crisp fall day

Dreary Fall Day, featuring L.L. Bean Boots & Apple Cider

My mom & I have an autumn tradition. Ever since I was little, every October we’d go to this tiny cider mill called Hacklebarney Farm. Once a year, I get to savor an afternoon full of crisp fall weather, apple cider everything & spending time with the fam. This annual Hacklebarney trip has become so ingrained in my year that ever since I moved out, I pick an October weekend to celebrate my bday at home…and go to Hacklebarney.

This year was no different. My mom and I picked last weekend as the annual Hacklebarney trip, and I actually counted the days until it arrived. When Hurricane Matthew threatened to bring rain up the east coast, my mom and I were a tad worried about our outdoor outing, but damnit, we were going to go to Hacklebarney no matter what.

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Likes & Favorites: Let Your Basic Out

Autumn, by nature, is basic. It’s the season of yoga pants, pumpkin-flavored anything & disproportionately big scarves. If you like apple-picking, Instagramming the foliage or even just wearing your favorite football team’s fan gear, you run the risk of looking a little bit basic–or in my case, a full-blown basic betch. Instead of trying to downplay your basic-ness (almost impossible during the fall), I’m encouraging you to embrace it. Grab your 5+ year old uggs, order that PSL & let your inner basic out. Here are the basic things I’ve been liking & favoriting to get you started.

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Summer-to-Fall Weekend Look


I’ve been wanting to do a style post for a while (fashion bloggers shouldn’t have all the fun, right?) and this past weekend, it was finally juuuust cool enough to break out my booties… aka the perfect time to convince Krista to do a photoshoot with me in Philly. Warning: basic betch pictures ahead.

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