Friday, August 29, 2014

All White // & A Giveaway! {TheLoveKnotShop}

I had to get one more wear out of this white dress before the summer ended. I bought this dress to wear this time last year for my bridal shower, I can't even believe it has almost been 1 year since our wedding. It honestly seems like yesterday, but at the same time seems like it was 10 years ago. I would totally do it over and over again.

I love loved this dress, when I wore it last year I paired it with a really sparkly statement necklace because psh, I was the bride. This time around I kept it simple with these beautiful, dainty rings from TheLoveKnotShop. How amazing are they, I mean seriously, could they be any more perfect.

Make sure you hop over to TheLoveKnotShop and check out the huge variety of styles – from this adorable crown ring, twisted bands to a set of hammered stacking rings. I also love the fact that TheLoveKnotShop offers solid gold (rather than gold plated) and all of the pieces are in my price range -- The plus side of solid gold is that it can be worn all the time and you don’t have to worry about the metal getting discolored or scratched (which is really frustrating when that happens). I swear to you these pieces are Tiffany's quality without the "brand name" mark up. Now, Stack Away!! 
(Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you can start your own stack)
I am happy to announce that TheLoveKnotShop has generously offered to give one set of five rings away to one lovely winner. With 14k rose gold, sterling silver & skinny rose gold stackers. (shown in the photos above & below) The lucky winner will receive custom rings made to order to their exact size! All you have to do is enter below! 

The Giveaway will start Friday, August 29th and run until Friday, September 5th 2014. Thank you so much to TheLoveKnotShop, make sure you check out their Etsy store for other amazing goodies! 
The Giveaway ends Friday September 6th @ 12am. (AKA Friday the 5th at Midnight)
Bonus: TheLoveKnotShop also has their own giveaway going on right now, enter by clicking this link.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Portland Casual

T-Shirt: Forever 21 / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Shorts: Forever21 / Tote: Free People  / Sunnies: Kate Spade / Neckace: Target

We spent some time wandering the streets of Alberta in Portland on a beautiful Friday night. This was the perfect outfit for it, not to casual, but not to dressy and super comfortable to walk around the neighborhood. It didn't really get chilly until much later that night, so my shirts and blazer were the perfect combo. 

The food choices are endless in Portland, and you really can't go wrong. So, we spent some time on a beautiful outdoor patio eating fried pickles and drinking wine. It honestly does not get better than that. I am by no means a foodie, but it is so hard not to become one living in Portland, the food is just on point everywhere you go, and there are not really any chains which I love, Eat Local! Live Local! Also, side note, the people in Portland are soo nice, coming from New England & Boston it was so weird at first but it is really nice to be honest, and sort of refreshing, it took some getting used to but I totally love it. Take me back! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Black & Gold // Mount Hood, Oregon

Tank: Free People / Shorts: American Eagle / Necklace: Bauble Bar / Sunglasses: Kate Spade / Tote: Free People / Shoes: Nine West

On Saturday of last week, my last day in Oregon we went to Hood River & the Fruit Loop, which is an adorable little town with a 30 mile drive with vineyards, fruit stands, pick your own flowers and so much more, if you are ever in Oregon I highly highly recommend heading to Mount Hood. It is about 45 min from Portland. It was the perfect day trip, and you could spend so much more time there if you wanted to make a weekend out of it. Don't forget to stop at the Multnomah Falls on your way, you can see our little stop over on my instagram @sobeanie. The weather was perfect on Saturday so we totally lucked out, but these stops would be breathtaking even if it was raining. You all know how much I love flowers and gardening, these fields where literally to die for, I wanted to pick them all and see if they would let me come home with a huge bouquet on the plane..yea I didn't even try... 

I wore my new statement necklace from Bauble Bar, and one of my favorite tanks from free people, also seen here. And of course my American Eagle cut off jean shorts. It was a perfect outfit for all of our activities, I could have gone more causal, but why on earth would I do that?! I hope you all have a chance to get to Oregon and the Fruit Loop, I am already thinking about how I am going to talk Kev into coming with me next time. 

p.s. the flowers are so much cheaper in Oregon, not only at the Fruit Loop but in the grocery store, I nearly fainted when I saw all the flowers in New Seasons Market, I wanted to buy up the whole store just because they where priced so well.  I spent nearly $20 on sunflowers in Boston right before I left, and they had twice as many for $9.99, WHAT! We would be rich if I could spend $20 on enough flower for a month! (OK end rant! Just an FYI)  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lace Shorts & Statement Necklace

Shorts: BCBGeneration / Top: Forever 21 (similar) / Shoes: Nine West / Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar) / Necklace: JCrew (similar & cheaper) / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelets: Alex & Ani and JCrew

Last week I spent Thursday-Saturday in Portland Oregon. How adorbs is my brother and sister-in-law's back yard! I mean I loved it. I could literally spend everyday out there, and well, we pretty much lived out there over the weekend. Their house is so adorable, actually all of the houses in their neighborhood are to die for and have so much character, lets just say I am a sucker for bungalows & craftsman's style homes. Not to mention a lot of homes in Portland have gardens in their front yard, I mean, hello!! This is totally my style! Gardens everywhere! Why do I not live here?!?

Side note, how can you ignore that large cutie in the photos, that is Stretch, the cutest of all the cute dogs in the world. Just a large lover, I got to sleep with him every night. I know I am one lucky lady!  

The weather in Oregon was as close to perfect as it gets, the food is on point, there are so many great restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. We got all of these goodies for dinner at New Seasons Market, which is a mix of Trader Joe's & Whole Foods, you catching my drift? Yea it was some really good cheese and wine. -- P.S. Their amazing dining table is from IKEA for those who are wondering, how perfect is it! We need one in our backyard, right meow. Take me back! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Leather & Lace

Top: Sheinside / Shorts: Forever 21 (very similar) / Hat: Nordstrom / Shoes: Make Me Chic / Clutch: TJMaxx / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelets: Alex & Ani, JCrew

Back to the real world today, boooo, I spent the weekend in Oregon visiting my brother and sister in law, it was so honestly much fun, I am so glad I had a chance to get out there to see their house and spend some time with them and their puppy Stretch! I never thought I would say this but I really love Oregon, especially in the summer, the farmers markets, food scene and things to do are endless. The weather was amazing, actually way better than it is here in MA. I brought a small carry on of clothes to Vegas and Oregon, so ill be sharing my outfits this week from my mini vacation. Its amazing how many outfits you can make with just a few really good pieces. 

Now that  it is pretty much fall here in MA, I was saving this outfit for a special time, but I wanted to wear it before the weather got too cold. I love the mix of leather and lace, the juxtaposition of the soft lace and "harsh" leather is perfect. I am honestly just a sucker for lace and leather as separates in general, so together they make me smile. (p.s. when I say leather, I mean faux leather of course!) Also you can expect to see a ton of hats from me this fall, I am in love and totally feeling this whole hat thing that is going on.  This black one from Nordstrom is one of the few I have already purchased, oops! Fall shopping had officially begun. CRAZY! 
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