lifestyle, style

Lavender Days

I love visiting all the beautiful farms all over New England. Each one has something unique to offer. Last weekend my friend Elyssa and I visited The Farm At SummitWynds for Lavender Day, about an hour from Boston it was a beautiful drive. All the leaves along Route 2 were changing and we really got to see some amazing foliage. SummitWynds was beautiful, gorgeous views of foliage, a barn straight out of a fairytale, farm animals, and a vintage Chevy truck! One woman we talked to told us she had gotten married at the farm. I love going to events at local farms, it is so important to shop local and support small family owned agriculture. Facetune_06-10-2018-15-50-01IMG_4622Facetune_06-10-2018-15-50-51Facetune_06-10-2018-15-51-56Facetune_06-10-2018-15-47-00

I am wearing a wool skirt from J.Crew, I love the color it is perfect for fall. Along with with one of my favorite vineyard vines button downs, and my Tory Burch boots. These are all items I have had for a few years but had never paired them together. Spending a little time to get creative with your wardrobe is a great way to avoid buying new items each season! At the end of ever boots season I take mine to a cobbler to have any scratches of scuffs buffed out and last year I had the zipper on one repaired. Now they’re good as new and still my go to fall boots!

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Hydrangeas + Stripes

Spring has come! But not really because I live in Boston. However I am not going to let the cold and snow stop me from breaking out some of my spring pieces. I love this navy and white striped sweater, the thick rugby stripes are so classic! Its hard to get excited about spring and summer when it is constantly snowing but these gorgeous hydrangeas remind me that the end is in sight! Soon I will be pulling out my sundresses, but for now I will enjoy the days when I can wear a light sweater, ankle pants, and sperrys. B3E62A71-81DC-41F1-9018-A00100E4087E04646C00-BA68-4226-8002-734341AC70F2AFB11BCE-28C4-43EF-BE0F-C04C9E9C7C5288B21812-CC9D-474B-8792-CA7C63604121F5A4E6FE-4CD7-4844-92A9-2DAAD8D4C054297F1919-EEAC-4366-AEFC-005C7E9DF7E6D923DEF5-30F4-419F-BA16-C5DCD1F613915B4D3E54-5DA9-4297-B731-E2D084B9A90115EEA3B8-FAEB-4362-9F22-CAD050044FC7

This sweater was a real find at Nordstrom Rack for $9.000!!

Already planning all the fun things I am going to do this summer, there is going to be lots of exciting new content. Let me know in the comments what you want to see more of! Do you want video content, more outfit posts, more restaurant reviews? Let me know!

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Here Comes the Sun

This week Boston got a little taste of spring. Yeah we also got snow but let’s focus on those two 70 degree days! I headed down to the water front with my friend Jenn and had lunch on the patio at Joe’s. Because yes we live in a world where some restaurants opened their patios in February. It was especially awesome leaving the house without a jacket! I wore this awesome top from Diane Gillman, it is a simple navy T-shirt but has really cute seersucker bell sleeves!

I love strolling along the waterfront in the North End. When I was little my dad’s office was in the same area overlooking the water. On the weekends he would bring us into the office with him, I loved sitting in the window looking out on all the boats! It’s still a little early and there aren’t many boats out there yet but summer is coming!

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New England Layers

This week temps are rising above 40 in Boston, supposedly it will be 60 tomorrow! The first warm week tends to cause a little spring fever. Suddenly I am desperate to be outside and pull out all my spring clothes. But a couple of warm days will surely be followed by another cold spell, and a few more snow storms. Despite my wanting to dress for spring, winter is not quiet over, so I turn to the go-to New England style: layering!

A light button down and a sweater is perfect for an early spring/ late winter day. I love this gingham button down, and this vibrant blue sweater. With a little snow still on the ground I tossed on my Hunter boots, I grabbed a light pea coat and I was all set to go run errands.

What is your go to layering look?

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No Shop February

One of the things I love most about blogging is all of the amazing people I meet! My blogger friends are hustlers, they’re talented, they’re artists, they inspire me everyday. My friend Natalie of Wear You Are Now invited me to join the No Shop February Challenge. I was super intrigued when I heard about this, despite my best efforts I always impulse buy. I have enough clothes in my closet that I could go TWO months without doing laundry and still have things to wear. This month I pledge to not buy any new clothes, shoes, or accessories. I will be doing some traveling this spring and I want to put some money away for my trip.

Rather than continuing to fill my space with clutter I am going to take account of the things I have but never wear and donate them. I will also be trying to make all my coffee and tea at home. My main goal is to be more mindful of how I spend my money. I am still budgeting some money for going out but I am cutting myself off of take out. If I am eating at home I can make it at home!

Thank you to all the fabulous ladies doing this challenge with me. We will all be posting updates on our progress, be sure to check them out on Instagram to see how they’re doing during No Shop February! You can follow along with #noshopfeb

@achicvoyage, @afashionfix, @alexmjdotcom, @amodestlife, @asequinedlife, @ashleyvbeine, @bluebootsgo, @champagne_thursday, @cmcinthecity, @d_mobley, @elizabethev, @emilyshell, @gretski126, @iceicebergha, @jenfirshe, @jqlouise, @klassicallykaytee, @kristinbassett, @kristylyons, @lyssmmm, @mystyletales, @natmazz, @nishatnguyen, @primandpropah, @sassyysaraa, @shaunagallagher, @sixfeetinheels, @speedy2ac, @thechroniclesofsheel, @Aline_aesthetic, @alexbyersays

Thanks to Danielle of A Sequined Life for organizing the challenge!

What goals are you setting for yourself this month?