Weekly roundup

Hi, everyone! I hope your week was amazing. I love short weeks but they also confuse me because I’m always a day behind. I can’t complain though because it’s fashion week and I’m keeping up with all of my favorite and bloggers through Instagram. Today I’m introducing a new series called “Weekly Roundup”. I will be linking articles, sales, and so many other fun things I want to share with my readers. Let me know what you’re interested in and I’ll make sure to add it to my blog.

Outfit Details

Dress: Loft, Shoes: Old Navy, Bag: Nordstrom Rack

1. Shopbop Makeover

I was scrolling through a few Instastories and I had major FOMO because of the Shopbop event. I’ve always had a major thing for Shopbop! I love the website layout and how clean all of the photos are.  Shopbop recently gave the brand a makeover and I must say it’s very refreshing.

 

2. Skincare

Patchology sent me a wonderful package full of fun skin care goodies to try. I love trying new products on my face. Their lip mask and eye gels are amazing. I also came home to a gift from L’Occitane which was super cool. The team sent me bubble bath, hand cream, body oil for the shower and face cream. I think I’m good on skincare for a while.

 

3. Travel Plans!

I’m heading to Nashville from Thursday-Sunday. It’s a short trip but I’ll make sure to get a lot of stuff done.  I’m excited to try all of the delicious food and see some landmarks. Let me know if there’s anything I should check out.

 

4. Earl’s Kitchen & Bar in the Prudential Center

Earl’s Kitchen & Bar opened a new location in the Prudential Center and it’s so dreamy. I’ve gone to the Assembly Row location once for brunch and it was delicious so I will be visiting again very soon.

 

5.Something Navy teams up with Nordstrom! 

Arielle is one of my favorite bloggers to follow on Instagram so I was excited to read that she’s teaming up with Nordstrom on a collection. The collection ranges in sizes too so I appreciate that she’s really listening to her followers and what they want.

Overdue beach day – Nordstrom rack

Bathing suit: Nordstrom Rack

Photography: Nick Carter

This is my first time on the beach this summer so it was necessary to take a few pictures of my new one piece bathing suit. I can’t really complain because I had the chance to swim in a pool so I was able to enjoy the water in some way. There’s something about the beach that’s so relaxing. I was raised in Revere, Ma and for those of you who aren’t familiar with the city it’s about 20 minutes outside of Boston and there’s a really nice beach there. My parents and I would always go here to grab Kelly’s Roast Beef and during the summer my cousins and I would go to the carnival they set up every year. I have so many great memories here so I will always cherish this beach.

This Sole East bathing suit is so comfy and purple is my favorite color! This bathing suit isn’t on the website anymore but there are some adorable bikinis left. If you have a tropical vacation planned I think you guys would like their selection. Even though September is in a few days It’s never too late for a beach day right?

6 fall items under $100

Fall clothing is all about simplicity, layers, and bold colors. I love big sweaters and colorful jackets so I put together some fall tops and jackets I’m really into right now. Fall clothing is something you should always invest in. My fall clothes tend to last longer than my summer clothes because they are durable. I still have jackets from a few years ago that are in great shape. All of the items are cute but I’m really into the ModCloth faux leather jacket, the loft jeans, and the pink Boden sweater.

I love wearing my leather jackets with huge scarves. It’s the perfect casual look for any occasion. I have this scarf from Primark I’m obsessed with and it’s so warm and fuzzy. Everyone in Boston seems to feel the same way because I’ve seen so many women wearing it. Which picks do you like? Let me know in the comments below.

fall clothing under $100

6 fall clothing picks under $100

Free People Damsel Pullover $78.00

J.Crew Ribbed bell-sleeve top $32.50

Loft Modern Floral Frayed skinny jeans $79.50

ModCloth Uptown Sound faux leather jacket $84.99

Anthropologie Almeris Shirt $88.00

Boden Bernadette Sweater $76.00

Loft lemon dress

Dress: Loft (size small), Shoes: Asos

Photography: Nick Carter 

Summer isn’t over for me. I refuse to believe that it’s August and in a few weeks September will be here. I bought a few sweaters during my trip to Toronto because it was so cold up there! But I knew I had to take full advantage of this dress before it was too late. I stopped by the Market Street Lynnfield Outlets with my mom a few weeks ago and of course, we went into Loft. We always seem to find our way into a Loft store and we always leave with something new. My style has definitely changed over the past few months, I’m really into the preppy look right now and I’m not sure why. Loft sizes run really small so I got this dress in a size two. I’m normally a size 4-6 depending on the store. So make sure to try the dresses on before you purchase. My Asos shoes are a size 8. The shoe sizing at Asos is also kind of strange so I always get a size up just to be careful.

I never thought I would be able to pull off a dress with lemons on it but I really love this look! It’s so fun and colorful. You’re the best Loft! I can’t wait to see what the Fall/Winter collection looks like.

What I Wore: Primark Skirt

Top: Loft, Skirt: Primark, Heel: Asos

Photography: Nick Carter

These photos were taken on a really really humid day here in Boston. Even an outfit like this was too much! But I love this skirt and I wanted to share it. I purchased it from Primark a year ago and it’s still in good shape. Happy Friday everyone! 

Favorite Pins pt.9 – Gingham

I purchased a gingham dress a few months ago and it just didn’t look great on me at all. I get so envious when I see people wearing the print and it just works for them. I put together some of my favorite looks from my Pinterest person style board. I really want to buy the pants in image 6 for the fall and blazer in image 1. I think I might give this look a try again in the fall. This summer I’m really into bold prints and bright colors.

I eventually need to stop buying summer clothes and look into transitioning my closet. I can picture myself wearing the pants in image 6 with a lightweight sweater and cute loafers. And I’ll probably pair the outfit with some accessories from Baublebar. Which item is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

*Image 5 credit – Viva Luxury Blog

*Image 6 credit – Atlantic Pacific Blog 

Summer nails

nail polish purchased from Walgreens, Jumpsuit: Marshalls 

Photography: Nick Carter 

Hi, Everyone! I wanted to share how much I love the nail polish brand Sinful Colors. I started to use Sinful Colors a few years ago when I was shopping for random items at Walgreens. The nail polish is $1.99 and it’s just as good as nail brands like OPI and Essie. I stopped paying for manicures and pedicures a while ago so now I do everything myself at home

I’ve worn all three colors but my favorite has to be yellow first pink second. The blue is filled with glitter and that isn’t my thing.  All three colors cost $5 and that’s a great deal.  There’s something so refreshing about a fresh manicure, I feel so put together.  For my cuticles and nails, I use the Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit. The tips and toes kit is the best thing to use on your hands and feet and it’s only $11.41 on Amazon.  This is the best money saving tip for anyone who loves to pamper themselves. Honestly, it’s taken me a while to make my manicures look decent but with some practice, they’ll look amazing!

Thrifting with Savers

I was provided compensation to shop at a Local Savers store. All opinions are my own*

Thrifting is a fun and I will always take the opportunity to shop for great clothes at discounted prices. Savers recently released its 2017 State of Reuse report examining perceptions around clothing consumption and reuse. 63% of Boston respondents admitted that they still throw their clothes away in the trash. Which is 9% higher than the national average. That blows my mind! Unless the clothing is destroyed you should always donate! My boyfriend and I just dropped off a ton of old clothes and bags to Savers recently. The sidewalk outside of the store was filled with donations.

Donating is a great way to give back to your community. You can always help a family in need. I bought these two dresses and this white top at savers and I spent about $25. What are some of your favorite stores to thrift shop at?  Let me know in the comments below!

1 2 3 4 20