August 2016 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Beach Wear & End of Summer

So if you have ever been to Maine before, then you know how SERIOUSLY,  cold frigid the water is. Taking these pictures really required a lot of my self-control not to go running out of the water screaming. But, what's better than combining two of my favorite things: the beach & a donut float?! So I "women-ed up" and went and stood in the icy cold water for a few photos.

Monday, August 29, 2016

You know you love me...

XOXO, Gossip Girl.

Who else watched this show?! It is truly one of the best. If you haven't seen it, it's definitely a good excuse for some Netflix binge-watching.  The scenery in Niagara Falls, Canada reminded me of the elegance and posh quality pictured in NYC, exactly where GG takes place. AND my shot from above, totally reminds me of gossip girl and the scene when Serena comes back in town... Continue reading to see my GG dupe, hashtag GOALS.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

What to Wear Running & Where You NEED to Get Your Sneakers From

With fall knocking on our door this week in Connecticut, I figured it was time to share my favorite legging crops for working out. Crops are perfect for those cooler morning or evening runs. The material is great because it keeps me warm, while wicking away moisture (well, let's call what it is, sweat). This bright tank is also part of my workout attire rotation. It is currently on sale for less than $10 and is perfect for running. It is so lightweight I barely even notice it's there. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

White Denim & The Perfect Blouse

So I’m sure y’all are sick of hearing about my trip to Ogunquit, but I’m not done yet. It’s truly a favorite place of mine to vacation. This quaint little town has the most gorgeous landscaping paired with breath taking views. So of course, when the opportunity arose, I had to take some pictures next to these lovely blooms. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tassel Kimono

It's only been a couple days but I already miss Maine. Those long weekends away, that are filled with beach and pool time, great food, even better views and most importantly quality time with the family, are my favorite. Although Ogunquit is only a few hours from home, this beautiful place by the sea, is truly my oasis. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

How to wear shorts on a date night

Welcome back to that Monday morning reality, as I actually make my way into work this morning. YES, it is that time, back. to. school. Ah! This is so bittersweet because I love having the routine and I am truly SO much more productive. But at the same time, I'm sad to have to say goodbye to that sweet summertime. So in efforts to hold onto summer, I'm sharing my romantic summertime look from this past weekend. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

J.Crew Truths & a Casual Summer Outfit

Hello there & happy hump day to you! Today is actually extra exciting because not only does my weekend start early but so does my boyfriend's. Early tomorrow morning and, I mean before 7am early, we will be heading to Ogunquit, Maine with my extended family. This annual trip is one of the highlights of my summer. Legend has it, that the Abenaki tribe named this quaint town Ogunquit, which translated means 'beautiful place by the sea 'be sure to stay tuned for some photos on Instagram and future blog posts! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Best of Summer Reads

Now that the #NSale finally over, my mind (there was so many things to choose from) and my wallet is in need of a rest, so I've decided to share my other hobby, reading with you. I know I've said it before, I LOVE TO READ. I'm serious. I can dedicate an entire day to finishing a good novel. Research shows how essential engagement is to children and their interest and success with reading. But often research forgets how critical engagement is for adult's. To help excite you about reading, I am sharing my top 5 favorite most recent summer beach reads:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

#NSale Fall Essentials You Need

Hello there gorgeous! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that has been taking over social media, known as the #NSale, is coming to an end very soon. Now is your chance to buy those staple items for Fall, like this sweater. There is not a trace of wool in it, which makes it super soft! Unfortunately, my exact one is sold out already, but I've linked a similar option. Also can we talk about these booties?! Order them now, beccause I can promise you these beauties will be on repeat this fall and winter!