#OOTD

It’s been a while since The Babes have posted an OOTD. Check out what they wore today!

Emily’s OOTD

Emily: Boxy Button-Up (Old Navy,) High Waisted Shorts (thrifted,) Heeled Mules (Sam & Libby,) Sunglasses (Forever 21.)

Sarah's OOTD

Sarah’s OOTD

Sarah: Basic Black Top (The Limited), Printed Skirt (GAP), Black Flats (Target), Gingko Leaf Necklace (Custom)

Where in the World Have The Babes Been?? Part 2

The past few months have been incredibly busy for The Babes! Read on to see what they’ve been up to!

Sarah Ribble

Sarah at her first interview in NYC!

Sarah: Life has been crazy since graduation in May! I began working as a wedding consultant at David’s Bridal right after school was over. That was a fun and interesting job! Plus, I got to try on lots of pretty dresses. 🙂 The whole time I was working there though, I was constantly applying for fashion design jobs in New York. I had decided towards the end of the school year that I wanted to move to New York City with a couple of my best friends from school! Finally, in June I got an interview for an assistant designer position at a swimwear company in New York! The following week I came to the city to interview for the position and less than a week after that I had accepted it! I had very little time to get myself to NYC more permanently so I ended up staying with a family friend in New Jersey for several weeks. In July my two roommates, Shannon & Derek, and I moved into our new apartment in the Bronx! It’s huge and beautiful and I can’t wait to share it with you! Now, I’m finally getting settled into my new life in NYC and I couldn’t be happier! 🙂

Emily at the X-Ambassadors Concert!

Emily: My summer has turned out completely different then I thought it would but it’s been amazing! I started shooting for the Suicide Girls which is basically my dream job, and I’ve met some amazing people through it so far! I also recently started working as a jewelry apprentice at a major jewelry store’s repair shop. Throughout school I focused on trying to get a full time job working as an entry level fashion photographer or assistant in a larger studio but I decided to take this amazing job that gives me time and money to focus on my personal photography business on the side, while still doing something I love. I feel so welcomed by everyone I work with and I’m happy to be a part of such a fantastic team. I’ve been busy with a lot of other fun things this summer! I’ve been to a few concerts and have seen some of my favorite bands: X-Ambassadors, Matt & Kim, Glass Animals, and Bear Hands were all so amazing to see live! The next year is going to be insane with my goal of moving to the pacific northwest by next fall! Right now I’m embracing change and I’m so excited for whats to come!

Where in the World have The Babes Been?

The babes at graduation!

Sarah & Emily at graduation

The Babes have been super busy with graduation and other exciting things! They’re back to their regular posting schedule now, but you can read about what they’ve been up to below!

Emily with one of her prints hanging up in the Canzani Gallery for SHOW: The 13w6th Annual Student Exhibition

Emily with one of her prints hanging up in the Canzani Gallery for SHOW: The 136th Annual Student Exhibition

Emily: The past few weeks have been insane. The last week of school I was very busy getting all of my projects done. I had my final class with a few of my friends and we all enjoyed the beautiful weather outside on campus. We all hung out for the rest of the evening, it was the perfect end to school. The weekend after I helped out backstage with all my best friends at the CCAD Fashion Show. I felt like a parent getting all emotional from seeing how much my friends have grown. I found out that night that one of my photographs was chosen to be printed and framed and hung up in the Photo Department hallway for the next year. They choose 3 student photos every year! I also found out that was one my prints (shown above) was hung up really big in the student exhibition. I took my parents to see if after graduation and I was surprised to find out that I actually have 3 different large prints throughout the gallery! Graduation was beautiful and emotional and it happened so fast, I definitely didn’t cry as much as I thought I would. Since graduation I have tried to get into a healthy morning routine by getting up early every morning to workout. i’ve been applying to a ton of jobs including product photographers, jewelry apprenticeships, retouching, and assisting. I’m going to be staying in Columbus for a while unless I get offered something else. I’m hopefully going to be visiting a few places this summer that I’m thinking about moving to eventually and I have some super exciting photoshoots happening soon! Stay tuned!

