Date Night

I finally got to wear my graduation dress again for a fancy date night with the boyfriend. This Lilly Pulitzer First Impressions shift dress is so comfortable and transitioned from meeting an event planner, to class, to a fancy restaurant, to ice cream, so easily and I got compliments every step of the way!

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During the day I paired it with my pink Jack Rogers, but for date night I threw on my favorite Jack Rogers wedges. And of course I had my favorite Ted Baker London bag with me.

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Polar Cub ice cream was the Sweetest way to end a date with the Sweetest guy!

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Baker’s Treat

Jack and I recently visited Baker’s Treat in Flemington, a cafe that also donates to charity! His former manager at Starbucks actually did the artwork on the outside of the building, and the whole place is just super cute and fun.

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I wore this engineered Lilly Pulitzer tube top with white jeans and my pink Jack Rogers. My favorite accessory though? This adorable cupcake!

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Have you tried any new restaurants this summer?

Playing Catch Up

I know I am SO behind on updating this blog, but I finally have time to sit down and put this together.

Last week I wore this adorable skirt from Macy’s paired with a shirt from Forever 21, heels from Aldo, and my favorite Kate Spade cross body bag. My elephant necklace is also from Forever 21, and the tassel wand is from Studio Mucci; I totally felt like a fairy princess!

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This look would be perfect for a fancy dinner out with the boyfriend (hint, hint, wink, wink).

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I also wore one of my favorite summer rompers from Lilly Pulitzer! It is so bright and colorful and it just puts me in a good mood.

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I paired it with my new Kate Spade bangle and Jack Rogers, but I have also worn this with wedges to make it dressier.

What are your favorite summer looks?

Empire State of Mind (or not)

Yesterday the boyfriend and I went to Manhattan to see the Empire State Building! Or we were supposed to because we’ve had tickets for over and year… but I walked out the door without them.

Whoops.

Instead, we met my dad at the Bryant Park Grill for a fancy lunch. I had a stir fry salad, which was good, but the best part was dessert. Behold, the Chocolate Peanut Butter S’more:

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It was great.

So we didn’t have a plan, but since the New York Public Library is right behind the grill, we decided to go there. It is a beautiful building inside and out.

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They have a great exhibit going on called The ABC’s of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. It was a great look at what books teach children, and it made me pretty nostalgic. You can see things like the original Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals, a life-size setup of Goodnight Moon, and art inspired by different stories like Where the Wild Things Are.

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Here I am with Eric Carle’s walrus from Polar Bear, Polar Bear

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I’m wearing my Aqua Romper, Lilly Pulitzer Bow Belt, and C. Wonder Monogramed Cardigan. Not shown are my Jack Roger Palm Beach Navajos and my hot pink Kate Spade Crossbody Bag.

After the Library, we went back to Bryant Park and watched some intense ping pong! Thanks for an awesome day Jack!

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Lobstah Rollin

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I recently bought the Lilly Pulitzer Cala Skort in Lobstah Roll on Ebay because I realized that I love this print a little too late. Everything in this print in my size had sold out so quickly! Ebay is a great way to purchase things that you didn’t get a chance to grab, and sometimes even at a discount. I saved $8!

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What I’m Wearing

Skort: Lilly Pulitzer (Lobstah Roll)

Shirt: Target

Bangles: Kate Spade

Shoes: Jack Rogers

 

 

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Please excuse the wrinkles, I had been sitting down eating lunch with the boyfriend so my skort got scrunched!

 

 

Mixing Matches

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One thing I love to do with my outfits is to mix patterns that still go together. The trick is to pick a dominant pattern, like a bold stripe or floral, and pair it with a subtle print that compliments it. Here’s my take on it!

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What I’m Wearing

This is one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer skirts that I got at their Endless Summer Sale a couple years ago. It is so colorful and goes with anything!

The shirt is from J. Crew and my watch is from Kate Spade

Weekend in Boston

I spent the past couple days visiting one of my best friends, Lizzy, at Boston University! She’s taking a summer course, but had time to show me around for a couple days.

On the first day we went to Newbury Street, a very cute shopping area.

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We also visited the Boston Common Public Garden. It has gorgeous landscaping, the George Washington Statue, and of course the Make Way for Ducklings statues.

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What I’m Wearing

Top: Lilly Pulitzer

Sweater: Anne Taylor LOFT

Jeans: Guess

Necklace and Bag: C. Wonder

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It rained most of the day on Friday, but in between showers we made it down to the Harbor and stopped by the North End for some amazing Italian pastries at Mike’s Pastry!

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Amazing Chocolate Covered Cannoli

Later that night we met up with some of Lizzy’s friends for a night out!

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What I’m Wearing

Top: Garage

Skirt: Forever 21

Heels: C. Wonder

Saturday was gorgeous, so after lunch we headed to Harvard Square with two of Lizzy’s friends from school. We had ice cream at J.P. Licks, Checked out the Harvard Bookstore (where I found some old William Trevor books for my thesis research!) and watched some wedding photos being taken!

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What I’m Wearing

Romper: Lilly Pulitzer (Sea Soiree)

Sweater: Anne Taylor LOFT

Bag and Sunglasses: C. Wonder

Even though it was quick it was a super fun trip, and I can’t wait to see Lizzy when she comes home for the rest of the summer!