6 States, 6 Days: Part I

So, my family (minus my brother & my sister, so really just my parents, Tucker, and myself) just finished a 6-day road trip through 6 states. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t post about it?

Here’s Part IThe {First} Photodiary.

I say the first photodiary, because this was a long road trip and with that comes a lot of picture-taking. Here is the first stretch of the trip – from Napa, CA to Sun Valley, ID, we drove over 13 hours in one day to reach our first destination.

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@meganmunroe: “Somewhere in Nevada”

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The drive was gorgeous in parts and ugly in others – but needless to say, we were thankful to arrive in Sun Valley that evening to a stunning Airbnb. (I didn’t get any pictures, but check out The Lodge in Hailey, ID!) The nature was beautiful, and we were spoiled with breathtaking weather during our stay.

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Sun Valley, Idaho

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Adam’s Gulch Trailhead / Sun Valley, Idaho
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Huck & Paddle / Ketchum, Idaho

The town of Ketchum was as quaint as the mountains were awe-inspiring. While we truly got the sense that Ketchum was a real town for real residents, we never ran out of things to do or new people to meet! We found this cute little shop, Huck & Paddle, and ate at some seriously yummy restaurants.

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Picked up in Sun Valley:

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Raspberrys Restaurant / Ketchum Idaho

Look out for Part II coming at you guys soon – this next one is an outfit post!

xx

One Coat, Two Ways

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Warning: There’s a lot of pictures today. Enjoy!

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Photos: Haley LeBaron

Coat, Free People / Jeans, Free People / Sweater, H&M / Backpack, Urban Outfitters / Boots, Jeffrey Campbell

Okay – so as noted, I’m posting a lot more pictures than usual. But after seeing them can you blame me?! Last week I teamed up with blogger friend-fellow Montreal resident-photographer Haley, and it was seriously a match made in heaven. We’re so happy with how the pictures turned out and are so excited to continue working together!

Now, with regards to the outfit – by now you’re probably used to me wearing a ton of Free People, and now that I’ve been exposed to it that probably won’t stop. This “car coat” is the new keystone to my wardrobe. I actually can throw it over everything, and it immediately adds an element of cool effortlessness that I love. The title says “One Coat, Two Ways” – so you can definitely expect another post coming at you featuring this staple!

xx

NYC Photo Diary

As promised in my last post: a complete NYC 2-Day Extravaganza Photo Diary.

Above all, it must be noted how absolutely gorgeous upstate New York is in the fall. I realize I’m probably really late to the party on this one but I had to note it.

On our first full day, we explored Brooklyn in the morning, getting coffee and of course stopping at Beacon’s closet – hands down the best thrift store I’ve ever been to. Found an unused Loeffler Randall bag, a full 3.1 Phillip Lim suit, Dior Jacket, Missoni heels – the works. It was amazing. *sighs* I love New York.
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After we got back to the island we walked around Soho, and met up with one of my best friends from home! Sadly I didn’t get a picture with her, but you really have no reason to mistrust me on the matter so I’ll leave it at that. We shot an outfit post, and managed to get this picture of me pondering ~stuff~ in front of a classic NYC cab.

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So that was Sunday. On Monday, we totally switched gears and dove head first into the Uptown Experience, window shopping on 5th Avenue and munching at Fred’s (in Barney’s New York), along with a restaurant full of “ladies at lunch.” Here’s what I wore:

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Zara Blouse, Free People Jeans, Free People Boots
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The actual coat of my dreams, given it’s practically a replica of Ms. Penny Lane’s (*swoon*).

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After lunch, a stroll along Central Park, and a quick stop by the Plaza for a photo-op, we finally headed back downtown to hang in Greenwich Village. We got coffee, looked at puppies (check the adorable puggle below), and generally just tried to forget we’d be headed back to reality the next day.

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A quick outfit change:

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Topshop Top / Topshop Blazer / Free People Jeans / Converse / Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag

As a last hoorah, we traveled to the Meatpacking District and hopped on the High Line bandwagon. We watched the sun set over skylines, and soaked in the last rays of New York sunshine we could. The trip was too short, but I guess that just means I’ll have to go back sooner than I thought.

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End of Summer

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Free People Dress / Free People Shoes / Urban Outfitters Hat / YSL Sunnies

This outfit was supposed to have a leather jacket, but the weather really wasn’t having any of it. I’m now in Montreal and even though it’s September I don’t even think I could get away with wearing this much clothing in the weather we’re getting up here! (Meaning, it’s really hot and will be it seems for a while).

Even though I’ve got fall on the mind and my last two posts exemplify this, I guess I’ll just have to accept the hot weather and try to appreciate it while it lasts.

xx