Sarah after receiving the Outstanding Senior Award

Sarah after receiving the Outstanding Senior Award

Sarah: The past couple of weeks have been a crazy blur! As a fashion major I spent the last 4 years prepping for the senior fashion show so it’s hard to believe that it’s over already. The show was incredibly fun! I couldn’t think of a better way to end my college career than displaying my work in that way and being able to celebrate all of our accomplishments with my peers. I think the highlight of my time at CCAD was when I was chosen as the Easton Town Center Fashion Award recipient! I was able to rein in the tears during the fashion show, but I expected to cry throughout the entire graduation ceremony the next day. However, when I arrived at commencement on Saturday I was much more joyful than sad. Yes, I am incredibly sad to be leaving CCAD, which has been my home for the past four years, but I know that it isn’t really goodbye. The people of CCAD are what make it so special and the bonds that I’ve forged there will last forever. I’m planning to stay in Columbus until July when I will be moving to New York to pursue my dream of becoming a lingerie or textile designer. Wish me luck!

#OOTD

The babes were both feeling black and white today!

Sarah’s OOTD

Sarah’s Wearing: Top (The Limited), Skirt (Lands End), Leg wear (The Limited), Boots (Nine West)

Emily’s OOTD

Emily’s Wearing: Top (Old Navy), Sky High Jegging (American Eagle), Leather Loafers (Crown Vintage)

#OOTD

Here’s what the babes wore for their #OOTD today!

Sarah’s OOTD

Sarah’s Wearing: Stripped Dress (American Eagle), Red Bow Belt (The Limited), Legwear (The Limited), Bracelet (Henri Bendel), Boots (Nine West)

Emily’s OOTD

Emily’s Wearing: Chambray Button-Up (The Limited), Abrstract Plant Scuba Circle Skirt (Forever 21), Tights (H&M), Boots (Vince Camuto)

#OOTD

Here’s what the babes wore today!

Emily’s OOTD

Emily wore: Open Back Tshirt (VSX), Sky High Jegging (American Eagle), Boots (Vince Camuto), Necklace (Forever 21), Strappy Back Bralette (Free People)

Sarah’s OOTD

Sarah Wore: Sweater (The Limited), Black Circle Skirt (made by herself), Legwear (the Limited), Boots (Nine West)

Restaurant Review – Bar 145

Today Sarah is Reviewing Bar 145, a local Columbus Restaurant!

Bar 145. Burgers, Bands, & Bourbon.

Bar 145. Burgers, Bands, & Bourbon.

Dining out in downtown Columbus is something that my friends and I make a point of doing at least once a week; sometimes as often as two or three times a week! The restaurant scene in Columbus is just too great to miss out on! This year Restaurant Week coincided with our first week back to school so we made a point of kicking off our last semester in style!

Columbus Restaurant Week is an annual event that features over 70 local restaurants. This year the event lasted from January 12 -17 with each restaurant offering a 3-course dinner for $15 – $30 per meal depending on the location. Some of my favorite restaurants such as La Fogata Grill, Aab India, and Columbus Brewing Co. were participating this year, but my friends and I decided to try something new in honor of the event.

After much debate (there were too many excellent restaurants to choose from!) we decided to check out Bar 145, a gastro pub located just outside of downtown Columbus. In case you don’t know what a gastro pub is (I sure didn’t), Bar 145 defines it as having, “an atmosphere that is relaxed and focused on offering a particular cuisine prepared as well as the best restaurants.” In short, the food is beautifully prepared and delicious, but the atmosphere is super chill. Bar 145 specializes in, “Burgers, Bands, and Bourbon,” and I experienced all three of those things during my visit.

I chose to order the 3-course Restaurant Week menu ($20) and featured Restaurant Week drink the Bourbon Sidecar. The first course was a choice between soup and salad. I chose the Tomato Red Pepper Bisque with Grilled Cheese Croutons. The red pepper added a new kick to this classic and the tiny grilled cheese sandwiches were adorable.

Course number two was a choice between Bar 145 Meatloaf, The Simpleton Burger, and Chicken and Waffles. I decided to go with the burger because that’s what Bar 145 is famous for. It did not disappoint! The Simpleton Burger features: an all-natural beef burger, cream cheese, house-cured bacon, roasted mushrooms, and sweet onions. I was a bit skeptical about putting cream cheese on a burger, but it was a winning combo. This was one of the most unique and flavorful burgers I’ve ever had.

The Simpleton Burger

The Simpleton Burger

The third course, dessert, was a bourbon bread pudding. I don’t typically like bread pudding, but I gobbled this one up.

Bar 145 provided a fun atmosphere, served amazing food and drinks, and had a friendly staff. My friends and I can’t wait to go back! You can check out their full menu and learn more about the restaurant here: http://www.bar145columbus.com/home.Bar 145 provided a fun atmosphere, served amazing food and drinks, and had a friendly staff. My friends and I can’t wait to go back! You can check out their full

Restaurant Week will be back early next year, but be sure to take advantage of everything the Columbus restaurant scene has to offer in the mean time!