Fall wedding #2 this weekend! We’re headed up to Portland early tomorrow to soak in as much Maine as we can before an evening ceremony (any must-see’s while we’re there?!). Sticking to my pledge to branch out with color choices for weddings this autumn, I picked up a crimson dress that I’m sure will get plenty ‘o use going into the holiday season as well! Loving this similar red number that you can
rent purchase(!) at a serious discount through Rent the Runway…
[ Moschino Little Red Dress | Circle Script Monogram Necklace | Pearl 360 Studs | Tied Bow Cuff | Glitter Clutch (on sale!) Margo Heels ]
[ weekend sales ]
Ann Taylor:: 50% off with code FASHION50
GAP:: 25% off with code HAPPY
J.Crew Factory:: 25% off with code EXTRA25
Loft:: 40% off select styles and 60% off sale
Madewell:: 25% off select styles with code CARPEDIEM
Sperry Top-Sider:: 25% off with code FFS2514
See you Monday friends!
BF and I are doing everything they tell you not to do when moving into a new home– buying allofthethings right away. What I like to call treasure hunting is quickly becoming one of our favorite activities, as we fill the new place with fun and unique decor and knickknacks. The Sunday of Columbus Day weekend was TOO beautiful to spend inside with football (sorry Pats), so we hopped in the car and took a spontaneous drive up to Concord to do a little antique shopping.
If you paid attention in your high school history and literature classes, you may remember that Concord was home to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, and the site of [half of] the Battles of Lexington and Concord. But in addition to its rich history (and, therefore, plentiful museums), it’s also home to numerous antique shops, adorable taverns, and the gorgeous Walden Pond.
[ outfit details ]
Fisherman Sweater, Old Navy [similar 1; 2] | Jeans, GAP [similar] | Boston Red Sox Cap | Kensington Satchel, Madewell | Brogues, ALDO
[ travel summary ]
who:: So weird but I guess he isn’t sick of me yet?
what:: Strolling, shopping, and soaking in history.
when:: Fall = OH THE NEW ENGLAND FOLIAGE
where:: Shop at Thoreauly Antiques & Antique Therapy. Visit Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House and the Ralph Waldo Emerson House. Take a short drive out of town to Walden Pond. And while we missed this, everyone seems to SWEAR by Reasons to Be Cheerful for ice cream.
wear:: If you’ll just accept spontaneity as an excuse for my un-thought-out comfy casual outfit, that’d be great. BUT, I do love a good boyfriend jean + cozy knit sweater.
Just popping by on this DISGUSTING bordering-Noreaster day to share one of the cutest partnerships I’ve seen in a while! You remember my Joules wellies? You can now find some select pairs at Target! The most necessary for these wet and silly days…
Union Jack | Navy Floral | Navy Field Welly (in black, olive, & pink too!)
Bumblebee Print | Dog Print
Don’t forget your boot liners!
Target is also offering FREE shipping on everything now, so shop away!
This is the part I’ve been MOST excited about sharing– entertaining with Sparkle! In case you didn’t see, Hpnotiq Sparkle is a new, limited-edition sparkling liqueur– think super fruity (very peachy!) champagne with a kick, in the prettiest of blue hues. Two of my best girlfriends visited this weekend and we could not wait to pop it open…
The perfect accompaniment to our gals’ night in. Also included:: tassel garland, macarons, glitter champagne glasses, sequin dresses [similar here | here | here | here], and tons and tons of catching up + girl talk :) Hpnotiq Sparkle is a drink for celebrations, and the three of us being together in one place was more than enough for a reason to celebrate.
Want to throw your own Sparkle Party like Khloe and me? Hpnotiq Sparkle is giving you the chance! Enter here for the chance to win $5,000 to help you sparkle all year long!
Remember, there is a limited supply of Hpnotiq Sparkle, and it is only available through December, so stock up now for those holiday soirees! Can’t find it in your liquor store? Mixing Hpnotiq with champagne will give you a similar taste!
Thanks SO much for joining in on the #ineedsparkle fun gals, and now don’t forget to enter!
Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries
Heaven Hill Family of Brands. Bardstown, KY © 2014
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.
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 Satchel | Metallic Boat Shoes [on major sale at J.Crew!]
How are you all taking advantage of what should be a beautiful fall weekend?
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!]
 Short weeks always feel the longest.
 Baked red velvet doughnuts are the best thing
since sliced bread since red velvet cupcakes.
 Shopbop’s Friends & Family Sale is still going strong [but items are selling out like hotcakes!]
 These booties. This mini satchel. And this iPhone case. There– I did the shopping for you!
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]
Halfway there! xx
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.
Oh, and you can take tall ships rides on its own Lucky Finn Schooner which docks out back. Nope, not cool at all.
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!
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…!
[ 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
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?
 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 ]
 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…
 Big ‘ol totebags. For storing said extra layers + options for inside shoes. And for hiding said apple cider doughnuts.
 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.
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
Best tips for these super weird weather days?!
We recently bought this bar cart, and now I am all about accessorizing it… preferably while sticking to a gold-or-nothing theme…!
[ 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!