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Very Troubled Child

I don’t know how many of you out there are Wes Anderson fans but the foundered of the brand Very Troubled Child are huge fans! If you’re not getting the reference Very Troubled Child was the name of the book Suzy Bishop finds in her parent’s room during the movie Moonrise Kingdom. In 2013 Alberto Favaretto founded Very Troubled Child and began designing unique luggage and travel accessories.  I have been a huge fan of them for a while. if you follow their Instagram it is full of amazing shots taken in exotic locations featuring their bags. I was so excited to team up with VTC for this post. They recently sent me one of their phone cases to try, I am absolutely loving it! First of all I had mine monogrammed! They will monogram any of their products for you, I love a company that will do the monogramming for you! And when it comes to luggage/ travel accessories I absolutely think you should have it monogrammed! I picked their Seafarer case which is so nautically perfect for a New England girl like me. It has anchors, sailboats, light houses and oars! It was perfect timing to because I had just upgraded to the iPhone 7 and was looking for a new case. Its durable and cute, I’ve already dropped my phone a handful of times and it hasn’t been broken or scratched!

Very Troubled Child is a quality brand that cares about their customers. Don’t have the same boring bag as everyone else this summer. Check out VTC to get everything from phone cases and passport covers, to weekend and duffle bags!

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This post was in collaboration with Very Troubled Child, I am a VTC affiliate. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Thank you very much for your support!

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Kate Spade Bags I Love This Summer

When I was in high school and started working my first job as a hostess as a local restaurant I bought myself a Kate Spade purse. I bought it second-hand of ebay but it was all mine and it was the first really nice bag I had ever had. Since that purchase many years ago I have bought several bags from Kate Spade, it is a brand that I truly trust and am constantly excited by. That first purse I bought back in high school is still in excellent condition today, so that should tell you all you need to know about the quality! Every year Kate Spade comes out with fun and unique bags for every occasion!

As summer approaches I picked out a few bags that are just so fun and perfect for the warm weather!

1. bayard place riley 

PXRU7505_974.jpg This bag is a no brainer for summer time! The flowers and pops of color are so fun. But it is big enough that you can toss your laptop in it and head to the office. The outside pocket is perfect for your phone, head phones, or T pass!

 

2. cameron street straw clarise PXRU7529_974.jpg

I love this bag! It will definitely be my go to bag this summer! I love a cross body because you are not constantly fidgeting with it and it keeps your hands free. I love the pick and straw combination on this bag.

 

3. spice things up camera bagPXRU7481_974_1.jpg Remember how I said Kate Spade did FUN bags? Yeah this purse is a perfect example of this, all my Instagram Gurus out there NEED THIS BAG! This is so adorable I am in love.

 

4. bryant court ettaPXRU7462_269.jpg This would be my perfect everyday purse. It is big enough that I can fit all my stuff (read: crap I don’t need) in it but it is still cute. The black and white will match everything and is conservative for those days when you have a big presentation at work or a job interview for all my recent college grads!

 

I have so many purses but every now and then I get the itch to get a new one. Kate Spade is always my go to brand, yes some of the bags are really expensive but there are also more affordable ones available! And if you really want a Kate Spade bag, or any designer bag, but don’t want to dish out all the money for one check ebay! Or any of the hundreds of resale websites and apps there are now a days! Just be sure to verify the authenticity before buys. I have always had good experiences on Poshmark. One time I got a 400 dollar bag for 100 new with tags still attached! What bag is one your arm doesn’t define you but if you really want that super cute designer bag there is always a  way to get it for less! Look on resale websites and check for upcoming sales, a lot of places do a Friends and Family sale at the beginning of summer!

Thank you all for reading! Let me know what your favorite purse brand is in the comments section.

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Derby Day

The Kentucky Derby is one of my favorite events every year! The hats, the dresses, mint juleps, everyone is dressed to the nines in their best preppy attire. Vineyard Vines is the official apparel sponsor of the Derby and every year they put out a fantastic line to fill all your Derby needs.

