11.17.2013

squirrel hill adventures

it's a rainy sunday here in pittsburgh, and it's the perfect day to lounge around in comfy clothes and just relax. this weekend has been a great one, with equal parts of being productive and having fun. i found out on wednesday that i got a full time job (yay!) in dc (double yay!) and will be starting in january, after graduation and the holidays are over. i honestly couldn't be more excited and happy about everything going on in my life right now.


i also chopped a few inches of my hair off last week! i needed a small change and for me that means doing something different with my hair. i'm trying not to dye it anymore (i've had so many horror stories experimenting with at home kits) and i'm focusing more on keeping it healthy. it always feels so much better after a fresh haircut. 


change is good and there's so many exciting changes happening in my life right now. in the next two months i'll be graduating from college, moving to maryland, and starting a new job. it's crazy and hectic and hard to believe, but i truly can't wait. i have so much to be looking forward to.


while out and about in the adorable little neighborhood of squirrel hill, i found this awesome mural wall with the initials "SQH" on it and i couldn't help but stop and snap some pics. this is a typical casual fall outfit. piling on a few different layers to stay warm and wearing my favorite army jacket. i get asked every time i wear it if i bedazzled it myself and i wish i could say yes (it's very tempting, i wish i was that creative) but i sadly say that i bought it like this. i love how the jewels give this more masculine piece some girly flare.


also, side note: drop whatever you're doing and head to the nearest goodwill and stock up on cozy, oversized grandpa sweaters right now. you will not regret it, i promise you. get some plain colors and some crazy patterns and call it a day. they are the perfect winter wardrobe staple. you can wear them over a dress, with jeans, with a cute skirt, etc. the options are endless! okay, yes i have a slight obsession, but i think everyone else should too!!


what are your favorite pieces to layer in the fall? i'd love some new ideas!

xxoo,
n

outfit details
sweater: thrifted
scarf: zara
boots: dwds
jacket: jolt (on sale right now for $16!!!!)

23 comments:

  1. cute weekend casual look!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  2. Lovely scarf & your hair looks great! :)

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  3. you look lovely! awesome photo location x

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  4. so cute, that jacket is a steal for 16$! lovely.
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  5. I love the bedazzled pocket and had I not read I too would have asked if you did it yourself. also, goodwill is the mothership of grandpa sweaters. I like the way you think.

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  6. Yay, congrats on your new gig, that's amazing! You put it best: so much to look forward to! The haircut looks awesome. And funny you should talk about layering because tomorrow's post is on that very subject. I like scarves, like, a lot. You seem to be doing great in that department! xx

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  7. Congrats on your new job! Yay! Love your outfit here! You layered it so well! The pocket detail on the jacket is so nice and I love that scarf!

    Rebecca
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  8. Cool background- very different!

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  9. Nice! So pretty and great shoes :)

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  10. cuteness!
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  11. love your foulard! :*

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  12. Congratulations on finding the new job! It sounds very exciting!!
    Your new hair cut looks really pretty as well. I wanted to chop of a good few inches a few weeks ago, but once I was at the salon I just could not do it, haha. I am such a baby when it come to my hair! xo

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  13. Squirrel hill sounds perfectly magical. I love your shorter hair, it is lovely and really suits you. Gonna also congratulate you on your fancy new job! Enjoy, it will be super exciting I am sure!

    Emma x

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  14. Cute outfit so cozy!

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  15. Love that backdrop and LOVE your scarf. So cute! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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  16. I'm in love with your scarf

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  18. Love your jacket, The detail on your pocket actually!
    love it very much!

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