Belated Weekend Updates

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The beginning of this week was so busy I almost forgot to post my pictures from this past weekend! I went into Boston, visited the Public Garden and went to a country concert. Happy Hump Day! 

Restoration Hardware store in Boston

RH Store

Eiffel Tower at RH Store


Boston Public Garden/Swan Boats


A B&W pic of us at the concert


Lansdowne St.

Brett Eldredge


Love & Theft


Joel Crouse



Hope everyone is having a good week so far! 


-Lauren

Weekend Beach Trip

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I'm hoping to find some time this weekend to drive down to Rhode Island to visit either Newport or Narragansett. Both towns have nice beaches, cute boutiques and good restaurants. Both are about an hour drive away so definitely easy enough for a day trip. I'm still on the hunt for a cute maxi dress but this is my dream outfit for a mini-weekend getaway:

Weekend Beach Trip


America's Pastime

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My boyfriend and I have gone to a bunch of Red Sox games so far this season and it's been a variety of weather at Fenway Park. It's been rainy and cool or very hot and sunny. Over the past few weeks I've created some fun outfits to wear to the ball park...all of them including my Red Sox hat. Here are some suggestions for what to wear when you're going to a game or what you'll need if you're just watching at home or at your local bar. (Most of these items come in every other MLB team for those of you not lucky enough to be a Red Sox fan!)

America's Pasttime


My Poshmark Closet

Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm moving into an apartment in Fenway at the end of the summer and need to get rid of some stuff from my ever-growing closet. Living at home made it easy to buy clothes as often as I wanted...but I know I can't bring everything to my new apartment and MUCH smaller closet. Check out my closet on Poshmark - I'm listing items from JCrew, BCBG, Nordstrom and more.





Happy Monday!


-Lauren

ESPYs Red Carpet

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I missed the Espy's last night but the red carpet always has some great fashion and interesting surprises. I am a huge sports fan but sometimes athletes just do NOT know how to dress up for an awards show. Let's forget the people in sunglasses, red suits and weirdly draped dresses and recognize the ones who were right on target with their outfits. Here were my favorites:

Alex Morgan - soccer player

Marisa Miller - actress/model

Danica Patrick - NASCAR driver

Kerry Walsh Jennings - Olympic beach volleyball player

Selena Gomez - singer/actress

Christian Ponder - NFL QB and Sam Ponder - ESPN broadcaster



Who was your favorite from the Espy's last night?



-Lauren

Weekend Outfit Details

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We finally had a brief break from the heat wave this weekend. This is the outfit I wore to my friend's graduation party which was at an outdoor restaurant on the water in Boston. It was nice and cool out but not too chilly to wear a spaghetti strap dress. I recently got this JCrew Factory dress from Poshmark (new, with tags!) and found some cute accessories for it from TJ Maxx. 

Dress (JCrew Factory via Poshmark), Wedges (TJ Maxx, similar), Clutch (TJ Maxx, similar), Necklace (similar), Watch (Michael Kors), Nail Polish (Essie, She's Picture Perfect)



Hope everyone is having a good week so far! 


Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Sephora, Nordstrom, Amazon, Home Depot, Target or Lululemon. Click here for the giveaway!



-Lauren

Giveaway: Win $100 to Your Favorite Store!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

For this months Favorite Things Giveaway we are giving away $100 to your choice of Nordstrom, Home Depot, Amazon, Target, Sephora, or Lululemon! Which means there is pretty much an option for everyone, whether you want to freshen up your style, just bought a new house, live in yoga pants...or all of the above!

 

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, 18 years or older. Winner will be verified.


Go-To Summer Work Outfit

Friday, July 12, 2013

To get through the past few weeks of hot, humid days, I've been relying on some basic dresses for work. I have this cotton navy blue shift dress that I got at TJ Maxx a few years ago that I wear all the time. It's a basic dress and actually came with no tag, so I don't even know the brand. It's been the perfect thing to wear lately in the hot weather and I paired it with similar accessories below.


Go-To Summer Work Outfit


Healthy Summer Dishes To Try

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer lends itself to light, healthy foods. No one wants to be eating a bowl of heart soup or a turkey dinner during the summer. Lately I've been craving summer salads and a spin on classic dishes with lighter toppings. Here are some recipes that have caught my eye:












What are you cooking this summer?



-Lauren

Apartment Space Savers

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I've started to do some research for ways to save space in my new apartment. It's a 1 bedroom with a living room, bathroom and kitchen, but it is very small. I'll admit that I have a lot of stuff so it's going to be hard to narrow it down and only bring the essentials. Besides my closet problems, the kitchen and bathroom might be challenging for practical places to put things. I went to Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Home Goods and found some great ideas. Once we have the dimensions, we will be able to figure out what we really need.


Found these little sets of drawers, which would work for the bathroom, bedroom or living room.
Home Goods


Our bathroom is tiny, with a clawfoot tub and small vanity, this little cart could be put in a small space.



Shelves over the toilet would be good for things like a blow dryer, tissues or makeup.


I love the idea of putting this storage bench in one of our hallways.


This would also work for the hallway or a spot in the kitchen.



A kitchen table with fold down leaves is easy to put up against a wall.


This could be another option for storage over the toilet.



What ideas do you have for saving space in a small apartment? Any ideas are welcome!


-Lauren

4th of July Weekend

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's been a fabulous five days off from work to celebrate 4th of July! I made my way through Hoboken, Rhode Island and back to Boston and somehow survived the 90 degree heat. But the cherry on top of this weekend was signing the lease to our Fenway apartment right before we left on our trip! No more apartment hunting and Craiglist searching...we have our place come September! Here are some pictures from the weekend:


Outside our future apartment building in Fenway!


Watching the NYC fireworks from the balcony in Hoboken!


Enjoying a Hell or High Watermelon beer at Pilsner Haus Biergarten in Hoboken.


At Narragansett Beach in RI with my mom.






My dad and brother in Narragansett.





Hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend!



-Lauren





4th of July Must-Haves

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Must-Have's







I'm headed to Hoboken for the 4th to hang out with my boyfriend and his parents. Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday weekend!



-Lauren

All About Tortoise Shell

Monday, July 1, 2013

I've been loving everything tortoise shell lately...especially the chain necklace from Design Darling and the Karen Walker sunglasses everyone seems to have. These along with everything else I've found recently has made my wish list very, very long. Here are some of my favorite tortoise shell items:

All About Tortoise Shell