Friday Faves

Enjoy your fall weekend! I am looking forward to taking in a couple of Boston Fashion Week shows tomorrow..  Here are some faves of the week....
  • I am definitely feeling fall @ Poppytalk
  • Cute and easy, edible "acorns" @ Bon Bon Rose Girls
  • Chic fur & tweed at Paris Fashion Week @ Vanessa Jackman
  • Life lessons from The Princess Bride...such a classic! @ Modly Chic  (my fave: Doggedly pursue your life’s goal – ‘Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.’)
  • A chic neutral bedroom @ Apartment 34
  • The 10 best fictional boyfriends...yes... @ Thought Catalog



Liberal Arts

I recently watched the indie film Liberal Arts on demand, written and directed by HIMYM's Josh Radnor.  The story tells of a mid-thirties guy, who hasn't done too much with his life, who returns to his college campus only to fall for a 19 year old (Elizabeth Olsen- my new fave Olsen).  It's a movie with thoughtful, witty dialogic; cute chemistry between Radnor & Olsen; and a sort of coming of age story everyone can relate to.  

Josh Radnor : Liberal Arts : : Zach Braff : Garden State.  

I highly recommend!



Fall Trend: Jewel Tones

Fall Trend: Jewel Tones
One of my favorite fall trends each season is jewel tones. In home decor, accessories, or head-to-toe looks, I love vibrant blues, greens, and purples in rich textures. These bold colors never go out of style but each year come back with a modern twist. Tiffany's sent me a preview of their fall 2012 leather collection, and I was immediately smitten with the reversible tote, especially in the teal color. Swoon!  I could totally see myself wearing this J.Crew necklace with work and night-out outfits.
What is your favorite jewel tone for fall?

Images: decor8 via my Pinterest | courtesy of Tiffany's | J.Crew | Glitter Guide



How you like them apples?

After Saturday's apple picking, I am searching & Pinning recipes to put my bounty to good (and delicious) use.  Here are some of my favorite finds:
Fall apple cider sangria recipe
caramel apple cake recipe
Caramel Apple Cake (in my cooking dreams but this looks amazing)
Easy baked apples recipe

What are your favorite fall apple recipes?



Apple Picking in New England

We rang in first day of fall the perfect way this weekend with apple picking at Tougas Farm, my favorite fall activity! The leaves aren't quite turning and it was a sunny, warm day, but the apples were plentiful. After we picked enough Macs, Empires, and Cortlands for snacks & apple crisp, we couldn't leave without a delicious cider donut for the road.



Friday Faves

Florence Duomo in the fog
I immediately starred this image of the Florence Duomo in my Google Reader this week, realizing that in just 6 short weeks I will be back in my favorite city in the world(!!!). A lovely thought to kick off a nice fall weekend...here are my faves of the week.  Have a good one!



DIY Sunday: Make Your Own TOMS

Make Your Own TOMS - DIY
On Sunday, my friend and I decorated our own TOMS. We started with the classic canvas and with the help of Martha Stewart paint & glitter, and our imagination, we created our own, unique pairs. We had so much fun and her killer Bloody Mary's with homemade maple oat scones weren't too shabby either. 



Collage: Anchors

Because it's officially the last week of summer...anchors away!
Top L: image via Cape Cod Collegiate Tumblr
Top middle: bracelet via Boticca
Bottom middle: sea salt soap via CB2
Top R & bottom L*: bottle opener via ModCloth
Middle L: clutch via Anthropologie
Middle middle: wine stopper via Burke Decor
Middle R: pattern via Pinterest
Bottom middle top: stamp via Etsy
Bottom middle bottom: image via Pinterest
Bottom R: sweatshirt via Attitude Clothing

*Guess I like this so much I put it in twice... woops.



Shop the Vote

No matter if you lean to the left or right, like red or blue, it's important to exercise our Consitutional right as Americans. It's exciting to know in some way, we shape the next direction of our country. So, let's vote on November 6th and shop the vote now for your party...
Shop the Vote: Alex Woo Little Activist necklaces
"Little Activist" Elephant& Donkey Necklaces by Alex Woo
Shop the Vote: TOMS women's classics
Women's Classics at TOMS
Shop the Vote: Donkey & Elephant pillow sham cases via CB2
Pillow sham cases at CB2
Shop the Vote: Election Party Drink Stirrers via Etsy
Election party drink stirrers via Etsy



Wear it Now: NYFW Spring/Summer 2013

Here are some of my favorite looks from NYFW Spring/Summer 2013 shows last week. Wear the trends now with these items for fall/winter 2012...
J.Crew tie* | J.Crew
Madewell top | Tory Burch**
LA77 scarf | Marc by Marc Jacobs
 Streekers temporary hair color | Oscar de la Renta
What looks / trends inspired you?
*personally want this tie asap for menswear trend.
**personally want to sell my right arm to own this dress. love.
Runway images via NYMag.com



Friday Faves

After such a busy week, I didn't get to read too many blogs for my Friday Faves, so here are just a few that caught my eye this week. Enjoy your weekend! I am happy to be spending mine home in Beantown :)

images: left & right



#FNOBoston & #theDETAILScollections

Some snapshots from a fashion-y week last week...

FNO Boston Neiman Marcus runway show:
Photo by Hogger & Co.


Exploring Eataly aka heaven on earth (outside of Italy):

Party for DETAILS magazine:



Shimmery Nudes

Shimmery Nudes

For your next evening outing, grab something skin-toned and shimmery like Laetitia Casta, Kate Hudson, Zoe Saldana, and Isla Fischer.  Accessorize with a bright lip, fun shoes, or keep things neutral from head to toe.   Would you wear this trend?

top images via InStyle & People.com 



Two days in Kennebunkport

Finally sharing some pictures from my time in Maine a few weeks ago...
View of the beach.
Quintessential New England dinner.
Coconut mist cocktails
Dinner at Tia's.
Sparklers & wish lanterns.
Early evening & family portrait.