Monday, March 2, 2015

Caring for Cashmere


Winter is still in full effect here in Boston, and as I am typing this -  
snow is currently falling, creating a new layer of freshly fallen snow. 
Inside, we are all trying to stay warm, bundled with blankets and cozy clothes! 
One of my favorite materials during the winter is cashmere - and while 
I have quite a few pieces, they are extremely difficult to wash. For a while, 
I brought my cashmere pieces to the dry cleaners - 
supposedly this is one of the worst things for your cashmere. 


J. Crew has the most amazing delicate wash for both cashmere as well as fine silks.
Instead of sending these to the dry cleaners, these washes (and spray) help extend
the life of your cashmere and silks and make them feel and smell wonderful!



Images via J.Crew

Monday, February 9, 2015

Blizzard Wish List


It's been seven years since i've had a full 
New England Winter - and we're in the eye of the storm!
Literally! I woke up to another snow emergency with more on the way. 
Since the only one currently enjoying the continuous snowfall is my dog, 
I have resulted to window shopping on the internet while dreaming of a beach vacation!


One of my favorite companies that offers bright, fun and preppy pieces 
are helping me out of this seasonal slump!




I have a serious crush on blush handbags and love the Rebecca Minkoff bags
the blush color they have is called Primrose and seriously reminds me of spring!
I also love the color combination of blush and navy!

Maybe if I start dressing like spring, it will begin to feel like it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Diane Kruger's Lilac Shift Dress


I saw this article on DailyMail a couple of days ago and absolutely fell in love with 
Diane Kruger's lilac dress she wore to the Golden Globes...
She looks amazing and being that purple is my favorite color (along with navy),
I sought out to find a dress similar to Diane's. 


I happened upon the exact same dress designed by Marni and while it is out of my budget, 
I absolutely love the color combination of the dress! The clutch and shoes I featured below are more affordable, but thought I would share the dress regardless! I found it very interesting that
lilac is not a color that is used very often in fashion (or at least the spring styles aren't out yet!).
I would love to find a dress that is similar in color and style!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Farmhouse Kitchen and Dining Room


I am so very excited, last week we finished the Farmhouse Project
we have been working on for the past year! It is part of
Peckett's on Sugar Hill, a historical landmark in Sugar Hill, NH that is 
the location of the First Ski School in America. This farmhouse was created
as a diary farm (complete with silos and vintage milk delivery truck) and has been
transformed into a vacation rental. Since the space is pretty expansive, we opted for
a large granite island with Serena and Lily Riviera Backless Stools. They have been a 
favorite of mine for a while now, and it was so exciting to open the box. The color is a 
beautiful blue, intertwined with white - they are crisp, clean and i'm now thinking of ways
to incorporate a set into my own apartment! Since the kitchen is so large, we decided to add
brass lighting fixtures and brass hardware on the cabinets. 
Especially with the historic brick chimney, the brass hues felt like the best option. We 
used an aged brass to keep the integrity of the home (it was built in the early 1900's!)
but also wanted to have an updated feel to the home. 




 The dining area is to the right of the kitchen, allowing for a real, eat in kitchen. 
We had an antique dining table from the Peckett's on Sugar Hill Historic Inn. 
We decided to use these chairs around the table due to the fact that we are a 
family friendly vacation rental spot. The banquette is a custom built piece
that looks out of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains 
(daytime pictures to come!) The wood hutch is also the perfect location for 
wine glasses (these are my FAVORITE) and add a fun, open air dynamic to the space.

Stay tuned for professional images next!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Soul Cycle + Winter Workout Picks

I'm a little late to the game, but having just moved to Boston, this past weekend, Leslie and I tried our first Soul Cycle Class! While I had taken a couple of spinning classes before, nothing was as exhilarating or intense as this 45 minute workout! The music was loud, the class was dark and the energy was contagious. During the class, the instructor told us to "set an intention for the class" and while I would love to say mine was to set my resistance to the highest number and do the fancy pushups and twists,  honestly, mine became just to finish the class! It was tough, but a good way to push myself and I will be going back! 


