Thursday, October 8, 2015

Plaid Scarf

Scarf: Primark Boston // Top: American Eagle // Jeans: Boohoo $44 c/o // Bag: Michael Kors // Booties: T J Maxx 

So if you live in the Boston area I have some AMAZING news! Primark opened in Downtown Crossing! WEE! If you don't know what Primark is, think Forever 21, H&M and Zara mixed into one. They are mostly in Europe and I went to my first one a few years back when I was in London and fell in love. When I heard one was opening so close to my office I immediately had to go. A few days after the rush of  the grand opening we took a long "lunch" and shopped until we dropped, literally. This oh so familiar scarf was $7....yes $7, they have TONS of other colors and patterns too, I am pretty sure I bought like four of them. In my opinion the quality of Primark is much more like Zara, but the prices are much more like Forever 21, but probably less! I can't wait to post some of the awesome outfits I got. I got two huge bags and some really cute baby stuff for my niece and I spent under $175!! I am planning to go back again and do some more damage but I am going to wait a few weeks for the store to turn over to all new stuff. I went back quickly one day last week and they had almost already turned over all of the inventory. The Boston store is 4 floors, men's, women's, kids, home shoes, literally everything you could ever imagine. 

Here are my top three tips for shopping this very large and overwhelming store: 

1. Try EVERYTHING on -- Since you are paying less each piece, even each color of the same piece fits differently, so I highly recommend trying everything on. There fitting room system is nothing like Forever 21, it is very organized and large and bright. They were working like a well oiled machine when I was there which was very impressive. 

2. Try to go at OFF PEAK hours -- The store is still very new and it is always packed, so try to go at a time where there wont be mobs of people or you will get annoyed and discouraged. I went at lunch time during the week and it was OK, it would be even better to go in the morning on like a Wednesday, if I didn't have a job ;) 

3. Wear something COMFORTABLE - like I said this place is 4 floors so wear comfortable shoes and clothes and be prepared to search and really shop, not just pop in and expect to find everything!

I hope you have a Primark in your area, or if you live around you have a chance to shop the Downtown Crossing location! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Plaid Poncho

Poncho: Boohoo ($30)c/o // Tee: Boohoo ($14) c/o // Jeans: J Crew // Purse: Michael Kors // Necklace: J Crew Factory // Sunglasses: Karen Walker Stardust via Ditto Endless Program (Use code SOBEANIE for a free month)

Well fall is officially upon us here in New England folks and with the hurricane that has been pounding the east coast this past week, it has not only been cold but it has been raw and rainy. While I am no lover of winter, I do love some nice snuggle weather. This weather gives you the perfect excuse to do nothing and to dress all warm and cozy when you do leave the house. That is what I am loving about this whole poncho, cape, and over-sized blanket scarf trend, really is just an excuse to wear a blanket outside of the house. This adorable cape is from one of my favorite online retailers and is only $30. It can also be worn belted, which would help give a little more structure and waist. Another great thing about the added layer of a cape, scarf or poncho is that you can adjust to the temperature, if you get warm or cold you can add or remove layers, this tee is the perfect piece to wear under it. 

You all know how much I love boohoo I have already put together so many amazing outfits, the best part is that almost all their pieces are under $50, they have literally everything you could imagine, shoes, tops, dresses, sweaters, all under fifty bucks. Including this new plaid poncho and #celfie shirt. I know I am late to the #celfie shirt game but I am totally loving it! I want a hundred graphic tees like now, also all I want is a rolling stones tee, any ideas where I can get one? Leave your suggestions in the comments below! <3

Friday, October 2, 2015

Plaid Midi Skirt

Skirt: Old Navy (on sale for $8) // Tank: Gap // Heels: Franco Sarto Nordstrom Rack // Crossbody: Shop Prima Donna // Necklace: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Kate Sapde (old) // Watch: Michael Kors

October just began and I am already overdoing it with the olive. This look from last week was the beginning of my fall olive obsession. While last week I paid olive with a non traditional color, this week I kept it a little more basic and also a little more edgy. There are so many things that I LOVE about midi skirts, they are uber comfortable, they are super cute on pretty much everyone, and they work in pretty much every season. This skirt is currently on major sale and it comes in a bunch of other colors too! I see myself wearing this skirt again with a sweater and my tan booties or some black lace up flats (these are $45 from Topshop and I bought two colors!) 

Kev and I are planning to lay low this weekend be lazy and watch movies. It is our anniversary weekend, two years! On this very Friday two years ago Kevin and I tied the Knot!  It seems like yesterday we were planning the wedding and I would do it all over again if I could. I know people say it is stressful and you spend so much money (which you totally do, thanks mom & dad) but at the end of the day as a child you think about your wedding day all of your life (at least I did), and while it only lasts a few hours your wedding no matter the size, no matter the theme, no matter the money spent, it is like a dream come true and you never forget it! Now that I have my own floral business and am creating flowers for clients weddings it really makes me smile, it really keeps me passionate, to think about the fact that I will bring a really important element to someones wedding day that they will see in photos for years to come! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Black Fringe Clutch

Sweater: Shop Pink Blush (on sale for $18) c/o // Denim: American Eagle (cut them myself) // Crossbody: Shop Prima Donna c/o // Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper via Ditto // Heels: Nordstrom Rack (similar & fun)

Have any of you jumped on the fringe train? I was opposed to it for so long, all I kept saying is "my style is not boho enough for fringe" but now I am officially hooked. I first purchased these booties from T J Maxx and then I got  this adorable fringe and chain crossbody from Shop Prima Donna. At first I was going to stick with something safe and simple but now that I have this little lady in my person I have worn it every weekend since the package arrived at my door! I have worn it as a crossbody and also a clutch, I love that it can go from day to night easily as well. The details are amazing and it is the perfect size to fit everything, I am not very good at packing my purses lightly...I am always like hmm maybe I will want to change my lipstick to red half way through the night, or maybe I need all of my business cards, you never know who you are going to meet. I think this clutch goes effortlessly from day to night because of all of the subtle details, the chain and the suede fringe make this under $45 clutch easily feel like a $200+ score. 

Prima Donna also has tons of other fun accessories just like this one, also tons of fun jewelry, shoes, hats you name it. It is always one of my go to shops when I am looking for new accessories. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hang Out Fall In Love

Sweatshirt: Philia Clothing c/o // Jeans: Joes Jeans // Booties: Steve Madden via T J Maxx // Necklace: Rocksbox get a free month with code JustineBFF5// Lipstick: Mac Rebel

So just like every other New England resident this weekend I spent it doing very fall things. I literally can not get enough of fall. I sort of wish it was fall all year, but then I guess I would get over it soon too. There is nothing I love more than a cool day that a light sweatshirt keeps you the perfect temperature. I rediscovered the farm next door to my parents house. They have so much fun stuff, I could wander around all day, from veggie & flower gardens, to chickens and goats and other fun animals! Since I can't have my own farm right now this will have to do. 

I am so obsessed with my new sweatshirt from a new online shop that I love. I think I have worn it at least five times since it arrived in the mail. Both dressed up and around the house, don't you love clothes that are so multi purpose! They are making tee's, tanks and sweatshirts just like this one with inspirational messages on them and often the messages support teams, causes or just inspire women. For every shirt purchased a portion of the profits go to Backpack Program which helps feed hungry children. They have tons of fun options you should check out like this Crazy Thankful sweatshirt, which will be perfect for the Thanksgiving day after dinner when you are looking for something comfy to throw on after eating all that food! They also of course they have a CHEERS one, perfect for my mom...
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