This year I am so excited to be attending the FOMO Prescription Derby Day party. I am honored to have been asked to judge the Best Dressed Contest, the winner will receive a gift card to Best Dressed an awesome boutique in Southie and Charlestown. There will be a make your own Mint Julep Bar, with a few well known Boston food bloggers there to help you snap the best shot of your julep! This event is going to be so much fun and I am so excited to be apart of it! For ticket information visit their website here.

I hope to see you at the FOMO Derby Day bash but no matter where you are spending the day be sure to look your best! My favorites for any Derby Party:

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I think I have to start with a little VV, being the official Derby apparel sponsor their Derby line is fantastic this year! I have been a fan of vineyard vines for a long time and this year’s Derby line brought me back to old school VV. This patchwork dress is perfect for the derby and a classic vineyard vines piece that is a must add to your closet!

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You can never go wrong with Lilly! This shift dress is a classic with a twist! Paired with a big floppy hat and you will be killing it at your Derby party!

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Get the perfect monogrammed hat from Marley Lilly! This company has all the cutest accessories for any preppy girl! But I love this hat, not only is it perfect for a Derby party it perfect for the beach all summer long.

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Tuckernuck has put together a fabulous Kentucky Derby section this year, check out their website for hats, jewelry and even more dresses!

 

No matter what you wear this weekend, have fun get into it! The Derby is so much fun and I hope you all get a chance to dress up and drink some mint juleps. I hope to see some of you at the FOMO Derby Party on Saturday be sure to dress to impress (me)!

 

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Spring in Stripes 

So excited it is finally starting to feel like Spring, breaking out all my favorite Spring dresses this week! I’ve been busy finishing up my semester, finals are crazy. Can’t wait for summer to start! What are your plans once school is out? 
Outfit details: Dress- JCPenny, Watch- Port of McCall c/o, Bracelets- KJP, Shoes- Sperry 
Photo Credit: JMP Image 

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Spring Shopping

Hello lovely people! Well the calendar may say it is April but I just came in from shoveling snow so I just don’t believe it. It has been gray and rainy for a week straight in Boston and now to top it off it is going to snow all weekend. I really need some spring weather, or at the very least some spring inspiration! So I have been doing some shopping to get myself in the spring mood even if the weather isn’t. Here is my shopping list for the ultimate preppy wardrobe.

1) Brooks Brothers PantsSU00056_BLUE                 These gingham pants immediately caught my eye. I have so much blue gingham I actually tried to talk myself out of buying these but then I decided no you really can’t ever have enough gingham.

2) Anthropologie Dress4130232795005_040_bI love the lace overlay on this dress, its the perfect casual dress to put a little Spring in your step.

3) Loft Shorts    2f841d815138fa7d56490a6b38525190

                            I don’t wear shorts very often, I almost always prefer a dress or skirt but these short are so fun and comfortable! From the bow to the stripes they are definitely going to become a staple in my spring wardrobe.

4) J. Crew TopG3830_WU9631_m Polka Dots are one of those prints that when done right it can be EVERYTHING! And this top does polka dots right! I think I might save this top and wear it Memorial Day Weekend!

Thanks for checking out my spring shopping list! I promise there will be a bunch of new content up on the blog this month, the end of winter has just been a little gray and has had me a little down, I’m sure my fellow New Englanders understand! Share with me your Spring Must Buys in the comments!

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Nautical Savings 

I love nautical accessories and I love shopping  local! Recently I was introduced to Morgan Kate Jewelry a local jewelry maker, Morgan Kate has the perfect New England vibe with a nautical twist! I recently got a few pieces from the Morgan Kate “Hands on Deck” collection and I absolutely fell in love! These pieces are perfect for the New England coast, I can’t wait to style these pieces all summer on the beach! Morgan is such a sweetheart and I am so excited to feature her local company here on my blog! AND to offer all of you a special discount on her jewelry! Use the code ‘Katiefromboston‘ in the special request box at check out and receive 30% now through Valenetines day, after Valentine’s Day the code will be good for 15% off so shop now!! 

