Coffee Date | No. 12

Happy Friday my friends! How are ya? To say I'm a bit excited for the weekend might be an understatement. That's mainly because it's supposed to get up in the high 60s, low 70s this weekend. Talk about a taste of Spring in February especially considering yesterday and today it's barely breaking 30 degrees. I noticed last night that a few of the restaurants in my neighborhood have their outdoor seating ready for this weekend. I will definitely be taking part in some cocktails al fresco. What are you guys up to?

As I mentioned before I've been a bit slow at getting posts together for SMT this year. Can I still blame SHOT Show?! ;) Our last Coffee Date was back in December but I'm getting my bearings and getting things moving. I've just finished my almond latte and now I'm brewing up a pour over. It's a two cup kind of morning so grab your cup and let's chat.

Coffee and Clothes

What camera did you use to take the photos you posted from SHOT Show? I switched between using my iPhone 6s camera (as is) and my Sony A6300 with a 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. 

How do the Rag and Bone Harrow Booties fit and do they stretch? I've been wanting to get a pair but have read mixed reviews on the sizing. These are such a great black ankle boot and good investment pair if you're willing to splurge. I've had mine for almost 5 years and they have stretched a tad as will any quality leather shoe. Mine are a 39 which is the usual size I take when it comes to shoes that use the European sizing system. They do fit a bit narrow but it definitely stretches out a bit especially the more you wear them. I wouldn't recommend sizing down a half size if you're concerned about the stretching, stick with your normal size.  

Do you have any suggestions for cute weekend sneakers? I really liked the Nike's you wore on Instagram but can't find them. I switch between my Nike's, Converse, and Adidas. However, I do have other casual sneaker-esque shoes that I also wear but are not as comfortable as a true "sneaker." The Nike's I wear the most are the Nike Juvenate or Nike Flyknit. Both of these are like walking on air...not only are they light but super comfortable.  My go-to Converse is these high tops and these low tops. When it comes to Adidas I love my Stan Smiths, I wore them all over Asia. I really love these Adidas Gazelle’s too.

Where did you get your Chinese Throwing Star you posted on Instagram? It was actually a gift from a friend and I'm not sure where she got it. However, I've seen them being sold at gun shows and random army surplus shops. 

What are your favorite dark colored lipsticks? I'm looking for ones that are deep and vampy. Oh I have so many that I use, haha. I love me a vampy lip. My current favorite is Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle. That can easily be layered so it looks almost black. However, lightly applied it's a nice deep berry. My other ones that are also on high rotation are Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Motorhead, Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Homegirland Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in 307. I also use a MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth with some of these colors to help deepen them.


I hope you all have a great weekend and as always thanks so much sending in your questions. Is it time for happy hour yet?