Magical Pink Wall

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Happy hump day, friends! We’re trying to brighten up this gloomy day with fun walls! If you’re in the Hartford area, you should check out these cheery murals (on the side of the road on Pope Park Highway) – there are green, purple and blue ones too!

With the weather finally cooling down, it was the perfect day to break out the clogs and a long cozy sweater. To be honest, this outfit is pretty much my uniform in the fall! I love classic neutrals with some gold jewelry and a fun shoe.

I was most excited about my DIY necklace though! I grabbed some thin leather from Michaels and tied myself a little chocker. Thinking about doing a DIY post with a couple variations of what you can do with the leather strips! Stay tuned!


Gap Sweater (similar) // Gap Belt (similar) // American Eagle Jeans // White Tank from Marshalls (similar) // Lotta from Stockholm Clogs // Vintage Purse (similar) // Madewell Cuff // Urban Outfitters Sunnies 

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Boho Picnic

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I’m on a plane to LAX for my Designer Vaca trip in Palm Springs!! SO excited! Keep an eye out on my instagram for pics from PS & Joshua Tree 🙂

Anyway, so when my friend Brittany and I were browsing Brimfield this year, we stumbled upon one of the most beautiful tents we’d seen all day – a floor to ceiling, wall to wall tent full of Kantha quilts. The price was right and we both found throws we fell in love with. The company is String Theory, and they had the most gorgeous blankets we had ever seen! (Ps they sell to Anthropologie to resell!). We each bought one and started day dreaming about how we wanted to use them – at home, for picnics, at the beach, on our beds, etc. and since the weather has been perfectly fall these past few weeks we figured it was time to give picnic-ing with our new blankets a try!

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On Christa: Gingham Top (Target, similar), Jeans (similar), Clogs, Hat (Vintage, similar)
On Brittany: Hat (Yellow 108), Sweater (similar), Jeans (Urban Outfitters), Clogs


 

Perfect Puffer

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Happy Monday morning from snowy, sleety New England! It’s real gross out there right now, and while I’m not planning on heading out into the wintery mix, I am at least thankful I have such an awesome puffy coat just in case! We took these pictures a few weeks ago, before we got all of the white fluffy stuff, and I’ve been wearing my coat nonstop. I am a HUGE believer in puffy coats for NE winters – seriously guys, it gets cold. I’ve had good luck with Gap in the past, and this lightweight Lands End coat really surprised me – I love the color and the warmth! Stay safe out there friends!


Lands’ End Light Weight Down Puffer
Black Jeans, Marshalls (similar)
Kyi Kyi Hat, Nordstrom Rack
Apri Leopard Booties, Marshalls (similar)


 

Put a Scarf on it, Part Deux

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Happy Friday, friends! We thought we’d take a quick break from our Friday Links to present to you: Put a Scarf on it, Part Deux. I bought this dress for my birthday, and had so much fun in it I had to break it out again for our holiday party. The high-low hemline was flirty and festive, and paired with my red lipstick, I was ready to roll. As previously posted, we made our way around town in our fancy holiday outfits, scarves in tow. We’re New England girls, we just love our scarves…

*Btw, I just want to give a little shoutout to those Old Navy heels. I usually have issues with heels, and these are extremely comfortable and so affordable!


Scarf (Marshalls, similar)
Plaid Dress (Willow & Clay, similar)
Polka Dot Tights (J.Crew Factory)
Clutch (Coach, vintage)
Heels (Old Navy)
Lip Color (Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in
“Striking Spectaculaire”)

Various Jewelry: Pearl Ring (Old Navy), Thin Gold Ring (Etsy),
“Stay Inspired” Bracelet (Etsy, Yay Kindred), “Golden Years” Bracelet (Erica Weiner)
Leather Bracelet (Florence, Italy), Vintage Bracelets


Party Pants

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Forever 21 Pants // Madewell Ampersand Tee, last season (similar) // H&M Army Jacket, old (similar), MIA Scalloped Flats (also here) // The Sak Leather Bag from Marshalls (not available online, similar) // Ray Ban Youngster Sunnies // Bauble Bar Studded Bangle

Happy Monday, and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! I didn’t get a chance to photograph my Easter outfit, but Reg was able to document this look after our delicious brunch last weekend (Reg’s outfit here). I was so excited to finally start wearing these pants – I got them back in January and are a tad too lightweight for winter weather – and they’re pretty much my new fav! While they’re comfy like pajamas, I can’t help but feel extremely dressed up when I wear them! They give me the casual chic look that is pretty much my favorite look of all time. I hope one of these days I can get the courage (and prepare my feet) to wear some cute pumps with this for an even more glammed out look. *PS – It was crazy windy, so don’t mind the wild hair!

xo Christa

 

Christmas Party Sparkle

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Hey everyone, Christa here – these are my first outfit pics ever, so be gentle! I was very excited to shoot these because getting dressed up for parties is one of my favorite things to do! There has been an annual Christmas potluck with friends going on since the early college days, and we’ve managed to keep it going after all of these years. It’s fun and delicious, and the only other “rule” besides bringing a top notch dish is formal attire. This doesn’t mean black tie, since we’re lounging around someone’s apartment, but it’s definitely more than your usual friend potluck dinner outfit. I wore this to the party on Saturday night and felt dressed up yet comfortable with my metallic sweater, a little bling, comfy knit dress (shown as a skirt) & booties.

Sweater: Marshall’s (similar here) // Dress (worn as skirt): Max Studio from Marshall’s (similar here) // Tights: Target // Booties: DSW // Necklace: Forever 21, old (similar here) // Jacket: Sachi, last year (similar here) // Bracelets: Yay Kindred // Nail Color: Essie Lollipop