I walked outside to a crisp feeling in the air. There is something special about October.  Here in Dallas it is the first time the temperatures start to cool down, watching football games are a must on Saturdays, and the feeling that summer is over. If you have been following me on Instagram, you probably have noticed our travel schedule.  Since our wedding in April, we have not stopped moving…that is until now.  October is my month to slow down and get back on a regular routine. I have signed up for my normal Studio Hop classes, made my first trip to the grocery store in a long time, and have plans to organize our house and this blog in the upcoming weeks.  As much as I love travel; its nice to be home.  Does anyone have similar feelings?

With the shift in the weather, I am craving a change in my wardrobe.  The older I get, the more simple my wardrobe becomes. Easy and quality have become the major factors when searching for new items for the changing season.  I am constantly reaching for a classic button down in the fall.  It is the perfect top to be tucked into high waisted jeans, boyfriend jeans or leggings while looking pulled together.

To make it even better, J.Crew is having 30% off today and tomorrow.  Use the code DAYFOUR. Happy Shopping!

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Do you know what happens when you spend about a month in New York City? Well, you are about to find out.

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I spent 3 weeks in the city that never sleeps this month (hence the radio silence) and experienced it like never before thanks to two weddings and my favorite city expert, Mackenzie.  My month in New York started with a wedding just outside the city, but a quick stop to Shake Shack and a stroll through SoHo were a must.


( What I wore to NYFW: Shirtdress, Rag and Bone Booties, Celine Bag (similar), Club Monaco Scarf, Celine Sunglasses, Bracelets)



(Day 2: Black Pants, Top (on sale!), Celine Bag (Similar), Celine Sunglasses)


The next week, Mackenzie and I jetted back to the city for a week full of fashion, food and all of her favorite local spots. We walked everywhere, took a pedi-cab from Midtown to Chelsea (I hope you saw our Snapchats!), and ate our way through the city.  I had the best time and I am so lucky to have a new friend to share these memories with! Stay tuned for our next adventure, Nantucket.

The following weekend, Patrick and I headed back to the city for a friend’s wedding. We stayed in Tribeca, which was a first for us. I loved being so close to the water and spending time with great friends in the city.

Here is my mini-guide to Manhattan:


Where to Stay

The Standard Highline

SoHo Grand

Crosby Street

The Greenwich

The Bowery 


The Marlton Hotel



Where to Eat



The Spotted Pig

Toby’s Estate Coffee





Momoya (must order: crispy rice with spicy tuna)

Tipsy Parson

Chelsea Market

Gallow Green (a hidden garden rooftop bar)


The Mermaid Inn

Da Silvano



Javelina’s (the closet thing I have had to real Tex-Mex in New York)

Milk Bar

Ralph’s Coffee


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It was a moment in time when nothing else seemed to matter…


< “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. We laughed our way through the entire first dance, especially the epic surprise dip at the end.> Reception-04-2402 Reception-05-2601 Reception-04-2450

< Our families gave the most incredible speeches. Some laughs, a little crying and a lifetime of memories. > Reception-08-2963

< Because I will always be a daddy’s girl and Eric Clapton is our favorite. > Reception-10-3140 Reception-10-7972 Reception-15-3842 Reception-10-3639 Reception-12-3760

< The party went into the early hours of the morning.  Everyone (even my 92 year old Grandpa) was on the dance floor the entire night. It was magical. >

< The moment when one of your best friends snaps the perfect picture at the end of the night, in the rain. This may not be a professional picture, but this was everything.  It was the ending to a new beginning. >

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Stay tuned next week for something really fun…think beach, bathing suits and lots of cocktails.

photography by Elyse Hall