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Fashion Friday: White Wash

Friday, June 20th, 2014

I am pretty sure every summer I do a post on white dresses, but the reason is- everyone needs a great white dress for this season! Like the little black dress is to fall and winter (and spring, even), the little white dress is to these balmy few months! A little inspiration gathered from Pinterest:
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I found my favorite white summer dress at Kate Spade (sadly it’s sold out), and even though after this picture was taken I made out with a puppy on the sidewalk who put his dirty paws all over the skirt, I don’t care. Summer whites get dirty. It’s just a fact. So pack your Tide Sticks, stock up on bleach and get to it.

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(the shoes, however, are awesome and still available)

I scoured the internet looking for a white dress for just about everyone- from the modern gal to the preppy one and everything in between.  To complete any of these looks you’ll just need a nice tan leather or gold sandal and a good pair of nude underwear!

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Sponsor Welcome: Pretty Please Jewelry (for a great cause!)

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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The two best kind of purchases you can make are those that are either a crazy good bargain or one that gives back and helps others. Well, one of my newest sponsors happens to be doing BOTH and I am thrilled to share this new venture with you guys! Pretty Please Jewelry Shop was started by two former Tiffany & Co. employees who wanted to marry their love of jewelry and charitable work.  They operate on a ONE FOR ONE business model where for every piece sold, one will be donated to both local and national women/children related foundations such as Dress for Success, BrightPink.org, NoMore.org., and Boston Children’s Hospital.  And for the month of June they are working with the ONE Fund Boston, a cause near and dear to us here in Boston, giving a little sparkle and joy to women directly affected by the marathon bombings (victims, nurses, first responders, family members of victims, etc.) How wonderful is that?

Not to mention the stuff is adorable, fun and completely affordable. I haven’t seen anything on their site for more than $50! But this is no ordinary online store- they sell their pieces via Facebook, a new phenomenon in the retail industry (read more in this article from Inc. Magazine).  To purchase you need to go to their site, “Like” their page and then visit every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm when they post their latest selection of offerings. When you see something you like, you comments with your e-mail address and they will e-mail you a PayPal payment request to complete the purchase. Simple as that.

Here are some fun selections from recent sales! I hope you’ll check them out!

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Fashion Friday: New England Seaside Chic

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Summer always makes me fall back in love with New England.  Our long, brutal winters leave most of us cursing the day we chose to live in a place where the air hurts our faces and grey skies hang heavy day in and out- but then summer comes and our charming seasides wipe those depressing winter memories from the slate and infuses us with love for our little corner of the world once again!

We have our own brand of preppy here in the Northeast- one based in khakis and pearls, boat shoes and stripes. One only needs to spend a few hours in Newport or Nantucket to grasp the style, but I felt inspired to pull together outfits for her and him that reflect the classic laid back New England shoreline look.  As a special treat for our nine year anniversary (how the hell did nine years pass??) I booked Andrew and I a few nights at the impeccable and perfectly preppy White Elephant Resort on Nantucket in September (my favorite time to go there) so this is pretty much what we’ll look like on that trip:
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FOR HER: 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. (just bought this- LOVE) // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. (a boat and tote to keep wine chilled-also makes a great gift) // 11. (this beach towel looks like a hide rug! DIE!)

FOR HIM: 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17.

Want to dress it up a little bit? Swap in these shorts, clutch and wedges (from Sole Society, where all sandals are 60% off today!!! For real!)

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Need to get even dressier for a nice dinner out by the shore?  I am OBSESSED with this Sail to Sable Summer Stunner dress. MUST. HAVE. IT.

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Doesn’t looking at this just make you instantly relaxed?

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Sponsor Welcome: Buckley K.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

I am a huge proponent of simple dressing. When you fill your closet with trendy items the expiration date on your look looms.  I always err on the side of spending most of my clothing budget on staples and then a little on the trendier items that I know I’ll never want to wear again in 3 months.  So when Buckley K. came to my attention and asked to become a sponsor I, of course, said yes. I may not always re-iterate this but I only accept sponsors that I truly believe in and am happy to attach my name to. I turn down far more than I accept. But this brand falls in line with what I believe in: well made (in the U.S.A.!!!), cleanly tailored pieces in wardrobe staple colors and silhouettes. Oh, and the company is named after the sibling owners dog Buckley. Hello- totally me.

Some of my favorite pieces (click images for links):

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In fact, I wore the Bistro Dress this weekend while walking around Beacon Hill and was stopped and asked where it was from twice! Completely comfy and flattering (and quite perfect for a jaunt to the ocean, if you ask me…)

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1. The dress.

2. I wore it with my “wear them everyday” little diamond studs Andrew gave me when I finished my book, but these are a funkier, modern version of that!

3. My J.Crew denim jacket has been in my closet for almost a decade- they still make the same one. It’s such a classic.

4. Studded sandals (mine are Tory Burch that have since sold out, but these are killer and similar!)

5. This tote that bears my initials in gold. Roomy and great for everyday!

6. A fun scarf for when it gets chilly.

7. This necklace which I have been rocking constantly- it’s SO cool!!!

 

Fashion Friday: Black, White & Red All Over

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I’ve been noticing that I like to buy things mostly in a few colors- black, white and some form of red/coral. And luckily for me I’ve been seeing a lot of this combo everywhere recently! A season-less palette that can work for you through summer and into fall, you can feel good about picking up pieces in this color family. Here are a collection of my faves right now:

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1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. (also OBSESSED with this jumpsuit!) // 15. // 16. // 17.

And speaking of black and white, I was looking for some cute black and white baby clothes as a gift the other day and could find nothing. I mean, I know most people like babies dressed in bright colors, but a little graphic black and white never hurt anyone, right? And then I saw a whole black and white toddler collection on Old Navy last night that is TO DIE FOR!!! (Click images for links)

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