Cropped Jeans & Village Findings: Red Hook

Dear Readers,

     For the past month or so my Pinterest has been flooded with cropped jeans. They’re everywhere.  I was anxious to get in on the trend without breaking the bank. Suddenly, my prayers were answered and I found my old Capri pants from freshman year of high school. Did they fit perfectly? No. After suffocating for three days though they sure did fit. Cropped jeans are effortlessly cool, giving any casual outfit a bit of pizzazz.

     This outfit is made up with staples. Let’s break it down: leather jacket, t-shirt, jeans, loafers, neck scarf. Individually, they’re simple pieces, but together they make for a casually cool look.

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The yellow gives you a pop of color. It also works so nicely with the red of the neck scarf.

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Here are similar pieces to recreate the look.



  1. T-shirt: Madewell
  2. Faux Leather Jacket: H&M
  3. Jeans: The Gap 
  4. Bag: Madewell
  5. Neck Scarf: Madewell
  6. Shoes:  ASOS

      These pictures were taken in Red Hook, the town in question on Village Findings today. Situated in the heart of Dutchess county, Red Hook is home of my two favorite things: antiques & ice cream. Is it the trendiest town on the planet? Not exactly. Is it one of my favorite places in New York? Yes, because ice cream and antiques are the best, duh.

     While there are a few shops along the main street, if you keep going you’ll find Hoffman’s Barn. It’s as if your grandma’s attic became a shop: despite the clutter, she insists there is order to the madness. Outside you have an array of items for sale, everything from bathtubs to stop lights to house shutters. Inside is even more magical. Vintage trunks are stacked up high and a cat casually rests on a sofa piled at the top. If you need a type writer or sewing machine, they might just have what you’re looking for. For the fashion and camera lovers, never fear, Hoffman’s certainly has something for you as well.



     Once you’ve finished shopping, you have to go to Holy Cow Ice cream— it’s not optional. My family has been going to Holy Cow for 30 years. To say that I’m biased is an understatement. But trust me when I tell you, it’s the best ice cream and the prices are divine. It’s wallet friendly. The massive sundaes are $3.50, compared to the small serving of New York ice cream for $5.75 or more, I’d say that’s a bargain. Honestly, I could write a love poem to Holy Cow, but I won’t put you through that. Till Friday!


Much Love,





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