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VV Holiday Guide

The Vineyard Vines Holiday line is always one of my favorites, I can never resist. I’m ready to jump right into my holiday wardrobe! My picks from this year’s holiday line:

1.Blackwatch Dress: a classic! Perfect for all your holiday parties. 2Q000069_002_ED_F.jpg

2. Fairisle Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater: I love the colors in this one and you can wear it all winter long on the ski slopes!2E1032_976_OF_F-1.jpg

3. Party Pocket Button Down: A classic preppy piece with a holiday twist. A fun casual button down to wear while holiday shopping or rolling up your sleeves and decorating the house.  2W2347_974_OF_F-1.jpg

4. Jolly Plaid Pants: I will be in plaid pants from now until further notice. 2P000012_002_OF_F.jpg

5. Ponte Flounce Nautical Skirt: Vineyard Vines did several pieces that are great for the holidays but can still be worn after them and I for one am loving it!2R0665_002_OF_F.jpg

6. Jolly Plaid Flannel Lounge Shirtdress: Nothing is cozier than flannel, and in adorable plaid too! 2L0299_107_OF_F.jpg

7. Jolly Plaid Wine Tote: Never show up to a party empty handed! A bottle of wine is the perfect hostess gift and putting it in an adorable holiday tote is even better! 5A000234_634_LD_F.jpg

I can’t wait for all the holiday outfits to come! I love Christmas, I have already started pulling out the Christmas decorations. Where are you getting your holiday wear this year?

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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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Sea Shell by the Sea Shore

There is an Isak Dinesen quote that goes, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.”

There were definitely sweat and tears this week and I can’t wait to spend sometime by the sea. A short break by the beach is exactly what I need to unwind. If I had to pick a favorite thing about New England it would be all the small little beach towns you can escape to. My favorite has always been West Dennis; my family has been going there every summer since my grandfather was little. But there are also adorable towns up and down the coast. There is Rockport, Scituate, Newport, Bar Harbor, Camden, and so many more. What’s your favorite coastal escape?

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This Lilly dress is one of my ‘holy-grails’, when it first came out I couldn’t afford it. Most of my Lilly dresses are actually bought second hand on apps like Poshmark. Last summer I finally scored this one for half its retail price on Posh!

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Avoiding tan lines

Well if there was any question before summer is definitely here. This weeks heat wave had me living in the pool! When it gets really hot like that I love to be able to just toss on a dress and go. I really and not a big fan of shorts when its hot out, I feel like they never sit right and I spend way to much time and energy adjusting them! I am loving this off the shoulder Embroidered Oxford Dress from vineyard vines. It is perfect for hot days, I wore it out to dinner the other night after a day by the beach. It is super light and comfy for that lightly sunburnt skin. The embroidered details on the hem dress in up enough while keeping the overall look casual. I will definitely be packing this dress for all my beach vacations this summer.

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I paired the dress with my o-to gold Jack Rogers, an adorable necklace from Peachy Pendants, and my favorite Madewell tote. My earrings are from Primark, and only cost $5!!

 

Thank you so much vineyard vines for sending me this fabulous summer dress, as always all opinions are my own. I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. I hung out at the pool with my friends, be sure to check out my 4th of July video on IGTV here. What do you all think of IGTV, into it or all set? Let me know in the comments!

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Public Gardens Picnic

I love living right down the street from the Boston Public Gardens. They are so beautiful, the swan boats, the ducklings, and all the flowers, it is perfection. Continuing with the gingham theme this summer I got this great skirt from J. Crew Factory, not only does it have a fabulous bow but it has pockets!!!! Men will never understand the struggle of not having pockets. I paired it with a navy crewneck sweater from J.Crew and my Jacks. My friend and I hung out in the gardens, relaxed on the grass watched all the swan boats go back and enjoyed some Welch’s non-alcoholic Rose. I adore rose but if you’re looking to enjoy something light and fruity without getting a buzz this is perfect for you!

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I am in love with this necklace and earrings set from Peachy Pendants and adorable Etsy shop. The owner Jen is so kind and helpful! I was really happy with the quality of the set. So many companies charge so much for monogrammed accessories, Peachy Pendants is affordable! If you are looking to get brides maids gifts this is the perfect brand for inexpensive, quality accessories.

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What is your favorite place to relax and unwind in your hometown?