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enjoying nature in savannah


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In February, Dave and I took a road trip down to Florida to visit my family (and go to Disney!). On the way, we spent a night in Savannah, GA – such a pretty city!

In the morning before we completed our drive to Orlando, we stopped by the Wormsloe Historic Site. This gorgeous view through the trees was too amazing to pass up, so we stopped for some photos.



There were about 7 or 8 other groups of people trying to take photos at the same time, which made it challenging for me! People were polite and took turns, but I had to pose in front of a large group. So stressful!

The other problem was that this is an actual road, so once people were done with their pictures they hopped in their cars and drove on through. Timing was a bit difficult, but luckily my body was able to block the view of the vehicles once they got about halfway through.


I love the view at the entrance, with the hauntingly beautiful Spanish moss visible through the gate.

There were some lovely flowering trees too – I just wish I knew what they were!



My new butterfly collar from Magnus Clothing seems right at home among the trees! It wasn’t a coincidence that I chose to wear it that day 🙂 Ever since I got it, I have been trying it out with different tops/dresses. It really gives a fresh look to otherwise simple clothing!

I have a few more posts planned from our vacation, so be on the lookout for some  warm-weather outfits 🙂




Dress: H&M
Collar: Magnus Clothing Butterfly Collar
Belt: Modern Millie Shop (brand unknown)
Sunglasses: Modern Millie Shop (brand unknown)
Shoes: L.L. Bean


a nice day for an ice day



Hey folks!  I’m back with an icy post that (I hope) will mark the end of winter and the start of warmer weather.  Hey – it was actually in the 60s this week in Boston, so anything’s possible!

(although I actually spent the past 7 days in Florida…more on that to come in a future post!)



These photos were taken at the Ice Castles in New Hampshire, located almost 2 hours from our apartment. For someone who HATES being cold, that was quite a long distance to travel. However, I was with Dave and our friends Sara (from In a Nutshell Blog) and Cody – so I knew it would be a fun trip no matter what!




I knew I had to bundle up, so I wore this beautiful plaid skirt, boots, and a turtleneck.  Of course I also threw on some fleece-lined tights.  A girl’s gotta stay warm! To accessorize, I went with my Charming Charlie cello purse. It reminded me of one of those things that guys wear over their kilts.

I actually went ahead and looked up what those things are. They are called sporrans, and are essentially little purses that men use since the kilts are typically pocketless. Fun fact! 🙂



It wouldn’t be a trip with Sara without photos together, so we made sure to snap a few. She wore the perfect skirt for our outdoor adventure – you can read more over on her blog.

Sara seemed less cold than I was, so I thought maybe I could use her for some warmth. I went in for a sneak attack hug, which clearly threw her off guard:


Here’s a gif of the encounter for full effect:


Good thing Dave didn’t stop taking photos! (and thanks Sara – I stole the gif from your blog!)



Although I thought the Ice Castles were pretty cool (ha! no pun intended!), I was slightly underwhelmed. I think I imagined they would be HUGE, towering walls of ice, when in reality most of the structure wasn’t that high at all. Maybe the word “castles” threw me off.

That being said, it was so much fun to walk around through the icy mazes, slipping on the ground as we went along.


(The next pic is just because Dave likes to make a funny face in every photo I take of him. Love it!)


After the Ice Castles, we headed back south and warmed up with some food and drinks at The Last Chair, a restaurant we found on the way. Once we were full of pretzels, mac and cheese, and pizza, we drove back to Massachusetts. Any day that ends with warm cheesy food is a great day for sure!







(this one’s my favorite – love you, hun!)




Top: Energie via Kohl’s
Skirt: c/o Stylewe
Fleece-Lined Tights: Primark
Boots: Madden Girl via Macy’s (also here)
PurseCharming Charlie Melodic Cello Crossbody

day out to workout

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As I write this, it is 20 degrees out and we are having a snowstorm.

It feels wrong to be posting these photos from August, but I realized I never shared them and now seemed like a good time to get them up.



You may know already that I have been learning hip hop dance for about a year and a half, and I now take 2 different classes: an intermediate class and a beginner crew.  It has been so great to bond and grow with the other dancers, and I am so excited that our winter session is starting in a few days! Woo!



My classes are in the evening, so I often need to wear something in the day that I can quickly transition for a workout.

The best way to do this is by having an item that works for both looks.  In this case, it’s my tank top.



Although it is CLEARLY an active top (stretchy material, mesh details), I think it looks cute with my skirt!  And the necklace really helps…accessories can transform an otherwise athletic look.

I didn’t want to have to change my bra before class, so I wore a sports bra with neon details.  I could have just as easily worn a black sports bra, but my skirt is bright and colorful so it was nice to have a bit of that peeking through the top as well.



To flip the look, I changed into workout capris (though I definitely could have worn them under the skirt for an even simpler switch), put on some high top sneakers. and slapped on my favorite hat.



