Here’s My Number, So Call Me Brady

We’re just going to keep DeflateGate jokes to a minimum here today, mmmkay folks? There is a game to be played Sunday, and fan fashion to be discussed.

Knit Navy Beanie

MY PATS FANS:: I’ve teamed up with Cambridgeside Galleria and ROSTER to give away a Patriots jersey to one luck guy or gal. Head on over to my Instagram to enter– you have until Friday, and then winner gets to pick up their new jersey at the mall this weekend just in time for Sunday’s game!

Women's Patriots Jersey

Women’s Fitted Jersey c/o ROSTER | White Long-Sleeved Tee, Old Navy | Jeans, American Eagle | Pom Pom Beanie, Forever 21 | Tote, Longchamp | Red Wellies, Hunter

Where to buy Patriots jerseys

I lurveee this fitted jersey. All of my other Pats/Sox/Celtics/Bruins tees–albeit comfy–are not the most flattering. ROSTER has a seriously fashionable way of approaching sports team swag. They have unique styles you won’t find at any other stores in Boston, and boast a HUGE selection of women’s apparel. I don’t want to curse anything, but assuming Sunday’s game goes well, I’ll be stopping by the CS Galleria location come Monday to pick up a certain champions tee…

Ren Hunter Wellies; Patriots Fashion

Now get on over there + enter before time is up. Go Pats!!

Oh, and::

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Snow Day

Nantucket Blizzard Photo

Nantucket last winter

Who’s stuck inside today? Here’s your to-do list::

1 // Start dreaming about spring days with these new arrivals (+ take $20 off your $100 purchase with code FSGLU6DSH)
2 // Cozy up with some Raspberry Hot Chocolate
3 // Clean out your closet
4 // Then replenish it by shopping the h-u-g-e Piperlime sale
5 // When all else fails, head back here.

Stay safe + warm little snowbunnies!

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post script // Giveaway taking place right now over on my Instagram!

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Madewell Musings

In today’s episode of Things-You-Should-Buy-So-That-Emily-Doesn’t, we have an extra 30% off all Madewell sale styles. I swear:: Few stores make winter feel more bearable than this. All about that knobby, cozy chicness.

Here’s just a selection of the 13 pages of sale bliss…!! Just remember to use code UPANDUP.

Madewell Winter Sale

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Happy weekend shopping! xx

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A Night Out with Tablelist

black and white champagne photo

I admit it. I’ve become a homebody.

Blame it on being engaged. Blame it on the suburbs. Truly I blame it on winter, but another story for another day.

Then every once in a while I get the itch to get out and do it up big. Put on some heels and lippy and have a crazy girls’ night out.

But the linessss. But the coverrrrrr. But the creepy mennnnn.

I’ve found the solution to all these petty complaints. It’s like Uber met OpenTable and had a little nightlife baby and it’s called Tablelist.

Tablelist App Review

Tablelist is a new mobile app that allows you to book table service (you’ve probably heard it called bottle service) at your favorite bars and clubs right through your phone.

But table service is so expensive! Not necessarily so. Think about it this way:: At most Boston bars, a mixed drink can be upwards of $12. One or two of those later, and think about how much you’re spending. Get your group to put that money toward table service instead, and you’ll be drinking the same amount in an exclusive, blocked-off section just for you and your friends. Minus the cover. Minus the line. Minus the hassle.

I love that you can search for available tables by venue, or by location. I find that more times than not my friends tell me they want to go to a certain area (Back Bay, Seaport, etc.) rather than a certain bar.

In addition to booking, you can also pay for everything and split the bill with your friends right through the app. No more dealing with sketchy promoters or figuring out how to split a bill and tip on ten different credit cards.

Hello, bachelorette season.

MiniBar Boston Lounge

Not all for crazy nights out? I used the app to book a weeknight happy hour at MiniBar! Because sometimes Prosecco on a Tuesday is necessary.

