Highland Light + Coastguard Beach

Truro Lighthouse

You know those winter days when the sun finally comes out after weeks of hibernation and the way it reflects off the snow is just blinding? Yeah. Had one of those this past weekend when we took a day jaunt down the Cape. In between wedding errands, we attempted to soak up some of that luscious Vitamin D, visiting Truro’s Highland Light (#obv) and Coastguard Beach.

New England Winter Fashion

Sweater, TOMS for Target [similar 1; 2] | Striped Oxford, JACHS Girlfriend [similar 1; 2] | Denim Shirt, Aerie [similar] | Jeans, H&M | Baseball Cap, State of Maine [similar 1; 2] | Leather Satchel, Madewell (on sale!) | Leopard Loafers, Steve Madden [similar 1; 2]

Coastguard Beach Truro

Leopard Loafers

Madewell Monogrammed Bag

Maine Baseball Cap

Madewell Kensington Glasgow Satchel

Cape Cod beaches in the winter

Cape Cod Lighthouses

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Highland Light is the oldest AND tallest lighthouse on the Cape. Its grounds and view are so picturesque and quintessential Cape Cod that it hurts. BF and I are going to have a few days to hang in the area post-wedding, so I’m hoping to drag him on a tour once it opens for the season…!

Highland Lighthouse

In other news, Shopbop‘s big ‘ol sale is going on right now! I’ll be back tomorrow to share some of my favorites, but for now, get shoppin’ gals! REmember to use code BIGEVENT15 at checkout.

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Winter Stripes

I miss my stripes. My tees and t-shirt dresses and loose summer oxfords. So I’ve been hunting for ways to incorporate my favorite pattern into a winter wardrobe. It’s been going.

Red Cable Knit Sweater + stripes

Red Coat + Stripes

Classy Girls Wear Pearls Striped Dress

Navy Pea Coat + Red Plaid Scarf

Nautical Winter Outfit

Cream Cable Knit Poncho

Camel Cape Coat

Plaid Blanket Scarf + Striped Shirt

Winter Nautical Outfit

And some pieces to pick up for yourself!

Trench Coat | Puffer VestTurtleneck | Cardigan | Dress | Pullover Sweater | Moto Jacket | Gilet

 *images one two / three / four /five / six / seven / eight / nine

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Cape Cod Off Season

The boyfiancé and I have this thing for visiting popular seasonal locales in the off-season. An island in the winter, a famous-for-foliage town in the heat of summer. It’s so fun to see these areas without all the crowds of tourists, not to mention without all the jacked-up prices.

We headed over the bridge to the Cape to run some quick wedding errands (two months!!) this weekend, and had the best day strolling the quiet towns.

Cape Cod in the WInter

One of the best things to do in these seasonal towns? Support the businesses that do stay open all year… they are hungry for customers, and most will offer exceptional deals and sales!

Browse an overwhelming collection of used books at Yellow Umbrella Books in Chatham.

Lobster roll at The Impudent Oyster.

Drive up to Coastguard Beach (and dog-watch… they’re the only ones out there!)

Treasure hunt at Bob’s Back Antiques.

Tasty treats + hot soups and sandwiches at Cottage Street Bakery (plus the cutest vintage decor!).

What do you find yourself doing in summer towns during the winter?

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post script. Lilly Pulitzer new arrivals + free earrings with any purchase today!!! #bestdayever

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All We Could Find Was a Glass Slipper

Lauren Conrad Cinderella Dress

Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t know about my sad and pathetic I’m-still-16-watching-Laguna-Beach obsession with Lauren Conrad? You must be new here.

I’m ALSO approximately 8-years-old, so an LC-meets-Cinderella collection? I’m all in. Have a look at some of these super sweet pieces from her Kohl’s line…!

Floral Tulle Skirt

Bow Applique Camisole | Tulle Skirt ]

Blue Tulle Skirt

[ Glass Slipper Sweater | Tulle Skirt ]

Teacup Decor

[ Organza Bow-Back Dress ]

Mesh Bow Back Dress

Mesh Back Dress ]

Also preeettyy obsessed with this Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo tee and Cinderella-blue scalloped flats!

Judge away friends.

