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Octer: Shopping Made Simple


Tis’ the season to online shop! But with so many sites and sales, it can become overwhelming and sometimes stressful. But don’t fret, Octer is here to help you with your shopping needs. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. No really, it is.
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Wood Watch


When it comes to timepieces, I only have two. One has a quilted black strap with a rectangular gold face while the other is a two toned (silver & gold) metal watch my parents gave me on my 21st birthday. Needless to say, I am picky when it comes to watches. I like them simple and neutral, allowing me to pair it easily with whatever I am wearing. However, sometimes I’ll go watch-less when my outfit is much too casual for either watch. So, I’ve been on an intermittent hunt for a more casual watch for those off-duty days. Leave it to fate when Jord, maker of wood watches, reached out with an opportunity to collaborate.
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Four Eyes


I’ve been wearing glasses since the second grade. I was super excited then to go pick out my very first pair. I had an older cousin who had the coolest rose-tinted glasses. She was my idol so I was insistent on picking out a pair exactly like that. As I entered middle school, glasses were SO not cool. Naturally, I begged my parents for contacts. But it wasn’t until college when glasses were cool again. The problem is, glasses were and still are quite expensive. It was always a treat when my parents would agree to pay for a pair as a bday / Christmas gift. And since I am blind as a bat, I always opt for high index lens, setting me back at least $300 a pops. Needless to say, accessorizing with glasses was not really an option (says bank account).
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Gold West Vintage Shoot

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I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to drape myself in vintage jewels while being photographed by one of my fellow #BostonBlogger, Elissa of Style Wire. The jewels were provided by Lynn Armstrong of Gold West Vintage, who travels all over the country searching for one of a kind and designer vintage pieces. She has amassed a beautiful collection and I just wanted ALL of them!

In keeping with the vintage theme, I rifled through my closet and pulled some of my favorite dresses for the shoot. The hardest part was styling the outfits due to the sheer amount of jewels: trays upon trays and containers upon containers!

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Black + Metal

Etsy_Club Monaco_Banana Republic_coverBetween my last post and this post, I think I have hit both ends of the colorful spectrum. Last Friday, I met up with a few girlfriends for dinner at Stella in the South End to celebrate a birthday. An all black pairing of a peplum top and skinny jeans fit the bill: simple yet chic. A few mandatory metallic accessories gave my outfit the right amount of flash and glimmer.
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