And oh my gawd look at that I even dressed up a little! Winter white jeans + heels are about as dressy as I can go until summer hits again. This has become a go-to outfit for evenings out in the Bean.

What to wear out in Boston

 Navy Elsa Top, Lilly Pulitzer | White Jeans c/o Articles of Society | Sequin Clutch, Zara [similar 1; 2] | Navy Heels, Christian Siriano for Payless [similar 1; 2]

True Navy Elsa Top

Gold Sequin Clutch

Winter White Jeans

Navy Suede Pumps

Tablelist is currently in Boston, NYC, San Francisco, Miami, DC, The Hamptons, Foxwoods, AND Las Vegas, and they are offering my readers a $50 credit– just use promo code EMILYGVIP when you sign up.

Sooo, anyone want to add me to their table?

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Full disclosure: I was provided a complimentary night out on behalf of Tablelist for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Coastal Interiors

One of the things I’ve been struggling with in decorating our home is including nautical touches that not only don’t seem too beach house-y, but that also don’t feel too summery. It’s an easy line to cross when you’re going for a seaside-inspired look.

I’ve been on the prowl for some cozy, wintertime coastal inspiration since, let’s be honest, it’s winter here a lot more than it is summer. A few of my favorite rooms::

nautical map art

Nautical Entryway

Nautical Living Room

Cottage chic bedrom

octopus wal art

starfish string lights

winter beach cottage

And some of my favorite items::

Nautical Holiday Decor

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Weekend Shopping

We are on quite the funny posting schedule here lately, huh ladies? Here’s a little weekend treat for ya.

2015 is bringing LOTSA expenses our way (hi, wedding), so I’m trying my darnest to stay away from shopping. Instead, I’ll let you pick up some of the items currently catching my eye for yourself…

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And some big weekend sales for you!

Ann Taylor:: 40% off of full-price styles + 60% off sale with code SHOPBIG
Anthropologie
:: Extra 40% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA
BaubleBar:: Save 15-30% off everything
Bloomingdales:: 25-60% off select items
GAP:: 20-40% off with code LAYER
GiGi New York:: Last chance for winter sale
J.Crew:: 40-50% off with code SHOPNOW
J.Crew Factory
:: 30% off clearance with code TICKTOCK
Lands’ End:: 20% off with code SPECIAL + pin 2546
Madewell:: 30% off sale with code AHHH

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Spend vs. Save

Kate Spade Eat Cake For Breakfast Tote

I think this particular outfit pretty accurately sums up my MO when it comes to shopping:: spend on statement pieces; save on basics.

Sweater, jeans = Forever 21. Pearls, oxford, heels = bargain bins. Kate Spade tote = ok, that was the splurge.

It’s these unique pieces—KSNY pretties and Lilly dresses, among others—that I won’t find anywhere else, and that I save up to splurge on. The basics? Unless I’m going to wear them to death, I take the opportunity to save.

Gray Turtleneck Sweater

Waffle Knit Turtleneck Sweater, Forever 21 | Striped Oxford, Jachs Girlfriend [similar] | Jeans, Forever 21 [similar] | Pearl Necklace, Urban Outfitters [similar] | Eat Cake For Breakfast Tote, Kate Spade | Nude Jaze Pumps, BCBG Paris

Skinny Boyfriend Jeans

Kate Spade Take Action Tote

Spend vs. Save clothes

How do you determine what’s worth it to spend or save on?

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Winter Wardrobe Essentials

New England winters are a beast. A cruel slap in the face from Mother Nature that forces you to commute in sub-zero temperatures and makes you question daily why you love Boston so much in the first place. ALAS we do love it here, and there is nothing like that first warm day after the storm, so we deal.

I showed you my fall essentials a few months back, so here is the winter version, as promised. The one good thing about these gray and frigid months around here? It’s not as unpredictable and ever changing like fall. You can pretty much guarantee it’s just always going to be cold.