 Soul Cycle is in only a select number of cities, but I wanted to share my winter workout picks for anyone taking part in a workout! After Soul Cycle yesterday, walking outside into the winter air was quite a shock and I immediately knew I had to step up my winter weather workout wear with pants, outerwear and many layers!


I selected a range of styles and prices from companies like Old Navy
Lulu Lemon and Athleta. The Vinyasa scarf is one of my all time favorite

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide {Stocking Stuffers}


Good Morning! I'm starting off this monday morning with 
a fun round-up of stocking stuffer gifts/all gifts under $25. 
My friends and I are doing a gift limit of $25 this year and
a few of these items come in a set of (3) which is great for parents
with multiple kids! The Haybands Hair Ties are a must have for 
making ponytails look cute and Baggu Bags are my go-to accessory 
for grocery shopping! All of these items would be welcomed in 
my stocking come Christmas Morning!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Best Black Friday Sales




















Friday, November 21, 2014

Thankgiving Inspiration featuring ALG Style


I am so very excited to announce I have partnered with the lovely girls 
from ALG Style, based out of New Orleans, to bring my wonderful readers
 Thanksgiving inspiration for both the fashion and table scape details of the day!
Corrie and Aimée are the two fabulously creative duo behind
ALG Style, a personal style and full service wardrobe curation company.
They also offer "Chic Nola Tours" for those who want a customized
shopping tour of New New Orleans, carefully personalized and curated
by Corrie and Aimée to meet your shopping needs and wishes!
Since they know all of the best hidden spots as well, they are a wealth
of knowledge on where to find the best spots and deals around Nola!
We decided to feature both Corrie and Aimée's Thanksgiving styles
since they both have a different take on the day...Corrie has a more classic
 and tailored look, and Aimée likes to showcase the edgy style - I love both, 
and it's the perfect combination for complimenting the other, 
making for a cohesive styling team!

Corrie describes her Thanksgiving inspiration:

My style is more classic and ladylike. I love leather and A-line skirts
paired with a simple turtleneck. I love the color combo and felt that this
is something I would be comfortable and chic in. I'm a pear shape and the 
skirt flares my hips and the necklace draws attention to my smaller half.
Shop the Look: 
Banana Republic Wink Necklace - (Currently 30% off with Code: BRSAVINGS {ends 11/23})
Vince Claire Pump in Black - (Currently 30% off: no code needed)

Aimée describes her Thanksgiving inspiration:

I am more Rock and Roll. I love this outfit because it 
showcases my fashion sense. Jumpsuits are a fun trend to experiment 
with this season and I love the holiday sparkle with the relaxed fit of the blazer. 
I will sure be a chic host in this Thanksgiving outfit!
Shop the Look: 
Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Ankle Bootie
Kacey K Double Bar Necklace 
Diamond Stud Earrings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide {For Her}

Growing up in a family of 3 girls, as well as writing a blog that
is ready by a majority of women, the "for her" gift guide is always
one of my favorite guides to put together! I like to combine pieces I would
love to receive, as well as items that are special, cozy, and that anyone would
love to open on Christmas morning!

Items listed from top left

Bauble Bar 360 Pearl Earrings // LL Bean Slippers // Anthropologie Iphone Case

Nars "Orgasm" Blush // Beaded Headband 

Kendra Scott Clear Cosmic Earrings // Laura Mercier "Dark Cherry" Lip Gloss 

Kate Spade Gloves // Lulu Lemon Puff Pullover // Gorjana Hand Chain

Super Cozy Sock Slippers // UGG Ear Muffs // Lilly Pulitzer Cosmetic Case // Crystal Hair Pins

