Monday, September 15, 2014

Here & There 9.16

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Let's hear it for fall weather! It's finally cooling off, my clothes are all unpacked, and I feel somewhat human again. All I need to do is finally get a (much needed) haircut, get my monstrous eyebrows under control, and I'll be back to normal. Cheers to the start of your week, hope you're feeling good and positive.
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// The loveliest fall dress from FP - how gorgeous is that silhouette? So flattering.
// Love this tooled leather hair pin from Jess Amity, those colors!
// This jewel-tone handbag is just so pretty - the opposite of rustic fall colors, but still autumnal.
// Always excited when Black Crystals rolls out a new style. Loving this amethyst druzy necklace. Save 15% w/code 'orchidgrey'.
// Wolf Mama Vintage always has the best stuff - how amazing is this vintage Dooney & Bourke bag? Save 15% w/code 'orchidgrey'.
// The coolest handmade dress from Melissa Hojnacki - love those back buttons!
// Dig the photo above? You can read the full post here.
// Amy Pohler is rad. That is all.
// How to start a running routine.
// The chicest pregnant woman I have ever seen.
// Forever 21 is killing it for fall: Love these loafers, these flatforms, this jacket, this coat, this skirt, and this sweater.
// Well, these photos are just gorgeous.
// Stephen King's most hated expressions.
// I think I need these in my life again.
// Tieka looks amazing in this outfit. Love love.
//What to eat before a short run.
// 25% off tops at Asos, including the most perfect tee shirt.
// Just got these running tights and I love them - great fit and amazing price (I take a M for size reference)!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Worn: Final Days Of Summer

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It could be easy to complain about the brutally hot day forcasted for today, but I know it's summer's last gasp. The air -- and more importantly our apartment -- has finally cooled a bit, especially in the mornings and evenings and I'm so happy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a nice cool weekend so I can finally finish unpacking.

Another upside of this suddenly cooler weather? I can wear one of my favorite combinations: Shorts and a sweater or sweatshirt. I don't know what makes it so cozy, but there's just something about wearing the layers up top and having your legs free. The best.

Get the look: Sweater, shorts, & jewelry: vintage and/or thrifted, Birkenstock sandals

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Autumn Inspiration

Lately I've felt a little adrift when it comes to my personal style. Over the years I've amassed a lot of flotsam that I just don't need, so rather than accumulating more, lately I've been working on paring down and getting rid of the extra noise in an effort to truly love what I have and feel great in what I'm wearing. More easily said than done.

But, I am so excited for a new season. This summer has been great, but I'm ready to start playing with texture and layers again. I've been turning to Pinterest and some new blogs to collect inspiration for fall and I'm looking forward to soft neutrals paired with pops of red, practical shoes (yay), and jeans, jeans. and more jeans...
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Here & There: 9.7

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I just rolled in from spending the weekend in West Virginia for our friend's wedding, and man was it magical. I needed some fresh mountain air and friend-vibes. We even got a little taste of fall, too. Much needed. Now I'm watching Drunk History with the cat. Also much needed.

Here's what caught my eye this week:
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// How incredible is this antique military jacket from Jess Amity? So gorgeous and perfect for fall.

// Love the border print along the hem of these jeans.

// The color of this crop tee shirt just gets me, so pretty.

// Totally in love with this tote (see what I did there?)

// This vintage style mini dress from Melissa Hojnacki is adorable.

// How amazing would this vintage denim skirt from Wolf Mama Vintage look with a cropped sweater? - Save 15% w/code 'orchidgrey'

// A simple moon necklace for fall from Black Crystals - Save 15% w/code 'orchidgrey'

// A particularly cute kitty.

// I've been obsessed with The Clymb lately. Our goal for fall is to go camping and hiking more and I've been checking this site constantly.

// A 15% off sale is going on over on ModCloth. These wedges would look rad paired with shredded jeans and a grey sweater.

// Making this recipe right now - can't wait to try it tomorrow morning.

// I'm a sucker for closet organization tips.

// This made me laugh.

// A great quote. What was your worst job?

// Girl voice.

// Perfect cardigan for fall.

// If Disney princes were real.

// Andrew W.K. is basically the most awesome.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Worn: '90s Floral

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I am welcoming September with open arms. Ready for this heat to just end once and for all. I know I already said it, but this summer has been a weird one, long and drawn out, and I feel as if a new season, one with slightly cooler days, is what I need right now. This past weekend was wonderful and much needed, but it's about that time when you start to hear the collective cry of "is it fall yet?", and this year, I'm right there with 'em adding my voice to the chorus. I'm ready to stop sweating. I need to get out of this funk.

Mostly, I'm excited for cooler days so Chris and I can actually do some real, live, hiking. Not these relatively tame walkabouts we've been doing (which I've enjoyed, don't get me wrong). I've been compiling a hefty list of trails I'd like to do, and hiking is just better when done under a canopy of fall foliage.

This outfit was assembled out of pure necessity. It was above 90 degrees on Sunday, we had to run up to South Street, and this was the breeziest thing I could find. Also, Birkenstocks with everything because I just can't handle anything else right now.

Get the look: Dress: Thrifted (similar) // Bag: Omnia Vintage (c/o - similar) // Sunglasses: Thrifted (similar) // Birkenstock 'Arizona' // Necklace: F21 (similar) // Bra: Aeropostale (c/o - similar) // Rings: Vintage & from a West Virginia truck stop.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekend Diary: So Long Summer

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Can you cram an entire summer into four days? Pretty much yes. And that's exactly what we did. I was lucky enough to have Friday off from work, so we kicked off our miserably hot, long weekend early with a trek through the John Heinz at Tinicum Nature Preserve, which was gorgeous and full of birds, as promised. Saturday morning we left early and spent the day hiking through the fields and exploring ruins at Valley Forge, and today we finally relented to the heat and went to the beach.

Despite entering the weekend with absolutely zero plans, we had a really, really great time, and I have to say our timing for Ocean City was perfect. We were driving in when everyone else was leaving, which meant a nearly empty boardwalk and low-key crowds on the shore. Sometimes playing it by ear is precisely what you need to do.

See ya summer.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Here & There 8.30 (+ Shop My Closet)

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It's about that time again. We're living in a smaller place which means less room for clothes, so I've been cleaning out my closet -- BIG TIME. I'll be listing stuff on my closet sale Instagram from now through, well, infinity, so if you're interested, check out @orchidgreyscloset. Lots of vintage, shoes, and things from my last job that I bought and never wore.

Chris and I have basically been hiking all weekend, the weather is gorgeous, and I've been enjoying the chance to get outside and reconnect. We've got an exciting project on the horizon, lots of fun things ahead.

Here's what else caught my eye this week...
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// Porta earrings from Moorea Seal

// Vintage jacket & handmade bracelet from Jess Amity

// So cool - you can create your own crop top with Melissa Hojnacki.

// The coolest triangle necklace from Black Crystals - save 15% w/code "ORCHIDGREY"

// Love this vintage southwest skirt from Wold Mama Vintage - save 15% w/code "ORCHIDGREY"

// The power of being polite

// Moorea Seal is having a huge labor day sale -- 20% off site wide! Love this crescent moon ring and these boots.

// Rebecca's pink hair is so amazing.

// Up to 60% off at Nasty Gal -- really loving these sneakers, this sunflower dress, and this romper.

// A cozy sweater for fall and the perfect moto jacket.

// Autumn outfit inspiration.

// I made homemade marshmallows for work and they were amazing.

// Yum - this zucchini bread looks incredible.

// Homemade cleaning products.

// Playboy's guide to catcalling is actually kind of amazing.