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I’m Getting Married!

Ok, so Dan and I are already married. We got hitched at Boston City Hall on 10/10. But the party really starts when we get to Puerto Rico!!! So while I am getting married (again), the blog will be on a bit of a hiatus. However, you can keep tabs on me via IG, Twitter and Facebook. I’ll be back!


Good As Gold

bashstudioWho: Kathryn Y.
Age: Thirty-something
Spotted: At Neatly Nested‘s Birthday Bash celebrating their 1st year in business.
Resident of: Boston, MA
Occupation: Event designer & curator of experiences behind Bash Studio. In fact, she she was the creative mind behind this amazing event. From the hundreds of jewel-toned balloons that were strategically placed to create an ombre effect floating above the party-goers, to the gold-fringed photo-booth and floral arrangements, down to the savory hors d’oeuvres (catered by Shinding), every detail worked together to create a celebratory atmosphere. The rain couldn’t dampen our moods! And there was a live DJ to boot! Kudos on a fab party, Kathryn!
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Faux Fur & A Midi Skirt

Etsy_HM_Marshalls_Steven Madden_coverThis past weekend, my childhood gal pals and I, with Dan in tow, headed up north to Woodstock, VT for our friend Heather’s wedding. I was really looking forward to a weekend in the ‘country'; a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city and our own wedding planning. Vermont is beautiful this time of year. Although we missed prime-time leaf peeping, the trees were still covered in gorgeous orange-y, yellow-y and reddish colored leaves. The weekend forecast was a bit iffy: scattered rain and cold temps (like low 3o’s cold). Couple that with a Sunday afternoon wedding in a barn without a heating system. What’s a girl to wear to such a wedding?! All I knew was whatever I wore, my pink (faux) fur vest was coming with me.
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Ray-Ban_Macys_Old Navy_Charles David_coverI love SOWA Sundays. Sadly, I’ve only been three times this year; the third being this past Sunday. Kayte (Mass Musings) was hosting an event at the SOWA Vintage Market: mimosas, treats and vintage? I was so there. This was the first time I actually took the time to browse the different vintage stalls. The jewelry, clothes, furniture and knick knacks were all gorgeous and interesting. I always wonder what the story is behind each piece. Who did it once belong to and how did it end up here? Kayte handed me the task of styling a mannequin and I gladly obliged. I rifled through the racks and settled on a green dress that had this beautiful foiled all over pattern, topped it with a fur stole and a silver necklace with acorn charms! I would have nabbed the dress, but unfortunately it didn’t fit. I was somewhat relieved, since I really shouldn’t be shelling out any money at this point. And what blogger get together would be complete without a photo shoot? Elissa (Style Wire) and I snuck outside for a few minutes and snapped a few pics.
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Geo Jacquard & Tights

Blue Lemon Paris_Banana Republic_Rebecca Minkoff_Kohls_Arturo Chiang_cover (2)Dress shirt. Skirt. Pumps. Three easy ingredients to get that profesh office look. And one can never go wrong with the classic black and white combo. Now that it’s Fall, I can finally break into my tights stash. Word to the wise. Tights are an easy way to add print, texture or color to your daily work wardrobe. Oh, and that bag? Yes, it’s new! A bday gift to myself. Dont’ mind if I do. It’s perfect in size and is one of the quintessential hues of Fall.
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