Creed Perfume // Lulu Lemon "The Mat" // Asha Zodiac Ring 

Faux Fur Infinity Scarf // Michael Kors Saffiano Tote // Mini Ring Box

More Ideas:
Leopard Travel Cosmetic Case, add a bit of personality with monogram signet ring.
Show some state love with 14k gold state necklaces or be a bit eco-friendly with a
Baggu Reusable tote. Kate Spade adds some glamour with glitter stud earrings and 
this peplum top might be the cutest top i've seen in a while! Keep hands warm while 
texting and talking on the phone with iphone touch gloves. A new favorite, the 
citrus zinger water bottle is instant lemon water! Lip Silk to keep your lips soft 
in the cold weather and Classic UGGs to keep your feet warm! Three sets of earrings
that are my FAVORITE: Three Jane Art Deco Pearl Earrings
Three Jane Eiffel Tower Earrings, and a Bauble Bar Ear Cuff Set.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I'm Headed to...


I'm super excited to announce that Kingsley and I will be moving to...
Boston
I am so excited, since Leslie is in Providence and family will be very close
for Holidays and weekends. Plus, I have an amazing job starting the beginning of December!
My parents lived in Boston when they were my age, and having grown up visiting Boston 
multiple times a year, i'm so excited to be living in the city! When I first decided on Boston, 
I found this Boston Map print from Evelyn Henson and it is my newest addition to the prints
for my gallery wall. Stay tuned for Boston posts and apartment design updates!




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lariat Necklaces

I love the delicate nature of the lariat necklace. It adds a bit
of personality to any outfit, especially a simple blouse or 
a neutral dress, the necklace then becomes the focal point of the outfit.
This Gia Double Star Lariat Necklace with the double layers is my favorite!



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Splurge or Save


I received such a great response on my previous
splurge or save post, I decided to do another one!
I love to find these products that are similar in style
but so different in price and if you're looking for a bargain, 
it's nice to know that you can get a high end look for a low end price!
I love these dual sided pearl earrings and I have the Steve Madden 
cognac boots (I live in them!), however I have really been wanting a 
Prada wallet in Navy, so I think I will hold out for a splurge on that item!
Splurge: Pearl Studs with Silver (also comes in Gold)



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Charcoal One-Button Sweater


I am so very excited about this one button wrap sweater
since it is now one of the most comfortable piece of clothing
in my closet - and just what I need as it is starting to transition
to the chilly late fall air! This sweater is perfect for road trips
or for the plane ride home for the holidays. I always like having
a cozy top to wrap around me whenever the temperature could change
drastically at any moment! I paired it with my leopard heels, Hudson Jeans
and Louis Vuitton bag to dress it up a little bit more.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Wrap

It has become a yearly tradition, that we each select
a wrapping paper to designate the gifts we are going to 
give to others. It started out when my mom and dad selected their
own wrapping paper and us three girls just used whatever was around the house.
Now it has become a point that we each have our own individual wrapping paper we use. 
This year, i'm going with a more personalized style thanks to Minted, with whom I have a 
gift card! I am going to get the Glittering Monogram Paper with my initials on it.
I can't wait for everyone to see my wrapped gifts under the tree and
I can't wait to see what paper my family ends up using!

Items listed from top left:

Rifle Paper City Toile Paper // For You Tag // Hilda Gift Wrap // Gold Dot Washi Tape

Gold Confetti Tags // Banner Gift Tags // Festive Floral Paper

Blue Spruce Paper // Party Dots Paper // Snow Ornament Tags // Red and White Twine

Silver Chevron Stone Paper // Glittering Monogram Paper // Rifle Paper Favorite Things Paper

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekend Links and Sales


~ Links ~

Peppermint Candy Ornaments for your Christmas Tree!

I live in my Tory Burch Leopard Flats (I wear them with almost everything!)

A really fun Monogram Shirt.

Inspiration for a New Years Eve Party!

A gorgeous home in Marin County full of blue hues. 

~ Sales~

Nordstrom - 40% off select styles - no code needed (ends 11.11)

J.Crew Factory - 30% off clearance with code EXTRA30 (exp. 11.11)

 Splendid - 25% off entire purchase with code WELOVEYOU (exp. 11.11)

West Elm - 20% off Tabletop and Coffee table - no code needed (exp. 11.10)