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week in insta review

WOW! It has been awhile since I’ve last written. I thought I would have some downtime last week to write, but it was a little too difficult to find time that I wasn’t either traveling or spending time with the fam. I started the week spending a few days upstate at Canyon Ranch with my mom where we worked out, relaxed, and spent some time at the spa, next it was half a day in New York before we flew to LA for a few days. It was very chilly, but nice nonetheless, spending time together with a welcomed relief after weeks of craziness back home.

Before I could believe it I was headed back to Boston late last night and now it’s time to get back in the swing of things. I vow to be much better in the next few weeks, writing much more often, featuring some new outfit posts and fun interviews. See below for last week in insta review!

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BEAUTIFUL FIREPLACE AT CANYON RANCH

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DAY ONE OF LULU LEMON OUTFITS, LOVE THE NEON TOP

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OBSESSED WITH THESE NEW NIKE KICKS

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CANYON RANCH AT THE BEST HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE COOKIES!

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I TOOK THIS THE NIGHT I WAS IN NEW YORK, SPENT A FEW MINUTES FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOME ALL OVER AGAIN
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BEFORE I KNEW IT, BACK ON THE ROAD, TRAVELING ESSENTIALS – A COMFY SCARF AND STACK OF MAGAZINES

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I LOVED THE LOOK I WORE THE FIRST NIGHT IN SANTA MONICA TO FIG – THIS BLACK AND WHITE PATTERNED THAKOON DRESS IS A NEW FAVORITE AND OBVIOUSLY THE CLUTCH IS GREAT TOOphoto-5

IF YOU GET THE CHANCE GO TO FIG AT THE FAIRMOUNT HOTEL IN SANTA MONICA – IT’S DELICIOUS FROM THE NONPASTA DISH TO THE PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH DESSERT photo-4

SPENT AN HOUR OF DOWNTIME BEFORE I HEADED BACK TO NYC WITH SAUNDERS’ LATEST BOOK – GREAT READ – AND A COFFEE (SUNNIES ARE RETROSUPERFUTURE)photo-3

CAPTURED THIS MINUTES BEFORE WE LEFT, THIS IS THE VIEW FROM OUR BUNGALOW, BEAUTIFUL CALI SUNSET

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GOT BACK HOME ON THE REDEYE, SPENT THE MORNING WITH THE SUNDAY STYLES, A NY BAGEL, AND A COFFEEphoto-1

HEADED BACK TO BOSTON, CASUAL SUNDAY LOOK

not your boyfriend’s jeans

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STARS LOVE BOYFRIEND JEANS

I am obsessed with boyfriend jeans. Ever since last summer I’ve craved the perfect pair, but like all denim it’s essential to find the pair that fits best and sometimes that means quite the hunt. However, hunt aside I’ve settled on two favorites from Rag & Bone and R13. Both are super comfortable, super cute, and super perfect to wear to class, brunch, and even to dinner spruced up with a leather jacket and fun clutch.

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RAG & BONE BOYFRIEND JEANS

It’s all in the accessories, so though the denim itself is more relaxed you can change how the look comes together, super slouchy for an easy Sunday brunch, or more tied together for a weekday. Today I wore mine with Isabel Marant biker boots, an R13 cropped black tee, and an ALC knit, but over the weekend I threw on an oversized knit, ideal brunch look.

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R13 BOYFRIEND JEANS

I’ve already received numerous compliments on mine! I can’t wait to wear them into the summer, boyfriend jeans are definitely an essential transitional piece, as perfect for winter coziness as summer beach BBQ’s.

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a week in insta review

It feels longer than it’s actually been, but it has been awhile! I miss the fashion dish and all of the fantastic lovely readers! I’ve been crazed, but I wanted to share a few pictures that capture last week best! I promise to be better this week – with lots of outfit posts, interviews, etc. to come!

 

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Pre-Nemo!

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Charlotte Ronson’s Fall ’14 Collection! I covet it all!

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Post-Nemo Park Avenue

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Sequins and leather for post-Nemo dinner with Mom – New Yorker’s stop for no one!

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Headed back to Boston!

warm weather dressing part deux

I am typing this while listening to the heater buzz, while buried in a heavy IRO sweater, while battling inevitable sleepiness (waking up every half-hour doesn’t make for a very lively next day), & since I’m writing this last night and you’re reading this today go along with me, you can insert those same surroundings to my surroundings this morning – it’s still cold, I’m still tired, and I’m definitely buried in another cozy knit. However, today’s post isn’t documenting today’s outfit, but Friday’s. I loved it so much and I didn’t get a chance to share it!

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RAG & BONE IKAT CORDS 

It isn’t enough just to throw on a sweater and coat or tee or coat, really the only way to stay warm in wrapped up like an onion, as Alexa Chung put it. I went for the onion look last week, all wrapped up, but a strayed away from my usual black and white and went for an all blue look – sometimes changing things up is good. Comfortable and chic are my mantra, so the look started with a grey Helmut Lang tee — best basic tees FYI — followed by a new ALC sweater in a delicious blue with a fun cutout in the back, topped with a Current Elliott denim jacket (haven’t worn it since it was 70 degrees out, it feels good to pull out oldies, especially summer oldies).

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CURRENT ELLIOTT DENIM JACKET

My Rag & Bone patterned pants are always a hit and made it easy to get away with minimal accessorizing, just Isabel Marant kicks, a Blue & Cream cashmere beanie, and I was out the door. Easy does it is a style resolution I’ll always follow xo!

