse, haha?!) but I will forever be thankful for my baby face as it keeps me forever young.

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How was your first day of October?

Fall Fashion Inspiration

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It’s time for another Fall Fashion Inspiration post!

How is it time already?! 

But alas….fall fashion is simply my favorite.

 

 

 

My fall fashion inspiration post from last year seemed to be really popular! Sadly, I still never found my perfect trench coat. (Or any trench coat, sad face….) So that’s still a goal this year.

 

I have been thrifting a bit and plan on doing thrift haul and outfits from thrifting posts as soon as I get a big enough stash going! It is also time to go through my clothes again and start my Poshmark account. (I have been selling on Ebay on and off for years but my sis tells me this site is way better!)

 

Fall Fashion Inspiration

 

Sarah Paulson’s look in Blue Jay. Long dress, blazer, and beanie.

 

 

 

 

First off, if you have not seen Blue Jay yet- go watch it. It’s on Netflix and has become one of my favorite movies ever. I am a sucker for sad under rated Indie movies and this is definitely one. And I’ve been obsessed with Sarah Paulson ever since American Horror Story and my obsession only grew after watching her star in this role. And her outfit throughout the whole thing! Oh my God, her outfit. I need to recreate it this fall but I am not sure anyone could wear it like she does. When I do I will be sure to blog about it!

 

 

 

It was hard to find a full length photo, but it is basically a long floral dress with a long blazer (rolled at end with white underneath), and a winter hat. I think you could supplement the winter hat for any fall beanie and it would work. The outfit seems simple enough, yet something I never thought of wearing together.

 

Brocade, Embroidery, and Retro colors. 

 

 

I recently saw these boots at Target and did not know it was called Brocade at the time. Then I saw another blogger talking about it and realized I really wish I bought these boots! Lol.

 

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Angela Chase inspired. 

 

Was anyone else as obsessed with My So Called Life as my sister and I were?!? Not only with the show, but with Angela as a person and her style. 

T shirt under dress. Plaid. Flannels every day. Doc Martens and Timberlands. Angela Chase’s style is definitely coming back…

 

MY SO CALLED LIFE

Layers.

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Velvet under plaid? Genius.

 

Varsity Jacket.

 

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Black Coven hats.

(Inspired by AHS Coven)

 

 

 

 

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Thigh highs & Statement tights.

 

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I want this whole outfit.

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What are your favorite fall fashion looks for this year?

Meet sweet Molly

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Meet our new sweet Molly! 

 

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Molly is our new 3 year old Chihuahua/Papillion mix rescue. (Called a Chion)

 

You may remember we have 2 other pups- two Jack Russells. My mom has been looking for a 3rd dog for awhile now- since Lily is getting older, poor girl. We don’t want to leave Daisy alone since she has always grown up with another dog and we have always wanted to adopt to save a life.

My mom put in countless applications to rescue groups only to hear nothing back. One day she decided check the email Adopt a pet sends you automatically (which she usually does not check) and saw Miss Molly!

She put in an application and hoped for the best…

 

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Molly on her way HOME!

 

Next thing we knew Companion Pet Rescue contacted us back (right away!) letting us know we have been approved and that Miss Molly girl would be traveling from Tennessee (where she was being fostered since August) up to Newburgh, New York the very next day. 

Of course we dropped everything and went and got her! The picture above is Molly in my car on the way home.

The experience of adopting a dog and picking them up was like nothing I have ever experienced.

Remember that when you adopt, you are saving more than 1 life because you are making more room in shelters for others that need help!

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Miss Molly was super hyper at first until we got to the thruway and she fell right asleep. That’s when I first knew how much of a cuddle bug she is.

Molly arrived in a big transport tractor trailer with a bunch of other dog crates in it traveling to their new homes, too!

When the man handed her to me in her blanket (her only thing she arrived with besides a collar- her green blanket which she chewed up at her foster mom’s home hehe) I immediately burst out crying and thanked him. This might sound silly, but that man handing her to me was how I imagined it would feel when you first see your child.

I was just filled with so much love for this little baby and felt all of her fear and emotions for her in that moment.

 

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I think I also felt so many emotions because I knew what she had been through.

We know she was left outside all day in the hot Tennessee weather.

We know that a woman had her and gave her up because she did not have patience with housebreaking her. Because you know, dogs take work and patience. But the love they give you back is ten fold and oh so worth it…

We know she is afraid of crates and wary of men coming near her but don’t know why.

We know that she is home now and we will never make her feel that way again.

 

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This goofball loves to sleep in all kinds of weird positions.

And despite what she has been through, she is really the sweetest little girl you will ever meet. So loving and cuddly, she smothers you in kisses and gets so excited when she sees you.

We have fallen in love with her and are pretty sure she loves us too!

 

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To be continued on the life of Molly…

5 outdoor fall activities for you and your dog!

Written by Nat Smith, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.

 

5 outdoor fall activities for you & your dog

 

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#5 Doga

 

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Whether you’re an experienced yogi or you’ve skipped out so far, fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and stretch with your pup. Dogs love being a part of our activities, and Doga is a wonderful way to bond with your pet. You’ll help your dog get into various positions, and it has health benefits for dogs as well as humans! Doga can also include a simple massage.

The best thing about doing yoga together outdoors? If your pet wants to wander off for a bit to play on their own, you’ll have time for a sun salutation–your dog can be as involved as they’d like, or just enjoy the autumn sunshine. Look for an outdoor Doga class in your area, or read up on it and give it a try on your own.

