I knew I wanted to share the classic style of one of my favorite Boston neighborhoods, Beacon Hill. I could spend hours in this corner of the city, anytime of year [it’s definitely the location of my dream home], but I especially adore it during the fall. The crowds have calmed down, and it’s beyond picturesque for strolling around, latte in hand.
[ outfit details ]
Scalloped Dress, J.Crew [similar 1; 2] | Trench Coat, London Fog | Pearls, vintage [similar] | Earrings, Pistachio via Mint Julep | Knot Bracelet, Oh Buoy Boston | Clutch, vintage Coach [similar] | Ballet flats, Kimchi Blue
My curls are courtesy of BeStyled in Chestnut Hill— read my review of the new blow dry salon here!
I think one of the ultimate outwear investments for New England gals is a good trench coat. They’re classic, and incredibly versatile. I love this London Fog one with its removable liner for extra cold days— it can take you from 65 degrees and drizzling to 30 degrees and snowing!
[ neighborhood summary ]
who:: There is a romantic feel to Beacon Hill, but it’s just as fun for girlfriend brunch-and-shopping dates, or strolling on your own.
what:: Lots of history [Nichols House Museum; Museum of African American History], shopping on Charles Street; coffee breaks in cafes, and Acorn Street— the most photographed street in America!
when:: Anytime of year, though crowded on summer weekends and slippery in the winter!
where:: Breakfast at The Paramount | Coffee at Cafe Vanille | Macarons at Beacon Hill Chocolates | Dinner at 75 Chestnut
wear:: Beacon Hill is chic. Rarely do I walk around this neighborhood and find folks underdressed. That being said, it is full of cobblestone streets and—obviously—hills, so avoid heels and other uncomfortable shoes!
bonus (in the spirit of this week!):: You aren’t a true Bostonian unless you can claim you’ve done Halloween in Beacon Hill… or at least stopped by for a glimpse of John Kerry greeting trick-or-treaters at his home in Louisburg Square :)
What are your favorite things about Beacon Hill?