poolside hangs.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summertime in full force. Here's a look into my weekend life by the pool with the family.
Brace yourself for an excessive amount of photos. 
Jack's getting so big and super interactive. Everything's so much fun when he's around!

who what wear.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Anyone else obsessed with the new Target collab with Who What Wear?! This skirt was a sale item for $13 and I literally felt amazing in it. The fabrication is heavy enough to wear in fall so this will be key in my attire even after summer ends. I've gotten quite a few pieces from this brand and I gotta say, the price is amazing for the quality. Obviously these aren't luxury pieces but the fact that you'll get great wear out without breaking the bank is amazing. I love the feminine ruffles and the apron style wrap front. The khaki fabrication made it feel a little more sturdy though and durable too, giving it a rugged vibe while looking dainty. 
Outfit Details //
T-Shirt: BP, Nordstrom
Skirt: Target, Who What Wear
Boots: Free People
Sunnies: Zara

north country.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

 Not too long ago, I headed up to Vermont with about 30 other family members to celebrate my brother Jack's birthday. Crazy to think 30 people is keeping it low key but that was the intention of this year and celebrating in general. We're missing Nancy more than ever but when there's so much love surrounding you, you know she's right there. Jack is officially three! THREE!!! He's still about the same weight and height as I can remember last year (such a peanut) but he's chatting up a storm. He currently calls Cara and Kaylie "donkeys" which is actually my favorite thing ever. Vermont was amazing. There's really nothing to stress over. You don't have service so you kind of have no choice but to disconnect. We rode quads, went to flea markets, ate, drank laughed. We laughed. A lot. There's a lot to be happy about.

menswear flats.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The formula for my style is typically equal parts feminine mixed with equal parts tomboy. I have always mentioned that I'm a tomboy. I like band tees, I like denim and sneakers. I like being comfortable over being all put together. These shoes are awesome for keeping a super girly piece from an overboard of femme. This day in particular I had to sport this look with actual jeans rather than shorts since work doesn't allow cut-offs but since Boston's experiencing a heat wave, I swapped out the moment I got home. Other semi-exciting news is Primark opened in my mall. To be honest, I think the quality is complete crap but if you're looking for a few pieces to have for the season then it's worth a peek. I grabbed this blouse for $15 and I was satisfied with my purchase. Quality was decent but I know when it finally craps out on me that I don't have any reason to be too upset. Looking forward to pairing this blouse with a leather harness for a more edgy look next time around. Stay tuned for it. XO
Outfit Details //
Blouse: Primark
Shoes: Asos
Denim: Levi's
Clutch: handmade


Friday, July 28, 2017

A little retrospect at my fourth. Summer is in full swing & I've been avoiding the computer which ultimately means no posting other than Instagram. Yikes. Lots of pool days and a trips to the beach are keeping us sane in this humidity. I made sure to pop into Flock Boston for my 4th festive wear. Even snagged this star print Show Me Your Mumu sweater. Perfect for everyday wear even after the fourth ended. XO

braintree day.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

 As you guys know I'm such a sucker for a food truck rodeo. So when I found out Lola Grace Events was hosting Braintree Day, I said count me in. Braintree Day has been going on for 44 years but this is the first time there's ever been food trucks incorporated into the event. That being said, there was so much more than just food trucks - good music, super family friendly games, dunk tanks, and raffles. Oh, and fireworks of course just in time for the 4th. Athena isn't one for fireworks so we took advantage of the gorgeous summer day and explored mostly the food festival with some friends. There was tons of trucks, a little something for everyone to find from the selection. There was no possible way you were leaving without a belly full to the brim. Some old trusted trucks that I love like Stuffed by Papi, Riceburg, and Aahhh-roma Pizza. There was also some new favorites that I hadn't tried before like Alden Park, Zinnekens Waffle Truck, Kona Ice, and Moyzilla. All delish of course. The group of us all grabbed various types of treats and reconvened for a small picnic and I will say it was incredibly successful. Sharing and trying all the different items was key to getting the full experience. Thanks Marissa & Lola Grace team for letting me join in on all the fun! Happy 4th everyone XO

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