Mocha, Leather, and a Bar Mitzvah

Hi/lo dress in mocha with leather details

Just a quick hello today! I am currently in Philadelphia for my cousin’s Bar Mitzvah! I’m so excited to get to catch up with my family members, who I don’t see nearly enough. We just got back from a dinner of delicious Chinese food and now I’m pretty ready to crash out. I’m a terrible procrastinator when it comes to packing, and I had such a hard time picking out what to bring along this trip. I spend most the night worrying about being cold, but not wanting to actually bring cold weather clothes. So far, I think I’ve done okay.

I took these photos right after I got this dress, when I was still unsure if I should keep it (you can still see the tag in the last photo). I loved the fit and the leather detailing on this dress, but the color looked a little off when trying it on in the store. Looking at it in real lights the mocha color looks so much better! This will be the third Bar Mitzvah we’ve had out here so I chose some more practical shoes for walking around. Last year we walked the hilly two miles from the hotel to the synagogue, so this time I’m prepared. Philly is so beautiful, I hope to spend some time capturing the beauty of its buildings.

mocha dress with leather and gold details, high low hemMocha ross high low cut out back dress

[Dress: Ross] [Shoes: Steve Madden/Ross] [Necklace: Thrifted]

What would you wear to a religious event?

Have a wonderful weekend!!

xx Amy

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Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashana Happy New Year Apples and Honey

Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Happy New Year! And no, I’m not four months early. Tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish new year celebration Rosh Hashana. May this new year bring you life and sweet things, joy and forgiveness.

I enjoyed these apples dipped in honey with my close friends and roommates. Why apples and honey? I’m looking forward to this sweet new year, and hopefully you are too!

L’shanah Tovah!