 

#4 Corn Maze

 

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Dogs get excited about everything, and bringing your pup along to the corn maze will renew your enthusiasm for this fall tradition. Find dog-friendly corn mazes in your area, and get familiar with their rules. Your dog must be well-behaved and leashed, and as always, you’ll need to bring poop bags to clean up after your pet.

Once you’re there, let your pup take the lead and see where you end up! Even if they aren’t able to lead you to the exit, they’ll enjoy every step of the adventure.

 

#3 Camping

 

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Fall camping has endless upsides: No crowds, it’s not too hot, and the views are incredible. Bring your dog along for an unforgettable weekend. You’ll stay active getting lots of playtime, and take amazing photos of your time in the wild.

Smart, well-trained dogs do best on extended outdoor adventures. If you’re backpacking, you can also get a pack for your pup to carry some of their own food. Your dog will love being able to help!

 

#2 Trail Running

 

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There’s no better time to hit the trails than crisp fall mornings. Lace up your trail running shoes and invite your pup to join you. As you take in the changing leaves, your pet will get an amazing workout, and their enthusiasm will be infectious. Trail runs offer more variety for both of you, and dogs especially love getting away from the concrete jungle.

If you’re running in a thorny area, make sure you both have adequate foot protection. Check your pet’s paws before and after the run, and look for trails that are safe for both of you. Some trails allow dogs only when on-leash, while others restrict all dogs. If you want to let your dog off-leash, be sure they’re well-trained, and look for a local trail that welcomes off-leash dogs.

 

#1 Leaf-Pile Playtime

 

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Rake up a big pile of leaves, jump in, and play! Your dog will be thrilled at the opportunity to make such a delightful mess. What could be better?

Don’t have a dog of your own? Join Rover.com and become a dog-sitter, so you can find a buddy to bring along on your next adventure.

Outfit for a fall date night

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Friday night we went out for a date night and I felt like dressing up!

Fall is my favorite season to dress for. I love transitioning dresses to wear with tights.

But recently I purchased my first few pairs of Lularoe leggings…

And I have been obsessed.

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#Fringeboots #Leatherandfringe #Fringeforever

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Arrow leggings! And fall colors : )

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I got the dress at H&M for about $12!

 

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Their burgers are grass fed local beef and just fall apart in your hands. SO GOOD. I crave them constantly…

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Ricotta ice cream.

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XOXOX

Nana takes Woodstock!

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I try to get to Woodstock as often as I can. We were just there for Frankie’s birthday this August!

 

My nana reached out to me asking to go to Woodstock in September, so off we went!

 

We started off our day viewing a Woodstock pupper in a backpack…

 

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That was quite the sight.

 

Nana stopped and smelled the flowers along the way quite a bit.

 

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Hey Joshua’s Cafe– we are huge fans!!

 

There was stopping to pet puppers too…

 

 

And of course there was shopping!

 

Nana’s favorite stores included:

 

 

Little House

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Jean Turmo:

(We particularly loved your sunglasses- can you tell?!!)

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We were lucky enough to visit the Woodstock Flea Market…

 

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The drum circle was also going on…

(The thing I love most about nana is that she is always down for anything!)

 

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I got a pair of new sunglasses that I had to show off…(from Jean Turmo)

 

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But the best part of all was that I got to spend a day with my nana in a place that I love!  

XOXOXOX

Hints of fall…

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I see hints of fall all around me already.

Living on the mountain top you see the tippy tops of the trees changing very quickly.

August seems non existent and before you know it, the trees are almost all orange.

I am a local leaf peeper and on the way home this weekend I had mom pull over to get these photos with my camera! People probably think I am a tourist but that’s okay.

 

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And every time we wonder
What we left back in your hearts
Could you see we’re dreaming
Though our minds just fall apart
But we will end up somehow
With a peaceful mind
And you are leading me now
To the site where I flew from you
When your pace just scared me blind
We will come back and joke of days
When I sold you to the unkind
We will end up somehow
With a peaceful mind
And you are leading me now

 

 

 

Labor Day in Rhode Island

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How was your Labor day weekend?!

 

I visited my sister’s new place in Rhode Island. It was an activity filled weekend and I am not ready to start a new work week today (at all)

 

 

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Funny story about this seagull right here….we watched him go back and forth to pick up this Barbie doll that was on the beach. He finally got it and then went over to show it off to his seagull buddies and we watched them all fight over her. He eventually dropped her and there was a big seagull brawl. It was very entertaining hahahaha.

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And dough boys at Iggys– YUM.

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Cru Cafe was delicious and brunch is always a good idea 😉

 

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And day drinking is fine in Newport….and on weekends….especially on Labor Day weekend! #Freedom

 

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FRANKIE beer

Crush it like Quint?

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#Killerbeer!

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Bunny friend on the lighthouse path!

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Definitely caught an amazing sunset at Lobster Bar ! 

What a stunning spot to watch the boats go by and the sun go down.

 

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We really enjoyed huge Jenga, corn hole, boats and brews at Whalers Brewing Company!

#Boatsbrewsandgames

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On our last day, we enjoyed the beach and the last beautiful day of laying out in the sun that summer brings…. I’m going to miss that.  I am convinced that being born in August made me forever a summer girl.

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And these photos of us are taken by Michaelangelo Photography-

 

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Peace out Rhode Island and summer, until next time! (Cries hysterically)