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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frankie and i

XOXOX

November gratitude: week 3

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I am grateful for songs like this that bring tears to my eyes and have so much meaning of gratitude in them.

“I don’t care if the house is packed
Or the strings of light are broken
I don’t care if the gifts are wrapped
Or there’s nothing here to open
Love is not a toy, and no paper will conceal it
Love is simply joy that I’m home
I don’t care if the carpet’s stained we’ve got food upon our table
I don’t care if it’s gonna rain, our little room is warm and stable
Love is who we are, and no season can contain it
Love would never fall for that”

 

We usually don’t listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, but this year I caved!

Monday has come again and I  enjoyed a Sunday night snuggled up with a glass of wine and my computer on my lap to blog our 3rd week of November gratitude!I sat in the cozy living room with mama watching the Christmas lights around me twinkle and smelling the pine scented candles mom had lit. Tidings of comfort and joy… Puppies snoring behind me, too. I enjoyed every bit our last moment of peace and serenity before another busy week…

 

Week 3 gratitude:

 

angel I am grateful for the change of the seasons and the opportunity to embrace all that they have to offer. This weekend, that meant a holiday farmer’s market (in 65 degrees and sunny) and decorating for the holiday. 

 

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I bought this…and one with curly fries on it!

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angel I am grateful for food in my belly and a holiday to celebrate one of my favorite things, eating.

Just kidding, it’s about being thankful…

And eating.Lots of eating!

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Pumpkin cheesecake, anyone?

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These were so delicious…I may have already finished this entire packet.

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angelI am grateful for the ability to express myself through my sense of style and through blogging.

And for a patient mama who can take pictures of me for my blog. Good thing she’s a blogger too so she gets it!

Here’s what I wore to the Holiday market! #OOTD

I am like a walking ad for H&M. The pants, shirt, and duster are all from there!

(Not planned)

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I wanted these shoes all summer. I finally found them for $7 on sale at Target at the end of the season!

 

A not so typical 65 and sunny day in late November on the mountain top…

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Someone else wanted to pose too….

 

angelI am grateful for our first big snowfall, my cozy home, and family traditions for Christmas. 

(By the way- this was Saturday night into Sunday- right after our 65 and sunny day!)

We decorated on Saturday with the warm weather and felt lucky to wake up to snow and be able to enjoy our Christmas decorations with the snow falling outside.

 

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Guess who was helping!

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With Thanksgiving upcoming, what are you grateful for?

 

Currently in October

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Happy weekend!

(I really did want to bake some yummy fall treats this weekend…)

Last month I did a Currently in September post  and am going to attempt to do these once a month!

So here it is, our currents for my favorite month ever. 

Currently in October 

Me, currently…

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This has been me all month and will continue to be me throughout October…

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Current foliage…

Looking around outside my house right now catches my breath.

Driving around my little mountain town, I feel distracted, and can’t think of where to look first.

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Currently wearing…

My Hunter boots and my fringe jacket. A lot. 

The jacket was on sale from Forever 21 for $20, the dress is from goodwill. I am excited to wear my Hunter boots with a variation of a million different styles of long thick socks.And leggings!

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Fox and squirrel leggings. And leggings, in general. 

I wish I could remember who blogged about these leggings I read about months ago, then obsessed over, and searched my local Walmarts for. I have the best boyfriend ever, who searched all over Walmart until he found them for me.

They have foxes and squirrels on them, so of course I needed them!

They also say they are “sueded” leggings , they have this buttery feeling to them.

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Currently watching…

Definitely still watching American Horror story! So far, it’s not my favorite season at all. But it is getting better each episode!

But currently in October, I’ve been watching…

Vlogtober on youtube. 

Vlogtober is when you tubers post a Vlog every day in October.

I mentioned Vlogtober last year in this post. and this Mental health monthly faves post.

Here are my favorite Vlogtobers who I have been watching for a few years now!

Sarah Hawkinson:

Sarah is a favorite you tuber of mine in general because she loves Halloween just like me, she’s an introvert also like me,  and I love her style and watching her thrifting trips. She is also the reason I started shopping obsessively at Michaels for Halloween stuff, all year round.

