Walk Like a Woman: Sarah Flint Shoes

I adore just about every shoe on the Sarah Flint website. This brand is definitely my aesthetic and I wish it was my price point, because from what I’ve heard in the reviews, these shoes are amazingly comfortable. I thought it would be fun today to share my favorites with you if you’re in the market for nice shoes, or like me, enjoy window shopping.

The perfect pump 85 is what I would most like from this brand, as I adore wearing heels, especially to work. I love the olive and taupe suede options and know they would be my most reached for shoe.


The Natalie flat is one of their most famous shoes, as it is a favorite of The Duchess of Sussex. I’ve heard these flats are amazing, and I know this cognac shade would work year round and be a show I reach for often.

It is boot season again, and these three boots are just beautiful! The Sophia is such a flirty bootie, and I love the olive of the Marina. The Alexandra 50 just looks so classic, and I think the neutral suede would look gorgeous against so many colors.


The perfect sandal 85 looks like the perfect dress show for those special occasions where you want an extra dressy shoe.

Are you a fan of Sarah Flint? Their company Instagram stories are some of my favorites!

What is your favorite shoe?

September Reading

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney


What a fun way to ‘meet’ women across America who work in creative roles and learn what inspired them, to then in turn be inspired in my own world.

I can’t remember where I first learned of this book, but it was a delightful way to spend a slow afternoon at work engaging with the leading women who make up this collection.

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey


I was underwhelmed by this book. I adore peeking into the routines of other people and seeing what they prioritize in their life and how they choose to spend their days. I guess I was just expecting more detail than what was provided. I would have rather it focused on less people and dove deeper, than the surface level we got on over 100 individuals. This one fell flat for me.

What did you read in September?

Weekend Update: 30 September

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

This weekend went by far too quickly for my liking, but I do love a Monday morning, especially a cozy one like today where I’m drinking a delicious coffee made by my handsome husband, and snuggled under a new blanket at work while the gray and rainy sky makes the leaves outside look extra orange.

Friday after work we met up with our friends Jen and Nick for dinner before William and I headed back to campus to watch our women’s rugby team play. Dinner was delicious and the company was wonderful, while the game was so much fun. The team won by a hefty margin which made for a great atmosphere and an enjoyable Friday night.


Saturday morning we headed out to the state park for a 5.5 mile walk before heading home where William cut our grass, I did a lot of laundry, and then we settled in for an afternoon of college football. William made us a delicious chicken, mushroom and zucchini curry that I’m looking forward to having leftover for supper tonight! Saturday we also caught up on The Great British Bake Off for their 1920s week, which I was sure was a tie-in for the premiere of the Downton Abbey movie, but it was not. We also ended the night watching the movie Isn’t It Romantic, which was a fun take on making fun of romantic comedies while being a romantic comedy.


Sunday morning we were up a bit later but headed back to the state park for a 7 mile walk before we headed home to enjoy some Sunday football and catch up on some returning sitcoms and try some new sitcoms. That afternoon we also ran errands to Walmart for new shower heads and some toiletries, and to Marshalls for some cozy throw blankets and a lamp for our landing.

This weekend was low-key and full of fresh autumn air, morning spent at our state parks, football, errands and time with my favorites. It was really enjoyable.

How was your weekend?


Boden Wish List

I love the classic shapes and bold colors of Boden. It feels both fresh & fun and classic, which I love. These are some pieces they have right now that I love.


This dress shape and print would be worn constantly in my closet! The country ditsy print feels playful, while the shape is one I already reach for time and time again.


This midi shirt dress is so fun! The colorblocking is beautiful in both the blue and the pink, while the shape is perfect for the workplace!


This blouse is so pretty in both the blue and the black! It would look great with a skirt, dress pants or denim and I love the neckline!


This midi dress is such a flattering cut! I love how dressy you could make this with the right pair of heels, or how professional it could look for a day of presentations or interviews with the right blazer. The navy is timeless, the floral is playful, and the red ditsy petal is just fun.

What do you love from Boden this season?

What’s Up Wednesday: September 2019

It is almost my favorite month of the year! I just adore October – the color, the weather, the fullness of the month, our anniversary… October is just the best.


What we’re eating this week…

Monday – Locally made fresh Pugliese loaf w/ Olive Oil & Balsamic Dip

Tuesday – Tumeric, Ginger & Curry Roasted Butternut and Acorn Squash, Honey Balsamic Roasted Beets

Wednesday – Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Tacos

Thursday – Mushroom, Zucchini, Summer Squash Curry

Friday – Crockpot Chicken, Honey Balsamic Beets, Parsley Potatoes

Saturday – Undecided

Sunday – Undecided

What I’m reminiscing about…

This time in 2015 we were in Seattle with my in-laws celebrating my husband’s 30th birthday. Whale watching in Ana Cortes is still one of my most favorite life experiences.

What I’m wearing…

I didn’t take as many outfit pictures this month, but here is a bit of what I’ve been wearing.

What we’ve been up to…

September was full of a trip to Pittsburgh for a weekend with my Aunt Michelle and Grandma, celebrating William‘s birthday, working a Saturday library shift, enjoying time in our state parks, and appreciating September in Western New York.

