Weekend Wear

HOLY HOLY DAY. Two of my greatest girlfriends are headed back to their homeland [here] [Boston] this weekend for a quick visit! We’ll be hitting up The Head of the Charles Regatta over in Cambridge, so blazers and boat shoes are most certainly on my mind.

Preppy Fall Regatta Outfit

CashTouch Oversized Scarf [monogram it!] | Wine Red Blazer | Skinny Skinny Jeans in Waterfall Wash | Essential Short Sleeve Crew Tee | Anchor Atlantic Pearl Bracelet | Newlands Mini SatchelMetallic Boat Shoes [on major sale at J.Crew!]

How are you all taking advantage of what should be a beautiful fall weekend?

weekend sales::
Anthropologie:: 30% off select sweaters, tees, & pants
J.Crew:: 30% off sweaters & outerwear with code SHOPFALL
J.Crew Factory:: Extra 30% off Clearance with code YAY30
Kate Spade:: 30% off everything with code F14FFUS
Lord & Taylor:: 25% off [almost] everything with code FRIENDS
Madewell:: Extra 30% off sale with code PICKMEUP
Target:: Buy one, get one 50% off all dresses and boots [love this one + these!]


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Of Note

preppy fall new england

[1] Short weeks always feel the longest.

[2] Baked red velvet doughnuts are the best thing since sliced bread since red velvet cupcakes.

[3] Shopbop’s Friends & Family Sale is still going strong [but items are selling out like hotcakes!]

[4] These booties. This mini satchel. And this iPhone case. There– I did the shopping for you!

navy cable knit

LC Lauren Conrad Circle Skirt

Cable Knit Sweater, GAP | Striped Oxford, Ralph Lauren | White Circle Skirt, LC Lauren Conrad | Sunglasses c/o boohoo | Rope Bracelet, Kiel James Patrick | Mini Transport Crossbody, Madewell (free monogramming this week!) | Booties c/o White Mountain Shoes [sold out-- similar]

Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Oxford

monogrammed leather bags

Halfway there! xx



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The Lucky Finn

Lucky Finn Cafe Scituate

Anyone here remember my beloved Quarterdeck? I announced its closing after 45 years back in February, but I am SO excited to show you what it has turned into today: The Lucky Finn Cafe. Local art + coffee + New England fare [hi, lobster rolls and homemade apple turnovers] IN. A. BOATHOUSE. If the QD had to have seen its last days, then this is as perfect of a replacement as I ever could have pictured.

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Scituate Coffee Shops

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Lucky Finn Menu

whale home decor

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Oar Home Decor

Oh, and you can take tall ships rides on its own Lucky Finn Schooner which docks out back. Nope, not cool at all.

Scituate Harbor Photography

Nautical Homes

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The cafe opened just this month but I’m so excited to see it grow. If you find yourself on the South Shore this fall, stop in! I highly recommend Patty’s Pies– just be sure to get there before 9am if you’re hoping to snag one ;)

[ The Lucky Finn ]
[ 206 Front Street ]
[ Scituate, MA ]

psst! In other news, huge Shopbop sale this week! Take 25% off with code FAMILY25!



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Weekend Wear

I will try to make the LWD work as far into the year as possible. Fact.

Here’s a little transition look to celebrate a long weekend honoring ol’ Christopher. Cheers to a night at the theater, brunching with some gals pals, and maybe finally finding a little time to crack open the wedding magazines…!

Fall Brunch Outfit

[ Colby Dress | Factory Floral Scarf (50% off!) | Navy Blazer (also love this one on sale!)| Ascot Satchel | Camel Caravan Bracelet | The Silvain Heel (30% off!) | ]

 Raise your hand if you’ve been graced with the gift of Columbus Day too! No such luck? Thank goodness for online shopping…

[ columbus day weekend sales ]
Anthropologie:: 20% off dresses
Club Monaco:: 30% off sale + 40% off clearance online with code FALLSALE
Forever21:: 30% off with code TAKE30
GAP:: buy 1 item, save 20%; buy 3 items, save 30%; buy 5+ items, save 40% with code NEWOUTFIT
J.Crew Factory:: 50% off [almost] everything
Kate Spade:: 20% off all sale with code FALLSALE20
Lilly Pulitzer:: free gifts with purchase
Macys:: 30% off with code FALL
Madewell:: 30% off select items with code OHFALL
Old Navy:: Save 15% with code ONSAVENOW
Piperlime:: 20% off with code FALL20
Ralph Lauren:: 25% off select items with code COLUMBUS25
Williams Sonoma:: 20% off with code SAVE20



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How To Survive Fall in New England

Oh, I’m sorry, you’re confused. You were looking for a guide to surviving winter in the Northeast? Yes well that’s coming, but fall is a creature of its own around here. You may think it’s all foliage and apple cider doughnuts, but it’s also days that range between 40 and 70 degrees. Unexpected biblical-like rain storms. And a lot of property-management-controlled offices and apartments who refuse to turn the heat on until November 1st.

SO! What do we do about it?

New England Fall Outfit

[1] Layers-layers-layers. You know those days in which it feels like the temperature drops 15 degrees when you move from the sunny side of the street to the shade?
[ tee | button-up | field jacket ]

Joules Bow Rain Boots

[2] Wellies! Really, the best investment for all seasons in New England. Snow + rain + unpredictability [it was pouring the morning I took these photos!] Joules sent me this pair and I am ob-sessed to a silly level. Just look at the darling bow detail! Who better to trust on rain than the Brits though, amiright? Joules has an amazing selection, and while I’m so happy with the pair I have, I’m really digging this horse print

preppy rain boots

Olive Field Jacket

[3] Big ‘ol totebags. For storing said extra layers + options for inside shoes. And for hiding said apple cider doughnuts.

