Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Collaboration | Joules

At the end of last month I ventured up to the mountains for an annual apple picking excursion. 
If you live in Richmond, on any given weekend during the height of Autumn, you can count on your instagram feed being flooded by Virginia residents and their Carter Mountain apple picking photos. Us Virginians live by this tradition and though my trip was a little later in the season than usual, I still managed to come home with some delicious apples.

I absolutely loved wearing this coat from Joules during my little autumn adventure. I've worn it several times since then and not only is it warm but water resistant!
 (Which is kind of essential for someone who wanders around in the rain/goes sailing as often as I do). Definitely check out more of their coats and parkas. This one is another cute one in particular.
They have all kinds of lovely things though, go see for yourself!

Big thanks to my lovely friend Emily for shooting these photos.
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Outfit Details
Overalls// Thrifted
Vest// DIY
Cowl// From my shop
Necklaces// DIY
Jacket// Joules (similar here)

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This post is sponsored by Joules. You can find their shop here as well as find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Thanks!
All photos shot by Emily Patton Photography

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Things


This was actually a post from my instagram last night, but I decided to share it here on the blog today too.
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I spent this evening talking with a dear friend of mine about big things.
The kind of things you’d do if you could do whatever you wanted to do. The things you were made to do. The things you dream about doing. For me there isn’t much I’d rather be doing than talking with people about the things their dreams are made of. I love listening to passionate people talk about the things that excite them.

It in turn made me really excited for 2015 and all of the wonderfully cliche new year possibility that it brings.
2014 has been such a big year for me with doing a lot of things I’ve always wanted to do. 
Things that have excited me. 
Things that have scared me. 
Things that I’ve laid awake at night thinking about. 
And I want to continue this trend next year.
And I want you to too.
I want you to get that thing that gets you more excited than anything else out of your head and out into your life. The thing you lie awake thinking about. The thing that scares the crap out of you. 
You only have one life in which to do things. You don’t get another one to try again with. So don’t think about the “what ifs” and the “but hows” so much. Chances are if you can’t stop thinking about doing it, there’s a reason. So go do it. Because you should live a life doing things you love.

And I realize I just said “things” like 78 times but that’s the beauty of that vague word. That thing, it can be whatever you want it to be. You get to decide.

P.s. This photo is only related because one of the things that excites me most is traveling. And this is a photo from a plane from one of my trips this year. And so yea. That’s the explanation for that. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Shop Local | Blackbird Tees

Small Business Saturday was yesterday, and so in light of that I thought it'd be a good opportunity to give one of my favorite small (and local!) small businesses a little shout out.

Blackbird Tees has been mentioned a time or two here on the blog, so you might be familiar with them, but even if you've already checked out their shop, you need to again because they have some awesome new stuff up!
And I'm not just saying that because they asked me to model some of it.
;)

Jody and Karl are the hard working duo behind Blackbird Tees which they run from a studio here in Richmond. They're pretty much some of the coolest cats around and not only make awesome apparel but killer blondies, have great taste in beer and are excellent printer fixers.
(Not so subtle shout out to Karl for helping me with my printer issues last week...)
No but really, they're pretty great and you should definitely hit them up for some Christmas gifts!
Plus, everything in their shop is on sale right now!

A few of my personal favorites...
Loose Fit Full Moon Tunic
Grizzly Bear Sweatshirt
Night Scouting T-Shirt
Geometric Maxi Dress
Full Moon Tote
Roam Sweet Roam Crop Top
Canoe Infinity Scarf
You Cook I'll Clean Tea Towels
Full Moon Sweatshirt


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All photos taken by Meagan Abell