Amy Cooper

THE PERFECT LACE DRESS

Amy Cooper
THE PERFECT LACE DRESS

WEARING: FREE PEOPLE DRESS | MATISSE BOOTS

Wow...hi guys! It's been forever. I thought I'd give you all a little life update before jumping into this outfit post so I don't feel like a complete stranger anymore! 

The end of my last semester was insane and I was neck deep in work on top of my internship at Topshop. Those are both done now, though, and I finished strong! I spent the holidays back in CT with my family, Michael and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary, and me and my best friends booked a trip to LA + Phoenix, and two of my favorite people (Danny and Annalise) got engaged! That pretty much sums up the big things that happened while all of this time has passed.

Admittedly, I felt very disconnected from blogging for a bit and was wondering if I should even be doing it. I started to feel a bit faux, posting photos of me in the same poses in different outfits from previous days, when at the time of posting I really was probably laying in my bed with a glass of wine or in my pajamas cleaning the apartment. There are only a handful of bloggers that I still follow that I feel personally connected to and like I'm getting genuine content from them, and I want to stay one of those bloggers as well. After lots of pondering and self reflection, I realized that I do want to blog, but in doing so, I just want to share real moments and real things in my life that make me happy or support my personal style + hobbies. Just today I was out thrifting with Mike and our friend Patrizio, and I went to grab my camera to snap a photo of me in this adorable sweater that I got from my aunt for xmas. I turned on my camera only to see "No Card In Camera" error staring back at me. This is like the 100,000th time I've done that, but I decided to just snap a photo on my phone instead of waiting for when I could use my camera to get the "perfect" shot. Quality is still an important aspect for me, but sometimes I need to let go of perfection and just live in the moment, and share that moment. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of styled and staged lifestyle photos, just so long as what's in them are objects of real life. These are just my personal values and opinions, but I wanted to voice them to you all so you know where I'm coming from and what I'm about. We're all in this together and all we can do is be ourselves and welcome others alike to enjoy it all with us.

Okay, onto the post! Michael and I went away for the weekend to spend some time alone and just enjoy each others company. Living with roommates can be tricky as a couple, especially because before this, we had our own space for almost 3 years. Luckily I live with my 2 best friends as well so no time is lost! Anyways, we went to Hudson, a very small town at the foot of the Catskills and stayed in this dreamy historic airbnb. I'll post most more photos of the place on it's own if you guys want to see it. I wish I got to enjoy it in better spirits; I unfortunately got super sick Friday and Saturday and was unable to leave bed, but Michael being the amazing boyfriend he is took perfect care of me and I was feeling much better by Sunday. I was relieved because I needed to shoot this perfect dress here! If I were a dress, I would be this one. I found it at Free People, on sale (thanks Mrs. Magas!) and as soon as I slipped it on, I knew it was coming home with me. The color is to die for and I don't even think I have to mention the choker-esque tie around the neck. Naturally I had to add some edge by pairing it with my dream boots (even though I say that about all of my new boots...whoops). These babies are still a mess from when I wore them on New Years, which is weird because I'm usually obsessed with cleaning my boots and taking care of them. Regardless, they're amazing and I love the unconventional height. What do you guys think?!

It feels good to be back on the blog, let me know more of what you guys want to see next!

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