Womens Brooks Brothers Red Plaid Shirt

[4] PGPSL [Poor Girl's Pumpkin Spice Latte] [not pictured]. Grande blond roast + 2 pumps pumpkin with room. Add the milk and a dash of cinnamon yourself. Half the price biddies! And it works for iced too, since you know Indian Summer could pop out at us anytime now.

Union Jack Tote Bag

Downtown Field Jacket, J.Crew | Plaid Button-Up, Brooks Brothers [similar 1; 2] | Striped Tee, Old Navy [similar 1; 2] | Jeans, H&M | Evedon Premium Rain Boot Wellies c/o Joules | Pearl Necklace, Urban Outfitters [similar] | Union Jack Tote, Jack Wills

Preppy Fall Outfit

Navy Bow Wellies

Best tips for these super weird weather days?!



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Tipsy Tuesday No. 15: Gold Barware

We recently bought this bar cart, and now I am all about accessorizing it… preferably while sticking to a gold-or-nothing theme…!

Gold barware; bar cart accessories

[ Wit & Delight Bottle Opener | Acrylic Monogrammed Tray | Metallic Swirl Straws | Zebra Dish | Cue the Confetti Cocktail Napkins | Champagne Bubbles Highball Glasses (also loves these + these!) | Gold Leopard Coasters | Elephant Bottle Stopper | Safavieh Bar Cart (+ this is ours!) ]

Not going to lie:: decorating + redecorating this new little cart is probably going to be my favorite thing about it!



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Weekend Wear

We had a super soggy week in Boston and are apparently in for another spurt of rain this weekend! But the Tour Hunter Boots are currently on sale, and I can’t think of a better time to take the plunge on them…

Rainy Fall Weekend

[ Crystal and Stone Trio EarringsPerfect Chambray Shirt in Wilder Wash (sale!) | Herringbone Puffer Vest | Cozy Plaid ScarfSkinny Skinny Jeans in Madewell RinseTour Packable Rain BootsAmpersand Necklace | Faux Leather Crossbody Purse ]

I have heard such great things about Madewell denim and am dying to take the plunge on a pair– did you know if you bring in an old pair of jeans to donate, they’ll give you $20 off a new pair?! #winning

weekend sales::
GAP:: 30% off regular priced styles with code STYLE
:: 25% off full-price styles with code STYLETIME
J.Crew Factory:: Extra 35% off select styles with code MORE
:: 40% off everything, including Lou & Grey
Macys:: Extra 20% off clothing with code STYLE
Madewell:: 20% off dresses + shoes with code TOOEASY
Old Navy:: 30% off everything with code SUPERSAVE
Tory Burch
:: 25% off with code FRIENDLIEST

Have a fab one friends!



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#INeedSparkle… Part III

Ok gals, you watched the video. Saw Khloé tear apart her closet [it's not sparkly enough WAH WAH WAH] And today, it’s time to meet Sparkle…

But does this not make you want a girls’ night, like, STAT?! The more sparkle, both on and in hand, the better! I told you:: #INeedSparkle.

What is Khloe Kardashian Sparkle?

Hpnotiq Sparkle is a new, limited-edition sparkling liqueur that captures the bright color and delicious taste of the original Hpnotiq, infused with Champagne-like bubbles. HOW fun is this going to be for heading into the holiday season? I see a prettyyy sparkly New Year’s Eve party in my near future. Perfect timing because this limited supply is only available from October through December!

Hypnotiq Sparkle

I, for one, am a huge fan of champagne cocktails, which makes me even more excited to try this new concoction– the mixing has already been done for you! A little of this on ice is just what I need for the girls’ night I’ve been craving.

Sparkle is the new black. You heard it here first ;)

Tell me:: how would you celebrate with Hpnotiq Sparkle?


Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries
Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014


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Anne of Green Gables October Quote

Wishing you a month full of crunchy leaves, hot cider + spicy doughnuts, cozy layers, football, and pumpkin-spice everything!



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Boutikey or Bust

Leather Leggings

Big, big news, and not just for my Boston gals today! You all remember Boutikey– the app that connects users to local boutiques, allows them to earn rewards and keep up with new arrivals and sales? [you can read my whole spiel here if not!] Well they are back bigger than ever this fall with their new e-commerce site, ShopBoutikey.com. Now, no matter what city you’re in, you can shop favorites from local Boston boutiques.

To celebrate the launch, Boutikey invited a few bloggers over to play dress up and check out some of their newpieces for fall that you can currently purchase through the site…!

Preppy edgy fall look

Gotta Have It Knit Sweater, Heart & Sole | Hang Tight Faux Leather Leggings, Pretty Reckless | Tear Drop Semi Precious Gold Necklace, Haven | Bijoux Gold Hoop and Turquoise Earrings, Haven | Tortoise Sunglasses c/o Warby Parker (my own) | Vegan Bag, Haven [similar] | Black Strappy Heels, LC Lauren Conrad (my own)

These faux leather leggings are not something I would ever have the courage to pick up on my own, but I’m so glad the girls pushed me into them! So, so comfortable, and if you’re of the less-edgy sort [yours truly], pair them with a cozy oversized sweater to tone down the vampiness.

Boston Bloggers

turquoise and gold earrings

Best Boston boutiques

Next on my list:: this Winter White Pleated Skirt and the perfect transition jacket. But just WAIT till you see the dress I have my eyes on for the holiday season…

Want 15% off your order? Use code SHELLCHICD15 at checkout! Be sure to let me know what you pick up xx

Boston waterfront photography

Photos by Alexis Martinettiemilysignature


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