Friday, March 20, 2015

Lace Me Up

One of the biggest fashion trends for spring this year is the lace up dress. I have to admit, I wasn't crazy about this one because it can go horribly wrong, like a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills dinner party. Revivals of classic 70s trends can often go bad. I mean, just look at Gucci's denim sneaker dress! How could you possibly take that seriously?

But then I met Reformation's lace-up Sandy Dress and everything clicked. I know I've written about my love of Reformation and its sister line Obvious fairly recently but seriously how could I not obsess over this dress? I love it!

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I love that the hemline is long enough to balance out the low cut, lace up neck.  I feel like paired with one of my favorite Madewell Jean jackets it would be the cutest date night outfit ever. Plus, chocolate browns look weirdly gorgeous against my pale skin tone. And at just $118, this is one trendy dress I can actually afford!

Will you be daring the lace-up trend this spring or should I leave this one to the professional models?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Splurge: Clinique's Moisture Surge Face Spray!

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This winter has destroyed my skin. It's dry, it's oily, it's flaky, it's red and dull! I don't know what to do. My facialist suggested using a different Clarisonic brush on my forehead from the rest of my face and using it more often. A different moisturizer or cold cream instead of a wash. Drinking even more water than I do now. A lot of changes, slowly over a few weeks. 

I think that Clinique's Moisture Surge Face Spray would feel amazing every morning. It's oil-free but still provides immediate moisture to dry skin and it's light enough that it can be spritzed over makeup throughout the day as needed. It's not a splurge if my skin needs it, right? 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring In My Step!

I have a spring in my step that I didn't have last week! The warm weather is so close that I can almost taste it. Yes, there is still snow on the ground but in a few weeks (give or take some rainy days) we'll be able to rock some of Spring's hottest shoe trends! It might be hard to remember that we ever wore anything other than boots, but we did! And we will again!

Here are the four spring shoes you can't live without:

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The Fun Sneaker: I absolutely fell in love with these printed slip-on sneakers from Old Navy the other day. I bought them immediately and I'm excited to wear them with everything from a tulle skirt to boyfriend jeans. But Old Navy isn't the only retailer hopping on the elevated sneaker trend; Everyone from Kate Spade to J.Crew to Christian Louboutin and New Balance has a fun option this season!

The Fringe Sandal: We've all been wearing gladiator sandals for quite a while, but this year fringe details are bringing your festival attire to a whole new level. You know I'm lazy, which is why I love that these fringe gladiators have a zipper up the back instead of just buckles!

The New Mule: I had a pair of mules in 1999. They were brown, had a bit of a platform and were by Candies. Don't judge me; I was 13! I remember not being able to walk in them but then again...I was 13. The new mule is a bit sleeker and sexier than before and they actually look quite a bit more comfortable! I'm obsessed with Aerin's Larissa mules!

The Printed Heel: Watercolor prints are splashed across every piece this spring so it makes sense that they've also found their way to shoes too! After all, if you're a woman who lives in black it's easier to add a little bit of this colorful trend with your accessories. And wouldn't these Louise et Cie heels look killer with a black shift dress at work?

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Lily James Red Carpet Style is a Cinderella Dream!

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Lily James Wears Prada in Mexico City

It's official: I'm obsessed with Cinderella's Lily James. I mean, the Downton Abbey star has certainly been enchanting since she appeared on the scene three years ago but her red carpet style has really been showstopping over the past few weeks! I admit that part of my love comes from being convinced that she's exactly like Lady Rose- kind, spirited and a bit breathless. Even if she's not all those things, she is willing to take chances with her fashion (rocking Erdem in Milan) and also play the game (those "glass" Jimmy Choos). It's a hard note to hit, but she's done it perfectly. 

Check out some of her best fashion moments this month:

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Lily James Wearing Mary Katrantzou in Berlin//Wearing Erdem in Milan
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Lily James Wearing Elie Saab Couture
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Lily James Wearing Gucci and Christian Louboutin in Milan

Pictures via W Magazine, US Weekly and Just Jared

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I may sound bitter. I'm a little bitter. Just a little bitter.

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I can't believe how this week has flown by! It's been a blur of work, long train rides, negotiations, sad news, a mini challenge, movies and a little bit of drama. In the midst of it, I neglected all of you!

One of my best friend's darling Grandpa passed away this week so tomorrow I'll be down in Hingham for the service. These things never get any easier to attend, in fact, they probably get harder with age. As a child, you're sad but life seems so huge and full of possibilities while "forever" doesn't seem that long. It's a big reminder to embrace the moment and focus on what's actually important to you. Kyley is so important to me that I finally dug my car out!

On a much happier note, I've also been inspired to get a little bit healthier. I've given up soda for Lent (this has been extremely difficult. I'm more or less trying to wean myself. I'm down to 2 sodas a week instead of two or three a day!) and am doing a mini 30-Day-Fitness challenge with some of my Crush cohorts. Fifty crunches and ten pushups a day for thirty days! This may not sound like much but since I haven't worked out for at least two years it's a big step in the right direction. We're on day four and my abs are actually sore so I'm hopeful this will become a great habit! I even felt so great after the challenge this morning that I did a 35-minute yoga video! Slow but sure!

Like everyone else in Boston, the piles of snow and bitter cold has really taken a toll on my mental health. I'm all over the place and taking it out (or holding it in) against a lot of people. Yesterday, I took Daisy for a long afternoon walk, the sun was out, and lots of birds were chirping. Even with ten feet of snow on the ground it felt like early spring.
My winter mood over the past few weeks has led me to making some questionable choices. The good news is that, last night, it also lead me to see someone I trusted and cared about in a whole new light. I was angry at first and, not-so-regretfully, responded with a rude email. But once my initial anger passed, I was swept with relief. He finally showed me who he truly is and, deep down, he is not someone I want in my life. My self-confidence has taken a hit, but I know I'm better off.

I have a couple of exciting opportunities coming up so if you love fashion and Boston (and I know that you do!) keep checking back! I promise to get back to my 3-4 posts weekly! I woke up today with a brighter outlook than I've had in months. I don't want to jinx myself, but bitter might be melting into happy.

The lyrics in this post's title are taken from Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player) by Marsha Ambrosius

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