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  • Welcome Pumpkin
    Decor,  Home Decor,  Life,  Uncategorized

    Getting Ready for Fall

    Fall has quickly become my favorite season in the past few years. I don’t know why considering I associate fall with summer vacation being over and having to go back to work. However, there’s just something about fall that I love. The crisp, cool air. Apple cider donuts. Breaking out the cozy sweaters. Oh and ushering in the holiday season, of course. Since I’m in a new space (my townhouse), I picked up a few fall decor things. I didn’t want to go overboard with decorating, plus I don’t have the money to! So it was just a few things. First, I got this super cute leaf candle holder from…

  • Striped Jumpsuit
    Fashion,  Looks

    Cropped Striped Jumpsuit

    If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know I love jumpsuits. Although my love for jumpsuits is nothing new I’ve never worn a jumpsuit to work – until last week that is! I realized that some jumpsuits are definitely appropriate for me to wear to work if styled correctly and who doesn’t want to feel like they’re wearing pajamas at work? This jumpsuit has cropped legs and brown and black stripes. Well, I think it’s black – in some lights it looks a little navy! There are buttons down the front and pockets as well. The straps are adjustable which is always nice. Since it’s low…

  • Floral Lattice Top
    Fashion,  Looks

    Floral Lattice Top

    It’s only Tuesday, but I feel like I’ve been through a week of work already! Hopefully today doesn’t drag or feel too tiring. For the look I’m sharing today I wore a floral lattice detailed top with cropped jeans and rose gold mules. I recently wore the same top and mules to work but with black pants to make it more work appropriate. Top: New York & Company | Jeans: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s | Mules: Target I love the design on the top. The navy blue background with the swirls of floral print in champagne, gold, blue, green, etc. is so pretty. The lattice detailing is just an…

  • Marotta Campaign Writing Desk
    Decor,  Home Decor

    Twilight Blue Writing Desk

    I’m back with another home decor/furniture post. A desk wasn’t at the top of my list for furniture to get, but after the essentials that I needed to buy new (dining table, bedroom furniture, coffee table, kitchen cart, entry way table etc.) a desk was next on the list. A desk wasn’t something I needed urgently as I mostly work from my laptop on the couch and if I need to really sit I can sit at the dining table. I knew I needed one eventually so that I could have somewhere to put my cable modem, router, and a printer (when I buy one). So when I got back…

  • Pink & Green Floral Print Dress
    Fashion,  Looks

    Pink & Green Floral Dress

    Yesterday, I went to in to the city for a New York Fashion Week event to celebrate the launch of an upcoming fashion app. I was so on the fence about going, but I’m glad I did go and got out of my comfort zone. If you saw my Instagram stories yesterday you got to see some of the event. I’ll be writing all about it later in the week! But today’s post is about this dress with a beautifully vibrant pink and green floral print and ruffle detailing. I love the pops of hot pink against the green. I wore it with pink ankle strap block heel sandals. These…

  • Essie - A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist
    Beauty

    Fall Transition Nails: A Cut Above + Eternal Optimist

    I did my nails last night while watching Dirty Dancing and I loved the colors so much I thought I’d share! I painted my nails with Essie’s “Eternal Optimist” which is a beautiful pink rose color. On my ring fingers I topped “Eternal Optimist” with “A Cut Above”, a pretty rosy pink glitter, for accent nails. I think these colors are the perfect fall transition nail colors. They are rosier and more muted than the fun, bright summer colors, but aren’t your typical dark winter colors. The perfect in-between shades! Essie polishes never disappoint me and I’m seriously loving these colors!

  • Manhattan Clam Chowder
    Food

    Manhattan Clam Chowder

    Are you a soup person? One of my favorite soups is manhattan clam chowder. I don’t drink it that often, but when I do I usually get the Campbell’s version. However, a while ago I made it myself and it was pretty easy! I believe the recipe I used was from the Food Network, with a few minor changes. The recipe calls for 5 cups of clam juice or five 8 ounce bottles and 7 cloves of garlic. I cut down on the garlic to 5 cloves and I substituted 2 of the clam juice bottles for chicken broth. Other than that I followed the recipe so click above if you’re…

  • Floral One-Piece
    Life,  Travel

    #fbf Poolside in Hong Kong

    Since it’s the first Friday of the school year and I’ve survived the first week I thought I’d do a flash back Friday post. Of course, I picked a #fbf from my vacation last month since apparently I’m already in need of a vacation! Swimsuit: Target I wrote about my little bit of pool time in Hong Kong at my hotel, Conrad Hong Kong, in my blog post (here). It’s been so disgustingly hot out the past few days that I wish I had a pool to jump in to! I can’t wait for fall weather to finally come around, but for now I’ll just look back at these photos…

  • Dolman Sleeve Front Tie
    Fashion,  Looks

    Blue Dolman Sleeve Front Tie

    You’ve probably seen this style of top a lot on your social media this summer. You might even own one. So many brands/retailers put out their version of this waffle knit/thermal style tee with buttons and a front tie. What I like about this one is that its a dolman sleeve top so it’s more slouchy and loose aka comfortable! Originally, I wanted this top in a pretty light purple/lavender color but it was sold out in my size. I got it in a light powder blue instead and I really like it! I paired it over the weekend with dark grey shorts and my flatform sandals that I included…

  • Sheer Detailed Kimono
    Fashion,  Looks

    Sheer Detailed Kimono

    I survived my first “real” day back at work yesterday! I have real in quotes because technically I’ve been back at work for 2 weeks already, but yesterday was the first day with students. The day went pretty smoothly, but my throat is sore from getting used to talking all day long and loudly again. Happens to me every year! Since I’m exhausted from work – still have to get used to waking up at 5:30 again – this post will be short. Two weekends ago I met up with my friend for brunch at Division Cafe in downtown Somerville. I wore this sheer kimono with flower detailing that I…