Shirt: Dad’s Closet found here | Skirt: F21 | Boots: Ugg
My dad’s shirt got mixed in with my laundry this week and inspired a new outfit.
I had been feeling like I was in a fashion rut for a while and I think I’ve broken out of it over the last couple of weeks.
Diving back into my fall wardrobe has definitely helped, as well as adding a new more seasonal pieces. I have been trying my hardest to control myself and not buy more clothes, but my willpower generally only lasts until I have enough free time to hit the mall.
At least I have been doing some extra work lately in the form of portrait photography! I have been loving this new side project and can’t wait to see where it goes.
I have to work early tomorrow morning, so it is time for me to hit the hay.
I had a free Sunday to myself, so obviously I wound up filming a video. It’s always nice when I force myself to get off the couch and actually explore my surroundings.
It turns out I don’t have to venture far to find some pretty cool places. I discovered a land preserve, a public farm & flower garden, and a bunch of dogs! What more can a girl ask for?
Sweater: Old Navy (last season) similar at L.L. Bean
Skirt: Norstrom Rack (very old) Found one on Poshmark
Ankle Boots: Target (last season) similar at H&M
Pants: G.H. Bass (old) similar at Ann Taylor
Ankle Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Sweater: Lucky Brand via TJMaxx similar
Ankle Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
It was drizzly and cool on Sunday, but I was loving it. I am even more excited about fall than I normally am because A) I’m not in school anymore, and B) My apartment is no longer a living sauna. I actually slept with the window CLOSED the other night. It was a real milestone.
I am super excited about fall fashion as well. I’ve said this before, but working an office job and not being able to wear my go-to denim cut-offs in the summer made me dislike the warm weather fashions even more. I always get excited for summer fashion, but in reality wearing short skirts in not plausible because either my Spanx show or I suffer through thigh chafe, and dresses are becoming more difficult. Anyway, I’m looking forward to covering my body in as many layers as is humanly possible in the colder months.
I may emerge again come spring.
Jacket: Blank NYC | Dress: Zara | Hat: H&M | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
This is a fun post today! This Saturday was very eventful for me.
I spent the afternoon hanging out with my parents. We went to lunch at a really cute bakery that had nice outdoor seating. The fall weather is finally in effect, so it was actually a little chilly, which we were not upset about!
After lunch we went to Barre Falls Dam. It has a disc golf course, and some pretty fields and woods, which is where these outfit shots were taken. I’m so happy with how they turned out. Props to my dad for putting up with all my directions, as always! Thanks, padre.
After that we went to Stone Cow Brewery. I had been saying that morning that I wanted to go to a cool barn that served food. It was a vague request that wound up coming true when we discovered that this ice cream stand had added a barn brewery!
It was a really pretty old barn that had vases of flowers scattered all around. I think the structure of the barn is over 200 years old.
The beer was not my style, but I did enjoy the cheese slate!
After that I wound up going back to Boston and having a girls night out. We took on the town and ended the night with 5 Guys Burgers & Fries! Yummm.
Dress: Monsoon, similar at Free People
Long time, no see!
^ my standard blog intro at this point
It’s been a while, but I have a good reason this time. Aside from dressing super boring, I have been working on a new website.
I have officially launched Kelsey Haley Media, my videography and photography business website!
I am very excited to start delving into this world. I’ve already done a few shoots and am totally loving it. My videography has improved exponentially over the last year at work, but my photography had gone a little stagnant.
I have learned more about photography in the last few months than I have in the last three years combined. I’ve upgraded my camera and lens, started shoot RAW files, and have been learning how to use Lightroom instead of my old combo of Apple Photos and occasionally Photoshop.
Lightroom has really changed my photography style. Having access to local edits has made it so much faster and easier to control the outcome of my photos.
I can’t wait to see what the future brings! Hopefully lots of fun and exciting projects!
As for this outfit, I got the dress at Monsoon. I can’t find it online, but if there’s a store near you they may have it. It’s pretty cute, although throughout the day I discovered that I can’t fully lift my arms, and the pompoms get tangled together, creating a romper-esque knot. But, they’re pretty dang cool, so I can deal with it.
PS: If you know anyone that needs photos or videos, send them over to Kelsey Haley Media!
Also, follow me on Instagram!
Top: Marshalls | Shorts: AE | Sandals: Old Navy
It’s just after midnight on Sunday and I really should be trying to fall asleep now.
But, I’m excited about these pictures and wanted to get them up. I forced my dad into a short photoshoot in the backyard. I think we got it just in time before all the blooms on this bush are past their prime.
Today was fun. We went out to brunch with my parents at a new hipster type restaurant. In my quest to become pseudo-vegetarian I ordered a veggie omelette that was actually pretty great. And that’s coming from a person with a real disdain for eggs.