By the way, my hat is from an AWESOME game called Prey.  It takes place on a space station orbiting earth and you have to kill aliens, help survivors, and try to escape.  It is set in the future, but has an alternate history where JFK was not assassinated (which changes the whole Space Race).

I don’t always pay close attention to the storyline when I play games, but this one sucked me in.  I finished it back in May, but now I want to play it again so I can make different decisions and alter my game ending.


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And just because I’m a doof, I’m going to leave you with two strange photos…I really just did these to entertain Dave while he was taking the pics 🙂





Top:  Forever 21 Active Mesh Tank Top (similar)
Warhol Watercolor Floral Skirt via A Classic Paradise
90 Degree by Reflex via Marshall’s
Prey Logo Snapback Hat via Bethesda Store
Sports Bra: SO Mesh Back Sports Bra via Kohl’s
Shoes:  Dr. Scholl’s Mashup via Marshall’s (also available here)
SneakersPuma Vikky Mid Deboss
Necklace:   Forever 21 Blue Painted Box Chain Necklace
Sunglasses:  H&M

frozen treats and secret eats


Wow, two posts within one week?!  Haha.

I’m happy to finally be getting some older photos up on the blog – these ones are from October.  It must have been a warm day though, since it looks like I was dressed for summer!



Well, I just checked and it was in the high 70s that day!  That explains the lack of coat or tights 🙂

Dave and I had plans that evening to visit Less Than Greater Than, a little secret speakeasy hidden in an ice cream shop.  They surprisingly had amazing food and drinks, and we had such a great time!




We knew we were going to end up getting some ice cream at some point that night, so I wore my ModCloth popsicle dress, Betsey Johnson popsicle clutch, and a little ice cream pin.

I have had this dress for over a year, and I can’t believe I haven’t blogged it yet!  It is in fairly consistent rotation, even in the winter.  Just add a pair of thick tights and you’re good to go!

I wore pretty much this exact outfit last December when we were in Orlando for Christmas.  I’m really only mentioning that so I can share this adorable pic with my niece, below 🙂





Well, that’s it for me today.  I’ve got to get back to addressing Christmas cards! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂


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Dress:  ModCloth Flavor Fave Dress in Popsicle
Cardigan: MAK via Modern Millie Shop
Pin: Forever 21 Ice Cream Enamel Pin
Shoes:  Old Navy
Purse:  Betsey Johnson Glitter Popsicle Wristlet via Burlington Coat Factory
Sunglasses: Newbury Comics

cold and awkward


Yep, that definitely sums up my life – cold and awkward.

These photos were taken a few weeks ago in Salem during an outing with Sara and Cody. We love those guys so much, so it’s always a blast when we get together.  The plan was to hit up an exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, then visit one of our favorite clothing shops, Modern Millie.


Sara was kind enough to take some photos of me, but I will admit to being the worst model!  Once the coat came off, I couldn’t stop shivering (and complaining, lol).  My nose got red, my eyes were watery, and I was getting self-conscious as people were walking by.  Augh.

Luckily (and likely because she is a good photographer/pose coach), we managed to get a few good ones.SARA5397-smallSARA5441-sma

This dress was actually a birthday gift from Sara, and my second Bernie Dexter! This style is the Rachel, and although the same size as my Kelly (XS), this one fits a lot smaller – which is good since my Kelly is a bit big. Ideally though, I think I would want one right in between the two.  More fitted than the Kelly, with a bit more breathing room than the Rachel (ha!). Funny that the sizes vary so much within the same brand!


We had a great time at the museum.  I had been dying to see an exhibit titled, “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.”

Kirk Hammett?! I have been a HUGE Metallica fan since elementary school (my first two live shows were Metallica, who I saw in 5th and 6th grade).  I have seen them a bunch of times since then, and although they had a few misses (St. Anger? lol), I have remained a fan.  Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist for the band, so I knew it was an exhibit I couldn’t miss. Plus, I love the aesthetic of the whole horror movie genre.

The exhibit did not disappoint!




Sara and I posed outside of Modern Millie too, before we headed in to shop.  I bought two ADORABLE dresses that I can’t wait to share here!  Until then, you can check out Sara’s post from our day in Salem.



DressBernie Dexter Rachel Green Bees Waitress Dress
Purse Charming Charlie Music Bars Crossbody
ShoesBeyond Skin Amelia
Fleece-Lined Tights: Primark
Necklace:  Jo-Ann Fabrics

the barking crab



Ahhh, another summer memory.

Our friends Sara (In a Nutshell blog) and Cody love a restaurant by the seaport area in Boston called The Barking Crab.  Dave is obsessed with seafood, so of course he was down.  I, on the other hand, don’t like crabs or lobsters (the restaurant’s specialty), but it seemed like a great opportunity to wear my new(ish) Lindy Bop dress!

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