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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Festival Fashion: What I'm Wearing To Boston Calling

Well, guys, we made it! It's finally Memorial Day Weekend which means we have an entire summer ahead of us with cookouts, fireworks, beach days, and, of course, music festivals. New England has always been a bit more conservative than the rest of the country, so it's not surprising that it took us a few years to catch up with an answer to Coachella! Boston Calling, which launched a few years ago, is this weekend and I can't wait to dance for three days straight. But what do you wear to a music festival in the heart of downtown Boston? Don't worry, I have your festival fashion all planned out below!


With an evening temperature of sixty degrees predicted for this Friday evening, I'm dressing for a chill. But since Beck is the headliner Friday night, I think it's the perfect time to break out all those 90s inspired pieces! Look for me in the VIP box, rocking a crop top under denim overalls  with my favorite Rail plaid tied around my waist until the sun sets. Once it gets cool, I'll wear it loose and open like a jacket. Just call me Angela Chase.

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MinkPink Blueberry Bloom Romper// ASOS Coin Spike Hair Crown// Porthole Layered Collar at Bauble Bar// Winona Wedge Sandal by French Connection (Now 40% Off at Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale!)// Dragon Girl Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil// "Dakota" Flash Tattoos// 


One of the things that sets Boston Calling apart from other major musical festivals is that it takes place in the heart of the city, rather than out in a rural field or stadium, so while it's fun to embrace some parts of festival fashion it's also important to stay city chic, IMO. I'm going with a romper that mimics a mini dress in a bold print with color blocked low wedges. Right now, I'm obsessed with pairing blues and orange tones so I like the subtle clash that these French Connection sandals provide! But I'll give a nod to traditional boho style with a bunch of Flash Tattoos (I'm a big fan of the Dakota set) and a hair chain. And, of course, I'll finish off the look with my old standby: Dragon Girl!

I'm sadly working on Sunday and won't be able to attend the third day of the festival but I can't wait to see what all my favorite fellow fashionistas are rocking! Not going to the festival? Don't worry- there are still some tickets available on a limited basis so I expect to see you all there!

For more awesome festival outfit ideas, make sure to check out my Pinterest board, Festival Style!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hot Days & Late Nights at The Verb Hotel

When I went to college in the Fenway neighborhood, the hottest place to hang out was El Pelon. Seriously, if you wanted anything off campus past 10 pm you had two options: Star Market or a gas station Dunkin Donuts! Eight years later and oh, how things have changed! Fenway is now a vibrant neighborhood filled with gorgeous condos, foodie favorites, and actual shopping! Boston's newest hot spot, The Verb Hotel, is situated right in the middle of all the action just next door to Fenway Park.

Photographer Gina Manning and I spent a wild night shooting some Penny Lane inspired looks from Crush Boutique in The Verb's mid-century inspired rooms (complete with vintage type writers) and memorabilia filled lobby. Turns out, you don't need a tour bus to live like a rock star!

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Hand Beaded Ramsey Dress by Parker c/o Crush Boutique// Pyramid Dangle Earrings at Target// Kathryn Pump at ShoeMint (Older Style. Similar Here and Here)//

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Luther Cap Sleeve Cashmere Tee by Skull Cashmere c/o Crush Boutique// BCBGeneration Pleated Short Skirt c/o Crush Boutique// Pyramid Dangle Earrings at Target// Patterned Canvas Slip On Sneakers via Old Navy// Calf Hair Clutch by Meichi Peng//

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Photography by Gina Manning
Clothing Provided by Crush Boutique
Bags Provided by Peng Bags by Meichi Peng

Shot On Location at The Verb Hotel


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Perfect Jean Jacket

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I usually try to keep my Sunday Splurges to little luxuries but this week I felt like I needed an entire new outfit. I realized this week that I'm still in need of the perfect jean jacket because it really should be a staple in every woman's wardrobe! One thing led to another and suddenly my online shopping list had expanded to include a bright silk cami, these beautiful every day sandals and the Rebecca Minkoff ear cuffs I've been lusting over all spring.  Consider Sunday splurged!

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time for Some Hanky Panky!


When I walked in for my shift at Crush Boutique this week and saw these darling Anchor Stripe Cheeky Hipsters by Hanky Panky on the front table, I knew I had to have them. Aren't they the perfect summer undies? So I scooped them up, obviously. And then I found out that the anchor print also comes in a summer weight lace bra. In love. Ordered. DONE!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Spectacular Spectacles

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You might not know this about me but I wear glasses. I've had them since the 6th grade. In fact, my first pair were bright blue and from the Nintendo Kids collection. Anyway, my vision is so bad that without glasses or contacts, I can't even see an inch in front of me. The world is just a colorful blur. I rely on my contacts so much that I usually only wear my glasses when I wake up and just before bed. Luckily, stylish glasses are now easier than ever to find thanks to designers like Burberry, Miu Miu, and Tory Burch.

I stopped by Lunette Optic in Boston to try on some frames and while I was sorely tempted by their styles from Chrome Hearts and Chanel, I instantly fell in love with these oversized ones from Bevel. Technically a men's style, they were inspired by Malcolm X, they actually dressed up my jeans and tee. I definitely wouldn't mind being seen out of the house in these spectacles! My love of blue glasses apparently continues on!

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Catenaccio in Blue Marble Matte by Bevel at Lunette Optic// T-shirt by Forever21// Kendra Scott Necklace c/o RocksBox (use code karabff66 for a free month of jewelry!)
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