If you have a holiday party to go to, this is the dress. This Ted Baker dress is comfortable, sexy, and fun to play with. It has thick jacquard fabric for warmth, flirty cut out details, and a flattering aline silhouette. I noticed the stripe pattern under the dress and needed to show it off, so I found a gold pin at home (it use to be my Grandmother's) and bustled up the dress, to create a dramatic feature and to show off the glittery pattern underneath. I wore this dress the Harvard Fashion Show, and needless to say, it turned heads. I love taking dresses and changing something about them to make them unique. Get the look below!
My third outfit from Tobi! (also on SALE!)
If you went to Coachella, wanted to go, or just feeling the vibes, this dress is perfect. I wore it as a beach cover up, because I'm definitely not confident enough to wear this very short flared dress out in the real world (and I didn't go to Coachella) lol! But, if you love rocking a mini, I can see this with some tan suede boots and stacked gold jewelry.
Of course the Boston girl is wearing all black on the beach! Haha! What can I say? From the party to the sand, I like to make a statement. I feel like Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice on the beach.
I'm back from Miami - back to the real world. Does anyone else ever need a vacation from their vacation? I didn't get badly sunburnt (First! Thanks to this hat!) and it was the first time I actually relaxed in a long time. I completely forgot about all my stress, but the second I landed in Boston, it all came flooding back. All my doubts and fears about the blog, work, my major break up, dating, moving (which I'll be doing twice in less than two months!) hit like a tornado on touch down. I don't know how I don't have gray hair yet, then again, I dye it constantly.... so I'll never know! Hahaha! Right now I've been having friends help with the blog, which has been such a good feeling. Knowing my friends don't want to stop reading my fashion confessionals makes me feel like I'm contributing more than just cat videos to the internet. I wasn't kidding when I said I have a great group of friends, and we all just want to see one another succeed. Boston may be bitter cold, but we have some warm-hearted people. Hopefully after my second move in September I can pickup the blog again full force and flood your notifications.
Get the Tobi dress here!
#Secondhandfirst is going to be my new motto! Sorry ThredUP, I'm stealing it. I just partnered with the company, and loving the experience! For my first time using the site, I stuck with safe options: 2 black dresses, and a black top. Out of the three items, 2 still had tags, and the other item was in great condition.
Besides buying second hand, you can also sell through ThredUP. I just sent in a few years of designer stuff: items I'm sick of and items that don't fit anymore. ThredUP makes it really easy to sell your clothes: sign up, receive a huge bag (with a tracking code included) to your home, fill the bag, send the bag out, and let ThredUP do the rest. I just got the email that my bag was received, and I can't wait for when things start to get listed. I had a few years worth of stuff that I was too lazy to bring to a cosigment shop. The one thing I also really like about ThredUP, anything they can't sell, they donate, which was my plan anyways.
Speaking of "second hand items," there's the cutest book sharing service at The Street in Chestnut Hill, I love it. I'm Currently reading this book called "Tampa" about an alluring young teacher sexually interested in 14 year-old-boys. It's very interesting, well written, but after each page, I'm left feeling very uncomfortable.
When you have a black heart on Valentine's Day, you need an outfit to match. P.s. SPECIAL CODE AT THE BOTTOM (hell ya I make you read for it)
Oh man, January has been such a whirlwind. New year....... same me. I've gone to the gym maybe twice, and I *tried* sober January, for perhaps a week. It was a lovely period. Don't mind me as I wear all black, and mourn the death of my liver. Usually January is a dull and bleak month with no activities, so sober January is normally quite doable. Not the case this year, but 2017 is already very exciting. Did I tell you I met Chris Carrabba of Dashbaord Confessionals?! He shook my hand and gave me tickets to his show..... lots of celebrating ensued that day. (If you followed me on snapchat, you would of seen the whole thing gone down!)
