Whether it’s rotating between my favorite coffee shops in Buffalo these days, or back in high school when I’d ask my Dad to take me to the nearest cafe in Medina (looking at you, Shirt Factory,) cafes are my go-to home away from home to simultaneously get work done and relax. Sipping on a cup of coffee or a sugary vanilla latte if I feel like treating myself (I usually do,) listening to some Norah… View Post

{Wearing: Free People dress, H&M black knit tights, Target over-the-knee boots (similar here)} It’s always nice when you can find something else to do in winter that isn’t part of your day-to-day routine. Winter can begin to feel monotonous, so whenever there is an event going on that I haven’t been to before I get excited. I checked out the Botanical Gardens over the summer and absolutely loved it. I originally thought it would be… View Post

{Wearing // Earmuffs: J.Crew // Scarf + Sweater + Cape: Saks off 5th // Jeans: Levi’s} Holiday shopping can be stressful for the best shoppers among us… but it doesn’t have to be. For those of us with slightly destructive procrastinative tendencies (guilty) holiday shopping is quite the paradox. People start talking about it months in advance “but it’s so far away…” then next thing you know Thanksgiving has gone and passed, finals are finally… View Post

With a minivan full of Goodwill clothes and years of experience in retail under her belt, Annie Adams fulfilled her longtime dream of owning her own business and opened Second Chic. Adams, a mother of two, dressed head to toe in vintage clothing with lush, long curly hair, is exactly the kind of person you would picture owning a line of Buffalo’s trendy thrift shops. Second Chic storefronts are unlike most consignment shops– they don’t feel… View Post

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve used the phrase “back on the grind” over the past two weeks I wouldn’t need to be grinding anymore. Summer is officially over and my next college semester has begun. I’ll spare you the “I’m so busy” rant and just say this semester will be a crazy but highly productive (and fun) one. I’m now news editor of my school news org which I absolutely love… View Post