Happy thanksgiving eve everyone! Finally everyone is getting back home from college, so this morning I met up with my girl Molly for a lil coffee date. Catching up with friends for the holidays is my favorite thing about going home! Not to be cheesy, but I truly am so thankful for spending time with my amazing friends.
I was recommended this coffee bar in Troy called Superior Merchandise Company, so we went to go check it out. I loved the style of the place, and I wish I could’ve gotten more pictures of the shop because it’s totally my style. The front has a shop area with all different kinds of little gifts and home decor items. And the coffee/food was delicious– we both tried out the smoked maple pecan latte and pumpkin butter toast for a little friendsgiving feast.
Also I thought I’d throw in my outfit (really my face) details because I was loving my edgy winter look today. Of course it’s one of those days where I wish I took a full outfit picture but didn’t 🙁
Not pictured: I was wearing my plain black turtleneck, long puffy black winter coat, ripped jeans with fishnets underneath, and chelsea boots. My beanie is from Target (pro tip I got it from the men’s section so it only cost $5 as opposed to the same thing that cost $20 in the women’s section), my sunglasses are from a boutique in Troy called Copper Fox (probably will have a blog post coming up soon about this place because I love it), and my lipstick is Revlon Ultra HD Liquid Matte in “Infatuation.”
This weekend I got to go visit my best friend Sofie and her roommate Abby at their college in Oneonta. They go to a really tiny college in the mountains called Hartwick, and I kind of fell in love with it. They gave me the grand tour of the area for the day, showing me around their school (peep Abby’s adorable succulents) and also around town.
My favorite part about Oneonta was obviously the gorgeous mountain views (I’m sure everyone knows by now that I’m obsessed). There’s a little dirt road you can take up the back of their campus that opens up to this field with a beautiful view, and we happened to be able to catch the sunset there and get some nice photos. I’m sure you can see why I’m in love with this place!
After our little adventure, we headed to town for some dinner. We went to the cutest little coffee shop called the Latte Lounge that I was absolutely in love with, and it also had the coolest book store connected to it too! It was so nice to see what a college town like Oneonta is like because we don’t really have anything like that where I go to school. I also just love being able to visit my friends like Sofie that I’ve known for years and get a little glimpse of their college lives.
(S/O to Abby and Sofie for letting me visit this weekend, you’re the best. I’ll be back soon!)
Hi everyone! I’m finally getting up a blog post again… college has gotten the best of me the past couple of weeks. Luckily, I think this post is at least worth the wait. I’m really trying to make my posts a lot more artistic and editorial looking, and I’m really happy with how these photos turned out for going in that direction. Of course, it helps to have someone who actually knows what they’re doing with a camera (I’m working on it though, at least I registered for Digital Photography next semester). These were photographed by David Haston (insta: @davidhaston) and I love how all of them turned out.
For this shoot, I got to chill at an abandoned barn, which meant that these photos ended up with some pretty cool autumn-inspired textures– the gorgeous leaves reaching their last phase of color, the dilapidated wood, the dying grasses. I was also playing with some contrasting textures in my outfit, with my soft and chunky sweater, suede boots, and fishnet tights. I personally think the best thing about dressing for fall is being able to layer on all different kinds of materials, so I love thinking up new combinations for textures like I did with this outfit.
I hope you guys love this post as much as I do, I just get really inspired by the fall weather. I promise I’ll have a lot more consistent posts coming up very soon!