At summer’s end

A lookbook, a concept, a feeling, a food guide.

As summer comes to a sweet end, I’ve been reflecting on the quality time I spent with my family in Buffalo. I spent my 2 week break at home eating well, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather.

In addition to decompressing from a busy summer, I began the process of paring down my wardrobe which has proven to be quite the endeavor. That’s what happens when you have so much s**t. I’ve acquired so much clothing over the years that I don’t even remembering buying most of the items. I know I have a problem, but I intend to fix it. No, seriously. I mean it! No more shopping! (Stay tuned to see how long that lasts.)

Check out my instagram account @morganification.closet if you’re interested in purchasing some of my gently used items.

In the midst of this cleaning and closet-purging process, I found some of my favorite summer pieces, rekindling some old flames. I had fun styling and creating easy summer looks with these items that added a carefree kind of flare to my everyday summer wardrobe.

Saturday Sunday dress via Anthropologie | Birkenstock sandals | Gap button down shirt | Vintage Coach purse | F21 Glasses

Banana Republic blazer | BDG jeans via UO | Kate Spade purse | Vintage Stuart Weitzman sandals | Artisanal earrings
Vintage sheer shirt | Bullhead jean shorts | Dr. Marten’s sandals | Bershka fanny pack
C&C California dress via Modern Nostalgia | Dr. Marten’s Sandals | Bershka fanny pack
H&M tube top | BDG jeans via UO | Gap button down | Vintage Coach handbag | Birkenstock sandals | F21 Sunglasses
Babaton top via Aritzia | Muji linen shorts | Vintage Coach handbag | Vintage Dior sunglasses | Birkenstock sandals
Joie dress | $7 Canal St. sunglasses | Vintage Stuart Weitzman sandals | Kate Spade mini handbag | Uno de 50 bracelet
Everlane tank | A&F Jeans | Matt & Nat vegan leather backpack | Jeffrey Campbell platforms
Babaton top via Aritzia| Adriano Goldschmied denim | Vans platform slip-ons | Banana Republic buttonless blazer | Kate Spade purse | $7 Canal St. glasses

Now, you may be asking: where did I wear all of these outfits? Although I am totally guilty of photographing outfits that never quite make it out of my room, I had to take these out to play. So naturally, I wore these looks whilst on a grand food tour of Buffalo.

Pastry by Camille | 1416 Hertel Ave

Croissant with Ccème fraîche, smoked salmon and capers

Roost | 1502 Niagara St

Fried Chicken | White fish cakes

100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry | 444 Forest Ave

seared scallops with raisin caper vinaigrette, zucchini, sunflower seeds,

The Dapper Goose | 491 Amherst St

Grilled octopus and masa cake small plate

SZND|1448 Hertel Ave

house made ravioli, cauliflower, corn, avocado filling with garlic scapes, and asparagus
market fish with braised greens, bacon & miso dashi, thyme, poached duck egg, udon noodles, truffle
Crème brûlée

Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar| 3260 Main St

Whole fish special

Swan Street Diner | 700 Swan Street

Greek omelette with rye toast
Short stack of buttermilk pancakes

So obviously, I was eating good. People love to sleep on Buffalo but we have some of the best food and I’m not just talking about chicken wings. We’re versatile, okay?

Now that I’m back in the city, well rested and at least 5 pounds heavier, I am ready to begin my final year of college. I had my first day of classes today and am excited about the year ahead.

I am super excited to be back and to create new content for this site. If you enjoyed the food guide portion of this post, please let me know and I will continue to give recommendations of my favorite places to eat.

Thats all for now 🙂 see ya’ll very soon.