What I am working on…

I’ve been decorating the house for autumn, and figuring out what a low-fiber diet looks like while also being dairy and gluten minimal. These dietary changes are NOT easy.

What I’m listening to…

The Lumineers new album has been played a lot lately, as well as the new Blink-182, Taylor Swift and Brittany Howard albums.

I’ve been listening to my favorite podcasts The Popcast with Knox & Jamie, What Should I Read Next?, Royally Obsessed, and With Whit. William and I have also been listening to Binge Mode‘s Harry Potter series.

What I’m watching…

I laughed my way through the season two premiere of Bless This Mess. I’ve been LOVING The Great British Bake Off on Netflix. William and I watch The Righteous Gemstones weekly. We’ve been enjoying football at both the collegiate and NFL level.

What I’m reading…

I just started American Royals!

What am I doing this weekend?

Friday night we’re going to the women’s rugby game. Saturday we’re planning a morning in the state park before watching the Alabama v. Ole Miss game. Sunday we’ll hopefully spend time outside in a state park again before hopefully picking up our final seasonal front porch decorations.

What am I looking forward to next month?

October will be quite busy! My parents are coming for a quick weekend visit at the beginning of the month. We have two open houses for potential students. We have a fall festival to attend, and my friends will be stopping by for a weekend on their way through our town after their bike tour of the Adirondacks. I have a Saturday library shift. My mother-in-law is coming to visit for two weeks. We’ll be celebrating our anniversary. Halloween is always a big deal in our neighborhood. Of course there will be a lot of football and hopefully as much time outside enjoying prime leaf season as well.

What were your September highlights?

Emmy Fashion Favorites

I actually stayed up and watched the Emmys this year. I can’t remember the last time I did that… 2013 perhaps?

Today I thought I would share my top 3 dresses of the night and my favorite hair moment. All images were originally posted on Harper’s Bazaar.

Mandy Moore had the best hair of the night in my opinion. It had so much volume and bounce and looked so healthy. While her Brandon Maxwell dress was nice, it was not my favorite of the night. Her hair and make-up were definite winners for me.hbz-emmys-2019-mandy-moore-1569194158

Maisie Williams JW Anderson dress was one of my very favorites. I loved the shape, the materials, the fun sparkle and the touch of rock. It was age appropriate and I feel she just completely knocked it out of the park!


Michelle Williams Louis Vuitton dress was gorgeous. It was my most favorite of the night. I loved how well it fit her and how classic she looked. Such a win in my opinion!


D’Arcy Carden’s classic black Romona Keveza dress fit her so well and I think she looked absolutely timeless and modern at the same time.


What was your favorite Emmys look?

Weekend Recap: 23 September

Happy Monday friends!

I always love the “fresh start” of a Monday, and today is extra fun since it’s also the first day of autumn!

This weekend feels like it flew by. William had an after work event on Friday, so I was home alone for a bit with Mavis. When he got home, we watched my beloved The Great British Bake Off for dairy week and laughed about sour cream cakes were the first cakes we learned to make, yet dairy cakes seemed to be a challenge for many of the bakers. The technical and show stopper were both treats I was unfamiliar with, but really enjoyed watching the bakers create.

Saturday was my monthly library shift where I was able to do a bit of everything – work the circulation desk in the morning, take a two hour shift on the information desk, and do some paging. It was a fun day with a petting zoo in our parking lot too. I loved how I was able to do a variety of tasks and it reminded me how much I enjoy being in the library and love the people I work with and the patrons. My favorite part was teaching a young girl how to look for a series she loved. I also got to snuggle one of my coworker’s week old babies and he was so squidgy and sweet. When I got home, William and I ate some wings and watched some football while relaxing in our den.

Sunday morning we took Mavis for a walk around campus before heading home to get ready for brunch with one of William’s former students who was in town. We all met up at a restaurant in the little resort town nearby and enjoyed a tasty breakfast. William and I both ordered the avocado toast, though he got the full order including eggs, and I only had the one slice because I was still feeling full from the wings the night before. My cappuccino was also quite tasty, though next time I’ll ask for a sprinkle of cinnamon. After brunch William and I walked around the precious main street and did a bit of shopping. He picked out a henley and a shacket for early Christmas gifts and I got a fun fall graphic tee that I’m wearing today under a blazer to celebrate the first day of autumn!


On our way back into town we stopped at a local farm market and picked up 10 mums for our front porch. We still want to grab another mum or two and some pumpkins to finish our porch for the season. My mom is also picking me up a new garden flag since the one I have is several years old and showing her age. I can’t wait to be fully decorated for the season! I also began decorating inside the house for autumn, though I still have some finishing touches to do. We spent the early afternoon watching the Bills and Saints games before heading to Walmart for a lamp for my dresser and some hooks to decorate our mantel and to the grocery store for our weekly run. Sunday night we stayed up late and watched the Emmy Awards. I did a decent job with my predictions, though I was shocked when Game of Thrones didn’t win any of the acting or directing awards.

How was your weekend?