After lunch we roamed around, saw some pretty countryside, and got awesome maple ice cream. I spend the rest of the day editing photos from a shoot I did with my friend Ali.
I was also able to catch a bit of the Olympic gymnastics, which is always my favorite.
I hope you all had a good weekend as well!
Dress (worn as a top): Marshalls similar at Spell | Shirt: Marshalls similar at JCP
Belt: it was my mom’s in the 80’s
I discovered this awesome park only minutes away from my apartment last week. I had never even heard of it before. It’s pretty great.
I went with my friend Sarah and had her take these pictures of me. She didn’t think she could do it, but she did a great job! I love how they turned out.
I went back the next night and found a great looking pie shop in an old factory building (my favorite kind of building). I also saw a cool old wooden clock tower and possibly a lake. A year after moving I feel like I am only just now beginning to find my way around. There’s so much to see!
Top: H&M | Skirt: F21 | Clogs: Lotta From Stockholm
I’m finally back at the sweet concrete wall! This is behind my building, but is normally blocked by a car. I love the texture and neutral background it gives pictures, so I was psyched when I walked down and saw it uncovered.
I’ve realized that I almost never talk about what I’m actually wearing in my posts anymore. So, I’ll tell you a bit about this outfit. I just got this skirt from Forever 21 after watching and waiting since September. I snatched it up during their friends and family sale at 21% off. A real suede skirt for $30 is a bargain in my book.
The rest of the outfit is fairly unexciting. I wore this to dinner at my friend Sarah’s house today. She has a huge Irish family, so they all pile in her house and have a small feast every other Sunday. I had a great time eating wonderful food and being surrounded by so many fun people.
This was an overall great weekend. Last night I went to a Zella Day concert at The Sinclair with my friend Ali. The show was amazing. I loved the small venue and Zella herself was such a great performer. She went all out the entire time, singing, dancing, playing the tambourine, holding fan’s hands.
We were up on the balcony, which I really appreciated, because, as a short person, I can never see at standing concerts.
After the show we went to an apartment that my friend Marlena was house sitting in downtown Boston. This apartment was amazing. It had a marble fireplace, a spiral staircase, and (the kicker) exclusive access to the roof deck.
It. was. so. cool.
You could see the Citgo sign by Fenway and the Prudential Center.
It’s tiring being so glamorous.
Time to go to bed.
Denim Shirt: Banana Republic | Shirt: LuLaRoe | Sneakers: Frye | Necklace: F21
I’ve just been alerted by WordPress that my blog has been active for three years!
I had no idea I was coming up on this anniversary.
While this little blog has remained pretty little, it has certainly led me to many amazing things. I’ve gotten my two current jobs from it, I’ve begun doing freelance work, I used it in multiple school projects, and I found my love for photography and videography.
I’ve been able to document a very crucial part of my life. This blog has now encapsulated ages 20-23 for me. There have been so many wonderful changes in the past few years that sometimes my brain has trouble catching up.
I’m sitting here typing this in my own apartment, something I thought I would not have been able to handle three years ago.
I’m in a job I didn’t imagine existed, and I’ve taken up new hobbies I never thought I could do.
So, here’s to the past, the present, and the future. And at least three more years here!
Dress: Marshalls | Hat: h&m | Sandals: Old Navy
Ayyeee-oooo I finally worked up the nerve to walk on my roof. It was actually so easy. There’s a massive window right at knee level that is very easy to get in and out of.
I’m super happy with how these pictures turned out. At first I was imagining an at-dusk high flash shoot, but I wound up liking the non-flash pictures better. The colors really pop in the low light.
I was a little nervous that one of my neighbors would see me out their window and think, WTF is that girl doing, but as far as I know that did not happen.
Now I have a new reading spot! Whoop! Whoop!
Shirt: Marshalls similar at Amazon | Jeans: Denim & Supply via TJ Maxx | Sneakers: Frye
Essentially what I’m doing here.
This was a great weekend! I spent Friday shooting a lookbook for my cousin Bridget’s new LuLaRoe shop. We rounded up a bunch of family and friends and had a grand old time taking pictures, spinning in circles, and waving our LuLaRoe-clad legs around in the air (well, not me since I was videoing, but I still got to enjoy it).
The lookbook video should be up in a few weeks. It will depend upon whenever Bridget gets her inventory.
Saturday was spend rescuing my computer. It’s been dreadfully slow lately and I was afraid it had kicked the bucket. On Saturday I bought some extra RAM and my dad helped me do some diagnostic tests and we were able to get it back and running better than ever!
I’m actually typing this on my computer for the first time in ages. It had been so slow that I was doing all of my blogging on my phone. It’s not the best way to blog. This is much better.
Today was spent working on the lookbook and then having a delicious Father’s Day dinner.
So, happy Father’s Day, dad! I love you to the moon and back.
Now it’s time for me to head to bed.