Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gone for too long. My come back post.

Well I've made it back to my blog finally, with my year marker of my last post coming up too. I honestly cant believe its been this long, time really got away from me. When I started thinking of how I would "make my come back" there were too many options. I also don't have access to my computer so I don't have a lot of photos that I've taken over the past months. I am in the process of compiling some instagram photos to kind of do a quick run through of what's been happening. With that, Im just going to jump into this post and we'll catch up later.

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With the amazing weather we've been having in Boston lately, I've been trying to spend as much time as possible outside. There are several little ponds connected to the Jamaica Pond that are really awesome little spots for taking pictures, with out having people stare at you. Every now and then a runner might run by, but they're too busy to stop and ask what I'm doing. I remembered this spot Ms. Jill took me to once, and that was my destination for these photos.

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A friend of mine gave me this new little poka dot dress from H&M not to long ago. I have gotten rid of so many pieces that I ran out of tank tops and sun dresses for this summer. For being a Florida gal, not having summer outfits is I guess slightly shameful... but I am 100% ready for fall and winter haha.

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I have always loved fashion blogging, thats why I never really gave up on this blog. Though time has gotten the best of me, I am looking to get back into this, if anyone out there still cares to look. Taking a break isn't a back thing, especially if you need to regroup and collect yourself. The whole reason I started this blog years ago was I needed a release of some kind after I had a terrible break up. I didn't take a break because of that, I actually have a great boyfriend now named Steve. I have had a lot going on, but it's time to get back into what made me happy for so long. I was never like those girls who do this every day, I knew that when I got into this, but I hope my absence will be forgiven because I've really missed doing this.

And with that, I'll take my leave for today. I'll be sure to have more posts up this week.
Thanks to anyone who still continued to check my page.

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The last Summer day.

It is officially fall and summer has left us. One of my favorite places to go is the Arboretum and I just didn't have enough time this summer to enjoy it. The weather as of right now is rainy but the last few weeks have been lovely. Gorgeous weather with a bright sun. When I go to take photos at the Arboretum, I feel like its a rather special occasion, so I try to pick an outfit that is something I normally wouldn't wear out and about. I love getting dressed up in my vintage lounge wear. Now the Arboretum is really big, deciding on a spot is step one. Then its a matter of lighting, I must have taken 20 photos before I found good lighting. If you're going to be somewhere lovely, you might as well look like it.

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Where I was, is where they keep all the plants that grow on vines. There are usually hops growing, its really a pretty place to sit and have lunch and a cold drink.
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Today I bring you great news. I will finally be moving forward in my fashion career and leaving the resale world behind, to go be Diesel's new visual merchandiser! I can not tell you all enough how excited and proud of myself I am. This is a huge step forward for me. I have always worked in resale/vintage shops and to be working with such a desirable label will be exciting and extremely rewarding. I can not wait to start my new job and start moving forward to better things.

Xoxo!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A few fall trends.

Fall is officially in the air. Summer has had it's final curtain call for the year. The nights are cooler, the sun is starting to go down earlier, and pumpkin ales are on draft at the bar. Now it's not full blown fall yet, but its that time to start transitioning into fall fashions. When I lived in Florida we really didn't have a fall season, so for the last two years it's been fun learning to dress seasonally. One of my favorite fall trends is over the knee socks. It's not warm enough to totally wear shorts, but it's not cool enough for pants during the day either. Over the knee socks are great for transitioning between seasons.
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Another fall trend favorite is of course, light layering. Again, in Florida, you just wore shorts all the time and maybe had a light cardigan to throw over your t-shirt at night. So this is two trends in one. I love layering light pieces, especially slips. I have a big collection of vintage slips and I'm always trying to incorporate them into my daily wear. I wear them all around the house and in my room lounging away. If you're going to wear a slip out of the house, you have to layer it with other pieces, like a knitted crop top, or a sheer blouse. I opted to go with my tan lace tank top since it's still really nice out and not too cool.
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I never wear heels in the city, too much walking around. I was right around the corner from my house so I could manage the walk haha. The shoes I'm wearing, are my staple black pump. I got them at Forever21 years ago and they pretty much go with everything. I like the idea of wearing all back, but whit different textures and such. Like black denim, with liquid leggings, and patten leather shoes and purse. The hat box, I've had for about a year now. One of my favorite finds at Boomeranges, it was $4! I needed something to carry, and the hat box complimented my shoes perfectly.
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Ha! Hows that for a blog post! I feel like I don't talk about my favorite trends enough. I would like to try to incorporate that into posts more often. Is there anything as a reader you want to know more about on the blog? What are some of your favorite fall trends?

In the world of Lovely, I've of course been keeping busy. Painting a lot lately, which is great because of the big art show in October. Tomorrow evening I am attending a sneak peek preview of the Barbour and Jack Spade collaboration down on Nerbury St, drinks and snacks and an excuse to get dressed up... I'm there. I have lots of cool stuff coming up! This month is jam packed with stuff happening, on top of the new outfits I'll be wearing with the seasons changing on us now.
As always, stay lovely!
XOXO!

Outfit Details:
-Vintage romper slip (thrifted)
-Tan lace tank top (Urban Outfitters)
-Vintage brown leather belt (thrifted)
-Over the knee socks (Urban Outfitters)
-Black pumps (Forever21)


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Forest green shutters.

Late night watching Hello Dolly, one of my movies. I felt inspired to take some photos last night, which I haven't done in a long time. Nor have I taken any photos in my new apartment! Now I really didn't have an outfit that was straight out of Hello Dolly, but I've had the really pretty green dress for some time now I bought and just haven't worn yet. There's a line in the movie, saying that if Horace Vandergelder had any sense, he'd repaint the shutters forest green. Its a key point in the movie, that they reference at the end. So pulling my inspiration from that, I threw on my favorite "lady" shoes and gloves.