Samantha Maria:

Sunbeamsjess:

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Currently listening to…

I have been enjoying this Autumn Leaves playlist made by Spotify.

Here’s my October playlist, which I’ll be adding to a lot.

I haven’t been very good lately about finding new music, though. Anyone want to share any I would so appreciate it!

I just found the song above too, Sunset lover by Petit biscuit, if you want to give that a listen.

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Currently celebrating…

Coziness, warmth, and Halloween!

Every week Frankie and I celebrate a spooky night, where we light all of the fall candles, drink fall brews, and watch a scary movie. In a dimly lit and spookified room like this.

(Actually my room looks like this all year long.)

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Hanging skulls and tree branch lights in a  wine bottle, and pumpkin candles, oh my!

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Currently drinking…

Well, not right now, since it’s 11:30 am on a Saturday.

Fall cocktails. Fall pumpkin beers and ciders. 

The drinks to the right were Apple Jack and my friend’s Pumpkin pie martini, which was my favorite. Yummmm.

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Currently excited and thinking about…

Excited….Well guys, I landed my first sponsored post, where they are sending me $75 worth of Halloween goodies, all picked out by me, to blog about! I feel so blessed and I can’t wait to share with everyone. The fact that I got to hand pick all of the items made me feel great because I know that everything I am blogging about are products  I would obviously buy for myself!

Thinking about…And I am attending a space-themed Halloween party the weekend before Halloween and cannot decide between being Mrs. Frizzle from the Magic school bus, Buzz Light year, or Marvin the martian.  I will be making my costume and might buy a few little things for it if needed.

What do you guys think?! Help!

What are you doing this October? jacko

Weekend roundup; weekly planning

Hope you had a glorious weekend!

It’s been awhile since I have done a weekend roundup and weekly planning post. This is because to be honest, I’ve been slacking completely with my Happy planner.

Now that fall is coming, I felt the urge to pick it back up again and begin my fall planner layouts. So excited!

 

So, Last post I talked about how I was going to Coney Island for my friend’s 25th birthday.

Unfortunately, I did not feel safe bringing my new camera with me so all of these pictures were taken on my iphone. It still amazes me how great that camera is, though!

We went down on Saturday, which involved a lot of traveling, walking, and Pokemon hunting.

Did you know that Pokemon ride the subway, too?

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We got to Coney right when the sun was setting, which was beautiful.

Here I am posing with my one true love, ice cream.

P.S.- As a blogger, I kind of suck at getting pictures of my outfit when I am out and about. But this is a cute black 80’s style overall dress I just got from Forever 21, an Aztec patterned crop top from H&M, Converse, and a Vera Bradley crossbody. [Necessary for the subway and traveling to keep your stuff safe.]

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That night…

Later on, we hit the town in Brooklyn.But first came getting all dolled up together!

I wore my new pleather dress from Forever 21, choker from Express, faux suede fringe heels from TJ Maxx [I believe they are Laundry brand- and you can’t tell they are fringey in the picture, wahh], and a blue bag from H & M to give it a pop of color. I crimped my hair to add to the 90’s look and added some winged eyeliner and lipstick.

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We ended up meeting up with a longtime friend who we haven’t seen in awhile, who lives in Brooklyn. He knows his way around, so we ended up at Union Pool bar, which was pretty much the perfect place.

We stayed there all night because it had an indoor bar, outdoor bar and lounging areas, and a separate club section with a DJ who played pretty much all the perfect dance songs.

The atmosphere was so relaxing…

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Halloween accents too, yup- my perfect bar.

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A great time was had by all-but as my mama says, it’s good to go away and it’s even better to come home. Can you see where I get my introverted and homebody tendencies from? : )

 

Weekly planning

 

Now that the weekend has come to an end [cue tears here] it’s time to get back to planning.

So today, I headed over to my favorite place on earth, Michael’s.

