Ruffles and Sparkles at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Ruffles and Sparkles at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Museums recently started to open back up in Boston, and since I’ve been home due to the virus I decided to take a trip down to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I’ve never been to this museum and have had it on my list for quite a while. It didn’t disappoint!

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A Pearl Bucket Hat

A Pearl Bucket Hat

When I came across the Saint Fort brand on Instagram I thought I was dreaming. The pearl hats that Saphyra designs are incredible. I ordered the Pearl Bucket Hat, and it does not disappoint!

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My Favorite Summer Dresses for Outdoor Dining

My Favorite Summer Dresses for Outdoor Dining

My first socially distant dinner out called for my favorite summer Gal Meets Glam dress. My friend and I headed out to Boston’s North End and had Italian at Trattoria II Panino. It was a wonderful dinner, we sat outside and I felt perfectly safe in regards to COVID-19 precautions. Our waiter was so kind, and it was really nice to get out and support one of the many restaurants that have opened up in the area.

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Veils Aren’t Just for Brides or The Royals- You Can Wear Them Too

Veils Aren’t Just for Brides or  The Royals- You Can Wear Them Too

Other than looking at vintage photographs from fashion magazines or looking at the recent collections of my favorite, go-to brands such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, or Miu Miu, I’m avidly scrolling through Pinterest for fashion inspiration. My favorite find that I most recently came across are veils, but not just for brides.

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Wearing a Face Mask is Chic, Here are My Favorites

Wearing a Face Mask is Chic, Here are My Favorites

“Are you wearing the C-.” “The CDC recommended face covering because we’re still in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic? Yeah, I am.” states @ajhisnandez on Twitter.

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The Politician’s Astrid Sloan Has the Perfect Preppy Meets Trendy Style

The Politician’s Astrid Sloan Has the Perfect Preppy Meets Trendy Style

I just started The Politician this week, and I would be lying if I said the clothes weren’t the main attraction (for me at least.) Think 60’s mod meets preppy cool meets femininity. It’s all Miu Miu, Chanel, Dior, and Gucci ladies, with hints of Marc Jacobs, Maje, and Zara.

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A Day at The Cranes Estate

A Day at The Cranes Estate

Whenever I’m home in Massachusetts I love to go to Cranes Estate in Ipswich. Not only is the home a dream, but the grounds are magical and every time I go I spend hours exploring. The rolling hills in front of the castle lead to a beautiful view of the ocean, and there is a gorgeous gardens. The garden is a whimsical escape, and this time the light was perfect. My friends and I could’ve spent the entire day just sitting in the garden reading and frolicking.

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The Chanel Cruise 2020/2021 Collection

The Chanel Cruise 2020/2021 Collection

As the music and visuals started for the Chanel Cruise 2020/21 collection on IGTV, I for a second deemed this to be a fantastic collection for Virginie Viard. The music was divine, Time by Arca, and for a virtual show I knew I couldn’t be too picky of the set especially given it’s the first digital show for Chanel in history (but still, it’s Chanel..) But further in I began to notice an unfortunate tale of too much denim that Chanel does not need, and triangle bags that have Karl and Coco turning. 

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Classy and Chic Swimwear for The Season (Regular + Plus-Size)

Classy and Chic Swimwear for The Season (Regular + Plus-Size)

I fully embrace summer style when the season comes around. I grew up going to the beach almost every day of the summer and have had my fair share of cute, and not so cute, swimwear. I’ve been gravitating towards high-waisted styles, I find them to be the most flattering, but also love one or two low waisted bottoms as well. A one-piece is très chic, and great if I’m going out on the paddle board. Finding styles and prints that best suit you is what’s going to make your swimwear last from season to season, rather than shopping a trend and quickly getting bored.

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Picnic by the Water in Newburyport

Picnic by the Water in Newburyport

After several months of rarely putting on makeup and planning an outfit, this week a few friends and I headed out to Newburyport for a picnic by the water. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is sit by the water, it’s so refreshing and relaxing.

