Perfect Fall Day (and outfit)

This was definitely my idea of the perfect fall day in NYC. I started out this fine Sunday meeting up with two of my fellow NYC bloggers @lifestylesbylauren and @carolinestfrancis at Brunch spot called The Butcher's Daughter (don't worry, I'll definitely be sharing photos of my meal in my next 'Restaurant Diaries'). After brunch we walked around the West Village and the weather was absolutely PERFECT. You know that super rare weather where it's cold enough to wear a sweater but warm enough to wear a skirt? Yeah, that weather. 
I can't get enough of this skirt I picked up from work from Brooks Brothers' younger line, Red Fleece. This line is more affordable and modern, but it has as similar quality and craftsmanship to traditional Brooks Brothers. What I love is that it is long/appropriate enough to wear to a corporate job, but you can also fold in the top by one or a couple of inches to make it a tad shorter for out of office activities (which is what I did in these photos). You may have noticed that I wore this sweater on my blog before but in a different color! That's because it is so amazing that, yes, I bought it in two colors. I think the puffy sleeves add such a unique touch, yet it is comfy and simple enough to wear in so many different ways. Below, I linked it in the maroon color but here is a link to the same sweater from a different retailer that has a bunch more colors and sizes available! Side note: I recommend sizing 1-2 sizes down in the sweater - it runs really big! I usually am a small-medium but purchased an extra-small. 

Top: J.Crew | Skirt: Red Fleece | Boots: Sole Society

The '70's Are Back

I think this adorable fall outfit speaks for itself, but I just wanted to rave about the awesome restaurant I went to post-shooting on this day! This spot in the West Village is called Old Rose and is located within the Jane Hotel. Definitely a gorgeous spot, but the food was equally amazing. You won't regret ordering the breakfast pizza (served all day).  

Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: BlankNYC | Booties: J.Crew | Bag: Milly (similar from same brand)

Why I've Been MIA

This is my first post on the blog since September. There are no good excuses, but I guess my heart just isn't in it at the moment. It is true that I have been spread extremely thin over this semester. Between school, having a 3-day-per-week internship that comes with the responsibilities of a full-time career and focusing a lot on my personal life (relationships/self care), I just haven't had a lot of time to focus on blogging. I have been posting somewhat often on my Instagram because photography and styling outfits is something that comes super easy to me and I've been able to work blog shoots into my busy schedule every now and then. You may have noticed, though, that I haven't been posting nearly as much on my Instagram stories. In my experience, blog content and Instagram stories involve more meaningful content and that type of content involves a lot of heart and passion. These are just two things I just don't have for blogging at the moment. 

Here's what I'm hoping - Once I graduate in December and only have a job to focus on, rather than both school and work, I will be able to put more attention and energy outside of my 9-5 schedule on my blog. Right now, I have the 9-5 schedule and then I go home and have to do homework at night. You can probably see how I have little to no energy or time to create content for my blog! I actually started a list of blog post ideas that I've been slowly adding to (including a room/apartment tour!) so that I have ideas ready to go when I have time on my hands after graduation. 

As always thanks for y'alls continued support and following along with me! Feel free to follow me on Instagram at @katemcreynoldsblog, where I post more, and let me know any blog post requests you have! 

Jacket: Red Fleece | Sweater: Red Fleece | Jeans: Mott & Bow | Shoes: Sole Society (on sale!)