Ahora Amo

Ay. It’s been even longer than usual since my last Ahora Amo post, but here it goes:

♥ I’ve been going through a podcast phase recently. My phone doesn’t have enough memory for a lot of songs, but downloading (and then deleting) podcasts works great to make my commutes that much more entertaining. My current favorites are Gilmore Guys, Breakfast for Dinner and Switched On Pop.

♥ This is super random, but I love this KONG dog leash. The 6 ft. length is perfect for Zamboni — just long enough that he has some distance but not too much. The neoprene around the handle is also clutch. Walks are that much better now.

♥ Face masks. I’ve never really tried them before, so I started small with some CVS brand options. It’s an easy way to relax and treat my skin.

♥ Nashville. It’s been so intense this season! I caught up this week and oh man, the drama. But would it hurt to let some people be at least a little happy? (Also, if you watch too, you have to check out the recaps on Vulture.)

♥ Decluttering. This and minimalism are definitely in buzzword territory, but staying organized at home has been a struggle for me for some time. I finally almost completely cleared out one of our spare bedrooms, and it felt awesome. Next? The upstairs.

♥ The weather. As a rule, I don’t like fall. (I like the related activities, sure, but I am not a fan of the finicky weather and the early sunsets.) That being said, this week the weather has been sunny and crisp and I am here for it.

♥ Girl talk. My female friendships are really important to me, and it’s been nice to catch up with some girlfriends over the last few weeks, even if it meant flying to Atlanta for a quick weekend!

What are you loving lately?

~ Sarah


One of my blogging resolutions was to post more photos from my adventures. I don’t consider myself a “photographer” by any means, but I have been interested in taking photos as a hobby for over 10 years now. (When I would go on field trips, my mom would always have to remind me to take photos of myself and my friends too — not just the landscapes.)

This past Labor Day, I spent the weekend with Nick and some friends in Wildwood, New Jersey. We spent most of our time on the beach and the boardwalk — there was a lot of walking and eating involved (two of my favorite things). Wildwood is fun but flashy, and it wasn’t as crowded as I was expecting. Anyway, here are some snaps from the weekend (all from my iPhone — my DSLR never left my suitcase 😳):

Jersey peaches
Morey's Pier Wildwood
Giant Wheel Wildwood
Night View from Giant Wheel Wildwood
Wildwood No Vacancy sign

~ Sarah

Eterna Primavera

How to Transition for Fall with a Plaid Skirt

You may thinking “hey Sarah, it’s September, why are you talking about spring and not fall?” Well first, I am firmly in the it’s-not-fall-til-it-feels-like-it camp (Philly has another heat wave going right now) and I just came back from my trip to Medellin, known as the city of the eternal spring. My mom says the city is way warmer now than it was when she was growing up, but it was nice to have sunshine without the humidity. I was even shivering at night!

I was spending too much time enjoying my trip to take outfit photos, so this was the only one that was snapped (on my mom’s phone, at that). This swingy, ’70s inspired skirt is proof that what goes around comes around in terms of fashion. My mom and I couldn’t remember when we bought it at Target, but it’s probably ~8 years old. Peasant skirts and similar styles went out of fashion for a bit, but I still held onto this one — the colors and the quality were too good. And what do you know? Similar looks are back in stores (I like this one from Old Navy).

Now that I’m reminiscing, I kind of wish we could skip ahead to spring. In the meantime, I’ll be rewearing and reworking this skirt come fall…whenever that gets here.

~ Sarah
Blouse: hand-me-down
Skirt: Target (similar)
Sunglasses: Target (similar)
Bag: Street Vendor
Sandals: TJ Maxx (my mom’s, similar)