Welcome back to my weekly roundup series. It’s been a while but I have some fun things to share with you guys. First off let’s talk about how we just skipped fall here in Boston and jumped right into winter. I will not be shocked if I wake up to snow on the ground soon. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas I love the holidays! The decor and all of the food, I can’t wait to have a full belly and to be surrounded by family.
1. Beauty updates
-I received some packages from Patchology and a brand called L’Bri. I love skincare so I was so excited to open all of this. Patchology sent over a new sleep mask moisturizer to put on after you get out of the shower. I woke up and my skin was soft and smooth! L’bri reached out to me to send over some products for me to try. Of course, I was open to trying new products and discovering new brands. As soon as I got the package I used the face and body scrub along with the body wash. First impressions were amazing. The face scrub smelled a little off but it made my face and body feel really soft. The body wash smells like cucumber and it was my favorite along with the cucumber body butter. I used it with a loofa they put inside the package so it was a great shower. I haven’t tried the face products yet but I’ll make sure to put it in a review soon.
-What happens when this beauty expert drank collagen every day – Into The Gloss
Rachel Parcell is the blogger and businesswoman behind Pink Peonies and her clothing brand The Everyday Shop. I catch up with her post daily and she recently sat down with Forbes to talk about her success! Read the article here.
“I can’t go a day without failing. I think where I thrive is knowing I’m not gonna make that mistake the same way again.” – Issa Rae
8 inspiring woman share their career advice at Create & Cultivate- Article from Refinery 29
Pinterest is my favorite place for DIY food recipes! I found this Twix Cookie recipe and I have to make them because I LOVE TWIX! It’s my favorite candy bar ever.
*throwback find of the week* J.crew sequined skirt – Another favorite HERE
Another week has ended and it’s time to share some of my favorite moments from this week and some from the last few weeks. I hope everyone had a great week and you have fun fall activities planned for this weekend. Sidenote.. I really want to go apple picking this year since I’ve never had the chance to go. Yeah I know, I live in New England and I’ve never gone apple picking. I’m seriously envious of the people who are posing on Instagram in their cute outfits! Don’t worry I’ll be there soon!
1. Solange at the Orpheum
On 9/28 I saw Solange at the Orpheum theater and I was so excited to finally see her live since she cancelled her Boston Calling performance. Someone from work gave me a free ticket in the balcony and I couldn’t refuse. She was amazing live and her voice is incredible. I felt weird at first because I’ve never gone to a concert alone but I didn’t even care I was so into watching her sing and dance I didn’t notice anything else around me.
2.Skincare routine as of lately
I received a few gifts from brands I’m partnering with so I’m trying out a new fall skincare routine. In the morning I use my Clarisonic Mia 1 with a cleanser that comes with the product. After I use my Thayer’s lavender witch hazel toner to get the extra dirt off my face and to open up my pores. Lastly, I use my L’occitane face cream called Divine Cream and it’s so great.
I’m getting into the spirit of Fall so I made apple cider and pumpkin doughnuts! They were so good. The apple cider doughnuts were gluten-free and they went perfectly with coffee.
4. J.Jill Fall Collection
J.Jill sent me their fall collection and it’s full of fun fall pieces. They are starting to cater to younger women now and their pieces have become more versatile. Click the link above to shop the collection. In a few weeks I will be receiving the November collection. I’ll be putting together a fall fashion haul from J.Jill very soon.
5. Paris Fashion Week Street Style
I can always depend on The Cut to keep me up to date on Street style. Paris Fashion week is my favorite and if you know me then you would know I love everything about Paris. Here are some of my favorite street style looks. All photos by Nabile Quenum.
Dress: Asos, Shoes: Asos, Bag: Prada
Photography: Nick Carter
This past weekend I crossed another thing off my Boston To-Do list, Tea at the Boston Public Library with my boyfriend. The winter tea schedule ends on January 31st and getting a reservation was extremely difficult but lucky for me, I got a spot! Our reservation was at 12:30 which was the perfect time because we were starving! We had sweets, scones, finger sandwiches and delicious fruity tea. With some prosecco on the side, tea time was everything I hoped for. I think the library has a tea schedule during the summer so keep a lookout for that. I know a few other hotels in Boston also have a tea schedule like the Langham, The Taj, Four Seasons, and the Ritz.
High tea is a cute weekend date idea for you and your significant other. The environment was very relaxed so you don’t need to “dress” up. Overall high tea gets a 10 out of 10 from me! It’s definitely not an every weekend thing but I do want to go back in a few months. My new Asos dress was perfect for the beautiful weather we had this weekend here in Boston. Whenever it’s above 50 degrees in the winter EVERYONE comes out. We know it’s only a matter of time before the next snowstorm hits. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! Thanks for stopping by.
Let me start this post off by saying I love a good weekend brunch. I live for a great breakfast and some hot coffee (with almond milk of course). For such a tiny person I know how to eat and I have no shame in that. Sometimes I’ll even eat a snack before my meal or while I’m preparing dinner. You get it I love food… I wanted to share a few of my favorite brunch places in Boston for all of the readers who aren’t from this area. I personally like going to the South End for brunch.
My favorite spot is South End Buttery on Shawmut Ave. Their garlic parm fries are the best thing I have ever tasted in my life. The whole atmosphere of the restaurant is very relaxing and photos of dogs are placed throughout the space. The weekends are very hectic so reserving a spot for brunch is necessary. Tremont 647 is another spot I love. Their brunch and dinner are absolutely delicious. Every time I go here I’m never disappointed. Also, they have a tasty fried chicken meal my boyfriend and I are obsessed with.
One weekend I tried to eat at Stephi’s on Tremont and it was full. So I crossed the street and had brunch at Metropolis. Since then I’ve grown to love the place and the diner like feel it has going on. *side note* Can I fill you guys in on something? So a few weeks ago I tried to use this face wash and moisturizer, I won’t say the brand but my face broke out TERRIBLY! If you find a beauty routine and products don’t ever switch it up. For about a year I’ve used Glossier cleanser and coconut oil I get from Amazon. Anyways… I would love to meet people who are obsessed with brunch like me? What are some of your favorite brunch spots around the U.S or wherever you may be?!
Dress: Forever 21 Shoes: Topshop