Growing up, I spent every August in a New England beach town. I remember the first year I visited in the fall, when the temperature had dropped significantly, the wind had picked up, and the summer crowds were long gone. It was incredibly quiet and chilly, a different world from the harbor town I had grown up with, but so beautiful and peaceful. Now I make a point to take beach walks throughout the fall and winter, to savor the lack of crowds and brisk, but still salty, breeze.
I have just loved the peter pan collar trend that’s been gaining traction over the last year, but have always been too shy to try it– until I received this dainty little one from Sincerely Sweet Boutique. It was just the right amount of statement and fit easily with this oversized knit, and had a vintage feel without being too in-your-face, or little girl-ish. I also love their Timeless Addendum and Austen Society Lace Trim Vintage Collars– such sweet little touches to add to outfits!
One of the absolute best things about being an Emerson College alum is meeting all of the talented and inspiring individuals the network connects you to, both current students and alumni. Last week, I met up with current student Celina Colby, fashion blogger behind Trends & Tolstoy. I considered myself to be pretty involved while in school, but as a sophomore, Celina is already blowing me out of the water. I discovered that in addition to Emerson, we share a love of Nutella lattes, exploring our little city of Boston, and, as you’ll see, pink blazers. We styled our fluorescent duds in pretty opposing ways and had fun battling it out in a photoshoot with Celina’s photographer Jamie Kaplan– to see the full battle, head on over to Trends & Tolstoy today!
On Celina: Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Leather pants, H&M [similar] // Tank, Forever 21 // Shoes, Christian Siriano for Payless // Bracelets, gifted
On Emily: Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Boyfriend jeans, Gap // Tank, H&M // Pearls, J.Crew // Purse, Kate Spade [similar] // Heels, Fioni for Payless [similar]
I go through different color-combination crushes often. You may remember it was navy blue + kelly green a few weeks ago, and right now it’s pale pink + gold. I’m thinking that means it’s Nutcracker season and all the ballet-inspired looks are getting to me…!
Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe, and filling Thanksgiving! xx
Cinnamon schnapps, cinnamon sticks, and warm apple cider? What’s not to love about this fall cocktail courtesy of one of my go-to books, Party Drinks!? I highly suggest this spiced treat this time of year, preferably while wearing similar attire.
Last Saturday may or may not have been the most perfect fall day in Boston. One of those days when you curse the sun for setting so early, and you have no shame prancing around in a tulle skirt with pearl details out of pure happiness– in this case, one that is attached to an adorable navy sweater that forms to make the most perfect little dress. I found this little gem at Sincerely Sweet Boutique– an online retailer based out of Orange County, CA with an endless supply of feminine, vintage-inspired, and downright sweet fashions and accessories. I also snagged this Peter Pan statement collar and cannot wait to pair it with a number of chunky knits this winter!
There is something so perfectly autumnal about cozying up around a big bonfire with hot chocolate and s’mores. My friends used to treck out to the quiet suburban areas of Cambridge from downtown Boston numerous times a year for these, but there is no better time to host them than fall.
As much as I love my New England summers, I can’t deny how beautiful a crisp fall day along the water can be as well. This Lighthouse is my happy place, has been since I was a little girl, and is during all seasons.
And do you love this Pride & Prejudice tote?? Sometimes working in publishing definitely has its perks… :)