 

 

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I thought the leaves washi tape was fall themed, and couldn’t resist using some of my Halloween stickers already, since we’re going to Oktoberfest this weekend! Remember my Oktoberfest post last year?

I am so excited! And I’m bringing my camera, so I’ll be sure to blog about it.

 

 What did you do this weekend?!  Any week plans?

Outfit of the day: Flamingo dress!

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I had to share this little Flamingo dress I scored from one of my Goodwill thrifting hauls.

Today is the first day I am wearing it since purchasing and I couldn’t be happier!

The brand is Roxy– I purchased the dress for about $6 at Goodwill and it seems to be about a $50 value. I found the dress online here.

It is a silky like fabric, making it really comfortable and flowy. You can’t tell in the pictures, but the back is open and the neckline is plunging- it will look great with a bandeau underneath and I will definitely be wearing it like that this summer-but today I wore it for work, so obviously had to wear a tank underneath.

 

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I paired it with my Vans- [I recently talked about my love for them here]

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Another thing I love about this dress is that it gets longer in the back- adding a little bit more character, as well as modesty.

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I never knew how many things you could do with Picmonkey!

 

 

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Spring and Summer wish list

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Awhile back, on a dreary winter day, I was dreaming of spring….

And now it seems it is here to stay, it’s almost May, and I could not be happier.

I was an August baby, so I think my heart loves and belongs in the sunshine.

I wanted to update the Spring wish list I made a little while back. As I go, I will check items off and make an updated post when I acquire some of these items and will post photos of a haul. After all, I love me some hauls.

I have already started my Spring shopping and purchased a few items like striped jeans, cardigans, and boy short bikini bottoms-which I have been wanting for a few summers!

But I keep thinking of or seeing more and more things I have to have…

 

Here is my updated Spring and Summer wishlist:

 

   Shoes of all kinds…

 

I am a fan of sneakers right now. Been wearing my low top white converse a lot, my Vans, and Keds.

Hence, I would like some more…

 

 

Sneakers:

 

 

 

Espadrilles:

 

 

 

TUKS:

 

I feel like you either love or hate these shoes. I love them and have been lusting over them for awhile now. I have been loving the 90’s style lately and these platform shoes are no exception. Yeah….I need them…

 

 

 

 Matching sets:

 

Yes please.

 

Chokers:

 

I couldn’t be more happy that these came back into style. I have enjoyed layering necklaces with a choker lately.

I love the versatility of them!

 

 

 

 


T Shirt Dress:

 

 

 

Tropical prints:

 

 

 

 

 

Summer floats:

 

….But do you see these!

I spend almost every day at the lake during the summer. It’s my second home, I bring my pup, throw her ball so she can swim, and bask in the sun while reading a book and listening to whatever lake playlist I have at the time.

 

 

 

I spent last summer lusting after Taylor’s magical swan float. Not again this year, guys!

 

 

 

 What are you lusting after this spring and summer?

 

 

A visit to the lighthouse

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80 degrees in March today. In upstate NY.  And I couldn’t have been happier! 

Last night and today I heard and saw geese flying North. Was sitting on the porch with mama the other night on our swing-it’s here!

We took a visit to the lighthouse after work

I took a lot of pictures!

03094068.JPG03094092.jpgI had my handsome man along with me, who loved being photographed every step along the way. [sarcasm.] 

 

Of course, it was handy to have him there as my photographer, too. I was so happy it was unusually warm out that I got to wear the dress I got in my last thrift haul!

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Lots of pups on the beach!

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Our carving from last summer…

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I love the way the grass looks near the lighthouse. 

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The sunset caught us on the way out to end the day perfectly…

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Thinking ahead on a Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, all! It is very wet outside today and I have taken a glorious day off of work to focus on my studying for an exam this Thursday and decided to do some blogging, as well.

I’m finding it hard to motivate myself- it has been years since I have studied- and my previous degree was in sociology, which was mainly papers, not exams.

Right now, I have a “rainy day” candle lit and this yucky weather has me thinking ahead to spring. I am getting the craving to go through all of my clothes, donate what I no longer wear, and go spring shopping.