Anyways, what's a moody emo girl to wear on Valentine's Day? This. Johnny Cash it, and kick down the door in some hot pink heels. Remember the stockings I wore from my favorite Boston brand last seen here? Oh those photos are still hanging in your locker? Why thank you. I'm now wearing one of Vienne Milano's classic stockings the Alba, featuring that sexy black seam. Talk about Rockabilly. I love thigh highs, and avoiding the bulge at your waistline for a more "seamless" look. I'm not going to lie, they take some time getting use to, I felt like I wasn't wearing underwear (spoiler alert, I was), because I'm so use to the extra fabric being there. I wore these all day at work, and they didn't once fall down. Maybe I adjusted them a bit, but for 90% of the day, they stayed up perfectly.
Get your very own sexy stockings just in time for Valentine's Day here, and use MY CODE: "WISH" for 10% off!!! Already these stockings are wicked affordable at around $20, now indulge! I love coupons.
Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow. Of course the first snowfall here in Boston, I have a hair appointment for a blowout. Go figure. But now, my favorite salon, Drybar, is located in Downtown Crossing!! Yes, double exclamation points are required. So if you're a South Shore girl like me, it's so much easier now to get your hair fix. As much as I love the Back Bay and Harvard Sq. locations, this is a piece of cake, also Downtown Crossing is truly the hub of Boston now: flagship stores like Macy's and Primark, my favorite bars, and some great restaurants! In fact, I use to work there, and would never leave. If you work in the downtown area, now on your hour lunch break you can sip on a mimosa (or coffee) and come back refreshed for that 2pm meeting. A typical Drybar blowout takes 45 minutes.
Reasons I love Drybar:
- The smell of the products are addictive (I will literally be on the T, and can tell who went to Drybar recently)
- The interior design is so inspirational and welcoming
- It's quick, fun, and multiple styles to choose from
- There's always a fun movie playing, I watched New Years Eve while I was there
- Did I mention the champagne?
Ifeel like Carrie Bradshaw with my curly hair in this dress. As I should, it's SJP's "Title Dress" from her new clothing line, available at Bloomingdale's and Max + Riley, right on Newbury St. I paired the dress with a crop top turtleneck, because I love the dress, but I also love to be warm. I think Carrie Bradshaw would approve, but would flip if she saw me in Louboutins in the snow.... although she did step in dog poop in Paris with them on, I think snow may be a bit better. Yes I did freeze in this outfit, but they'll be able to find my body faster with the pops of red peaking through the blanket of white. Also, if you follow me on snapchat you saw that I could still get air in these, and stick the landing.
Get the look, and my favorite Drybar items! (perfect stocking stuffers!
Ooo I can't wait to wear my spring outfits.... oh wait... snow. I love this turtleneck dress, and when you pair it with a denim jacket, you have a spring vibe (but also you can stay warm... when you know, it snows in APRIL!!!). You can never go wrong with a little black dress, no matter the weather or season. I also just got these AGL shoes (I'm obsessed) they give this a fun spring "kick," yet still great when it's unexpectedly cold and icy.
What you don't see in this shoot is I'm very drunk (the only way to do a blog shoot in 34º weather). So if you're stuck in a spring blizzard, you may need more than a denim jacket, unless you down a few mimosas and tequila shots like I do on a Sunday morning.
Get the look:
Dress: Nordstrom old // similar here // here
Jacket: Gap // similar here // here
Arrow Necklace: Nordstrom BP // similar here // here
Circle Necklace: Chloe and Isabel
Boots: Kate Spade old // similar here // here
Shoes: AGL // similar here // here
For years in high school I would wear a hat like this, I think I was going for cool artsy type. I still got it. Any little black dress can be spruced up, just pay attention to the small details with accessories.
Speaking of paying attention to the small details, I recently found my first diary ever. It's amazing how I captured every single moment and feeling. Also, a bit embarrassing reading some of the my entries, but as I was reading, I felt I remembered those moments more vividly because of my descriptions. So I decided to keep a diary again now (I'm actually really excited about this). I can't wait to re-read this 10 years from now and feel embarrassed all over again.
Get the look:
Dress: old // similar here on SALE // here on SALE // here
Scarf: Kate Spade // similar here // here
Bangle: Kate Spade
Shoes: Kate Spade // similar here // here
Hat: Old // similar here // here
Belt: old // similar here // here
*Thank you Kate Spade for having me as a Muse!