[1] Day Coat ($378):: When I graduated college, my mother told me to ditch the North Face and ratty old peacoat and bought me a beautiful camel coat– much more appropriate for a professional setting. I couldn’t be more grateful for it, has hardly weathered in over four years! (also love this option.)
[2] Long-Sleeve LBD ($40):: Seasons of little black dresses. Here’s your winter version.
[3] Blanket Scarf ($45):: Why are these a somewhat recent trend? How did we manage this long without wearing blankets to work?
[4] Sweater Dress ($228):: It’s a sweater! It’s a dress! It makes bearing your legs slightly more bearable (har har) because you’re so warm on top.
[5] Puffer Vest ($80):: In early fall months, I wear puffer vests in place of a jacket. In winter months, I need them for an added layer under the already-heavy coat!
[6] Boyfriend Jeans ($70):: I looove pulling on comfy, slouchy boyfriend jeans at night in the summer, but I also find them necessary in the winter… because that extra layer of tights or leggings ain’t gonna fit under my skinny jeans!
[7] Hooded Toggle Coat ($60):: A second coat option– this one with a hood for windy days. (here’s another!)
[8] Turtleneck Sweater ($98):: Truth be told I find turtlenecks to be one of the most unflattering articles of clothing, at least on my short frame with my chubby cheeks. But a cozy thick turtleneck sweate is just too warm and comfy to resist.
[9] Fleece-Lined Tights ($30 for two):: Fleece-lined leggings are God’s gift to women. You can’t expect me to wear pants ALL winter long.
[10] Bean Boots ($109-$199):: LifeSAVERS. Can’t remember how I ever made it through Boston winters without these incredibly weather-proof boots. Read my guide here.
[11] Knit Headband ($9):: Because someone explain to me how you wear a hat when your hair is up? Shop handmade ones by Salem Style Crochet here!

What pieces do you get the most use out of in the winter?

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Weekend Wear

Stylish Petite Blog Tulle Skirt

Atlantic Pacific Blog Tulle Skirt

Merrick's Art Blog Tulle Skirt

Walk in Wonderland Blog Tulle Skirt

 Am all about that ballerina-chic as I head into another weekend of dance performances! Few things make me happier than a flirty tulle skirt paired with a casual top…

Tulle Skirt; Blush Coat

[ Blush Long Line Coat | Dancing Linen Tee | Ballerina Skirt | Frennzy Nude Pumps | Cedar Street Mini Maise ]

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Happy Friday gals!

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Back-To-School Bag

Joules Blue Leather Satchel

Mmmm let’s be real, I haven’t started a new semester in many moons now. But there’s something about starting off the year with a purchase for yourself that you can [attempt to] justify, based on resolutions. New stationary because you’re going to write more letters. New athletic pants because you’re going to run more. New cookbooks because you’re going to cook more.

Me? I want to get out more. Weekends specifically. I’m so go-go-go all week long lately that by the time I hit Saturday, the last thing I want to do is put on real clothes and leave the house if we have nothing on the calendar. Even if it’s just to take my laptop to a nearby coffee shop and blog there for a couple hours. Take my camera to a new neighborhood and practice sharpening those photo skills.

Joule’s sent me this leather bag, and I’m thinking it’s pretty perfect for these [mini] weekend adventures. Holds my laptop, agenda, and camera, but doesn’t feel like a normal, stiff computer bag. It’s soft leather but has a nice structure, and it comes in a sweet dusty pink as well! I’m smitten with it, and so many of their other handbags [“travel more” on your list? You need this.].

Best satchel bags

Cable Sweater, Old Navy [similar 1; 2] | Plaid Shirt, Old Navy [similar] | Jeans, H&M | Pearls, Urban Outfitters [similar] | French Leather Satchel c/o Joules | Grummer Brogues, Aldo

Old Navy Cableknit Sweater

Royal Blue Satchel Bag

Layered Pearl Necklace

Joules Clothing Review

Joules Clothing USA

What’s going to be your new-year purchase?

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