Last night, I did that thing where you get all dressed up, go to a fancy restaurant, order an expensive dish, by yourself. Going on a date solo has always appealed to me, given that my mind usually associates the act with strong female leads traveling in romantic comedies, unconsciously romanticizing the event as a rite of passage to independence and confidence. So, feeling like Julia Roberts, I had fun. I dressed for the occasion. “American… View Post

{Wearing: Zara wide-leg pants, Free People silky crop tank, Indie Twenty necklace and ring, Born in California mules} Wide-leg pants: the chic-est sweatpant known to womankind. They are the elusive cool kid of clothing. On one hand, they say “What figure?” but in another way, they practically embody Betsey Johnson’s quote of how girls don’t dress for boys, they dress for themselves. I always respected the gaucho-like pant but never desired to integrate a pair… View Post

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

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

{Wearing: Tank and pants from Target, thrifted neck scarf, booties from Nordstrom Rack} Ah, tweed, a classic and instant style upgrade. Menswear-inspired clothing never truly goes out of style but it’s back and bigger than it’s been in a long time for this fall. I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of tweed trousers since early high school when one of my old favorite bloggers rocked them effortlessly on her blog. However, they weren’t easy to… View Post