Monday, October 24, 2016

Ripped At The Knees

Shirt: Madewell | Denim: (similar here

Have you ever paid more for a shirt than you should have and then watched it go on sale just a few days later? Well you're currently looking at the queen of that sh*t! I'm not kidding guys, it happens so often that I now try to refrain from wearing whatever I've just added to my closet for at least 48 hours -- I know 65% of you are straight up judging me right now but a girl's gotta cover her bases. 

I'm mainly telling you all this because I very recently nabbed what has to be my favorite shirt (yes, ever!) over on Madewell. Silky soft, available in a range of cute colors and boasting the cutest lace up detailing, I ripped the tags off this guy after approximately 30 seconds of wear. Was that the smartest thing to do? Since it went on sale just over a week later I'd have to say probably not. But you know what? I don't even care! That, ladies and gents, is how good this shirt is -- seriously, I can't even tell you how many times I've worn it or how many people have asked where it's from. 

Clearly this is your sale alert friends. If you've had your eye on this lace up number (or any other Madewell goodies) then you need to check out the brand's "extra 30% off sale" promo STAT!  

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekend Reading - Links You'll Love

The 50 best bars of 2016 (worldwide!) have just been announced. Are you lucky enough to have any near you? 

Blemish prone? These are the 7 acne serums you need to know about.

I clicked "add to cart" approximately 0.3 seconds after seeing this dress.

Want legs like Giselle's? These three workouts promise to get you there.

Pink, pretty, perfect - can I just move into this office already?

The seasons are changing and so are our wardrobes. If you're like me (constantly trying and failing to combat clutter in a 700 sq.ft. apartment) then you'll love these storage/organizing hacks. 

Don't tassel me baby! The cutest oxfords this side of the Mississippi. 

This little "stamp" promises to give you a perfect, no-fuss cat-eye every single time. 

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Capes And Curls

Cape: Vanessa Bruno | Pants: Nili Lotan 
Clutch: Henri Bendel | Pumps: (similar here)

If you've been following along for a while now then you'll probably have noticed that this weeks posts have been more than a little scattered. Since I'm the kind of gal who thrives on routine mixing things up this week has been more than a little stressful but then again invitations to dinner celebrating badass women (hey "30 Under 30") have never been the easiest for me to resist. And spontaneous midweek getaways? Well, it turns out they're another one of those things I could never turn down which is exactly why this post is coming to you a day late. 

So, instead of working from my usual corner in Boston (Peets' Beacon Hill location fyi - I always try to score a seat by the window facing Charles St.) I'm actually writing this and attempting to answer approximately 210 emails in between soaking up as much of the beautiful Kennebunks as humanly possible. This is actually my very first time in the area Bostonians can't stop raving about so naturally I have big plans for my 48hour vacay which I'm dying to tell you all about now but since I'll 100% be sharing some fun guides in the coming weeks I'm going to resist the urge to spill all - it's harder than you'd think guys! 

Luckily, I do have one pretty great distraction in the form of this look which I've been psyched to share with you for what feels like way too long. In reality, Brad and I only snapped these pics on Friday (clearly I'm very impatient) but since that was the day I finally got around to hitting refresh on m'do I've been so excited to hear your thoughts! Honestly, all I knew was I wanted to switch things up a little but before I stepped into Salon Capri I had no idea what I wanted to do with my hair. I'd actually been considering another balayage treatment but after receiving a bunch of reactions as intense as they were mixed (think "Ugh, balayage just looks tacky" and "Oooh, that sounds amazing!") I was at a total loss. Thankfully, my girl Theresa (who has worked at Salon Capri's Newbury St. location for years now) sat, listened (I swear her patience is infinite!) and helped me to see the light. 

A huge fan of my naturally dark locks (thanks girl!) who also happens to understand a gal's need to shake things up every so often, Theresa very wisely advised me to "pace myself." This way we were able to introduce just enough color to make a noticeable difference to my do' as opposed to a regrettable one and perhaps even more important again? Keep it healthy - something I'm ever so fanatical about! I could go on and on but I'm pretty sure the visuals will be much more helpful. Take a peek and be sure to tell me what you think . . .

P.S. About 90% of today's look (which might just be one of all time faves) was purchased at Dress Boston on Charles St. A.K.A. that little boutique where I generally find a reason to spend more than I make. If you ever find yourself in Boston make sure you check it out -- and then hop next door to Tatte for an almond croissant!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oh Hey! J.Crew's Latest Arrivals Are Here!

Looking to update your fall wardrobe? Start with J.Crew's latest arrivals

I know you're probably sick of hearing it but there are few things I enjoy more than checking out all of the amazing new arrivals at my favorite stores. Brand's such as J.Crew typically take a lot longer than others (daily updates from Shopbop and co. have totally spoiled me!) but 9 times out of 10 they're more than worth the wait. Take today's batch of brand new goodies for instance; it's jam packed with seasonal staples in the most beautiful (and fall-appropriate) colors, textures and prints. I was immediately smitten with this look which I'm going to attempt re-creating with pieces I already own but I did treat my closet to this cutie - no brainer, right? 

P.S. The guys at J.Crew are currently offering 25% off closet must haves and an extra 30% off sale items with code: STARTSHOPPING

The Best Of J.Crew's New Arrivals

Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekend Reading - Links You'll Love

Want some fashion inspo for your weekend? It's here - as are all of my favorite links of the week

Oh hey ridiculously perfect booties! P.S. You can now save up to 30% on these guys which makes them a total no brainer. #doit

The chicest nail designs of 2016 - so far!

#Tiredallthetime? Here are some tips and tricks for getting a (much) better night's sleep.

Tell it like it is this winter.

Don't forget, today is your last day to take advantage of Shopbop's event of the season. Save 25% or 30% on brand new goodies just by entering code: MAINEVENT2016 at checkout.

Still one of my favorite albums, still one of my favorite girls.

16 places you should be storing stuff in your tiny apartment because who doesn't need a helping hand when it comes to staying organized?

Just try to tell me this isn't the perfect cold weather treat!

It's time to replace your phone case . . . or at least it will be once you've seen this beauty.

What have you been pinning lately? I'm still living vicariously through my ever-expanding collection of boards!

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