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fall 2018

how to wear a sweatshirt, mom style, casual fashion, nyc fashion blogger
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Revisiting the Sweatshirt

Everyday Outfits, My Style

how to wear a sweatshirt, mom style, casual fashion, nyc fashion blogger{H&M Sweatshirt, VINTAGE Bandana & Beret, SPANX Leggings, DOONEY & BURKE Bag, PRADA Sunglasses, NIKE Sneakers (similar)}

 

A quick search through my archives alerted me to the fact that I haven’t worn a proper sweatshirt on the blog since 2015. Truth be told, sweatshirts are right up there with flip flops, band tees and Uggs on my list of things that I left pretty much behind in college. But alas, since motherhood already has me pulling all-nighters like it was sophomore year all over again – I figured I might as well be cozy while doing it. So here I am fully embracing mom style with not just a sweatshirt, but leggings and sneakers to boot!

As I slowly transition out of maternity leave, I’ve been working from home more and more these days. I wore this ensemble for an afternoon walk with my little bambino and a quick pit stop at a local cafe.  I had a few moments to spare, so I added a cute red beret, jaunty neckerchief, and a swipe of my favorite red lipstick before heading out.

how to wear a sweatshirt, mom style, casual fashion, nyc fashion blogger
how to wear a sweatshirt, mom style, casual fashion, nyc fashion blogger

More Cute Sweatshirts I Can’t Resist

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fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, hicks orchard, plaid dress, apple picking
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Apple of My Eye {Apple Picking at Hicks Orchard}

Everyday Outfits, Lifestyle, Travel

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, hicks orchard, plaid dress{ZARA Plaid Dress & Rain Jacket, FOREVER 21 Fedora, J. CREW Rain Boots}

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, hicks orchard, plaid dress, apple picking

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, hicks orchard, plaid dress, apple picking

fall foliage, family road trip, adirondacks, hicks orchard, plaid dress, apple picking

Growing up in Michigan, apple picking was always one of my favorite fall past times. Just the memory of the smell and taste of hot apple cider and warm donuts is enough to make my mouth water. This year, we headed up to Hicks Orchard in the Adirondacks to take our pick of sweet honeycrisp apples. As usual, I picked waaayyyy too many apples. So over the past two weeks, I’ve made apple pie, apple crisp, apple cider, and apple butter. You’d think I’d be sick of apples by now, there’s nothing like enjoying your own freshly picked fruit.

Since the weather was still cool and damp from a thunderstorm earlier in the day, I opted for new plaid raincoat and my trusty rubber chelsea boots. Wearing more than one plaid at a time used to give me pause, but now it’s one of my favorite looks. The trick is to make sure colors complement each other, and that the size of the plaids are similar in scale.

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3 Jaw-Dropping Fall Foliage Escapes from NYC!

Around Town, Travel

Hey Peeps!

The days are rapidly getting shorter, and I’m gearing up for my favorite time of year – FALL!

Besides celebrating my birthday and breaking out my favorite sweaters and boots, what I look forward to the most each autumn is watching the gorgeous fall foliage displays we get up here in the Northeast. It’s enough to make even a city-slicker like me want to break out my hiking boots and head for the hills. And that’s why I’ve rounded up my favorite leaf-peeping treks outside of New York City.

1. Circle Line Cruise to Bear Mountain

For the past two years, we’ve hopped on a Circle Line Cruise and sailed our way up to Bear Mountain to celebrate Oktoberfest. The scenic ride along the Hudson River is so peaceful as you get to enjoy 360-degree views of the leaves changing along the Palisades. And the best part is that you can also guzzle all the beer you want to help wash down your bratwurst and pretzels since your transportation back to the city is already taken care of.

2. Adirondack Train to Montreal

This trip has been on my bucket list for a while, and I’m hoping to finally cross it off this season. The #69 Adirondack Amtrak is named one of the Top 10 most scenic routes in the world! The train leaves from Penn Station and whisks passengers away on a 10-hour journey to Montreal. Just be sure you’re one of the first passengers to scurry off the train in Albany to nab a seat on the special Dome Car that offers stunning panoramic views. Once you reach Montreal, stick around for a night or two to soak up a bit of romantic French-flair before heading back to the city.


3. Road Trip to the Finger Lakes Region

If a good old-fashioned road trip is more your speed, then might I suggest heading up to the Finger Lakes region and following the Wine & Cheese Trail for your leaf-peeping pleasure? We did this for my birthday one year, and it was absolutely spectacular. There’s so much to see and explore during the drive to that area, including Watkins Glen, the Corning Glass Museum, Cornell University and more. It’s a trip worth taking even without the foliage – but that’s absolutely breathtaking too!

And there you have it folks – my top 3 fall foliage escapes from New York City.

Happy Leaf-Peeping!

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