September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
It’s time for my favorite part: shoes! I love shoes. This was my favorite part of planning my capsule wardrobe (although I’m embarrassed that this is a mere fraction of my shoe collection, but I guess that’s the point). I have to say, I’m a bit of a Madewell addict, so more than half of my shoes are from them.
As much as I like cute shoes and heels, I was trying to be realistic and choose shoes that I will actually wear and find comfortable. Granted my ankle strap sidewalk skimmers are still being broken in from the spring and for some reason my Vans tear up the backs of my heels if I walk for a long time in them. But … I just got a new bike that I plan to ride to work and around town, so I think they’ll be perfect for that and cuter than my running shoes.
August 31, 2015 § Leave a comment
So, here are the rest of the shirts/sweaters I plan on wearing. You may have noticed I’m favoring a lot of plaid, but ’tis the season.
I have to include a chambray shirt because they’re so versatile and find myself wearing them a lot. I love my Madewell one that’s slim enough to wear open over dress or knotted with a skirt.
And below are the jackets I plan on wearing. I love this black leather blazer I have. It’s professional, but kind of edgy and I think will work a lot of ways for me. And I can’t not include a military jacket, it’s the perfect casual jacket.
(Again, not everything pictured is the *exact* same item I have. I just have some older pieces of clothing that I couldn’t find online, but the ones I found are pretty close.)
August 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
So there’s a bunch of new restos that just opened in Pittsburgh, including Station in Bloomfield.
I was lucky enough to go to a soft-opening party a few weeks back and try some of the items, including a delicious and salty savory bread pudding, some of the best wings and a crazy good popcorn panna cotta.
If you want to know more, you can read my full review at KDKA.com.
August 24, 2015 § 1 Comment
OK, last winter I was really inspired by the blog Un-Fancy. On the blog, Caroline chronicles her outfits/experience/etc. with a capsule wardrobe. You can read more about it here, but in short: it’s a 37-piece wardrobe that includes clothes and shoes. Purses, jewelry and other accessories are their own thing, but are kind of expected to be fairly minimal as well.
Last winter, as I said, I was inspired. Apparently not inspired enough to actually do it, though! Really more like disorganized. So this time I’m organized and ready to do it for real. I have most of the things to complete my final wardrobe, just need to get a couple pieces in the next month.
And since I’m worried about the weather changes, I’m just going to do a two-month fall capsule wardrobe through September and October. I’m afraid December might be too cold and will need different pieces.
With that in mind, above are the shirts I plan to wear (a few of the ones pictured aren’t the actual one I have, since they’re older, etc. and I couldn’t find a pic online. But you get the idea).
August 23, 2015 § Leave a comment
After a long hiatus and lots of wishy washy-ness, I’m ready to jump back into blogging.
I’m really excited to share my food blogging here, as well as *actually* doing and documenting a capsule wardrobe (I kind of tried and gave up really easy last season) and some of the fun things I’m eating/making — including dabbling in Whole 30. Woo!
What have you been up to?
(Photo is the carousel at Kennywood. It doesn’t have anything to do with anything, just liked it.)
April 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Remember me? I’ve been focusing lately on my food blog at work. I love writing about food, but just wanted to get back in the habit of blogging more in general, so hello again!
I’m so happy winter is just about over. Hopefully I can find a good deal on a bike and spend more of my time this spring/summer/fall on two wheels. Biking and blogging, that’s my plan!
Hopefully I’ll be posting more regularly again, so stay tuned!
(Photo of the most delicious latte I have ever had here)
April 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have been dead to the world … according to this blog for many moons now, but I’m here again! Life has been hectic and crazy and wonderful and exciting in the last many months — and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
In the meantime, I’m longing for spring. I once thought the snow was magical, but I now want to wear sandals and see green leafy things all around me.
How have you been? Leave a comment and catch me up!
For tomorrow, I will take you on a tour of my new place! So excited to share :)
October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
October 23, 2012 § 3 Comments
The beach at Ft. Zachary Taylor
Hemingway’s living room at his Key West home
A cool mint green bug and one of the thousands of roosters on the island
The view from Hemingway’s studio (fun fact: he did a large part of his writing standing up because of uncomfortable shrapnel left in his leg after being shot while in the Red Cross)
Smathers beach, where my cousin and his new wife got married
A cool window display at the Miami Airport (there’s also tropical sounds playing when you walk through this room)
Lastly, the coolest photo I’ve ever taken
I truly had such a good time in Key West last week! It was just as beautiful as I expected and I spent a lot of time swimming in the clearest, warmest and most beautiful ocean water I’ve ever seen.
Cars are allowed on the island, but all the tourists rent Vespas and little electric cars and zoom around the island. If I ever go back, I’m definitely renting a Vespa for my stay!
There were tons of great restaurants and bars on Key West too. I had no idea, but I guess the island’s known for Duvall Street, which is just filled with bars and craziness and no open container laws — pretty much what I imagine Bourbon Street in New Orleans to be like. One bar was “clothing optional.”
Probably one of the best parts of my trip, though, was getting to fly first class. Something happened with my original plane and after everyone had boarded and waited on the tarmac for an hour, we all had to get off and rebook our flights. I used the Delta app on my phone and it was the easiest thing, plus they bumped me up to first class! I had never, ever flown first class before and it was so much fun. They pump you full of candy and treats and serve you drinks in real glasses! Not only that, but the seats can fit your entire posterior and you have actual leg room. It was so exciting that I forgot how much I dread flying/it terrifies me without getting drunk at the airport bar! I totally recommend it.
Everything was wonderful, but unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of Miami when I was on my trip. That will remain for another time — but I did get to finally try Shake Shack in Miami! Those burgers are ridiculous, some of the best I’ve ever had!