Be sure to enter ‘katiefromboston’ in the special request box at check to get 30% off your order through Valentine’s Day! Missed Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry the code is still good for 15% off!! Shop now! 

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Winter Whites

Back in the stricter days of fashion one did not wear white after labor day. Well preppies rejoice because winter whites are in. So don’t put away all your white jeans until Memorial day because you can wear them in the winter. Winter whites is one of my favorite looks for gloomy January, a pair of white velvet pants and a white quarter zip with some plaid pops and you are transformed into an adorable snow bunny. The was such a fun look and one of a New Years Resolutions was to be even more obnoxiously preppy and this look did just that! White on white, plaid button up layered underneath with a plaid vest on top.

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Outfit details- Boots: Hunter,Pants: Vineyard Vines, Shirt: Vineyard Vines(old), Quarter Zip: Lands End, Vest: Lands End (similar), Scarf: J. Crew(old), Tote: L.L. Bean

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Photo Credit: JMP Images

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Unique Watch Unique Girl

People often accuse ‘preppy’ style of always being the same. But I disagree today I see so many so called ‘preppy’ people taking these classic looks and putting their own unique spin on them. Having an individual style while still thinking of yourself as preppy is absolutely possible, and  encouraged!

That is why I love to accessorize. I love adding unique scarfs, hats, and jewelry to my outfits to give them that extra pop. Anyone who know me will tell you I am a total watch junkie, I am constantly buying new watches, some of them get worn often, some of them get worn once to go with that one outfit, and others get lost in my closet never to be heard from again. Recently I started seeing JORD Wood Watches pop up all over social media, and of course I fell in love. I was so excited to get the opportunity to try this watch out and share my thoughts with all of you!

 First things first: JORD Wood Watches are amazing quality! I was so happy when I first took it out of the packages and felt it. The packaging itself it to die for, engraved wood box so cute!

These watches will go with everything, bundling up for the cold? My JORD watch looked so cute with all my cozy sweaters. And because it is would it won’t feel as cold against your skin as a metal watch wood. I cannot wait to go skiing next month and wear my JORD watch all around the lodge! JORD makes women’s watches and men’s watches meaning there are options whoever that special someone in your life is. Valentines Day is less than a month away people! I don’t know about you but I am terrible at picking out presents for my boyfriend, mike. He is just so hard to shop for. A men’s watch from JORD would be the perfect gift this Valentines Day.

I am so happy I was able to partner with JORD on this post and for all my loyal followers out there we have teamed up on an awesome GIVEAWAY!! Go to this link and enter to win $100 gift card to JORD, but everyone who enters will win a $25 credit at the end of the contest on February 19th! So go enter now! Really, I’ll wait here you go get yourself a fabulous watch. Done? Cool!

So happy to provide with awesome giveaway to all my followers thanks to JORD Wood Watches. The watch that I am wearing in all these photos is the Fieldcrest Zebrawood and Maple watch c/o JORD. Which watch will you pick if you win the GIVEAWAY?


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Snow Day Snow Play 

One of the best parts about living in the city verse suburbs is NO SHOVELING!! When you wake up in the morning the freshly fallen snow holds only possibilities not responsibilities. I don’t own a car (T and Uber all the way) so I don’t need to worry about cleaning off a car saving a spot shoving the driveway. It means that after a snowstorm like we had yesterday I get to go explore our beautiful city all covered in white. Nothing is really more picturesque than the Public Gardens covered in a fresh blanket of snow. I tossed on my Bean boots, my favorite Northface hat and my new J.Crew coat and headed out to play in the snow. 

Something about the snow just makes me feel like a kid again. You can run, and play and everyone else is doing the same regardless of age. I’m sure by February I will be completely over the snow and be whining about how bad I wish it was summer but it this moment let’s just enjoy winter. If it is going to be this cold out we might as well have a beautiful play ground!