Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Life Lately via Instagram

Here are a few shots of life lately through the eyes of Instagram!
 I love being able to share design projects, fashion picks and of course
pictures of Kingsley! Follow along here! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

White Spring Dress + Floral Heels

When I first saw my apartment that I am currently living in, 
the brick accent wall was immediately a favorite feature. It adds 
such personality and charm and while I am still working on filling it with
furniture (my bedroom has been the focus), I knew it would be fun to incorporate
into a style post for a day that wasn't conducive to shooting outside.

I got this Kate Spade Crossbody bag at TJMaxx on super sale
(I was in desperate need of a new crossbody 
as my previous navy one has seen better days).
This white dress with the blush band was 70% off at Banana Republic outlet
and I knew it would be a great addition for spring! You can also see my roundup
of floral heels on my post I did last week! I love that the color from the handbag 
matches with the color of the heels without being too "matchy" and 
the two pieces I can incorporate into other outfits!

Mint Crossbody Bag (similar here and here), Trish McEvoy Makeup Kit, Floral Heels

Photography by Lorna Stell

Monday, April 13, 2015

Trish McEvoy Power Of Makeup Brush Set

Good Morning! Today i'm sharing my Power Of Makeup Trish McEvoy Brush Set 
that I absolutely LOVE! If anyone knows me, they know that I have a serious
passion for makeup and the accessories and tools needed. I also have to admit that
using high quality brushes makes a profound difference in terms of applying makeup 
and the way the end result looks and feels. I find Trish McEvoy's brushes to be my favorite.
They are made with unbelievably soft materials and each have a chic acrylic handle.
The Angled Contour Brush (used for eye colors) and the Perfect Foundation Brush
have dual purposes that allow for a quicker yet more flawless makeup application. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

What's in my Purse?

I absolutely love when bloggers and celebrities post the contents of their handbags - 
it's so fun to see what different individuals bring with them in the beautiful handbags they carry! 
This was one of my favorite photo sessions with Lorna Stell because 
makeup, jewelry and accessories come with me wherever I go - 
and of course, having a convertible handbag (like this one) that you can 
wear as a satchel or as a crossbody is SO convenient!

Do share...what's in your purse?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Floral Basketweave Pencil Skirt

When I first saw this skirt (it's on sale!) - I was drawn to the floral pattern and bright colors.
When I tried it on, it added such a flirty and fun dimension that could be dressed up 
for a more dressy, professional look or dressed down for a casual dinner out. Lorna Stell
and I did this photo shoot at the same time as my fruit smoothie photoshoot, so of course I 
wanted to incorporate the bright pink of my smoothie into a couple of these images!

I also recently learned how to curl my hair - I use my straightener and it actually 
just happened by accident! I like the messy kind of curls, and it works out
because that's the outcome that results! 

*Photography by Lorna Stell

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale

Shop, Shop, Shop! This is kind of how I feel every day - but today is the day to do it!
This is the sale that everyone looks forward to and I have rounded up my favorite
items - from swimsuits to jewelry and handbags to maxi dresses and this GORGEOUS 
dress from Shoshanna. What are you waiting for?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Morning Routine {Fruit Smoothie}

I'll admit, i'm not a morning person, which also includes 
that I am not a big fan of breakfast. I love every other meal, 
but just can't get into breakfast. Recently, however, I have been waking 
up early to attend a work out class and delicious smoothie has become my new 
breakfast routine and it is amazing how healthy and refreshed I feel after drinking a 
combination of coconut water, fresh strawberries, raspberries and pineapple! 
I like a bit of a tangy taste and berries are my absolute favorite fruit!

I use coconut water (it's delicious!) and really
gives me the hydration I lack from not drinking straight water.
I also like to use more raspberries than strawberries or pineapple, and it gives
the smoothie a bit of a tart taste! Some mornings, i'll even add chia seeds to add a bit of
fiber and protein and help aid in exercise performance!  

*Photography by Lorna Stell

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

9 Favorite Floral Shoes for Spring

I love this spring's trend of floral heels! They have such a feminine flair to them,
and add such a pop of color to brighten up an otherwise dull outfit. 
Almost (except the Tory Burch heels) all of these floral shoes are under $150
which makes this fun accessory attainable!

Will you be rocking the floral pumps this spring?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hunter Boots + Spring Barbour Jacket

Walking Kingsley has become a daily routine, a meditation of sorts. Every day
I put on my boots and jacket (and until recently my scarf and gloves)
and Kingsley and I explore our new neighborhood. One of our favorite 
things to do is to walk down to Whole Foods and pick up flowers and lunch.
It feels great to be able to wear a lighter quilted jacket and since I love accessories, 
a fun pair of earrings and necklace can never hurt. I received my Hunter boots (in navy of course) 
as a Christmas present and I am so excited to start utilizing them with the impending
spring weather. I'm also elated to wear my Warby Parker glasses. 
(fun fact - I am blind as a bat without contacts/glasses) so it's always fun to 
be able to wear an affordable pair of glasses while also supporting a great cause. 
There is a Warby Parker store on Newbury Street in Boston and after riding the tiny elevator to 
the second floor, you emerge into a room that looks almost like a candy shop, lined wall to
 wall with different styles of glasses. I loved it! A huge thank you to Lorna Stell, my photographer
for her patience and understanding while incorporating Kingsley into our day! He loves to be 
included in our photo sessions, especially since he loves to explore!

Louis Vuitton Bag // Old Navy Jeans

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Zebra Jacket + Scalloped Hem

I am so excited (now that the nerves and anxiety have passed) to share my 
first "street style" photo shoot with you! Last week, after what feels like 
months of planning and getting the nerve to put myself out there and actually 
take pictures with a professional photographer (Lorna Stell, you are awesome!), I got all dressed 
up in my favorite outfit and walked around Charlestown in Boston what felt like the coldest day 
of the season! I wore my Milly Zebra Jacket (it's been one of my favorite pieces since college)
and paired it with two handbags to create two different looks. The first was my new
I couldn't decide what bag I liked best, so I decided to incorporate both - and they both
finish the look quite nicely! I am so excited I was able to make this a reality, since it's 
been something i've been wanting to do for a while now and I can't wait for the next one!

Navy Handbag // Scalloped Dress // Nude Pumps // Elsie Studs // Vintage DVF Necklace