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Scarves are My Most Versatile Summer Accessory

Scarves are My Most Versatile Summer Accessory

Silk, chiffon, cotton or linen, the scarves I have are my most versatile accessory for the summer season. Tied around your neck, in your hair, around the handles of your handbag, or around your head as seen on actresses like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly- there are endless ways to wear your scarves. Below I’m sharing all of my favorite summer prints and colors in what I would say, is one of the best accessories every women should have!

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Five New-to-Me Black-Owned Fashion Brands

Five New-to-Me Black-Owned Fashion Brands

This week I have discovered so many incredible new brands owned by Black people that I’m excited to shop now and in the future. I’ve found that over the years the statement, unique pieces I want to purchase aren’t going to be at the usual stores I frequent, and have been actively making a list of unique designers and shops since. If you love colors and prints, you’re in for a treat with these brands!

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Hanifa- A Contemporary Ready-to-Wear Line

Hanifa- A Contemporary Ready-to-Wear Line

Hanifa is a new to me brand that I discovered on Twitter after a video Anifa posted went viral. With sizing from 0-20, the Hanifa collection is classy, modern, feminine, and chic. Designed by a Black woman, for women.

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Vintage Vogue Photographs That are Inspiring my Summer Style

Vintage Vogue Photographs That are Inspiring my Summer Style

Nothing fills up my fashion appetite more than combing through vintage photographs from magazines. Vogue is home to many of my favorite photographers work, and the summer issues have inspiring shots. I’m always looking for inspiration with my wardrobe as the seasons start, and almost always it’s from vintage Vogue. Although this year our summer may be looking different, the inspiration doesn’t have to change.

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Get The Look: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Summer Looks

Get The Look: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Summer Looks

Midge’s looks on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel are absolutely fabulous, and her summer outfits have to be my favorite. The swing dresses and glamorous hats are the perfect retro, 1950’s inspiration I need for my summer wardrobe. After all, the 1950’s is where I get lots of my fashion inspiration from.

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Blouses and Tops to Spice Up Your Wardrobe

Blouses and Tops to Spice Up Your Wardrobe

Lately I’ve been loving the look of a statement top and pair of jeans. For the spring and summertime I think it’s a chic look perfect for not only day but night as well. When the weather begins to get warmer I don’t layer as much, so a statement top does the trick, unless I accessorize with a light-weight scarf.

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Summer Shoe Picks

Summer Shoe Picks

When it hits mid-May although it isn’t summer for another month, it starts to feel like it. Classes are finishing up for those who are in school, and now summer is fully on my mind. We’re all not sure how this summer is going to turn out, whether we’ll be able to hit the beach or if we’ll be inside. But summer shoes are starting to show up on e-commerce sites, and I’m sharing my favorites below.

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Beautiful Blue and White Fashion and Pieces for the Home

Beautiful Blue and White Fashion and Pieces for the Home

Blue and white are signature colors for the summer. With May finally here I know that summer doesn’t officially start for a little bit over month, but there’s always a shift in my closest during this time. Blue and white pieces are a feast for my eyes and a pair that I adore to bring out in May. The two colors are so pretty together and I’ve found so many pieces I love that I’m sharing below.

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Fancy Yourself a Hat?

Fancy Yourself a Hat?

Hats are my most favored accessory. They not only hide a bad hair day, they elevate any look. A chic wool beret in the winter, or a vintage inspired straw hat in the summer, I can’t help myself in adding new ones to my collection every season.

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How to Elevate a Black Jumpsuit

How to Elevate a Black Jumpsuit

A black jumpsuit is a very flattering piece to wear. It makes you look taller and when worn with heels is a really classic piece. To elevate my black halter jumpsuit I paired it with my teal flower belt(that I absolutely love, my best vintage find), and wore a seashell blue necklace with matching drop earrings. For bag I decided to add a pop of color with the neon yellow/green. I’m wearing bow black heeled sandals to continue with the black which makes my legs look longer. Especially for shorter people, never underestimate the power of a black jumpsuit to make you look taller.

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