Wednesday, April 30, 2014

:: oyster addiction ::

Oysters. I can't stop thinking about them. They're so good with prosecco and lemon and mignonette sauce...they're such a welcome sign of the summer to come! And nothing, NOTHING takes as good as an oyster that was in the ocean just this morning. Am I right?

Rialto in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge kicked off their Monday oyster nights this week with the cutest little shuckfest ever.

For a dollar a piece, we sampled from some of Rialto's favorite Massachusetts growers including Moon Shoals from Barnstable, Wellfleets and Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury. And the mignonettes included creme fraiche and mint and cucumber, which I may or may not have also licked off my fingers.

And to wash it all down, Rising Tide beer. 

Well, we all know where I'll be on Monday nights, now. 
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Monday, April 28, 2014

:: coral crush ::

Doesn't this color just make your mouth water? I LOVE it for spring. With gold jewelry or with a contrasting shade of bright green or turquoise. It's perfection all the way around. And it really does look good on everyone.

I need those flats in every color under the sun (likewise for the Keds) and that dress in the middle is straight out of Joan Holloway's closet, don't you think? I love how fashion always comes full circle.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

:: rainy wednesday ::

I'm not complaining about the current downpour. Mainly because it's not snow and also because for once in my life I remembered to bring an umbrella for my morning commute. But it would be nice to get a little blast of vitamin D sometime in the near future.

In lieu of that, maybe some fun rainy day attire will suffice. I love this raincoat. And the umbrella. And these Chooka boots are a great alternative to the Hunters that are E V E R Y W H E R E. And that cute jewelry down there...I'm warming up to the mismatched earring trend. Especially if it can replace that one mismatched nail polish finger thing that I still see going on. Happy Wednesday!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

:: blow out heaven ::

There is seriously nothing better than having someone shampoo my head. If I ever win the lottery, that's what I'm going to pay someone to do. I can take care of my own laundry and clean my own house...just shampoo me, please. Who'd have thought having someone else's fingers on your skull could feel so good?

But I'm getting off's also amazing to get a blow out so good that all you need is a little dry shampoo and you're set for days. I went to Camille Albane last week with some girls from Boston Bloggers and that's just what we did. It's so French over there at their Newbury Street studio (aka super classy and chic) and we learned all about how they're known for their color techniques and treatments as well as manicures and makeup applications. Camille Albane started in Paris and is known for their urban rive gauche style, which is certainly hard to come by in this city. And on April 24, they'll be celebrating their first birthday on Newbury!

Getting the lowdown on the salon.

Getting the blowout of a lifetime. Very serious business. I'm investigating that roll brush you see in the foreground. Olivia Garden, anyone ever heard of them? 

A new dry shampoo to try! Fresh Dust from L'oreal. 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

:: going gypset ::

Have you ever learned about something for the first time and then immediately after, you see it EVERYWHERE? Last month, someone used the word "gypset" and (thankfully) explained that it's a style trend that straddles gypsy/boho and jetset/resort wear. I thought, "cute, but complicated". And now everywhere I turn, it's gypset all over the place.

I still think it's kinda complicated--gypsy means flowy and carefree and "love is free", right? And jetsetters ride in private planes from Montauk to Ibiza, which sounds E X P E N S I V E. Anyway. Here's how Urban dictionary describes the trend:

Fusing the ease and carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, the Gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe. Gypset syle explores the unconventional, wanderlust lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit, as well as their counterculture forbears, such as the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies.

Here's how I see it...too much? Also, I so want to try a turban. But I'm too scared.

going gypset

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

:: dkny 3-way trench ::

I love things that are convertible. Bras, wraps, cross-body bags. The more versatility the better, especially if you're splurging. Donna Karan is a genius at this. I've talked about her sweater cozy on the blog before, and this trench is another master stroke at taking something foundational and making it even more functional. How cute are the options below?!

Here's the link. I'm going to have to wait for this puppy to go on sale, or hope someone knocks it out cheaper. Either way, I love it love it LOVE IT.
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