Fashion Friday: Packing for Jamaica!

My little vacation to Round Hill in Jamaica could not be coming at a better time seeing as it’s -237 degrees in Boston right now! Even though I’m as a pale as a ghost and not to jazzed about getting into a bikini right about now, I don’t care because JAMAICA!!!! :)

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Here are some of the resort-wear goodies I’m packing up (along with a few new favorite beauty finds!)

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The Beauty of Aging.

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This week I went to the dermatologist for my annual skin cancer check (you all should as well) and when the doctor walked in she asked how I was feeling about my skin these days. “Older” I said, with a nervous laugh.

“Well, you are an excellent candidate for filler!  Slim women lose fat in their face first and it really would help contribute to a more youthful look.”

Well, shit.

I’ll admit that the wind was knocked out of my sails a little. I guess at 35, and with a history of rampant sun-bathing (again, skin cancer checks, people), I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear that little tidbit of advice.  When I look in the mirror in the morning I see the lines around my mouth getting deeper and the angry crease that has appeared between my eyebrows,  little scars courtesy of Father Time and my penchant for animated facial expressions. But should I be feeling “old”? Especially at 35? (I can hear my mom chiming in now- “Just wait until your 60, sweetie!”)

2014 Home Trends to Ditch (& to Keep!)

A new year means a whole new set of home trends. And while some things that became popular in 2014 are now “modern classics” there are others that have run their course. Let’s take a look.

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The pattern most overused it 2014 has to be this one.  Everything became covered in chevron- from bathmats to crockpots.  Now, not ALL chevron patterns are “out” (keep reading), but I’d skip on the bold colored, smaller scale printed items.

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Small Town Charm

Andrew and I rang in 2015 quietly, just us and the dogs, at my parents beach house on the CT shore.  After a busy, crazy year it was exactly what I wanted for my last night of 2014.  On New Years Day we had no plans so I suggested we go walk around the nearby town of Essex, CT.  I hadn’t been there in probably a decade or more and I recalled my parents saying it was a lovely little town.

Man, were they right! As soon as we pulled down Main Street I was ready to jump out of the car, itching to take pictures.  The incredible old homes simply blew my mind, and since it was holiday time, the whole town was decorated perfectly- no inflatables or plastic- just lovely greenery, bows and lights.  Andrew said this town made him feel like skipping. I agreed!  I grew up driving around with my dad looking at houses in pretty towns (or “real estalking” as we call it now) and as an adult I find that I now do just that for fun too! So we did!

This little situation nearly had me in tears it’s so good. Those windows??
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