Friday, October 28, 2016

Plaid Scarf, Suede Skirt + WW Link Up


Happy Friday!  Can you believe that Halloween is only a couple of days away?  Does everyone have fun plans?  My sisters and I are throwing a costume party for the kids at the lake this weekend, and yes, us adults have to dress up too!  It will be a day of pumpkin carving, Halloween cookie decorating, and spooky games, which I'm sure will be a blast for the kids.  Make sure to follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (Rach480) to see all the fun, and what I end up wearing.

Although I thought it would be a fun idea to share a Halloween inspired look with you today, the truth is, I didn't get my act together and plan my costume far enough in advance.  So instead I'm sharing a cute look that is perfect for these cooler fall days.  There is nothing that screams fall more than plaid, and although I love wearing the occasional plaid shirt and coat, my favorite way to add the print to my look is with a scarf.  This scarf is from a boutique called Ilymix, and I couldn't love it more.  They have a beautiful selection of scarves and wraps, and this one is so soft, I can't stop wearing it.  Most of their scarves are under $25, which is a definite plus!  I decided to break out my suede skirt that I got from Topshop last year, and thought it made a perfect pairing with the scarf.  Suede skirts are such classic pieces, and although mine is no longer available,  I've linked some great currents options below.  A super soft knit (this one I cannot stop wearing) and pair of OTK boots completed my look.

Cozy sweaters, over the knee boots, suede skirts, and plaid scarves are my favorite fall pieces.  I'd love to hear, what are your favorite fall items?







Scarf: c/o Ilymix| Sweater: c/o Chicwish| Skirt: Topshop (similar here and here)| Boots: Steve Madden (on sale under $90!)| Bag: Tory Burch| Choker: Baublebar| Name Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Sunnies: Chloé


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The feature blogger of the week is Ruth from My Little Nest.  I love this momma of two's style, and am obsessed with this fur coat.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Shake The Tree and Plaid Coat

photography by Katie Salerno

If you read Friday's post, you know that I have a new favorite store here in the Boston area called Shake The Tree.  Although the store has been around for years, I only recently discovered it, (which I still can't believe I didn't learn about it sooner) and am happy to partner with Shake The Tree to share couple of looks from their amazing selection of clothing.  Today I'm sharing my second look.  In case you missed the first look, make sure to check it out, here, because I'm obsessed with that dress!  

This outfit should be proof enough why it has become one of my favorite stores.  I mean, how gorgeous is this Sanctuary Plaid Coat?  Although I can totally see myself wearing it with a white tee, jeans, and over the knee boots, I love how it looked paired with this Ella Moss dress.  I added a delicate gold necklace, also from the store, and finished my look look with studded heels.  It's the perfect outfit to take me from the office to a nigh time event.

If you're ever in Boston's North End, make sure put Shake The Tree on your to do list.  Not only am I obsessed with the selection of clothing (Ella Moss, Sanctuary, Splendid, and Yumi Kim to name a few brands),  but you'll also find the most beautiful handmade jewelry, small brand apothecary, contemporary home goods, cookbooks, and candles.  The only problem is, you'll want to buy everything!

Also, a big shout out to Katie Salerno Photography for these photos.  








Dress, Coat, and Necklace: via Shake The Tree| Heels: Sole Society (very similar here)| Sunnies: BP (similar here)|





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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cold Shoulder Dress + WW Link Up

Photography Katie Salerno

Happy Friday!  Not only am I glad that weekend has arrived, but I'm really excited to share this post, and for several of reasons.  The first being this dress.  Between the high neck and cold shoulder cut, I can easily say that I'm in love.  Not to mention the color is gorgeous (and this is coming from someone who normally doesn't wear color).  This ribbed, high neck beauty is by Splendid, and I picked it up at one of my new favorite stores, Shake The Tree Boston, which happens to be the second thing I'm excited to share.

Shake the Tree is a boutique located in Boston's North End.  Amongst the streets lined with the most delicious food, mostly including pasta and pastries, you'll find this cute little shop filled with, well, pretty much everything you would want to add to your home.  Not only does the Shake The Tree carry an amazing selection of clothing, but you'll also find the most beautiful handmade jewelry, small brand apothecary, contemporary home goods, barware, cookbooks, and candles to last you a lifetime.  Not only will I be back to restock my wardrobe, but it's pretty safe to say that I'll be doing most of my holiday shopping there.

And finally, I'm excited to share these photos.  They were taken by a local photographer, Kate Salerno, and I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out.  Although I've only worked with a couple of photographers in the past (my husband is usually the one behind the lens), I felt so comfortable with Katie, which made it such a fun experience.  If you live in the Boston area and are looking for a photographer, I highly recommend Katie Salerno Photography.

Stay tuned for Monday's post as I'll be sharing another look from Shake The Tree.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.







Dress, Bag, and Earrings: via Shake The Tree| Boots: Steve Madden (similar here)| Sunnies: BP (similar splurge here, and steal here and here)| Bracelet: Vita Fede.




Photography: Katie Salerno

Shake The Tree: 67 Salem Street, North End, Boston, MA. 617.742.0484


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The feature blogger of the week is Jules of Jules in Flats.  I'm loving how she pulls off the red pant! Make sure to visit her blog and say hello.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Lace Up Sweater


If there is one must-have item that you should add to your closet this season, it is the lace up sweater.  The lace up trend has been going strong since early spring, and I'm happy that it's not leaving us any time soon.  I've been loving the lace up look in shirts and dresses, but when it comes to chunky knits, I'm completely obsessed!  This lace up sweater is from Chicwish, and I have to admit that I'm not the first blogger to be wearing it.  I've seen it on many bloggers and style influencers lately, but there is a good reason why it's such a must have.  Not only is the color beautiful and the fit perfect, but the price and quality are on point.  Although I have mostly been wearing this sweater scrunched up or tucked into my pants, it is long enough to pull off with a pair of leggings for a super cozy look. I pared it here with my AG jeans and open toe booties for a cute fall outfit, but love that I can throw on a pair of heels, pull the sweater off my shoulder, and I'm ready for a night out.   

Have you been loving the lace up trend?  I linked this sweater, and some of my other lace up favorites below.








Sweater: c/o Chicwish| Jeans: AG| Booties: Dolce Vita| Bag: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here)| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere, and here)




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Monday, October 17, 2016

Lace Cami and Cable Knit Cardigan


Back to the grind on this Monday morning.  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was pretty low key.  The twins had a birthday party to attend on Saturday, then yesterday was spent taking photos and watching the Patriots play.  I'm not a big sports fan, but I do enjoy a little football in the fall.

This cable knit cardigan has been my go-to sweater as of late.  It's the perfect piece to throw on over everything from tee shirts to dresses, and it is one of the coziest sweaters that I own.  I paired it with a lace camisole (which I'm also obsessed with, and it comes in black) and jeans for a look that was cozy, yet subtly sexy for the weekend.

Because I've been constantly wearing this sweater (I'm pretty sure that my husband is already sick of it), I'm thinking that I need it in another color.  It is also available in mustard, pink and blue.  The problem is that I can't decide which color, as I want them all.  The good news, is that the temperatures will be in the 80s this week, here in Boston, so this sweater will be getting a little time off!








Sweater: c/o Chicwish| Camisole: Bloomingdale's| Jeans: AG| Heels: Ivanka Trump| Bag: Forever 21 (similar here)| Sunnies: Chloé| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here), Long Necklace



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