what I wore – coffee date

by Kaylah Stroup
Kaylah Stroup

Long time, no see, eh?

I have really missed taking outfit photos! Now that the weather is starting to get a bit more agreeable here in Ohio, it feels like a good time to get back into the groove of it.

Jeff shot these for me early Saturday morning before our weekly coffee date. We’ve been talking a lot about moving lately. Where is kind of up in the air. (I mean, definitely still the same general area since he has a great job here.) We both want a yard, Klaus deserves one, and a bit more space. We very quickly became painfully aware of how much further our dollar would stretch outside the city though. There’s a possibility we just stay in our same apartment for a few more years – try hard to save and take more time to consider what we really need in a home. At the same time, we could also buy a house in the country sometime in this year or next. It feels like change is coming. Luckily, we’re both very much on the same page about it all. It consumes so much of our conversations. It’s exciting, scary, and I think we’d both kind of want to fast-forward to a decision – city or country, buy or rent.

All that to say, I’m making sure to treasure every second in the city these days, especially our coffee dates. I didn’t grow up in walking distance of anything so I’m still quite chuffed to live so close to so many things. Our apartment is just around the block from what has become our favorite weekend morning hangout spot. I love waking up and walking to get coffee with my husband. (All parts of that sentence seem unthinkable to teenage Kaylah.) It’s my favorite thing right now. The weekends that we don’t make it happen feel like something is missing, like we didn’t quite celebrate the weekend correctly.

outfit details – beret, sunglasses, coat, dress, tights, shoes (c/o Modcloth)


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kATE March 25, 2019 - 10:11 pm

I feel the same way – & we’ve been having the same conversations. We’re having a lot of noise issues now that we have new upstairs neighbors, & renting just doesn’t really hold the same allure it used to. But where to buy? What’s most cost efficient? Will we like living in the country? How far into the country? SO MUCH TO DECIDE!

Kaylah March 27, 2019 - 7:52 am

Yuuuuup. It’s such a tough decision. It’s fun to talk about but also then makes me super stressed because there is no obvious winner. The pros and cons list for city vs. country is basically tied.

Obviously I LOVE Tremont and there are so many good things about living in the city but I really do wish I had a private outdoor space that was mine.

sam March 26, 2019 - 1:20 pm

Love this whole outfit! I’m super sad that I can’t even ‘window shop’ on Modcloth anymore because they block the site to UK folks due to a weird privacy thing I’m not entirely sure about (and I don’t think they are, either…). Super cool that you might be moving, or not! Making plans and taking about possibilities is often the best part of the whole process!! 😛

Jennifer March 28, 2019 - 1:49 pm

I totally miss being in walking distance of things. My husband and I lived in Philly (like center city) and there were things we LOVED and things we HATED. We moved the burbs, and it was nice to drive and get groceries (and get tons of fruit and heavy canned goods lol) And then we moved from a walkable dense burbs to like legit suburban development. It really makes me sad, and I miss being able to walk places within a 10-20 minute walk. I gained a lot of weight because of it (all that walking adds up!) so sometimes we talk about the possibility of moving back to the city if Jon got a job there. Oddly, we are closer to his current job, and I know that makes him MUCH happier. In fact my only unsolicited bit of advice I would give to add a lot of weight to commute time. Almost all studies show a direct correlation to happiness and commuting times, with exception to NYC (in which the “found time” in public transportation offset the commute times)

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