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Lavender Brown

Lavender Winter Coat

I took a bit of my own advice and justified buying a new coat for this never-ending winter, but in a hue that would make these days feel just a bitttt brighter. I still can’t actually wear anything but seriously weather-proof boots outside, and the poor Beans have taken such a beating that maybe some cheery footwear will be my next investment…

French Illustration Bag

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Lilac A-Line Coat, ASOS | Heather Tee, Everlane | Jeans, Forever21 [similar] | Nude Pumps, Steve Madden [similar 1; 2] | Pearl Necklace, Urban Outfitters [similar] | Toutes Les Filles Sont Folles Tote, Garance Dore x Kate Spade [similar 1; 2]

Garance Dore Kate Spade Tote Bag
Bright Coats for Winter

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Have you listened to me and picked up a winter–>spring coat yet?!

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Piperlime on Sale

By now, I’m sure a lot of you have heard about Piperlime closing its doors. Can’t say I’m the least bit excited about that, but the silver lining:: major clear-out sales! Today only, they’re doing an additional 30% off sale plus 50% off final sale. Soooo get on loading your cart– too many huge brand names to pass up! [hello Kate Spade, Joie, Elizabeth and James, Ella Moss…]

Floral Sweatshirt | Yacht Cami + Skirt
Beryl Flats 
| Cecile Espadrilles | Hi-Lo Patchwork Turtleneck Sweater
Lace Hem Top
| Glimmer Heels | Striped Mini Skirt | Cedar Street Harmony Tote
Iris Sweater
| Current/Elliott The Fling Jean

Remember, sale ends tonight! Let me know what you pick up xx

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Sequins On Weekdays

Gold Sequin Leggings

Thanks to this never-ending mess that is February in New England, I’ve worked from home more in the last four weeks than I have in the last four years! While I definitively did not get out of pajamas the first few times, I eventually started having fun with the opportunity. The almost-mister snapped these silly photos of one particularly fun style-at-home day…

Gray Daybed Pillows

working from home + getting dressed

Tortoise Ainsworth Glasses c/o Warby Parker | Pink Top, H&M [similar] | Sequin Leggings, Avery Lane Boutique [similar 1; 2; 3] | Monogrammed Mug, Anthropologie

Anthropologie Gold Letter Mug

Snow White Apple Computer Sticker

If you work from home, how the heck do you motivate yourself to get dressed?!

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Add Some Color to Your Coat

Let’s face it Northerners: The groundhog saw his shadow, and then some. Winter doesn’t seem to be headed out the door anytime soon, so we might as well keep dressing for it. Now love me some classic black, navy, and camel, but I’m getting seriously sick of these dark colors every day. I’ve been on the hunt for some cheery-hued jackets and coats to make this endless season a little more bearable!

Colorful Coats for Spring

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five | six | seven | eight
nine | ten | eleven | twelve

Do you usually switch out your coats after the holidays, or suck it up until you can ditch outerwear all together?

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Black & Blue & White All Over

London Fog Trench Coat

If you live anywhere within the continental US, you’ve probably heard snippets about the Frozen-like conditions New England has been experiencing this month. So here you have it folks, a real live look at what Elsa has thrusted upon us this February! These photos were snapped during a brief break from the overlapping storms… a balmy 24 hours without any snow, in which I traded the parka for my favorite lined trench

Classic Boston Fashion

Trench Coat, London Fog | Gingham Button-Down Shirt, J.Crew | Black Skater Skirt, American Apparel [similar] | Pearl Cluster Necklace c/o Francesca’s [sold out–similar] | Crossbody Bag, Matt + Nat [similar] | Patent Flats, Kimchi Blue [similar]

Navy Gingham Shirt

Black Skater Skirt

Black Leather Satchel

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And in case you’re wondering, yes, we do all sing Let It Go as we treck through the tundra.

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Dressed Like a Daydream

Taylor Swift Elie Saab Teal Dress

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By now you’re all probably tired of seeing Grammys Red Carpet photos [#solastweek], but in typical fan-girl fashion, I can’t stop thinking about Taylor Swift’s ombre Elie Saab number, plus the striking jewel-toned combo of teal + purple. I know we don’t normally cover celebrity fashion here, but this one deserves a moment…

How to get Taylor Swift's Grammys 2015 Look

teal dresses:: one | two | three | four
berry heels:: one | two | three | four

Also love this peplum number for a more office-appropriate look– just add a berry blazer!

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