Things I Need To Tell You About, Vol. 5

On Monday night, I saw my blog/IRL friend Chelsea and she blog shamed me! “You haven’t blogged since mid-September!” And it’s true…I’ve been busy thinking of topics to write about without actually blogging! And now it’s somehow November?? Anyway I’m back, and catching up…

Hotaumn

I don’t know if you noticed, but this past September and October were warm. I love summer, so I didn’t mind too much, but it was weird. Especially once all the fall decorations came out. And of course, the temperatures had to go from shorts to sweaters and leggings within the span of a week. Now it’s at least feeling seasonal, but my body was not ready. So don’t be surprised if my next outfit post features bare legs…because that’s what is going to happen. Regardless of the warmth, I crossed a few things off my fall to-do list. My friend Camille and I made s’mores and enjoyed some cocktails at The Deck. I also went apple picking (in shorts) and made apple crisp and applesauce.

Navy Yard Saturdays!

Almost every October, I spend two Saturdays at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The first tradition is Mutt Strut, part fundraiser/walk/fall festival that benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. I took Arya this year, and she had a blast. We also raised over $250, a record for us! Thank you again to everyone who contributed! The second tradition is an annual cider fest with my college friends. This year was our fourth year! We enjoy the sunshine, sample a lot of delicious (and less delicious) hard ciders, and wrap up the day with some cheesesteaks. It’s close to the perfect fall day.

I got LASIK!

Okay, this is the most exciting/life-changing thing from the past few weeks (sorry, everyone else). I got laser eye surgery! It came together rather quickly, and while I had been hoping to get it done eventually, I wasn’t expecting that to be this year. I plan to write more about the whole experience, but being able to wake up and see without having to reach for glasses is wild. Let me know if you have any questions about it and I’ll do my best to answer them!)

Link Love

I also thought now would be a good time to share what some of my friends are blogging about!

Camille shared her favorite cruelty-free beauty products.

Chelsea wrote about adjusting to a 9-5 after her retail career.

Jess blogged about how she really paid off her credit card debt.

Unrelated to credit card debt…Melissa picked out some fun fall sweaters to add to your closet!

Chrystina wrote about her baking competition party series (attending as a judge was a great idea on my part).

~ Sarah

Can’t Remember To Forget You

Boy Bye Hat - Chambray and High Waited Shorts
Boy Bye Hat - Chambray and High Waited Shorts
Boy Bye Hat - Chambray and High Waited Shorts
When I was younger and tried to describe my sense of style, I summed it up as “sporty bohemian.” A little embarrassing now, yes, but today I have a new word I can use: athelesuire. My personal style does not fall 100% into that category, but I still like to borrow certain aspects of it. Case in point: fun baseball caps.

As a sports fan, baseball caps are almost a requirement. I’ve acquired a good amount over the years, from the Panthers (that’s hockey) to the Marlins (I have multiple of these!) to my alma mater. (Honestly, I’m still annoyed I forgot my Yankees cap for the MLB All-Star Game.) My newest addition? This fun “Boy Bye” cap. Talk about capturing my #mood. (Want your own? Use code SHADESSARAH30 for 30% off your own cap at Silver & Goal.)

For a cold day at the shore, I paired my cap with my chambray button-down and my high-waisted shorts. It’s the first time I’ve tried high-rise shorts, and I’ve been living in them this summer. Now I even own high-rise jeans, so I can recreate this outfit if the humidity ever leaves Philadelphia.

~ Sarah

P.S. I’m happy to report that my friends and family in Florida and Georgia came out relatively unscathed after Hurricane Irma’s visit last weekend. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Irma.

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Chambray: Old Navy (this year’s version, also seen here)
Shorts: Target
Hat: c/o Silver & Goal (Use code SHADESSARAH30 for 30% off your own cap!)
Shoes: Liz Claiborne

Wissahickon

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August was a long month. Watching the news is difficult (yet I can’t tear myself away) and September seems to be more of the same. I have to remind myself to step away and disconnect for a bit. My friend Dana and I made time this holiday weekend to take Arya and Zamboni to the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia. It’s a really popular (and huge!) urban park, and we had never been. It was so nice to get some fresh air and not hear city buses for a couple hours. And of course, the pups loved it and were exhausted by the time we got home (Zamboni doesn’t live with me full-time, so I always try to do something special when we’re reunited). Definitely adding a return to the Wissahickon to my fall bucket list. Hope you enjoy the photos!

~ Sarah