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Bean Boots & Ice Skates.


Hello there, first blog post of 2019! On January 1st I woke up feeling so fresh and motivated- I couldn't wait to get up and start creating content for the new year! I slipped into my new bean boots (full review on them coming soon!!) and headed out the door. My husband and I grabbed some Starbucks and made our way to Lancaster to do a little shopping and we just happened to come across this darling little covered bridge on a back country road. We pulled over, hopped out of the car and snapped a few pictures on my iPhone. Normally I wouldn't make a whole blog post with just iPhone pictures but I figured why not!? I love these photos and my outfit so who cares! Sidenote: no, I did not go iceskating... I just thought these vintage skates made for a cute prop ;) 

You can find all of my outfit details at the bottom of this post!





Bean Boots | Coat | Skirt | Sunglasses | Socks | Hat (old from Anthropologie) | Scarf (old from J. Crew)

Newport, Rhode Island


At the end of September, Joe and I headed up to Newport, RI to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary! I had been to Newport years ago (maybe when I was like 6 years old lol!) and had wanted to revisit for the longest time. We took a long weekend and had ourselves the loveliest time exploring this quaint New England town. Down below you can find details on what we did each day. Enjoy!

Day One:

Our drive from central PA to Newport, RI wasn't bad at all, maybe 6 hours or so. We set off in the morning and arrived right around 4. After checking into our hotel, we freshened up and headed over to Castle Hill Inn. I had all the intentions of getting drinks there and sitting out on the lawn all evening as the boats sailed by, but it was SO busy when we got there. After waiting a while, a pair of chairs opened up and we were able to sit and relax for a bit before heading to dinner downtown at a restaurant called Scales & Shells. Joe has family in the area so we met up with them and had a wonderful evening catching up over lobster tails and shrimp scampi. We ended the night with some Ben & Jerry's, of course.




Day Two:

The next morning we woke up bright and early and headed downtown. We grabbed some donuts at Liberty Donuts (s'mores for me, and I can't remember what Joe had but they were delish!) and then we made our way over to The Breakers Mansion for a tour. The Breakers is absolutely stunning and is a must-see if you are ever in Newport! After that, we had reservations for brunch at the Grace Vanderbilt Hotel where we indulged in glasses of rose` and lobster benedict. I would highly recommend. We were extremely full after this so we decided to walk off our brunch by doing a little shopping downtown. First stop was the KJP store, of course. The store was so charming and was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Side note: I have been following KJP and his wife SarahKJP on Instagram for years now, so actually being in their store was a dream come true!! After shopping we headed back to our hotel to nap and freshen up before going out again. We made our way to the Cliff Walk, another must-see in Newport, and we walked a good bit of it. For dinner we had burgers at a place downtown and then we finished off the evening with  "Awful Awful" milkshakes from the Newport Creamery.










Day Three:

On our last full day in Newport we wanted to do a lot of sightseeing. We ate breakfast at our hotel and headed downtown for some coffee at The Coffee Grinder. We sipped on our lattes and popped in and out of a few local shops at the wharf just before setting sail on a harbor tour that I had made reservations for. This was my first time on a sailboat and I loved it! My only complaint was that it was absolutely freezing, I clearly did not wear enough layers. After our hour long sailboat tour, we freshened up, ate lunch and headed over to a nearby town called Jamestown to have a look at the old windmill and the Beavertail lighthouse. We strolled around the state park there for a while and then went back to Castle Hill Inn in Newport to take a look at their lighthouse because we somehow missed it the first night we were there. This lighthouse is so mysterious and magical looking and is by far my favorite lighthouse that I have ever seen! It was a great way to end our little getaway to Newport, RI. 














The Covered Bridge.


Hi, friends! I just wanted to pop in quick and share this outfit that I wore a few weekends ago while visiting my grandparents. It was a lovely fall day so I broke out my favorite houndstooth skirt and paired it with a classic burgundy bow sweater and my riding boots for a quick stop at a nearby covered bridge. This skirt has been on repeat all autumn long and I know I will be wearing it all throughout winter as well. It pairs so beautifully with everything from sweaters and ballet flats to jean jackets and Hunter boots. If you buy one skirt this season it should be this one for sure!

You can find all the links to my outfit down below.





Skirt | Sweater (sold out from J Crew Factory) | Riding Boots | Watch c/o | Bag

Ridgetop Orchard.


I have been trying to soak up as much fall as I possibly can as of lately. I mean, October is almost over already *gasp!* so I only have a little while longer to enjoy my favorite season and all of its festivities.  Luckily I have already crossed off most of the things on my usual fall bucket list: pumpkin patch- check, apple cider donuts- check, Halloweentown movie night- check. One of the last things I wanted to do before Autumn comes to an end was visit an apple orchard, so this past weekend I did just that!

My family actually owns a beautiful apple orchard in Fishertown, PA called Ridgetop Orchards. Here you'll find the most delicious varieties of fruits and the most breathtaking view of the mountains (see photos below!) We spent the afternoon strolling around the orchard and snacking on pink lady apples, my favorite! 

For my apple picking outfit I wanted to go for a very classic fall look so I reached for my camel blazer and riding boots first. I then added a pop of green to my outfit with this lovely bow blouse from Duffield Lane and my favorite high-waisted jeans finished off the look! 








Top c/o | Similar Blazer | Jeans | Boots 

Apple Cider Donuts.


In my book, it's not officially fall until you have an apple cider donut (or two.) Last year my family started a little tradition of going to Kauffman's Fruit Farm in Lancaster, PA at the end of October to indulge in hot apple cider donuts and fresh cider. This past weekend we did just that! *Usually* every weekend during the fall Kauffman's Farm makes fresh apple cider donuts outside but of course the one Saturday that we went they weren't making them due to short staff :( However, we were able to buy some donuts that were made the day before and they still tasted delicious!

For my outfit of the day, I broke out my old plaid coat from Abercrombie that I have had for almost 8 years or so and I paired that with my go-to combo of a striped tee and city skirt from J. Crew Factory. My new riding boots and bow-pearl bracelet were the perfect touch to this preppy fall outfit!





Similar Coat | Skirt | Similar Tee | Boots | Bracelet c/o

Pumpkin Spice Latte.


Yesterday I had my first *hot* pumpkin spice latte of the season! It was a grey and gloomy day so my sister and I headed into downtown Carlisle, PA to check out a new coffee shop called Denim. We sipped on our aesthetically pleasing (and super delicious!!) lattes, took wayyyy too many Instagram photos and shared lots of laughs. Sister time is the best time.

For my outfit of the day, I wore a classic red and white striped tee, high rise denim and my trusty camel blazer. A velvet hair bow and pointy toe loafers finished off this Parisian-esque look. You can find all of my outfit details at the bottom of the post!








Tee (old J. Crew Factory) | Jeans | Similar Blazer | Loafers | Hair Bow