Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekend Wear - Garden Wedding

Remember this post where I shared some gowns that I was contemplating for a black tie wedding we have coming up this summer??? Well they both arrived and were just a bit too matronly and chez boring on me. So I was back on the hunt for the perfect dress for my beautiful friends big day. I then came across this dress and I knew it was perfect for the formal garden occasion. Ding... Ding... Ding, I think we have a winner folks! So excited for this beauty to's hoping it's just as fabulous in person as it is online!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Style & Real Estate - Harbour Island

Whenever John and I travel I always like to look up the available real estate and see what is on the market in the area we are staying. It's fun to daydream about owning a property in another country or even just a warmer destination for escaping to when we are fed up with the brutal Boston winters. Our recent St. Lucia trip was no different. While that mountainousness island was truly amazing it wouldn't be ideal for us {I'm a total wimp with heights & giant baby with motion-sickness}, we do however have fond memories of our stay in the Bahamas {also has swimming with pigs so that's a double win} which lead me to the fabulous vacation home of interior designer Allesandra Branca. Don't you just love a peak into the lives of the glamourous. 

Where would you ever dream of owning a vacation home???

Adore how the designer incorporated the red stair case railing into the dining room below with the similar style chairs. 

When I think of red, white and blue in a home, I instantly think of a Nantucket nautical design. I kinda love how it still works in this Caribbean environment. 

I have a serious weakness for double twin beds in a room. It's not always ideal for adult guests but aesthetically they rock my world. 

Cocktails on the terrace....yes please!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


It's that time of year - Friends & Family sales are popping up everywhere {happening at Lord & Taylor too}! It's the perfect time to stock up on Spring and Summer wear {or a mothers day gift} with deep discounts. This Shopbop sale has to be one of the best available online as they offer free shipping and returns as well as a million different designer brands at all different price points allowing you to mix high and low without breaking the bank. I picked out a few of my favorites from the sale - oh and the best part...every.single.item below is under $100! When checking out just enter code INTHEFAMILY14 and boom 25% off your order is deducted from your total.

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Freshly Squeezed

A few weekends ago I attended a Tuscan themed bridal brunch that was beautifully decorated with citrus decor, favors, Italian treats and cocktails. I was completely smitten with the hosts fruity design. It was bright, cheerful and perfectly on trend. Since then everywhere I turn I see zesty styles {pun intended} of lemons and oranges in fashions, beauty, paper, entertaining and home decor. Below is a little roundup of some of my favorites.

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citrus tree's // fedora // pillow // iPhone case // recipe cards // lemon purse // lip balm // drink dispenser // measuring spoons //  head scarf // soap stones // dress // flats // towelettes // candle 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

St. Lucia

I am still basking in the glow of our amazing family vacation. A full week with my twelve crazy family members on the beautiful island of St. Lucia was just too good to be true. While on the trip my brother, sister and I planned to have a little family photo shoot to create an album for our folks as a thank you for spoiling us with this luxurious trip. I thought I would share a few snaps from the shoot.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The White Bag

Spring has finally sprung here in Boston and I couldn't be happier about it. This past Saturday while my husband was out and about with his buddies I decided to take myself for a stroll around the city and do some window shopping (and maybe even a little actual shopping). One item in particular I kept noticing and was really loving was the white bag. Who knew that this simple little accessory could be so versatile and go with every single thing in your closet. I broke down my three favorite style bags and then options in different price points, the Burberry tote has me weak in the knees. 
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clutches - one // two // three
crossbody - one // two // three
totes - one // two // three

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend Wear - Welcome Spring

After a week in paradise I am sooooo not interested in going back to sweaters and coats. Luckily for us in Boston it looks as though Spring might grace us next week and I will be breaking out my favorite silk blouses, classic trench coats & some white denim. What do you look forward to wearing come warmer weather?

Jewelry Tatttoo's

Morning lovelies, I just got in from a very long day of travel but still glowing from the amazing family vacation we had in St. Lucia. My love for the the beach, sun kissed skin and jewelry, I knew I had to share Flash Tattoos with you all. These jewelry inspired temporary tattoos are really beautiful. I love the bold designs and gilded finishes. They are so fun for the warmer temps without any commitment. These modern designs last around 4-6 days and are easy to apply and remove. I am totally smitten with this concept as I have shared my love of a similar concept here. Take a look below at all the gorgeous designs available to adorn yourself with!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bon Voyage

Whoa nelly, we had to get up early for this mornings flight, however we made it. The whole family is together and we are finally off on our vacation and I couldn't be more excited for all the family time {I may be singing a different tune at the end of the trip} I will see you all back here on the 11th!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Where you from?

When it comes to hanging art like items on the walls in our apartment we chose reminders of home. Whether it be a body of water near where we grew up, a Gyotacu impression from a local artist we choose signs from NY that make Boston feel more like home every day. So when I saw these city prints available in Nordstrom I was instantly intrigued. Not only does the artist offer most major cities, he does so uniquely view maps, vintage style photo's and aged silhouettes of your desired state {even more options available in his etsy shop}. A few of my favorites are below.