Category Archives: Inspiration

Art in Bloom

mfa art in bloom

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am that I have a world-renowned art museum so easily accessible to me. The MFA is truly one of my happy places. We visited the museum a couple Fridays ago to see the first night of Art in Bloom. For just a few days, the galleries were transformed by 70 floral arrangements, created by garden clubs from all over New England. Each arrangement was inspired by an accompanying masterpiece…

john singer sargent floral arrangement


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mfa events

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Have you been to Art in Bloom before? Which pieces were your favorites? This is an annual event, so be sure to keep your eyes open for next year’s weekend if you missed this one!

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The Queen of Prep

lilly pulitzer quotes

Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau passed away peacefully yesterday morning at her home in Palm Beach at the age of 81. Her colorful way of living has inspired me every day for years. This beautiful woman turned her depression into a juice stand, which turned into a line of dresses, which turned into a way of life. She leaves a legacy that I know will continue to keep the fashion world cheery and bright for years to come.

Life’s a party, dress like it.



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Seven Henrietta Street

I just discovered this short film made for Kate Spade a couple years ago & felt the need to share. It is simply irresistible :)

this is the story of a charming girl
she laughs out loud, sings off key and believes in taking chances
she is quick and curious and playful and strong
she lets her imagination run away with her
she has never been one to stick to convention
she is fond of daydreams that take her places
she can order a cocktail in six different languages
she feels that understated is overrated

A film by Kinga Burza for Kate Spade New York


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Five [valentine] Things

conversation hearts photography

[ Traditional conversation hearts ]

laduree macarons

[ Sweet treats from my mama-- I prefer macarons over chocolate any day ]

heart toms

[ Last year's Valentine's TOMS; purchase this year's here ]

essie red

[ Spicy red nails ]

heart in snow

[ Messages left in the snow ]

Happy Valentine’s Day sweet readers! While so many find Valentine’s Day ridiculous, I happen to love the holiday. Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, I fully believe today is about celebrating the people in your life who bring you love– whoever that may be. Enjoy it! xx


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In the Spirit of February

Film by John Kahrs

PLUS, if that animated rom-com isn’t enough, my best bloggy friend Alex from The Saga of a Twenty-Something got engaged this weekend! Go give her some love!


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Thought of You

A little bit of love to inspire your Monday. It’s truly worth a watch.

Video by Ryan Woodward. Music by The Weepies, “Thought of You.”


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Five [festive] Things

gold sequin shoes

[sparkly party shoes]

pink spike the punch

[A Christmas Birchbox and festive Spike the Punch jewels]

kate spade stationary

[Kate Spade holiday greetings]

christmas photography

[evergreens + pinecones]

nautical christmas lighthouse

[Lighthouse Road]


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Mario Testino

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From Kate Moss to Kate Middleton, this fashion photographer has captured quite the array of celebrities. His two exhibits, Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits and Mario Testino: In Your Face, are currently gracing the gallery walls of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and frankly, I can’t figure out what took me so long to get there. You all know I love a good royal family portrait, and the provocative In Your Face was nothing short of amazing. Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gisele? Come on now, it was almost too good to be true.

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mario testino in your face

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mario testino royal family postcards

Kayla attended last month’s premiere and rubbed elbows with quite a few faces you may recognize, including Anna Wintour, Giselle, and a certain Mr. Testino himself. Check out the interview for a glimpse of this glamour before you make your way to the exhibit…

Video courtesy of Dirty Water  TV

The British Royal Portraits will be on display until June 16, 2013, but the fashion photography will be there only until February 3rd. If you’re close enough, run– don’t walk– to the MFA. And as if you need extra motivation, it’s free Wednesday nights after 4 pm :)


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I am not one to often share my political opinions out loud. But if there is one thing you do today, please, for the love of America, get to the polls and vote!

election fashion

BDG American Flag Button Down, Urban Outfitters, $30 (sale!)
Democrat // Republican Classics, TOMS, $58
It’s in the Flag Hair Clip, ModCloth, $13
Rock Star-Spangled Scarf, ModCloth, $20
Vote 2012 Classics, TOMS, $58
MOTO Bleach Flag Print Hotpants, Topshop, $68

Rock the vote you all!


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Eat, Drink, Be Scary

pumpkins instagram

If someone would like to deliver some toasted pumpkin seeds and chilled Kit Kat Bars, I wouldn’t hate it…. Happy Halloween all!



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