Sunday, October 19, 2014

What We Wore

This post has been a very long time in the making. The first ever "What We Wore". Many people collaborated to make this happen and I'm so thankful for each one. Thank you to the brands and photographers and ducks at the pond for your patience and cooperation.

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On The Beard:::
Blazer : Boden | Shirt : Mainline Menswear | Jeans : J.Crew | Shoes : Fossil {old}

On me:::
Coat : Boden | Top : Anthropologie | Jeans : H&M | Shoes : Free People

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Around Town::: New England Aquarium

As I started putting this post together I wrote "last weekend..." then suddenly realized it's actually been closer to a month. Time flies isn't a cute saying, it's a terrifying reality. In any case, a while ago The Beard and I finally made it to the New England Aquarium down by the water front. I can't believe it took us over two years to go. It was pretty damn cool. My favorite part was the Giant Ocean Tank which is essentially an enormous cylindrical tank {4 stories tall} in the middle of the aquarium's main building. It was unbelievable how many creatures were living in there! The massive octopus and teeny tiny seahorses were highlights for sure.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Wear::: Free People Fall '14

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Friday night I went to a runway show put on by Saks and Boston Common Magazine - it was a really cool experience. Although I think I over indulged on the free drinks. Oops. The highlight of my weekend was this impromptu photo shoot we did downtown Saturday evening. I'm seriously in love with the lighting in these photos. It couldn't have turned out any better if I'd planned way in advance for this. Don't you find that the best things come unexpectedly? I certainly believe so.

The dress I'm wearing is a party dress from Free People. It's so comfortable and cute I wish I could wear it everyday.  

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Dress : Free People {more party dresses} | Jacket : Express | Booties : Blowfish | Bangles : Forever 21

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kameleonz Sunglasses + Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the radio silence recently. I've started something new, again, we can talk more about that later. For now you can catch glimpses on Instagram.

Today, I have a cool new giveaway for you from Kameleonz shades. Have you guys heard of them yet? These sunglasses are extra fun because you can swap out the arms for different colors! How sweet is that? Now you only need one pair of sunnies to match every outfit in your wardrobe. I'll admit I was a little concerned at first that since the arms are interchangeable they'd be flimsy and fall of easily, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that isn't the case at all. The Beard wore his for the first time when we were up in Rockport a few weeks ago and we couldn't get over how awesome the beach-scape looked in the metallic reflective lenses. Enter to win a pair of your own below!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Featured Artist::: Nikki Rosato

Nikki Rosato is another Boston based artist who works with some very intriguing materials. She cuts silhouettes out of road maps!

She also has made a few sculptures out of the maps that never stop to amaze me. Think about the hours she spends cutting paper by hand!

If you are in the Cape Anne area this month you can see a couple of her pieces in person at the Rockport Art Association. She did some exquisite silhouettes of Bob and Jill Armstrong, the founders of iartcolony and the curators of the Out of Bounds show on display.

Often times, as in the case with the Bob and Jill pieces, Rosato uses maps of the area. So Bob and Jill are made from maps of Cape Anne. It brings to mind the questions of landscape and how we as humans make marks throughout.

I cannot help but think of the roads as a vascular system for the bodies she displays. My thoughts go to ideas of connection, especially when the piece displays more than one person. Why are the two above connected at by the mouth? 

Her work is very powerful and speaks volumes about how we interact with each other and how landscapes and environments form who we are.

Check out her website and the source of all of these images and more: Source


Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Fashion Group Giveaway

Hello Friends!

Its' time for another fantastic giveaway brought to you by myself in collaboration with an amazing group of beautiful women.

I am beyond excited for fall. Fall fashion is my absolute favorite. What's the best thing about fall fashion? Buying new clothes of course! Boots, sweaters, scarves, jackets.... 

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So I thought, what better way to share my love of Fall than to help one of you our beloved readers fortify your wardrobe with a $450 gift card to the clothier of your choice {provided they offer gift cards}. Sounds like a good plan to me. I hope none of you will object.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Welcome to the future my friends.

I've reviewed other hair products here before and I enjoyed those products just fine. But I've never used anything like R+Co.

R+Co was created by hair legends Howard McLaren, Thom Priano and Garren in collaboration with a team of very talented hairstylists. These geniuses have invented a new line of hair care that is unlike anything ever created before. I'm being 100% serious. I really believe that.

"All of our products are treatment-oriented, with the health of the hair and scalp always top-of-mind. We use unique ingredients and complexes to make sure that each product delivers true benefits.

And everything is formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil and petrolatum. They are all vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free and color-safe.

R+Co is about an experience. The packaging and fragrances were designed to enhance that experience and evoke a feeling, place, style or attitude. You’ll know just by looking at a bottle or tube what a product is meant to do, and the subtle yet sophisticated fragrances—meant for both men and women—are as individual as the members of our collective." - About {read more here}

Two of my favorite products are Tinsel and Aircraft.

Aircraft is a pomade mousse, yep, it's exactly what it sounds like. It's brilliant. It comes out like a mousse and dries like a pomade. It doesn't make your hair sticky or crunchy like mousse does, neither does it make your hair greasy or limp like pomade can. I've been using aircraft for 3 weeks now and I'm basically addicted to it. It even has similar, although obviously different, benefits to dry shampoo. It produces separated look and messy feel while still adding a touch of body.

Which actually reminds me, on of my favorite things about R+Co products is that they truly do exactly what they claim. There are plenty of products that sort of do whatever they advertise, or even do it well enough to get by with out complaints, but these products really live up to their functions. If you need proof you can ask Brandon. He was a little apprehensive about R+Co living up to all the hype but now that he's tested them I've heard him say he's amazed at how well they perform.

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The other product I can't stop using is Tinsel. "A light oil that leaves hair impossibly shiny and frizz-free." {source} If you're hair is anything like mine, it always ends up looking really dull and lifeless after putting product in it. So I've been mixing a squirt of tinsel in my hand with the aircraft and my hair stays shiny all day. It also makes a surprising difference when it comes to taming fly-aways.

Here are the ingredients in tinsel just to give you an idea of how much goodness is going on here::: Argan Oil {grown in Egypt}, Vitamin E, and Jojoba Oil.

In all honesty I've loved every single product from R+Co I've used. Which includes, aircraft, tinsel, one {prep spray}, mannequin {styling paste}, outer space {flexible hairspray}, death valley {dry shampoo}, jackpot {styling cream}, conformist {hair paste} and gemstone {shampoo/conditioner}. If you have colored hair, no matter what color, gemstone is ah-mazing. It literally gives new life to your color.

I won't even get started on how much I love their packaging design.

But my favorite thing of all about R+Co is their fragrances. Designed by one of the world's leading perfumers all R+Co scents are made for both men and women. A few of the scents are Love Bite, Serious Gaze and Relative Paradise. So exotic right? For me, they really complete the experience. I've had several people ask me if I'm wearing a new perfume they smell so good. All the fragrances have a hint of citrus to them so that way when you use multiple products at the same time the scents don't conflict with each other. So yeah, I'll be over here in the corner with my mirror smelling bottles of hair products if you need me.

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