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BLUE & CREAM CASHMERE BEANIE

a la Kate Moss (& Jessica Alba) – warm weather solution number one

It’s so cold in Boston. SO cold. All we do is talk about how cold it is. Dressing for the cold can be tricky. Though a friend told me earlier he loves the winter because he gets to accessorize, and everyone loves to accessorize, heavy knits, scarves and hats, and enormous coats can get  old after weeks of wearing them. While I love the layering I don’t love the schlepping at all. Recently I’ve had to get creative. Though it is frigid I still want to be able to move my arms, stay warm, and look cute while doing it – no Christmas Story moments for me, funny, but not cute.

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JESSICA ALBA SPOTTED IN THE SAME CURRENT ELLIOTT DENIM

I’ve been wearing blue jeans obsessively for a few days now, so yesterday I changed it up with patterned denim, specifically a tribal pattern pair by Current Elliott, (Jessica Alba has the same ones), I wore a loose Helmut Lang tee and layered it with a favorite ALC white knit. Over that I threw on a military-esque jacket also from Current Elliott, it’s going to be a huge multi-seasonal piece for me; easy to layer in the winter and cute over shorts or a dress in the summer. I can’t go anywhere these days sans a Blue and Cream cashmere beanie and of course the Canada Goose coat that’s been life saving. My outfit was a little college student, a little West Village, and according to a friend, a little hobo meets Kate Moss. Whatever your take, it was a warm decision and I think a chic one. x

Pre-Resort Phillip Lim

While it’s still the winter season, though the weather’s been increasingly warmer, in the fashion world it’s all about resort. This past weekend while browsing Blue & Cream Phillip Lim’s pre-resort collection had be coveting a spring and summer wardrobe – from the pastel colors  to the mesh details these three looks made me especially excited to lose the jacket and throw on a pair of sandals. Here’s the three looks I adore most and which could be making new homes come next season.

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Monday blues begone

Happy Monday! Lucky for us it’s an extra day off, an extension of the weekend, BUT more importantly it’s President Obama’s official inauguration back into office as well as Martin Luther King Day! Big day, big week, big things. Don’t let the Monday blues get to you, or the Tuesday blues that is. It’s a shorter week, but if that doesn’t make you smile, here are three things in particular that I’ve been specifically drinking, coveting, and reading, hopefully they’ll meet your fancy too.

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choose-your-cleanse

Inspired by Samantha Yanks’s recent The Scoop With Samantha segment I wanted to share a new favorite find – the Blue Print Cleanse. I adore it, it tastes delicious, and is the perfect daily pump up, post-workout relief, or nighttime indulgence (almond milk please).  You can either order it and have it directly delivered to your door step or office, or purchase it at such health food stores as Whole Foods.

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I adore a little extra color, or added if you’re wardrobe looks very black and white like mine, Dannijo is the ideal fix with a range of colorful, beaded, and fun bracelets, necklaces, and rings I’m a whole lotta obsessed. Blues begone!

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One of the bests favorite parts of the weekend is The New York Times Sunday Styles section – this weekend this article in particular caught my eye. Both a fan of Jenna and J.Crew I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

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Ah New York I love you! Today was one of those absolutely perfect Sunday’s that make living anywhere else increasingly difficult – it’s a double edged sword, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but distance also leads to homesickness at times. However, coming home to friends and family and getting to spend a relaxing long weekend, with some work mixed in-between, leads to an ideal break. Though the sweater look is getting increasingly exhausting, I’m craving resort, and while the weather this weekend seemed to at least semi agree (temps fell short of the 50′s), it’s still bundle up season. I’m a devote adorer of Isabel Marant shoes, I tend to wear the sneakers over the weekends, cute, yet casual footwear for a lot of time devoted to errands, coffees, etc.

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BASIC HELMUT LANG TEE

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CURRENT ELLIOT BATTALION JACKET

This weekend I fashioned them a bit differently, I always love taking favorite looks and adding or retracting accessories, coats, or shoes to change it up. I’m obsessed with R13 denim, as in I wear it basically every other day, and it’s the ideal weekend wear, comfortable and worn in, but appropriate enough to wear to a nice lunch with a chic sweater. I decided to start basic, a Helmut Lang tee (favorite basic tee ever), and add a black and white IRO sweater for warmth, in addition I layered with a army green Current Elliot jacket, and the best winter coat – a Canada Goose. Though the weather wasn’t too cold at all I didn’t feel like dealing with my hair so I added a Blue & Cream cashmere beanie – so weekend luxe! It never hurts to change it up for the weekend, being causal and looking cute is a balance, but worth it.

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BLUE & CREAM CASHMERE BEANIE 

OMG – Markus Lupfer Inspired

OMG! That’s how I felt this morning. I got into Boston late last night and after unpacking, untangling, plugging in, rearranging, and organizing, I was beat, except I couldn’t sleep! I tossed and turned all night long watching what seems like endless episodes of Law & Order SVU and Sex in the City. After a rough night the day started early for me. I decided to go with an easy, comfortable, and warm look. It was a good choice since it’s snowing hard right now and doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon. Recently I found a Markus Lupfer sweater which I purchased at Blue & Cream in East Hampton this past summer, however I hadn’t worn it yet, most likely since it was buried under other sweaters. I decided the sweater, adorned with a cartoon bubble with the words OMG written in large red print was the way to go. I added a pair of R13 jeans, rain boots, and of course my Canada Goose – I couldn’t last ten seconds outside without it. I love the look, which was a little fun and playful, but also perfectly chic for the days activities.

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