February 26, 2015

listen / champs vamala


I came home from work on Monday and A played this song for me and I AM ADDICTED. I haven't found it on iTunes but you can listen on SoundCloud here. It's "Vamala" by Champs. LOVE. 

February 24, 2015

wear / travel to st. croix

If you follow on Instagram, you may have seen that A and I booked a trip for April to St. Croix! I've never been to the Caribbean or Mexico and I am SO EXCITED!!!! Not only will it be amazing to get away from the Boston winter (because let's be honest...it will still be winter), but it will be great to take a vacation together with nothing to do and nowhere to go.

Now that the trip is officially booked, I am itching to shop. I already have plenty of shorts, shirts, and dresses, but I could use a couple things that I might treat myself to...

Clockwise from top left: 
-A cute gauzy coverup to keep the sun off me
-A new black bikini since my old one fell apart (I just buy the same one from Old Navy over and over and love it)
-A turquoise necklace has been on my wishlist forever and will look perfect over my black maxi dress. This one is sold out, but I'm hoping they restock! 
-White skinny jeans for dinner (cute with a striped top)
-Gauzy beach pants on sale from JCrew. They're the most ridiculous thing on this list, but I love them for some reason.
-New Rainbows because mine are legitimately falling apart.
-A straw hat to keep the sun off me because I'm pale...and also baseball hats don't shade as well. Mom, you should be proud!

What do you think? Is anything missing? Am I being too over the top? Suggestions are welcome!

February 19, 2015

read / bright young things

A few years back, I read The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen and LOVED it. It's kind of like Gossip Girl set in the early 1900s. Through my Oyster Books subscription, I discovered that the same author had written three books about some young ladies in the summer of 1929. Not one to resist a novel about the Jazz Age, I dove right into the world of Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty. And I was definitely not disappointed. 

The Bright Young Things books are fun and easy to read. Some might call it beach reading...I call it blizzard reading. But if you're looking for something light to read, I highly recommend these. 

Any book recommendations for me? I could use a new one!

February 18, 2015

wed / what to register for

Looking to register for traditional registry items and have no idea what to register for? Here's an awesome check list from Pop Sugar to get you started:

February 15, 2015


If you live in the Northeast, you're probably in the same boat as me: sick and tired of the snow! A and I are planning a Carribbean/Mexico trip for April and I am overwhelmed with the options and logistics. I've never been to that part of the world and I have no idea where to start. I am however getting very good at looking at the pictures. The photo above is Ladera Resort in St Lucia. It's a bit out of reach, but that doesn't stop me from daydreaming! 

Want to dress like a princess? Here's a guide to Kate Middleton's favorite brands

In honor of Galentine's Day: Famous women on being childless. I'm all for everyone making their own choices!

This article on eating out hit very close to home for my boyfriend and me. 

Tatte Bakery is one of my favorite places. Did you know you can order some pastries here?

I haven't shopped at LOFT in awhile for some reason, but I'm digging their recent arrivals. Particularly this, this and this

Any favorite or suggested resorts for me?

February 10, 2015

wear / ivory cable sweater

I have been coveting this cable knit sweater from LL Bean for months and I think it's time I bit the bullet. I've always loved ivory fisherman sweaters and have one special one that my great-grandma knit for my dad that shrunk in the wash and now fits me. That one is very special of course so I would love a sweater that is a bit less precious. Plus I need something to keep me warm in all this snow!

February 6, 2015


I just LOVE this space. The dark colors, the combination of wood, leather, soft carpet, and the beautifully styled bookcase just slays me! I'm dreaming of my next apartment and this is some serious inspiration. 

No particular plans this weekend...rest and productivity I hope!

February is here and if you've fallen off the fitness train, here are some 20 minute workouts.

I had fun finding out the Billboard #1 song on the day I was born. 

A introduced me to my new favorite red wine

I FINALLY ordered the Lacie weekend bag from Sole Society and I can't wait to use it! 

February 4, 2015

wed / champagne signature cocktail


Looking for a way to dress up bubbly? All you need is some classic rock candy and a bottle of champagne or prosecco. Cheers!