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The Pennsylvania Market

This past Saturday was the best date day that Mike and I have had in such a long time. I love a good day in the city, and as a romantic little bonus, it started to flurry while we were walking around. If you know me at all, I love the first couple of snows and then once it hits the road and lays, all bets are off, I am moving to Bora Bora.


The first stop we made was the grand opening of The Pennsylvania Market on 19th Street, in the Strip District. I am a sucker for a good market and Mike was a trooper for entertaining me. Although, I will say, well done, PA Market, by the time we left, Mike was the one suggesting that we go back down for another date when it wasn’t so crazy crowded.


When we walked in, the first “room” we went into was the Olive Tap, where you can sample shots of different olive oils from around the world; including Italy and more native blends from California. I would bathe in olive oil if I could, so I was all in. Mike? Not so much.


Next stop, was the Courtyard Winery room, where we did a wine tasting of three different wines, which didn’t take much convincing on Mike’s end…Fun fact, the Courtyard Winery is based out of North East, PA, which is down the road from Mike’s hometown of Corry, PA.


After we picked up a bottle of red, we headed upstairs to where the party was really happening; live music, raffles, drinks flowing, and a pizza bar? Yes, please. This place is the perfect spot for a date day and with second floor, outdoor seating, I can’t wait to pop back in when the weather warms back up in the Spring!




The second level boasts a variety of food options, as well as a centralized bar area and a wine area with cozy leather chairs for intimate chatting, and high top tables for standing room. I love the vibe upstairs; it was a diverse crowd, but you could definitely see where this is going to be a hot spot for the cool, hipster demographic. No surprise there, as the Strip District is at the base of Polish Hill.

If you are looking for the perfect date spot, I would definitely suggest hitting up The Pennsylvania Market! A full belly and a full heart, I’m here for all of it.

Find more info here: The PA Market Instagram/The PA Market


“May you go everywhere and wear it all.”




Gabes Shopping Spree

After my recent post on Instagram, highlighting the Marc Fisher boots that I got from my local Gabes (for basically free!), Gabes reached out to me, offering a gift card in exchange for my content. I gladly accepted, and I wanted to share all of the fun Fall and Winter goodies that I found with you guys, as well as links to similar pieces for you!


On my wish list I had a black pea coat and a plaid blazer and I am so excited that I could officially cross both of them off of the list with this one trip!


This Express wool pea coat was originally over $150 and I scored it at the Greensburg Gabes for $39.99! I am obsessed with the long, clean lines, the perfect piece for dressing up or down. Plus, the dramatic funnel neck detail is not only stylish, but will also keep me super warm this Fall and heading into the Winter season!

Other black outer wear options:


TJ Maxx

Forever 21



I am such a sucker for the plaid pieces that I am seeing everywhere this season, so when I saw this Express blazer with the cool detail under the collar, I couldn’t resist. Unfortunately, the Greensburg location didn’t have quite the size I was looking for, but, I am happy to report that after stopping at another local Gabes the next day, I located a better size, so I will be happily layering this piece all season. How very Meghan Markle of me!

Other plaid blazer options:


TJ Maxx

Forever 21


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I have always been obsessed with all things French-inspired, so when I saw this Nanette Lepore number, I knew it had to be mine. If you know anything about Nanette’s line, her outerwear can easily run 4, 5, 6 hundred dollars, but thanks to Gabes, I scored this piece for $27.99!


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In addition to my three layering pieces, I also picked up a great pair of black jeans and this Altar’d State “Dog Mom” hat, because who doesn’t want to advertise to the world that they’re a Dog Mom? I know I do! 🙂 I found the hat for $3.99, but you can still grab it on Altar’d States website at the link below for $24.95!

Dog Mom Hat

I am so tickled with my new pieces, they are going to be great additions to my wardrobe, especially as the weather keeps cooling down more and more in Pittsburgh. I definitely encourage you to check out your local Gabes for your own bargains! When you do, tag them in your post and use the hashtag #mygabes and you might just be the next lucky recipient of a Gabes gift card!

“May you go everywhere and wear it all!”