Friday Faves

Aspen wedding by Nine Photography @ Style Me Pretty
Adorable photo from an Aspen wedding.

Behind the Doors of Banana RepublicFrom Me to You
Loved this preview of BR's spring 2012 collection.

Really cool art piece: "Dandelion Sky".

Ruffle feathers @ The Pocket Stylist
Pretty, girly inspiration.

Happy Halloween weekend! I am off to NYC for my annual trip for Halloween (see 2010 & 2009) to see my 'Cuse bff Amanda!


Halloween Hues

Halloween feels like it snuck up on me. I mean, the weather was in the 80s earlier this month! With cooler temperatures and the realization that Christmas is less than two months away (omg), I am getting in the orange + black spirit, reading blogs for fashion inspiration, recipes, and festive decor. And there's always Pinterest.

Are you in the Halloween spirit?

PS: Here's a hint on my costume.


Inspired by: Footloose

After seeing Footloose on Sunday, I am loving this movie and everything that comes with it: Julianne Hough's down-home country fashions (especially her red cowboy boots...need me a pair of those), the soundtrack (especially this song, in the best dance part of the movie), and the leading man from Stoughton.  Getting my PopSugar email earlier this week and seeing that Deborah Lippmann created two nail polish sets in honor of the movie remake, simply added more fuel to the fire. The first set is my favorite.  

Have you seen this movie?

Footloose photos via


CBS Boston: 5 Great Boston Bars

Wondering what some great, special bars in Boston are? Check out my newest CBS Boston post: 5 Great Boston Bars and 5 Different Reasons Why We Love Them.


Lately Loving...

Burt's Bees face towels- I love the smell and the fact that they're all natural.

Dawson's Creek season 3- my roomies and I watched a marathon this weekend.

Nars Velvet Gloss lip pencil in New Lover- great color & texture.

Footloose- the movie and soundtrack (and actor as the lead role Ren) were so good!

What are you loving lately?


Friday Faves

I'm looking forward to enjoying a fall weekend- until Monday, enjoy these faves!

Share/Bookmark asks: What was your favorite vacation? recently reached out to me to participate in a fun post for their Facebook page, asking what was my favorite vacation? I love to travel and have visited some amazing places, but my 3 days in Sicily was my ultimate favorite.

I went on this trip while studying abroad in Florence in 2006, as part of an Italian architecture class. Truth be told, I took the class just to go on this trip!

We traveled by train, plane, and bus leaving the Italian mainland for Sicily's west coast. Our home base was in Palermo, where we visited various architectural spots and walked throughout the city.

We then moved on to the seaside city of Cefalu, where I put my toes into the Mediterranean Sea for the first time!

The final day we spent in Segesta, known for the Greek temple and amphitheater. It was this day trip that I knew Sicily was very unique. Where else can you find the beach, classic Italian cuisine, and ancient temples on one island?

We visited a few other small towns on the west coast during those 3 days, but did not get to the east coast, known for the town of Taormina and the volcano Mount Etna. That just means one thing...I need to go back!

So tell me, what was your favorite vacation? Comment here or visit Facebook Page and comment!

FTC note: I was compensated for this post, but thoughts and photos are all my own. And Sicily really was my favorite vacation :)


What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Nespresso #CoffeeConvo Boston Event

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a Nespresso event at their Boston location on Newbury Street, co-hosted by Ted Allen of Chopped & Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Fame! I was very excited for this unique opportunity to visit the store and dine with Ted.

The evening did not disappoint, starting with the chic, European-style store decor that greeted us and ending with a gifted Lattissima+ brewing machine to each attendee(!), their newest product. I loved each course, paired with complimentary wine and espresso, and the chance to hang with old bloggie friends (Naina & Lissy) and meet new bloggie friends whose blogs I've read for a while (Megan, Elizabeth, Bridget, and Tina).
thanks to Lissy for this pic!

Here's what I wore:
  • LOFT white button up
  • Banana Republic sequin skirt
  • Frye Campus boots
  • Target gold bangle & Ann Taylor gold/snakeskin bangle
  • LV bag
beautifully set table

the thoughtfully planned menu

Mr. Allen! And I must say, he looked very cool in his jeans, Converses, slightly pinstriped blazer and striped button up...this is a fashion blog right? :)

Bridget and Kevin up close and personal with Ted

Dessert was definitely the best course...

With some foodie bloggers!

With our new Lattissima+s!

Thanks again to Nespresso for this fantastic dinner event!


Friday Faves

Autumn tones @ Desire to Inspire
Makes me want to take a foliage drive through western Mass.

In the Kitchen: Butternut Squash Risotto @ Wit & Delight
While I think risotto is prob too advanced for my cooking skills, this sounds too good not to attempt.

I adore these plates and home decor items.

Metallic moments @ The Alternative Wife
Gold sparkles! that is all.

Another Lesson in Layering @ The Man Repeller
She makes it look so easy.

Happy fall weekend :)