I am clearly all for harbor town visits this summer! Before the madness of my dance show started a couple weeks ago, we took an afternoon drive up to the North Shore. Inspired by Anna’s post, I requested that we stop in Rockport, and oh my goodness. Its adorableness competes with Scituate‘s [and that's saying something]. I just wanted to capture every sweet little detail of the darling harbor and town!
Dress, Anthropologie [similar]
Have you visited Rockport, or other Massachusetts harbor towns?
If I were ever asked to pick my absolute favorite corner of the world, I would choose this little neck of Scituate Harbor. 206 Front Street– right outside The Quarterdeck, which was the first store I’ve ever known and still a favorite two decades and some later.
A few weeks ago, looking for a little escape from the crowded city, we hopped in the car and took a drive out to Western Mass. After stops in Amherst and Northampton, we ended up in the sweet little town of Stockbridge and stayed at the most welcoming and historic B&B [1862 Seasons on Main]. It was the nicest, most relaxing weekend I’ve had in ages. I love my city life, but when the chance to get away for some peace + quiet arises, I can rarely turn it down.
I’m back to posting today because I know we have to at least attempt to return to a sense of normalcy around here. Monday’s events are still first on my mind, and my thoughts and prayers are still with the victims and all affected.
Dress, Jack Wills [similar] // Oxford, Gap [similar] // Sunglasses, Personalized From Me to You // Wrap Bracelet, KJP x Brooks Brothers // Wellies, Hunter
I’m just about done with pants for the year. And tights. Unless they are of a pastel color, pants are out and it’s dresses and skirts with bare legs from here on out. Until they no longer cause extreme goosebumps (seen below), oxfords and lower leg-covering footwear are in.
Today is just the best of Tuesdays because I get to introduce you to my new favorite Etsy shop! Say hello to oh buoy boston!
This little piece of nautical perfection opened just Friday, but you better bet your buoys this stuff is going fast. Designed and handcrafted by my friends Lindsey and Amanda, the shop celebrates New England living with tons of adorable seafaring treasures.
[ Edgartown Rope Bracelet, $18 ]
[ No Bump Hairties, $8 for a set of 4 ]
[ Buoy Bangles, $25 // Mint & White Anchor with Coral pictured here ]
[ Hairties double as bracelets! ]
Right now, choose from 17 styles of Buoy Bangles and 10 styles of rope bracelets. Also have a look at the adorable Sailor Greeting Cards(!) and Custom Hand Cut Maps.
How excited are we about this?? Best part: head on over to the Oh Buoy Boston blog for a chance to win one of the Edgartown Vineyard Bracelets for yourself! I think these goods are just the motivation I need to keep summer on my mind as I power through the rest of winter…!
click here to shop oh buoy boston
Filed under Fashion, Gifts
After a long day skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass this past Saturday, we couldn’t leave town without a quick stop to the Wachusett Brewery. Wachusett happens to brew my most favorite blueberry beer– I do have rankings for my blueberry beers– and it was so fun to tour the brewery three friends started years ago after leaving their engineering day jobs. New England, you never cease to impress me.
Last week, I received the softest, most adorable pair of boxer shorts, and I have had a hard time taking them off ever since.
Westport Boxers c/o Paxton1345
Sadie Oxford, Vineyard Vines
Rope Bracelets, Kiel James Patrick
Paxton1345 is a new line of boxers for men & women, made in the U.S. of A and designed right here in Boston. Designer and founder Erin Cormier is not a nightgown girl, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want her nightwear to be flattering! She has taken the comfiness of men’s boxers and tucked//trimmed//folded them down to look great on girls as well. My favorite part? The New England feel and pride behind them– each design is named after a local area, from Nantucket to Newport, Beantown to Brookline.
I can guarantee I’ll be lounging around in these all summer, but until bare legs become a little more bearable, I’ve loved layering them over leggings!
Bilton Hoodie, Jack Wills
Leggings, Anthropologie [similar]
If you’re in the area, I’m sure you’ve already seen the line popping up in local boutiques, but boxers can also be purchased online here for women and here for men (Valentine’s Day anyone??). My only tip: they are very tailored, so if you’re planning on wearing them loose and loungey, I would size up :)
Have I mentioned that I adore this brand?
Disclosure: I was provided a pair of boxers for review; all opinions expressed are my own.
Filed under Fashion, Gifts
Cable Knit Jumper, Ralph Lauren [similar] // Oxford, Ralph Lauren // Jeans, American Eagle // Pearls, Lauren Ralph Lauren // Stag Crossbody, Monsoon/Accessorize [similar] // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
Growing up, I spent every August in a New England beach town. I remember the first year I visited in the fall, when the temperature had dropped significantly, the wind had picked up, and the summer crowds were long gone. It was incredibly quiet and chilly, a different world from the harbor town I had grown up with, but so beautiful and peaceful. Now I make a point to take beach walks throughout the fall and winter, to savor the lack of crowds and brisk, but still salty, breeze.
Sweater, Gap [similar] // Shirt, H&M [similar] // Jeans, American Eagle // Tote, EcoBags // Starfish necklace, DIYed [similar] // Watch, Urban Outfitters // Bracelets, Alex & Ani; Tiffany + Co.; Kiel James Patrick; Glitterbox Jewelry // Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren [similar]
As much as I love my New England summers, I can’t deny how beautiful a crisp fall day along the water can be as well. This Lighthouse is my happy place, has been since I was a little girl, and is during all seasons.
And do you love this Pride & Prejudice tote?? Sometimes working in publishing definitely has its perks… :)
On the east coast of Massachusetts, Boston sits in between the North Shore and the South Shore. I’m a South Shore girl personally, always have been, but last weekend we hopped in the car and traveled north of the city for once, making stops in the towns of Gloucester and Salem. I hate to admit it, but the North’s beauty is undeniable. See for yourself…
This couple is inspiring me to visit more small towns that I’ve shamefully never been to within my own state. My dear Massholes– where do you suggest?