June 27, 2014

Fourth of July outfit ideas

Since July fourth is quickly coming up, I've put together some possible outfits for all different types of occasions. The fourth is one of my favorite holidays and I love sporting our nation's colors. 

Naked Zebra dress // Francesca's necklace // jack rogers sandals 

Madewell top // vineyard vines shorts // jack rogers sandals // fornash mecklace // rayban aviators 

Old navy jacket // sanctuary top // vineyard vines skirt // jack rogers sandals // jcrew necklace 

June 26, 2014

Sale Boats

There are so many amazing sales going on right now just in time for the start of summer!  I've recently realized that my summer wardrobe needs some life saving because I'm seriously lacking in the shorts and bathing suit departments! I'm so happy some of my favorite stores have come to the rescue with some great sales!

whale of a sale: take an additional 30% off of markdowns with the code: SUMMER3014

30% off of select styles + up to 50% off sale styles with code: HISUMMER

30% off of Summer dresses and Sandals

Semi-Annual Big Wonder Sale; up to 70% off!!!

20-50% off in stores and online

June 22, 2014

A Taste of New England // North River Lobster Co

This afternoon I convinced my mom and brother to take spontaneous trip into the city to go to Northern River Lobster Co (aka the Lobster Boat) for dinner. We only just made the boat we planned on going on by a few minutes and I'm so happy we did.  We weren't able to grab a table on the top deck so we sat inside and enjoyed the views while we ate snuck back out for photos. 

The concept is so cool. Admission to get on the boat is absolutely free; you just pay for the food!  On the first floor there's a bar area with tvs (a lot of people were watching the Portugal USA game!). You order your food at the bar and are given a number on a stand to take with you to wherever you decide to sit.  On the second floor there's a raw bar and more seating. The top deck houses another bar and open air seating. My mom and I both ordered lobster which was phenomenal. I started with the clam chowder which was impeccable. I haven't had clam chowder that good in a very long time. 

In what seemed like the shortest 45 minutes we were back at the dock. We decided to stay on the boat for another ride and this time snagged a table up top. The views were amazing and we got to see the sunset in the most beautiful way. We decided to order the peak and eat shrimp since we were still a little hungry and we were on the boat for another trip. It was excellent. The boat ride was really calming and the atmosphere on board was really cool. 

As we left the boat I convinced my family to check out Puddin' in alphabet city. I was watching Unique Eats on the cooking channel the night before and apparently Puddin' was supposed to be an incredible spot to grab some pudding.. And it was. So so so good! Who knew I could like pudding that much? 

Xx, E

June 11, 2014

June 10, 2014

Graduation Festivities

It's hard to believe that my time in high school came and went so quickly.  I remember so clearly starting at my school freshman year only knowing three people.  It's really frightening to look back on how quickly high school flew by.  I just can't help but hope college won't go by as quickly.

After it poured at prom this year I think everyone was praying we'd have better luck with the weather for graduation, and I don't think the weather could've been prettier.  The day was just perfect.

On the Thursday following graduation I had about 16 girls over for a celebratory brunch.  I had my eye on the forecast the entire week before and was extremely nervous considering there was supposed to be a 100% chance of rain.  Everything was supposed to be outside and with the disastrous prom weather I did not want to move everything inside! Luckily it only drizzled that morning and the skies cleared up by the time everyone arrived! I was so delighted that we had our barn so we could put the table inside! Our original plan was to have it outside with the drinks and food but it was so adorable inside the barn so I was happy that the threat of rain made us move it inside!

I had so much fun putting all of the decorations together.  From the "Congrats" banner to the life-size polaroid I think it's safe to say I got a little crafty.  I put together little jars of m&ms and stuck the logo of everyone's college on the inside to have at their seat. How adorable are those shift cookies? I'm obsessed.  They're too pretty to eat.


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