How to wear white after Labor Day

Happy September! This weekend signals the start of transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall, and I don't know about you, but I am certainly not ready to give up my whites yet. The old "no white after Labor Day" rule is pretty much not followed anymore and I am all about wearing the right white pieces long after the fall equinox in September. It's all about the fabric (probably is time to say bye to eyelet & linen) and pairing with heavier pieces. Here are a few ways to restyle your summer whites into fall whites.

White skinny jeans work great with cute booties and an on-trend vest.
White Skinny Jeans After Labor Day

Wear your LWD (little white dress) with knee high boots and a trusty jean jacket.
Little White Dress After Labor Day

Transition the white blazer with a fall-friendly suede skirt and plaid shirt.
White Blazer After Labor Day

How do you transition your summer whites to fall?


Friday Faves of August

This weekend I am excited to see Kenny Chesney make his stop at Gillette Stadium. He finishes his summer tours every year in Foxboro and while I look forward to it every summer, it's bittersweet as it's the signal that summer's end is around the corner. I have a busy September coming up so I am savoring these final days of summer before fall kicks off with work craziness and mini getaways. Here are my favorites of August and have a great weekend!

La vie Jaime August posts:
Photo by me.


Fall 2015 Wish List

It's the time of year again, going back to school. Traffic is kicking up and Boston is infiltrated withs students again. The positive side is it means fall shopping!  Fall is my favorite time of year to shop; it feels like the best time to give my closet a clean out and my wardrobe a refresh. Here is what is on my fall 2015 shopping wish list. What's on yours?
Fall 2015 Wish List

1. Something from Target's new plaid collection (love this entire look)
2. A new iPhone case (for when I upgrade to the 6)
3. A cozy, space dye shirt for layering, in a fall friendly burgundy
4. New black jeggings
5. Essie's new bronze nail polish: Leggy Legend
6. A new pair of black boots that go with everything


Dinner @ Earth at Hidden Pond

This past weekend in Kennebunkport, we had dinner Friday night at Earth at Hidden Pond. I had heard so much about this farm-to-table restaurant and resort, so I was very excited for what was ahead. Even better, my brother and future sister-in-law got me a gift certificate for my birthday back in May. Finally it was time to dine!

We arrived a bit early to see the resort and I was drooling over all the special details & plants. I couldn't stop taking pictures to Instagram (poor DC!). We grabbed a drink at the Farm Bar and DC watched me take photos enjoyed the scenery. My drink below is the spring shrub which was so good and refreshing. Bonus points for the fun straw!

After being seated in the dining room, my drink to transition to dinner was a glass of blueberry sparkling wine by Bluet (no picture sadly). I was surprised that it was not as sweet and much drier than expected. I guess it is a limited release every summer and sells out very quickly at the Maine liquor stores. I need to get a bottle next year somehow! As we were waiting for our appetizer, I snuck out as the sky was turning that beautiful blue & pink.

Everything on the menu sounded so good, but we had to pick somehow! To start, DC and I split the broccoli and meatball appetizers. The presentation of the broccoli was really pretty and the mixing of the curry & chamomile yogurt was almost like a light curried hummus. Yum. And that word describes the 3 mini meatballs that were covered in garlic crumbs for a great crunch. For dinner, we both had the miso glazed pork ribs with Littleneck clams and Chinese black beans, Maine lobster, biscuit with foie butter and wood fired carrots. It's basically their version of a Southern ribs plate with all the fixins'. It lived up to our expectations, though I wish there had been more than 2 ribs.

While waiting for our Uber ride home (full off the dinner and home-made peanut butter ice cream dessert!), we kept warm by the bonfire. 

Overall, I recommend Earth for a special occasion dinner. I definitely want to go back and experience the spa! The service was a bit slow for the bar but it certainly is a popular spot on a Friday night. The ambiance is top notch and the food was delicious and inventive.

PS: This is not a sponsored post nor affiliated with Earth in any way, just sharing my opinion!


Weekend Scenes: Kennebunkport & York, ME

This past weekend we were in Maine for a family wedding. It was a great weekend that we kicked off Friday night with dinner at Earth at Hidden Pond (amazing- a separate post to come!).  Saturday before the wedding, we went to the beach then that night celebrated the happy couple at Clay Hill Farm. My step-nephew was a hoot during the wedding and it was so fun to be around some of my family members that I hadn't seen since Christmas.
Earth at Hidden Pond

I rented this awesome Parker dress from Best Dressed Charlestown and it was perfect!

Before heading back to Boston, DC and I grabbed breakfast at Salt & Honey where I had a delicious blueberry pancake and then shopped a little around town. I always love going to Daytrip Society and their succulent game was on point, as usual!
Day trip Society Kennebunkport succulents

DC and I will be back to Maine in a little over a week for some more beach, fun, and R&R. How was your weekend?