I love stripes they are one of the best things to me about summer! The dress below is one that I bought from Old Navy and am wearing it today for an Awards Banquet.
Have a great weekend!
Now that we have knocked out getting a couch and end tables for the living room, my mind has wandered over to accent furniture particularly an accent chair for the living room. I would like for the chair to add a pop of color to the space and be something a little bit funky and different. I am not yet ready to make a decision on what we will be getting and of course with any good partnership I will also consult with R, but below are a few ideas of things that have caught my eye from my “window shopping” on the Internet.
Between work events and moving this weekend really flew by! I am 75% done with this move and went to Target twice to get things that we need and boy does it add up! This week at work, the Awards Ceremony that I plan is on Friday and I become a part time student again on Wednesday when my first summer class begins. Outside all the busyness I’m hoping for good news on some personal matters, and am counting down to when R arrives this weekend.
This weekend continues the moving process for me into my new apartment in Belmont. Unlike past moves I didn’t move all of my stuff into my new apartment at once but instead I have been taking the weekends to move everything (next weekend will be the final haul). Everyone wants/needs to be comfortable when lifting boxes (or in my case watching boxes to be lifted) so I put together this outfit as an idea of what I plan to wear. I like to dress in layers so that I can easily remove clothing when I get too warm or put on a sweater if I am outside and the weather is still a bit chilly. I am in love with our new place as it has everything R and I wanted respectively and it’s our first place together. While he will be moving a bit later I am excited to start unpacking and making this new place feel like home.
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Sorry for the silence folks! With the end of the school year upon us at work, packing and getting ready to move, and traveling weekends for me and R, I have neglected my dear little blog.
It’s been an exciting couple of weeks with R in town for an interview, getting the keys to our new place, furniture shopping, and because of this my mind has definitely been in the decorating phase. In fact today I have to sneak out of work for a bit as our new living room furniture is going to be delivered! I am excited/nervous about having to decorate this new space. I am heeding the advice from everyone to take my time and so my goal is to tackle one room at a time. We have some of our big items checked off- living room furniture, dining room, table, and of course all of my bedroom furniture, so now I am thinking about artwork, rugs, and all the other fun things that give a space character. I have been pinning a lot, and below you’ll see some of my ideas….
I bought this shelving unit from Ikea this weekend and have plans to make it into a bar area in our dining room
Will be ordering this print for both of our home states IN and NY
I’ve got curtains on the brain!
With some weddings and celebration events upcoming I have been eyeing a few dresses from Rent the Runway and have really been toying with the idea of renting one. This season we are seeing florals everywhere but this dress does floral without being too much in my opinion. Coupled with a great wedge and clutch you can easily go from day to night with this outfit which is why I am really digging it. While dresses will be the last thing you’ll see me in this weekend, since I am beginning to move my stuff in my new apartment, a girl can daydream about what she’s going to wear to fun fancy events.
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“April Showers bring May flowers” is the saying. We’ve had several rainy days here in Boston and every time it rains it reminds me it’s time to buy some rain boots. I don’t know what it is about me but I have been pining for Hunter rain boots, but every time I balk right before I have to pull the trigger and buy them. Maybe because they are a little pricey for rubber boots, or maybe it’s because I don’t want to be another girl in the crowd with Hunter rain boots when it rains. I don’t know…. Eventually I think I will get a pair. Here’s hoping that April showers hold this weekend as I will be running 13.1 in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon down in DC. Having had the longest work week and being sick all week my goal is simply to finish the race and be handed my lovely Tiffany’s necklace. Yes you read that correctly. Tiffany’s is a sponsor of the race and so every finisher gets a necklace custom designed for the race. Best medal ever!
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Setting aside all the craziness of late, I’ve had some pretty wonderful weekends! R and I got to spend some time seeing my friends and family in NYC and ended with me taking a car back to Boston and I’ve gotten to spend time with friends I don’t get to see often but adore. I believe it’s always important to appreciate the good moments in life…
Hanging out in Central Park- right before this picture we saw former NYC governor Eliot Spitzer running.
This guy will be at MIT tomorrow! So excited to be working this show!!
While Friday was quite possibly the longest and scariest day I’ve had since 9/11, I took a lot of comfort in spending the rest of the weekend with many of the great friends I’ve made since moving back to Boston but also feeling the love of many of my friends across the country. I can’t tell you how amazing it felt to receive phone calls and texts from folks I care about in California, Ohio, and DC just to name a few. I have always thought of my friends as family and I appreciate all the love and support they give me.
For the past 2 years I’ve had the great pleasure of working at MIT and as I return to work today our community mourns the loss of a great officer who worked to protect our campus. I am amazed by what has been done already to honor the life of Officer Sean Collier and I know our community will work hard not to forget his story. I’ve had a hard time thinking about fashion and travel this past week so it’ll be a silent here for the next few days as I and other staff work to support our students but I’ll be back to posting again on Wednesday.
Although I have no plans on taking any big trips during my vacation this summer, I do plan on taking several trips to the beach and so I have been eyeing bathing suits. I am really leaning towards a high waisted bikini this summer as I have heard they are flattering for ladies with a booty (which I have) and I think are so chic. I really can’t wait for summer and exploring New England beaches (with sunscreen, of course).