Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Inspiration: Quotes I Love

It's Friday again, and I could not be happier that February is almost over! The snow and cold has made it tough to for me to get motivated to shoot new outfits, so I'm desperately wishing for nicer weather in March! What are you all up to this weekend? I hope it's a great one, and enjoy the quotes! :)




Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Thursday! I realized that I've never posted my recipe for chocolate chip cookies before, and since I baked them on Tuesday night, I decided to share the recipe with you all today. There's nothing super special about them, but whenever I bake them I get lots of compliments and people can never eat just one! This time I used bittersweet chips because I was out of semi-sweet which most people prefer, but they were still just as delicious. They're perfectly soft in the middle and a little bit crispy on the outsides. Let me know if you decide to try them out! :)



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What I Wore: Black Jumpsuit

I've never worn a jumpsuit before, but after seeing Emma Stone's gorgeous Lanvin creation at this year's Golden Globes, I decided I really wanted to try one out for myself! I ordered this black jumpsuit with subtle cutouts from Shopbop to wear to the Miss Boston pageant earlier this month, and I was lucky to discover that it fit me nearly perfectly with no alterations needed. I paired it with a simple pair of burgundy suede pumps, a feather belt and my new Rebecca Minkoff quilted mini bag with rose gold hardware, and wore big, sparkly statement earrings that took center stage! Though I was nervous about the jumpsuit and whether or not it would be flattering, I received lots of compliments at the pageant and am so glad I added it to my closet. It's the perfect fashion-forward alternative to a dress for cocktail events, and I plan to wear it differently in the future by changing up my shoes, bag and jewelry to create a new look! What do you think of my jumpsuit - is it a hit or a total miss?


PS: These photos were shot inside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square - I usually prefer to shoot outdoors, but you have to get creative when temps are in the single digits and there are ginormous mounds of snow everywhere!

PPS: Salon Capri treated me to a conditioning treatment, haircut and blowdry on Saturday and I am absolutely obsessed with the results! My stylist was Ashley at the Newbury St. location, and I love the long bob she gave me. I know I'm wearing my hair up in today's outfit so I can show off the earrings, but here's a photo of my new 'do in case you haven't seen it on Instagram yet! :)




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Style Inspiration: Oscars After Party

In addition to seeing so many fabulous gowns on the Oscars red carpet, there are tons of gorgeous outfits that the celebs change into for the Vanity Fair after party. I have to be honest - I loved the majority of the after party gowns more than the red carpet gowns and it was harder for me to narrow down my favorites!! I've picked out my top 10 for you today...let me know which look you like best in the comments below.

Loves:

Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung. Her red carpet gown was a total flop for me, but I absolutely loved this flowy, colorblocked dress on Zoe!

Rashida Jones in Andrew Gn. This was one of the only prints we saw at the Oscars this year, and I am head over heels for it! Her earrings are stunning as well.

Diane Kruger in Donna Karan Atelier. Now THIS is how you do a pantsuit! Red hot perfection.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Style Inspiration: Oscars Red Carpet

Did you all watch the Oscars last night? My favorite part of any award show is tuning in early to see the celebs walk down the red carpet! I've rounded up the looks I loved and a few honorable mentions that I liked but wasn't totally sold on. Let me know what you think of my picks and which looks were your favorite in the comments below! :)

Loves:

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent. Love the hair, love the makeup, love that vintage tassel statement necklace, love the sheer sleeves. So chic and sophisticated from head to toe!

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy. This dress is so perfect for her figure and I love the classic red lace details.

Marion Cotillard in Dior. I know a lot of people are going to hate this look, but this is haute couture at its finest and it's so unique and captivating when she turns around!