One for you, two for me

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Wearing Brass dress, Stuart Weitzman OTK boots, J.Crew bangle, gifted necklace

It has been unseasonably warm in Boston, which is perfect for holiday shopping – browsing boutiques, popping in and out of stores on Newbury Street and stopping off for a drink.

I’m excited to introduce to you a local Boston eCommerce company, Brass. Started by lifelong friends, Jay Hallstein and Katie Doyle, the Brass collection is made up of dresses (and recently tees) with superior construction, a sophisticated color palette and effortless silhouettes. The best part? Each piece rings in at $100 or less. #yesplease

Insta-Life, Part 6

Shoemint, ootd, Kate Spade

1. Romy heels c/o Shoemint (similar), 2. OOTD featuring bright pink trousers (similar), 3. favorite new Kate Spade bag (seen here)

OOTD, NIC+ZOE, Logo Tee, Browns Lobster Pound

4. OOTD featuring NIC+ZOE sweater and James Jeans, 5. Juicy Couture logo tee, 6. Best fried seafood ever at Browns

Personal Style, Boston blogger, Bruins

7. OOTD featuring Steve Madden loafers, 8. Mini Golf fail, 9. Go Bruins!! 

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Classic Chic

Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, J. Crew denim, Steve Madden sandals

Ray Ban sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Classic chic outfit

Kate Spade bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Michael Kors watch

J. Crew denim, Steve Madden sandals, Personal Style blog

Ray Ban sunglasses, Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse, Personal style blog

Classic chic outfit, Fashion basics, Spring style

Steve Madden sandals, Spring shoes, Mint accessories

When in doubt, I always reach for a pair of straight leg or boyfriend jeans, an easy, oxford blouse, and a great pair of shoes. This foolproof ensemble always looks effortlessly chic, which is what every woman strives for, isn’t it?

Wearing – J. Crew jeans (similar), Marc by Marc Jacobs blouse (similar), Steve Madden sandals c/o, Kate Spade bag, Bauble Bar earrings (similar) and bracelet, Michael Kors watch, Turquoise ring (boutique find), Ray Ban sunglasses

Stripes and Leopard

J. Crew top, Lucky Brand jeans, Straw fedora

Personal style blog, fashion, Boston blogger

(bangs need a trim, eh?)

Kenneth Cole bag, Michael Kors watch, Bauble Bar bracelet

Personal Style blog, Boston, Fashion

Forgive my absence from the blogosphere – I’ve been busy figuring out my new job and my new city of Boston, with little time to update my site… But I’m back, and here is a weekend look that took me to Newbury Street for a leisurely walk and smoothies with the manfriend. You really can’t go wrong with a comfy striped top, jeans, and a broken-in pair of loafers. What’s your go-to weekend casual?

Wearing – Lucky Brand jeans (similar), J. Crew sweatshirt (love this similar top), Steve Madden loafers (similar), Kenneth Cole bag (gift), Gorjana rings (here and here), Michael Kors watch, Presh bracelet, BaubleBar bracelet, and straw fedora (last seen here).

Insta-Life Take 5

Personal style, Warby Parker, Fashion

1. Moving outfit with gingham Converse (love these) and printed chambray 2. Warby Parker at home try-on 3. A little nautical look

Instagram, Badgley Mishka

4. Delicious cocktail and Ray-Ban sunnies 5. Outfit with J. Crew blouse, Cynthia Rowley scarf, and James Jeans (last seen here) 6. Badgley Mishka bag 

Blogger style, Foodie, Fashion

7. Casual outfit with Threads blouse, J. Crew chinos, and Steve Madden loafers (last seen here) 8. Scallop dinner – too pretty not to snap a picture 9. Casual look with vintage maxi skirt (last seen here)

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Wear Now, Wear Later: White Trousers

Wear Now, Wear Later; White Trousers
Here is another installment in my “Wear Now, Wear Later” series, featuring white trousers which are on my wish-list for Spring. For the now look I went a little nautical with a navy/white striped sweater. To keep it from feeling too preppy, I added an olive-hued trench coat and pretty pumps in a contrasting print. This look still feels light and fresh for Spring, but it’s covered enough to combat the still-cool temps. Later, ditch the overcoat and sweater, in favor of a breezy top with beautiful on-trend embroidery. Give your toes a breath of fresh air with these mustard sandals, and add black accessories for a chic black and white ensemble.


Now: Reiss trousers, J. Crew top, Vanessa Bruno Jacket, J. Crew pumps, Miss Selfridge bracelet pack, Topshop satchel, and Estee Lauder lipstick.


Later: Reiss trousers, Temperley London top, Theory sandals, Bar III bracelets, ALDO clutch, and Pim + Larkin studs


Have a great weekend!

Pattern Play

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, Lydia Hudgens photography

See by Chloe jacket, James Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff bag

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, vintage belt

James Jeans, See by Chloe jacket, Personal style blog

See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban clubmaster, Lydia Hudgens photography

Hillary Christine Biggs, See by Chloe jacket, Ray Ban sunglasses

James Jeans, See by Chloe jacket, polka dot top

See by Chloe jacket, James Jeans, Ray Ban sunglasses

I couldn’t wait any longer to break out this amazing, floral See by Chloe jacket that’s been hanging in my closet for months! I love the unexpected combination of a sporty parka with a pretty floral print, and since I don’t typically dress super feminine, this is a perfect piece for me to incorporate florals into my Spring wardrobe without feeling too girly. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough to have this jacket in my regular rotation!

Wearing – James Jeans, Top via Urban Outfitters (lusting over this one), See by Chloe jacket (similar), Steve Madden booties (old), Rebecca Minkoff bag (last seen here), vintage belt, Ray Ban sunnies, J.Crew bracelets, vintage and Gorjana rings (here and here), Anthropologie earrings

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Florals and Suede

White blazer, floral dress, suede boots

T. Babaton dress, Calvin Klein boots, Urban Outfitters blazer

Calvin Klein boots, Lydia Hudgens photography, Florals

T. Babaton dress, vintage belt, Calvin Klein boots

T. Babaton dress, Personal style blog, Lydia Hudgens photography

T. Babaton dress, vintage belt, Calvin Klein boots

T. Babaton dress, Calvin Klein boots, Personal style blog

Florals and Suede

Picked up this dress on sale at Aritzia a couple weeks ago… I was drawn in by the colors and print which promised seasonal versatility, but the real clincher for me was the back – I’m a sucker for an exposed zipper and an unexpectedly low back, and this piece has both. And it was on sale. Done deal, my friends.

Since the weather isn’t exactly cooperating with the calendar, I paired this floral number with suede boots – but I can’t wait to wear it with sandals or wedges when the temperatures go up! Until then… Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wearing – T. Babaton dress via Aritzia (like this too), Silence & Noise blazer, Calvin Klein boots (old, similar), vintage belt, Chocolate New York clutch (love this one), Michael Kors watch, J. Crew bracelets (here)

Photo Credit: Lyda Hudgens

Currently Craving: Tortoiseshell

Currently Craving: Tortoiseshell
Doesn’t get classier than this, ladies… and I totally dig it. Gimme tortoise from head to toe, please! What are you craving for Spring?
Zig-ZaggingAlexander McQueen clutch (similar), Tory Burch belt, Karen Walker sunglasses, Michael Kors bangle, Stuart Weitzman booties, BaubleBar necklace, BaubleBar bangle trio, Corso Como pumps, Michael Kors watch, Tory Burch bag, Rag & Bone sunnies, J. Crew bracelet, Alexander McQueen loafers, Elizabeth & James sunglasses (bottom right)