A Stroll Around Beacon Hill


A few months ago, I was asked to participate in BostInno’s Fall Lookbook, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share all of the photos today! [ You can see the BostInno feature here. ]

Acorn Street Beacon Hill

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.

Black Scalloped Dress

[ 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


Hair by BeStyled Blow Dry

My curls are courtesy of BeStyled in Chestnut Hill— read my review of the new blow dry salon here!

Beacon Hill Macarons

London Fog Tan Trench Coat

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!

Beacon Hill Fashion

[ 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?


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19 responses to “A Stroll Around Beacon Hill

  1. You look so Holly Golightly in these photos – gorgeous! Also, I’m loving the cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks!

  2. annie

    Looove the gorgeous Beacon Hill photos, and you look SO pretty in that scalloped dress lady!

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. You are perfect! I’m OBSESSED with these photos. So glamorous!

  4. Congrats on the feature! That scalloped LBD is so pretty on you and I love how you styled it with the classic pearls!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. What a lovely area. And I love that coat!

  6. amy

    i have that exact same trench – i love it! congrats on the feature, you look stunning.

  7. Beautiful pictures! I am in love with your dress and flats. They cut on the ends are gorgeous.


  8. WOW, I’ve been to Boston, but never had time to see Beacon Hill. Thanx for taking us there ;) … Gorgeous outfit and accessories. Don’t you just looooove fabulous hair days? Have a great Wednesday doll!

    XOXO Nensi

  9. I love the hem on that dress!

  10. Love your pretty outfit! And that dog on Acorn St is so adorable! 2 out 3 times I walk by he is right there, just hanging…

  11. Reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany’s :) Very pretty and great photos!

  12. Congratulations on the feature Emily, you look absolutely gorgeous!!! xo

  13. Oh my gosh! so adorable! i love anything with a scalloped hem and Beacon Hill is a really gorgeous location. (I entered the HGTV urban oasis giveaway every day all last month for a chance to live there; you never know right?)

  14. That neighbourhood looks absolutely charming! Your bracelets, curls and shoes are fabulous!

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