Congrats to the World Champion Red Sox!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013






It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be near Fenway for the Sox first home World Series win since 1918. Having just moved to the area two months ago, it was pretty amazing that the team went from worst to first and won the championship convincingly. It also was the icing on the cake that they could win it all after what the city of Boston has been through in the last few months. Congrats Red Sox!!!!

Some more awesome Instagrams can be seen here.

Designer Spotlight: Pour La Victoire

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Pour La Victoire




I discovered Pour La Victoire a few months ago while browsing on Amazon for random stuff. The pink cross body bag caught my eye and then I looked up the rest of the collection and was totally impressed. The collection has clean lines and classic styles and is pretty reasonably priced as far as designers lines go. Have you heard of Pour La Victoire? What are some of your favorite items from the brand? Check out the full collection here.



-Lauren

Tracking Trends: Vests

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tracking Trends: Vests




 J.Crew quilted vest / Ralph Lauren vest / Madewell plaid vest
Patagonia fleece vest / Vineyard Vines vest / Calypso St. Barth fur vest


I've been obsessed with vests lately, it's a great way to keep warm and add another element to an outfit. I love fleece or quilted or puffer...you name it and I probably own it. I think they will also be a great thing to wear over the Holiday break while I'm in Montana. 



-Lauren

Weekend Recap: NYC

Monday, October 28, 2013

Finally got to spend a fall weekend in NYC! We walked the High Line, went to dinner and shopped around the Flatiron district, Meatpacking and West Village. While it was a bit chilly, it was sunny and pleasant - perfect for a day of walking around and enjoying the views.















By the way - if you are ever in Soho, you need to visit the Chobani greek yogurt store. You can get greek yogurt with any combination of mix-ins -- we got the toasted coconut and pineapple as an after dinner snack, it was delish!



Hope everyone had a great weekend!




-Lauren

Weekly Wish List

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Weekly Wish List






I'm heading to NYC this weekend and hoping to find some time to shop the fabulous stores of the big apple. Of course we have most of the same stores here in Boston but I swear that sometimes in NYC they just have better merchandise and some items I haven't seen before. Plus certain areas like Soho and the Upper East Side just have a great selection of stores and beautiful streets to walk on. I also love finding little trinkets at the street vendors. 



-Lauren

Head of the Charles Regatta

Sunday, October 20, 2013











Finally had a chance to go to Head of the Charles regatta this Sunday in Boston. Rowers come from colleges all over the country to race and luckily this year they had a beyond perfect sunny weekend for it. The scenery was gorgeous, views of the Charles River, the Boston skyline and the fall foliage. 


Hope everyone had a great weekend!


-Lauren

Daily Makeup Routine

Friday, October 18, 2013

Daily Makeup Routine


Step 1: 
Olay All Day Moisturizer - a good base to keep skin from drying out, pretty affordable too

Step 2:
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation - I've been using this since middle school I think...great foundation, soft on the skin and easy to apply

Step 3:
Benefit Dallas Bronzer - one of the best true bronzers I've found...worth the $28 because it lasts so long

Step 4:
Benefit Coralista Blush - a good shimmery blush, can be used with or without bronzer
OR
Mac Mineralize Blush in 'Dainty' - comparable to Coralista and a little less money

Step 5:
Mac Eyeshadow - I usually wear gold on a daily basis because it looks subtle and natural

Step 6:
Revlon Lash Potion Mascara - excellent drugstore product, comparable to Benefit They're Real
OR
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara - a bit overpriced and did start to clump once I had it for a few weeks, but still pretty happy with the product

Step 7:
Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss - not too sticky, lovely pink color that lasts pretty long

Sporty Chic

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lately I've been mixing and matching sportswear with regular clothes, like a zip up fleece with skinny jeans or a sporty jacket with leggings. I also love the idea of a fleece vest with a button down and statement necklace. Sportswear is just so easy to throw on but just as easy to make it chic. Here are a items to get you started:




















What are your favorite sportswear items?



-Lauren

Current Obsessions

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I know it's a little early, but since Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, I'm already starting to compile my list. I also have a trip to Montana coming up over the holidays so I've been scouting out some stylish snow gear. Along with my obsession with festive candles and Mac makeup, I have quite the list of things on my wish list right now:

Current Obsessions


Apple Picking Recipes

Monday, October 14, 2013



My boyfriend and I finally found some time to go apple picking this weekend. We got a nice variety of courtland, red delicious and jonagold along with apple crisp ingredients and apple cider. Now I am ready to use my apples for every apple recipe under the sun over the next few weeks. Here are some that I'm hoping to try:

















Happy apple picking!



-Lauren




Best Websites for Accessories on the Cheap

Friday, October 11, 2013

I love statement jewelry but rarely do I feel that it's worth paying top dollar for. I know it's a trend that will eventually pass by so I try to get the statement necklaces, earrings and bracelets that I want for a cheaper price. A lot of websites carry replica JCrew and Baublebar items for much, much less. Here are a few sites that I've been liking lately: 



Shop Dandy - not only does this site have great monogram jewelry but they also carry cute clothes and college football gameday wear.



Southern Charm - this site has all the trendy jewelry along with cute housewares and monogram cosmetic cases and bags.



ILY Couture - this has been one of my favorites for a while, it was the first place I discovered bubble necklaces and now they carry a wide array of jewelry including the popular tassel necklaces.



Pink Bubbly - this is a brand new site from one of my favorite bloggers, she's just starting up so check out her stuff! I'm loving this necklace.


GroopDealz - last but not least, GroopDealz is an amazing flash sale site that has a lot of JCrew look alike jewelry along with random items like iPhone chargers and holiday decor.




Where do you go to find accessories on the cheap?



-Lauren

Easy Fall Recipes

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I am no cook but the fall weather has me in the kitchen wanting to make an attempt. I actually baked last night - easy quick bread pumpkin muffins (they really were super easy) - and now I have my eyes on some other yummy recipes. My only requirement - they have to be simple! 








Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - you can even buy the quick bread version and just add chocolate chips



Cranberry Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies - I love anything with oatmeal and cookies for breakfast? Yes please!



Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings - using the crock pot is so easy, just put it in the night before and leave it simmering all day



Please share your favorite fall recipes below!



-Lauren