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Before I settled with lighting and everything, I took a few test shots, this one actually came out nice. The lighting in my room is really nice, I didn't have to use the big over head light.

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The metal purse in this photo belonged to my great grandmother from my dad's side. Its from the 20's and so pretty, I have 2 of them.
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I never think to take photos of the accessories or anything like that when I do outfit photos, but I didn't forget this time! Also, the gold necklace, was my great grandmothers on my moms side. I love incorperating these special pieces into my outfits.
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I am slowly getting back into blogging, which is awesome. Ive also been painting a lot too lately, since I have an art show coming up in October. I took a bunch of time off this month because there is so much going on! My uncle Doug with be up here in 2 weeks! We'll be going to a Sox game and to all the nice places to eat. Ill show him around JP and bring him by the Behan. Not only will he be visiting, my good friend Jean-Michel will be coming from Montreal and staying with me that weekend as well, and bringing 4 other Canadians with him hahaha.The JP music fest is this weekend and then the Ronnie Dial golf tournament is the 24th! September is chalk full of exciting things! Stay tuned.
Xoxo!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fine leather goods.

Well a few months ago I lost my book bag, which I carried everything in. I was so sad and had to carry my things in a shoulder bag for a little while till I got a new back pack. My friend Adam has a nice collection of back packs and he really got me into them as well. He spent $350 on a Jansport back pack, and I have to say it is pretty amazing. I found my lovely new brown leather back pack at Buffalo Exchange. It is by London Fog.

Moonrise Kingdom inspired our looks.

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My best friend Chelsea (an associate manager at the Buffalo Exchange in Boston/Alston, MA) is my go to gal. We go on mini adventures together all the time and also share a love for fine leather goods. When she saw my new one, she insisted on getting one herself. No sooner than 2 weeks go by and she called me to tell me she got in at her store a great brown leather back pack and it was currently on her hold. Once she bought it, I knew we had to take our back packs out for an adventure.
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I literally spend my whole day out of my house. So I typically carry everything I can possibly think Ill need, just in case, I stay some where else or I want to put a different shirt on. I also love the difference between our two back packs. They suit us both like a glove.

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Best friends.
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All. The. Things.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The perfect floral romper.

I finally found the perfect floral romper, and it belonged to my best friend Chelsea which I didn't know when I tried it on. I have been looking for one for sometime now and this one even has pockets! I have worn it a few times now. One of the vintage hats I bought at Brimfield goes so perfectly with it. For work, we had to come in and wear our favorite summer trendy outfit and I of course wore the romper. I photographed all the girls in 30 minutes! I even got a few of myself, because I haven't had a chance to take any photos for this lovely blog.

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The only thing I forgot to do, was change my shoes! So I'm wearing my crappy (but awesome) keds and I was totally going to wear my new Sam Edelman flats. I took some photos with other people! I got Fatima and Rachel in this one.
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Then Jon and I got one together, he is so rad. He is also wearing an amazing Burberry shirt and Burberry jeans. He is truly a savvy shopper.
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In the world of Lovely, I am creeping up on my 6 month review and I've just been preparing for that and hanging out. I have to say, the last two Sunday/Monday's have really been the best. Ive got to hang out with my best friend and drink with my BadVille friends. Hopefully I'll be going back to Brimfield in July and I'll be moving back to Jamaica Plain in the coming days. All in all things have been good, but super busy! Always on the move. Bring it on summer.

Xoxo.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

More than 4 sentences.

99% of the time I never know what to write about on my blog. I am more of a visual person, even when I check out other people's blogs... I kind of just skim over everything and look at all the pictures. I had the sudden urge to write a little bit and what better way to stop complaining and just blog. Ive got my "space jams" playing in the background and a mind full of things to share.

For a long time now I have always said I am adjusting to something new that's going on in my life. Weather it was a new apartment, or say a new job, I feel like I've used it as an excuse for just not blogging on a more regular basis. I have to say I'm pretty adjusted to how things are at the moment. My job is fantastic. I haven't worked somewhere in a long time where I really wanted to dive in and have it be all consuming, but I feel that way about working at Buffalo Exchange and I want to continue down the rabbit hole. I got to do this awesome vintage blog post for The Buffalo Exchange blog (<---click there) as I had mentioned in my previous post. Chelsea was great, my boss Lisa was very proud of us and let us do that during our shift. I got to do this (blogging) at work, for work. My life has just taken off in this great new direction of fashion, style and inspiring people. I have always posted randomly, and I always make myself feel bad for not blogging more, when there are tons of other bloggers like myself who post when they can. I really do feel like its a "Quality over Quantity" thing. Id rather post a few really great blog posts then rush a ton of them and it just look like I put no effort into it. Now I feel like I'll be blogging full time on top of working full time, but doing both together. There are so many great opportunities to do a style report and blog post for the store and I have so many great ideas, only good things will come of this. I am beyond excited. Tonight I went out with some co-workers of mine and had such a lovely time. When I was sitting there I realized this is what I need to be doing and it felt great. I basically want to consume myself with what I am doing. Even now, it's 1:15 in the morning and I'm up catching up on blogs and street fashion photos and blogging. I totally am clocking in at work at 9:30 this morning; I'm going in early to tag a ton of merchandise and put it out on the floor. It's so worth it thought, because we'll get so much done and ready for the weekend, I wont be stressed about it so much. I work all weekend and I am so ready for whatever happens.

To check out the Vintage blog post, click here ---> A Whole lot of Vintage in Boston
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*1940's paper skirt, oh yes... I bought this.