Tuesday, December 16, 2014

into the dusk

it's getting harder every weekend to squeeze in an outfit shoot before the sun goes down.  it's a race against the clock (and the weather) being a blogger during the winter.  josh has a great deal of patience, but not enough to brave december photo shoots outdoors.  i snapped these on my tripod while he was inside the grocery store grabbing snacks for a holiday party.  that's right, this GORGEOUS philly view is from the neighborhood grocery store.  just goes to show some of the best backdrops are in the least expected places.    

rag & bone scalpel coat (similar more affordable coats here and here)
toggery terry comfort sweatshirt sweater c/o toggery brand
toggery jersey t shirt dress c/o toggery brand
pour la victoire satchel (similar bag available here)
j brand 620 super skinny jeans
matt bernson finn sneaker c/o matt bernson (more affordable look a like pair here)

it's not often you get a view of the man (most often) behind the camera.  it only took a little bit of peer pressure to lure josh from the car into the last few pictures.  he's adorable isn't he?  our april wedding is right around the corner and this weekend we also finished one of the last to do's: wedding ring shopping.  i'm counting down the days until i'm his mrs. :)

still shopping for christmas gifts?  check out toggery's made in america clothing and enter TOGGERYHOLIDAY for 25% off the entire site!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

the spirit

can you tell i'm in the holiday spirit?  thanksgiving couldn't have been over faster for me because i was SO excited to start prepping for christmas.  this weekend we got our tree, decorated the whole house and even did a little christmas shopping.  we decided to do a white and silver theme with a few pops of red and LOTS of evergreen accents.  needless to say i'm absolutely in love with our super festive home.  also loving lately: my very holiday sparkly tweed julie brown shorts.  they remind me of tinsel and put me in the christmas spirit!    

j crew coat (similar one here)
lna top (similar draped style top available here)
zara soft scarf
julie brown designs ezra tweed sparkle shorts c/o julie brown designs
zara tote bag (similar totes available here and here)
jeffrey campbell workin q boots (similar pairs here and here)

are you all ready for the christmas season?  

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

uniqlo give color

the countdown to christmas is on and i'm already brainstorming potential gifts for friends and family.  lucky for me philly is packed with bargain shopping.  a new addition to the philly shopping scene is uniqlo!  i haven't had a chance to pop in yet, but i did do a little shopping for myself on their website.  i gave myself the gift of color, and one in particular caught my eye: gray!  i'm endlessly obsessed with gray this fall and thankfully uniqlo had tons of amazing options to satisfy my color cravings.

uniqlo cashmere cap c/o uniqlo
uniqlo half sleeved crop tee c/o uniqlo
uniqlo chiffon pleated mini skirt c/o uniqlo
uniqlo cashmere v neck sweater (tied around waist) c/o uniqlo
ann taylor loft coatigan
botkier valentina mini convertible cross body bag (sold out, similar bag available here)
sam edelman over the knee boots (sold out, similar pairs available here and here)

photography by Josh Scheffey
if there's no uniqlo in your city you should check out their website for some affordable gifts (my hat, top, sweater, and skirt cost around $150 total)!  and if you'd like a little help paying for gifts, enter the uniqlo "give color" giveaway.  create a color board of some of your favorite uniqlo items, post it to instagram and hashtag #givecolor for a chance to win $100 gift card!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

girl about town

every spare moment of every weekend is now spent doing something wedding related.  this past one was no different.  josh and i spent friday night gluing glitter on mini votives, saturday daytime gluing moss on our table votives, and sunday afternoon at enzo custom clothiers choosing the fabrics for josh's custom wedding tuxedo!  i use my favors wisely nowadays since i'm constantly asking my poor fiance to help me with something.  so i snuck my camera in my bag and waited for the perfect moment (when he was happily full and slightly buzzed from our post-fitting boozy brunch) to ask him to shoot my outfit :)  being the wonderful man he is, he kindly obliged.  

wildfox classic fox deluxe sunglasses
ann taylor loft coatigan
lna striped sweater (similar options available here and here)
ag adriano goldschmied the absolute legging jeans (sold out!  similar jeans available here and here)
alexander wang diego bucket bag (still available in black here)
madewell the billie suede boot

want to follow all my wedding planning adventures?  check out my instagram to see the decor we've been diy-ing and some images from the suit fitting!  you'll even get a few sneak peeks at my dress, wedding nails, and other exciting things for our big day!  

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

in the square

i've recently returned back to philly after a few days away in seattle training for my new job.  the precious time i do have nowadays is spent studying immunology and next generation sequencing manuals.  (if you didn't know before, now you definitely know i'm a science nerd by day.)  while buried in books i noticed my engagement ring was missing a little stone from its band!  the repair warranted a trip to the jeweler in washington square and gave me some much needed time to get a little fresh air.  i stopped in one of the neighborhood parks to snap these outfit pics!  

urban outfitters emma sunglasses
vince leather trimmed car coat (more affordable look-a-likes available here and here)
madewell tipoff placket tank
monserat de lucca botevara large anthracite pouch c/o monserat de lucca (similar option here)
madewell skin skinny rip and repair edition jeans
madewell the billie suede boot

between the new job, travel, our engagement and wedding planning, this fall has certainly been one for the history books.  i'm having the time of my life!

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