Soooo, I may be thinking ahead a bit here. But I feel I must in order to make it through these cold days to come…. it will be here soon enough : )

 

Spring wish list:

 

Jumpsuits:

 

A line buttoned denim skirts:

 

Ballet inspired Lace up flats:

 

Overall dresses:

 

Classic trench coats:

I have wanted one for years but just have not yet invested in one…

 

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Rompers. And basically anything else Alexa Chung wears…

Does anyone else have a Spring fashion wish list? What’s on yours?

Loving lately…

♫ Listening now….

My sister recently started doing a series of posts called Intriguing things [Post] in which she discusses things that intrigue her at that moment in time. I love this and felt inspired!

The theme of this blog is pretty much to enjoy the little things in life, the simple things. To appreciate the good things and the good things comin’. Thanks, Nahko Bear. [Black as the night- Nahko Bear]

 

Here’s some simple things I’m in love with right now:

Music:

I have been loving this song lately. It has a bit of nostalgia to it, especially in the video.

A friend showed us this song last night and I love it.

Shows:

After I finished binge watching Making a Murderer, I needed another fix. My mom was watching Downton Abbey and now I am hooked.

An early 1900’s British drama, you will be sucked in instantly. The fashion is really beautiful, too.

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Makeup:

My mom got me these makeup pieces and I love them- she ordered them online because she heard rave reviews about them. And I can see why. It’s a Japanese product and it makes you skin look flawless and is a really moisturizing makeup, which I love for the winter.

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Check it out here:

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She also got this which I love for putting over the top of the makeup above. It has the effect of a Bare Minerals mineral veil, to kind of illuminate your skin and seal your makeup.

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Check it out here:

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I have also been loving my Urban Decay shadow box palette I got for Christmas.

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The bright colors are a bit intimidating to me at first, but I definitely plan on figuring them out!

I have been having a lot of fun playing with it, too.

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Ear links and ear chains….

I also received 2 of these for Christmas and I’m wearing them like every day.

Ear jackets look a little something like this:

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Via:

And an ear chain, like this:

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I think they are really fun, especially if you only have one piercing because they can spice it up a bit.

 

Lately I have discovered Lush: 

[I know, I’m super late on this…haha]

I went here to Christmas shop for other people and shopped for myself and fell in love. This is what is awesome about Lush brand:

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My favorites, out of what I have tried so far: 

Popcorn lip scrub [ This stuff is amazingly yummy and you can lick it off when you are done scrubbing.]

Aromaco deodorant [ All natural and I find it even helps with sweating, too]

 

What are you loving lately? 

 

XOXO Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve gratitude

Listening now…. home alone with my sister…I have to watch every Christmas!

I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already. How?  We surprised my sister tonight at the restaurant where she works and had dinner- last night my boyfriend and I exchanged gifts because he works Christmas day and we both had had family plans Christmas Eve. I got spoiled and feel so grateful. Little mini haul below.

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday if you celebrate. I feel so grateful being able to take Christmas Eve and Christmas day off and spend with my family. We have had some bizarre near 70 degree upstate NY weather- but looking near the forecast next week, winter will arrive. At first I was sad we have no snow for Christmas, but really, I should be thankful and enjoying it- we can spend Christmas outside with the family with the fire lit tomorrow.

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Daisy, waiting for Santa

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What I wore tonight, complete with gifts from my love…

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I have wanted red Doc Martens ever since I watched the whole season of My so called life in one day with my sister. Angela Chase wore them and looked so cool. If you have not seen this show, you need to! I am due for a re-watch asap. I also got this Betsey Johnson be my baby flap bag that I loved because it looks classic like an expensive Chanel, but still has that Betsey Johnson flare to it- yet you can wear it with anything!

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Angela Chase and her docs

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I got this galaxy style shirt at goodwill, but it’s Vera Wang! It’s light and airy and I love it.

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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, whatever you cerebrate, and enjoy spending time with family and celebrating your gratitude!

Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas XOXO