Sep 28, 2012

Nordstrom: What I Would Wear in Beacon Hill (Boston)

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My favorite neighborhood in Boston is Beacon Hill/Back Bay. I could walk the streets for miles and never want to get back home. I love to stare at the gorgeous Brownstone Homes and dream of living in one and how I would decorate it. 
When Nordstrom asked me to create an outfit for my favorite neighborhood, it took me a millisecond to remember that I would wear this leopard piece by Alice & Olivia that has been on my fall wishlist

I added in two Vince pieces (FYI: I am obsessed with Vince):
Vince silk blouse and the Vince Relaxed Fit Leather Pants (seriously, need these)

Then it came down to the shoes. I am usually more of a rugged boot gal, which is why I would choose the Trouve Blakely Booties.

However, I also love a polished heel. I couldn't decide between the adorable Kate Spade Licorice Pump or the Boutique 9 Black Pumps!

What would you wear around in Boston in the Beacon Hill area?! :)

Sep 26, 2012

Etsy Shop to Love: Yellow Umbrella Designs

I purchased my Thank You cards (for our shower & wedding gifts) from Yellow Umbrella Designs. I love that you can customize your own- they are so cute!
I swear that everything from our wedding came from Etsy- I could stay on that site FOREVER!

Sep 24, 2012

A Berkshire Wedding

{Outfit Details} Anthropologie Dress  //  Zara Heels  //  OIA Jules Bracelet  //  gifted DKNY Watch  //  gifted Pradman Ring  //  gifted BaubleBar Necklace
We attended the most gorgeous wedding in The Berkshires a few weekends ago. I always love visiting there in the fall season. The colors of the trees are just about to change and there is a crisp air that you cannot explain until you experience it. 
The wedding was very unexpected and extremely personal. the couples wrote each other love letters that were read aloud in front of their closest family and friends. It was refreshing to see that a couple was so in love that they wanted everyone to know how they felt. Weddings are just not that personal anymore these days and this one was absolutely gorgeous. 

Sep 22, 2012

Castle Hunting


Sep 21, 2012

Enjoy a DIY Spa Day with a Microdermabrasion Facial

So you’re in the market for a relaxing spa day. You’re looking for all of the luxury-without sacrificing the money you’ve scraped together for a fall shopping spree. Well, why not plan a spa day from home? Most of the latest skincare techniques traditionally reserved for the spa or dermatologist, are now available in products that you can use from the comfort of your own home, at a fraction of the price. One such treatment is microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion is a popular skincare treatment. It’s a short, non-invasive procedure that gently removes the outermost layer of your skin. This exfoliation process stimulates cell regeneration; revealing a brighter, more even skin-tone; perfect for fighting that dull, dry skin that many of us suffer from during the colder months. Given the dismal situation in most of our pocketbooks; more and more women are trying microdermabrasion products, instead of going to the spa.

This treatment is perfect for women in their twenties and early thirties who are just beginning to notice the effects of age and sun damage on their skin. Avoid further damage by taking preemptive care of your skin (and as always, wear sunscreen!). Plus, it’s simple! You don’t need to be a professional to give yourself this simple and effective treatment.

Microdermabrasion is commonly used to treat the face and neck. It can successfully smooth skin texture, reduce the appearance of superficial wrinkles, scars and fine lines. It can diminish sun damage, age spots, and large pores, and even help treat acne. Keep in mind that this process only treats the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin. To reduce deep wrinkles and scars, you should consult your dermatologist.

Microdermabrasion products provide you with all the tools and instructions necessary to revitalize your skin from your very own bathroom. Most microdermabrasion at home products include specially formulated creams or rejuvenation masks. Some more comprehensive kits include a rotating device or exfoliation tool. Some tools simply buff your skin, as a loofa would; while others blasts away dead skin with concentrated crystals. The tool will differ depending on the kit.

Performing microdermabrasion from home takes only a few simple steps. First, wash your face thoroughly with warm water. Next, apply the cream. It may have thermal action, which works to open your pores, releasing dirt and excess oil. If there is a hand-tool, use it to gently message your skin in a circular motion for 1 to 2 minutes (or simply use your clean hands). Finally, wash your face. For best results, repeat this process as directed, normally 2 to 3 times a week.
ISOMERS Reveal N' Renew Thermal Microdermabrasion Mask

You may experience some redness for a few minutes following the treatment, but microdermabrasion is relatively painless. If you go out after the treatment, be sure to wear sunscreen, as your skin might be slightly more sensitive to the harmful effects of UV rays. If you suffer from very sensitive skin, you should consult your dermatologist before performing any skin treatments from home.

Crystallift Professional At Home Microdermabrasion Kit
You can integrate microdermabrasion into your weekly skincare regimen, or indulge in a luxurious spa day. Light aroma candles, play your favorite music and enjoy this relaxing facial. Paint your nails, take a bubble bath; enjoy yourself! We all deserve some time to take care of our skin, and relax our minds and bodies.

Sep 19, 2012

Pop of Pink

{Outfit Details} J. Crew Skirt  //  MIA Sandals  //  H&M Dress- worn as a shirt  //  Marc Jacobs Quilted Stam Bag //  OIA Jules on Etsy Necklace  //  Ettika Bracelets

Trying my hardest to post while wedding planning has proved to be quite difficult! I promise that this blog will be back to normal before you know it! ;)


Sep 17, 2012

Marshall's Haul & Giveaway

What I scored for $110: One Shoulder Lace Dress - $40, Cynthia Rowley Burgundy Skinny Pants: $24.99, Cynthia Rowley Oversized Sweater: $30, Striped Oxford Shirt $16.99

One lucky reader will be able to see how many items they can score with a $100 gift card from Marshall's :)

Enter here:

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Sep 13, 2012

Bits & Pieces from our Home


{Scored this amazing Mercury Glass Lamp from the Brimfield Flea Market this past spring. I swear it is the best flea market on earth!)


{Found adorable bookends at Home Goods last week. I have always been into African Art and instantly fell in love}

{ Starting to decorate for fall! Loved this  mercury glass pumpkin and bottle - scored at Marshall's. PS. a giveaway with Marshall's will be coming at you this Monday, mark your calendar!)


{My new favorite spot in the house} A wall that we see each and every morning that reminds us what life is all about.....
Wall Decal courtesy of Urban Walls on Etsy
I also love this one for the living room/dining room and this one for a nursery (on one wall)

Sep 10, 2012

Casual Day With ILY Couture


Simplicity at it's best.
{What I Wore} J. Crew Top, Coach Willis Bag, H&M Belt, gifted ILY Couture Necklace

Not only do I love the blogger behind this Etsy store, she also has some killer jewelry. My favorites are the white/ivory bubble necklace and the Le Flor Kelly Green Necklace. It's like the J. Crew version, but at a fraction of the cost! 

The ILY Couture giveaway winner is......
Liz Hoang!! Congrats girl!

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