Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vacation Series: Portland Head Light

 Head to Toe: Top, Rainbow; Jacket, Forever 21; Jeans, Thrifted; Moccasins, Minnetonka.
 
Thursday Mackenzie and I drove up to Portland to see the Portland Head Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth. It has been overlooking Maine's shores since before the Revolutionary War, and is touted as New England's most painted and photographed lighthouse. With picturesque views from every angle, it's easy to see why. One of my favorite adventures of the trip, we had a great time exploring, people-watching and snapping pictures while dodging random photo-bombers. And I'm glad we were able to help maintain its status as most-photographed.
Photos by Mackenzie

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Vacation Series: Carnival

Head to Toe: Shorts and Button Down, Marshall's; Moccasins, Minnetonka; Bag, Target; Headband, Charlotte Russe.

Home again, home again! This morning was my last waking up to the crashing waves of Maine, but I had an absolutely lovely vacation. I had great adventures and enjoyed spending time with Mackenzie and his fam. The best part about coming home is looking back at pictures and reliving the trip. These were snapped at the amusement park in Old Orchard Beach. Kenzie was bummed that I wouldn't go on a roller coaster with him (terror!) but we still enjoyed watching the kiddies have fun.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Vacation Series: Beach Bum

 Head to Toe: Cover-up, Empyre from Zumies; Hat, American Eagle; Shades, Vendor.

Today was a fabulous beach day. I relaxed with the sand in between my toes, read a book and even took a dip in the chilly Maine water. Afterwards, Mackenzie and I took a ride on his neighbor's boat and got to see the beach from a different perspective. It's been amazing to soak up some sun and really de-stress. I'm already lamenting the week being more than halfway over. Le sigh. Happy Hump Day to you!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Vacation Series: Bike Adventures

Head to Toe: Top, American Eagle; Shorts, Continuations Consignments; Moccasins, Minnetonka; Fedora, Francesca's Collections; Necklace, American Eagle.

My Maine vacation has been wonderful so far, with two gorgeous days for exploring. Mackenzie and my transportation of choice has been our bikes, and we've been finding some cool new locations - like this spot where we decided to pull over off of the train tracks.
 Outfit Photos by Mackenzie

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chic Shorts for Summer

Head to Toe: Shirt, Hollister; Shorts, Forever 21; Necklace, Gift; Flats, Vince Camuto via Marshall's; Nails are Essie's In the Cab-ana; Clutch is recycled from an invitation. 

Happy Friday fashionistas! I love dress shorts for summer, and these are super feminine and long enough to wear to work. For a dressier atmosphere, substitute the tee for a blouse. 

This is a particularly exciting Friday for me. Tomorrow Mackenzie and I are hitting the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert in NYC, and Saturday we leave for our beach vacation. Could anything be more perfect? To quote Young Hov, "Life is but a dream to me."
Another note: If you've ever wondered how interior designers create amazing spaces, check out this article I wrote for atHome magazine's website! I sat down with ace local designer and store owner, Susan Anderson of Westport's White Birch Studio for a peek into her creative process. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Summer Maxi

Head to Toe: Dress, Continuations Consignments; Earrings, Francesca's; Bangles, American Eagle.

I'm one busy girl this week so I'll keep it short...while keeping it long. May I say for the millionth time that the right summer maxi is better than sweatpants? This one has built-in padding an doesn't even require a bra. Bonus! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Melting

Head to Toe: Shorts, Marshall's; Sandals, Strawberry; Top, Victoria's Secret Pink; Bag, Nine West via TJ Maxx.

Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the heat. But it's gotten darn hot in CT these past few days, making it difficult to do much of anything (except for bake at the beach, where I have of course been frequenting). When Mackenzie suggested a walk for frozen yogurt, it sounded like a good idea...which it was, until I got the not-so-good idea to get a cone. It looked adorable for about the 5 seconds that it took to snap this photo, and then turned into a melting yogurt crime scene. How are you surviving this heat wave? If ice cream is your weapon of choice, I suggest a cup. Just sayin'.
Photos by Mackenzie

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Patriotic Polish

Head to Toe: Top, Hollister; Skirt, Gap; Bracelet, Loft; Sandals, Target; Bag, Piperlime.

Being patriotic on my Saturday with some sophisticated red, white and blue duds. I'm already counting the minutes, seconds and hours until my Maine vacation next week! Five more workdays and a whole week of relaxation on the beach in New England bliss. Being neurotic as I am (plus having a super-busy schedule coming up), I am pretty much already packed. Lots of dresses, several bikinis and a few straw fedoras take up the bulk of the room. Tell me about your summer get-away's!
Photos by Mamma-Cita

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Out of This World

Head to Toe: Top, Continuations Consignments; Leggings, Rainbow; Sandals, Strawberry; Bag and necklace, American Eagle.

I've been craving some galaxy leggings for a while, and couldn't resist this pair I got for a steal from Rainbow. I'm pretty sure Zenon would approve as well...Zoom, zoom, zoom.
Photos by my love