Thursday, September 25, 2014

Chicago: Part Two

Head to Toe: T-shirt, Loft // Pants, Continuations Consignments // Blazer, H&M // Flats, American Eagle

After two work days in Chicago, I reunited with my cousin Pat who most-graciously hosted me for the weekend. We had a blast hanging out and doing some sight seeing in the city. We toured Millennium Park and took a river boat tour (photos below). I'm digging the city's laid back, artistic vibe (and it's way cleaner than NYC) and would probably think about relocating if it weren't for those Midwestern winters! I'm going to let you be the guinea pig on that one, Patrick.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chicago: Part One

Head to Toe: Top, Marshall's // Pants, Gap // Heels, Payless // Jacket, Alice and Olivia (thrifted)

This past week I visited Chicago for work-related business as well as some fun time with my cousin who just relocated to the area (more on that next post). I had the most wonderful week exploring a new city and meeting new people. For night one, I went with a group of editors to Coco Pazzo restaurant (I highly recommend). I sported loose slacks and my favorite leather jacket for the Chicago chill. It is windy, after all, although I learned that the wind has nothing to do with the city's nickname. It's called the Windy City after the "windbagger" politicians who lobbied to have the World's Fair held there near the turn of the century. Snapple facts got nothing on me!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jet Set

Head to Toe: Tunic, Continuations Consigmners // Jacket, Target // Sneakers, Converse

Hi friends! I am Chicago-bound today (half work/half pleasure), and this certified New Englander couldn't be more excited to explore a new city, albeit a windy one. Follow along on Instagram (@style_me_annie) or check back here in a few days. Happy hump day!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Falling

Head to toe: Top, Marshall's // Jacket, Target // Jeans, Continuations Consignments // Booties, Target.

Fall has officially arrived in Connecticut. Crisp mornings and chilly evenings sandwich warm, sunny days. It's my favorite time of the year, fashion choices included. On Friday, I wore my owl blouse to celebrate, and I even pulled out some seasonal chachkis and decorated my apartment over the weekend...Okay, this is sounding like the typical "I love fall post" (only missing a pumpkin spice latte), but I can't help myself! Happy autumn. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Life

Sometimes things happen to rock your world. Sometimes they don't come in a way you're expecting. Yesterday, I was running late for my train and had to sprint over the fly-over and hop into the first car I could, just before the doors closed. I found a seat quickly and settled in to read my kindle, instead of walking up to one of the first cars I usually sit in that are typically more open. At the next stop, I heard a commotion behind me. I turned and saw that a man had his foot stuck in the gap between the train and the platform as the train prepared to pull out. One person was trying to help him remove his foot and another pushed the emergency button, but the door began to close anyway. I grabbed it and ran onto the platform, shouting and waving for the conductor to stop. She saw me, and the door opened again. The man was able to free his foot and get on the train.

Something tells me that the universe wanted me and my loud mouth on that car, and to teach me this lesson: No matter what our personal struggles are, life is fragile and fleeting. All you can do is try to be a good person, and make the best decisions you can, because we only get one shot at this thing called life.
Head to Toe: Top, American Eagle // Jacket, Forever 21 // Skirt, handmade by my mom! // Bag, Women In Business // Booties, Target

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Belated Blog Birthday

Last week marked an important milestone for New England Romance: its third birthday. This past year has been one of change and growth for me, and I thank you for coming along for the ride. To recap, I've included some of my favorite looks from the past four seasons below. Here's to another year of style!

Summer
Spring
Winter
Fall