friendsgiving

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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.

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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.

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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 ūüôĀ

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.”

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Happy thanksgiving everyone!

xoxo,

emma

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weekend in oney

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.

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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!

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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.

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(S/O to Abby and Sofie for letting me visit this weekend, you’re the best. I’ll be back soon!)

xoxo,

emma

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autumn textures

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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.

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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.

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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!

xoxo,

emma

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my favorite place on earth

arms-up-view Last week, one of my best friends from home, Sofie, came back to town for the long weekend. We thought we would just hang out for the day, but it turned out that her car needed some miles put on it for an inspection. When her dad told us we had to find a way to put about 100 miles on her car in one day, we immediately took up the opportunity for a mini road trip. We decided to drive to Bash Bish Falls, on the border of NY and MA. We went there over the summer and absolutely loved it, and we knew it would be even more beautiful in the fall. mountain-viewtrees-over-mountainpathway-with-yellow-trees
The drive itself was absolutely gorgeous, as the leaves on the trees were at a perfect point where there’s just a rainbow of color all across the mountains. According to our road trip tradition, we blasted strictly T-Swift and sang every lyric at the top of our lungs. It reminded me of all the amazing adventures we had over the summer, and it was really nice to be back with my friend that I hadn’t seen for a couple of months, especially for a mid-semester escape from college life.
Once we got there, there’s a really gorgeous overlook of Mt. Washington, which requires a slightly treacherous climb straight up some rocks, but the view is worth it. Ever since this summer, I have a newfound love for mountain views, and this one is no exception.
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Once we made it to the waterfall, I honestly teared up a little bit. I loved going here over the summer, but I wasn’t prepared for how breathtaking it would look in fall. Immediately, I realized that I have barely ever been so happy, with my best friend on a day off from school, driving through the mountains to one of the most beautiful little places I had ever been. I told Sofie while we were there, that this is my favorite place on Earth. I realize that there are plenty of places and views all around the world that are more astonishing and more beautiful than here, but to me, it’s all about the context. The couple of times I had been to Bash Bish Falls, I was so happy and content with my life in all aspects. Any problems I was having at the time were just set aside once I got there, like it’s truly a little slice of heaven on Earth. For that reason, this little waterfall represents my favorite place, both physically, in time and space, and emotionally. (Side note to my future husband, if you ever read this: I would like to be proposed to here, in fall of course).
sitting-by-waterfalldownstreamThese pictures were taken on my low-quality phone camera, which don’t do it any kind of justice, but you can kind of get an idea of how amazing it is. I’ve actually been really stressed out the past couple of days, because the phone I used to take all of the pictures decided to completely stop working, and I thought all of my photos were gone. Everything I had taken pictures of this summer, all of my Snapchats, texts, everything, just disappeared like that. I was really upset because I had such a great summer, and I felt like without that evidence my memories just weren’t real anymore. Luckily, I recovered a lot of the photos that I had, including the ones from this day that I’m posting¬†(I did lose a lot though too), but I also realized in the process that photos aren’t everything. My “favorite places”, all of those amazing memories I have made, will always be with me. I always say that photos don’t do them justice anyways– you can never truly capture a feeling. All of my favorite memories, people, places, and things have ultimately changed me and molded who I am as a person. Even if I don’t have physical evidence of them anymore, or if I can’t remember them that well, they’re still with me.

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I hope you guys liked this post, as it was a little more life/writing based than on fashion like usual! Let me know if you liked this kind of post and would like to see more of it.

xoxo,

emma

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apple picking

3-of-us-final-editsign-final-editLast weekend my friends and I took a trip to a local farm to go apple picking. If you live in upstate New York like we do, you know that apple picking is an absolutely necessary yearly fall activity. It was also really nice to get away from college life for the day, and the farm we went to was really quaint with some seriously beautiful scenery.

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As you can tell, we all have really different styles, so our outfits show some totally different takes on how you could dress for a day of fall activities. For all of us, it was all about the layering. We included things like vests and scarves in our outfits, both for warmth and to add something a little extra to our looks.

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outfit details:

Emma (furry vest):
vest: Target
shirt: Old Navy
leggings: Loft
boots: Hunter
purse: vintage Coach
Lipstick: Revlon Colorstay Matte

Ariel (scarf):
shirt: LuLu*s
leggings: American Eagle
scarf: H&M
watch: Fossil
boots: JC Penney

Hannah (black vest):
vest: Old Navy
jeans: American Eagle

xoxo,

emma

 

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metropolitan

 

 

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This weekend, I took a little road trip downstate to visit my best friend Molly at college. She’s lucky enough to be super close to New York City, so of course we took the opportunity to take the train there for a day (and of course that also means we had to wear our best city outfits).

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I’m not super big on taking photos of the art, so I just got a few shots of the the amazing architecture there. We also walked around Central Park and went up on the roof of the Met, which is an absolutely amazing view.

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Molly said that the hot dog and Coca Cola really fit her aesthetic so we had to capture that of course.

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Outfit details:

Emma (Black dress):

denim jacket- Old Navy (from the 90’s)

vest: Target

dress: Brandy Melville

purse: Michael Kors

sunglasses: Boutique in Saratoga- Lydia

Molly (Grey dress):

dress: Forever 21

socks: Target

shoes: Express

sunglasses: boutique in Saratoga- Lydia

xoxo,

emma

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yellow love

emma-1¬†Hello everyone! I’m so excited to finally be getting up my first blog post. This blog has been long awaited, well by me at least. I will be posting about all types of things other than fashion too, like art and lifestyle posts, but if anyone knows me they know a fashion post is only appropriate to start things off.

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I wanted to make it short and sweet today, so here’s just a few pictures I had my friend Ariel take of me for a first OOTD. I was walking through my campus and was so inspired by the bright yellow trees here, so I just had to get some pictures by them today in the beautiful autumn weather.

skirt: Forever 21

shoes: Payless

sunglasses: American Eagle

xoxo,

emma

 

 

 

 

 

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