First Impressions | Beauty & Other Randoms

August 30, 2017
First impression videos are some of my favorite to watch on YouTube & there are plenty of products that I try out and then sometimes forget to mention on the blog, but usually will talk about on InstaStories - so I thought I'd share a few first impressions for recent purchases!

Pantene Pro V Dry Shampoo ||

I have raved about my favorite dry shampoo for a couple of years now, but I haven't really found a drug store product that held a candle to it. After my first few uses with the Pantene Pro V Dry Shampoo I think I may have found just that. You definitely have to make sure you shake it well before use, but it comes out without any residue left in your hair. It has a bit of a light hold hairspray texture to it - so it gives my hair a little more body instead of looking oily and sad. 

Weekending | The Last of August

August 28, 2017
Happy Monday friends! After battling a cold most of last week, I was really looking forward to a relaxing weekend. What I got was a fun filled weekend with not a whole lot of down time! Bright side, the cold is officially gone so I guess I didn't need relaxation after all! 

About Me in Three's

August 23, 2017
Having seen this post floating around, I thought it would be fun to add in my answers & in the process hopefully share some fun facts about myself! I always love learning more about the bloggers I follow & hopefully you do as well! 

Weekending | Wine Events & Philadelphia

August 21, 2017
Happy Monday friends!! What a whirlwind weekend spent with one of my dearest friends from college in Philadelphia! Our idea of a fun night out is pretty different than it was back in the day, but we still got ready like we did when we were 21! If you're supposed to have a Philly cheesesteak on your first visit to the city- then I totally failed, but we did have some epic food so as per usual I apologize in advance if this causes any hunger pains!! 

Recent Outfits and Instagram Lately

August 16, 2017
I don't really do too many blog posts highlighting what I'm wearing, but I do post quite often on Instagram! I shared a few of my Instagram looks a few months ago & wanted to do another one before summer comes to an end! I'm going to miss all the bright colors, but I'll be ready for fall tones, especially with my nails in the next few weeks! 

Staycation Weekend | Aloft Boston Seaport

August 14, 2017
Thank you to Aloft Boston for providing us with a complimentary stay. Opinions of the hotel & our experience are my own. 

Friday Favorites

August 11, 2017
Happy Friday friends! I haven't shared a favorites post in a while and there has been a lot of fun this week so let's get right to it! 

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

My skin has never been prone to breakouts, but it seems that turning 30 may have changed that! My sister recommended this drying lotion and it's amazing! I use a q-tip applying it to the "area" and it dries it overnight. It does tingle after application, but it works! 

Endurance Pilates and Yoga

On Monday I was invited to Endurance Pilates and Yoga to take a private pilates session with Christie who is a principal pilates instructor at the studio. For 55 minutes Christie took me through what a personal pilates session is like. I've taken a few pilates classes on reformer's before, but I've never had an instructor really work through each movement with me. The session was true to the pilates method, which is not usually the case with other classes I've taken - turns out I've been doing the hundred's all wrong! I jokingly asked Christie if she thought the pilates class or the birth of a child would be harder! If you've ever wondered how the Victoria Secret models get in shape before a shoot - aside from amazing genetics, it's the Endurance Method and the bridal packages make me wish I was still planning my wedding, but I'll just have to share it with all my brides! I judge a workout based on how sore I am the next day - the verdict, I'm happy I worked from home on Tuesday because I was incredibly sore and could barely lift my arms!

Bespoke Boston Weddings New Website

For the last few months, Jackie & I have been working with a designer on revamping our company website and it went live on Monday! We wanted our site to be crisp, clean & inviting for couples and hopefully it is just that! We are excited to continue to expand the site with a blog & showcase our portfolio of past weddings as well! 

Harry's Razors 

When I told Gary that he had blogger mail, you would have thought I told him we just won the lottery, it's the little things friends! The folks at Harry's sent me two of their Truman Set's - one for me & one for Gary! As much as I liked the razors, Gary really liked them! In his words: you get a nice close shave & the balm doesn't leave you with irritation! Funny enough, my dad was here when we opened the boxes & it turns out he uses the razors & loves them too! I prefer men's razors over women's any day & the quality is certainly there with Harry's!

The Last Tycoon 

If you have Amazon Prime then I cannot recommend The Last Tycoon enough! I first watched the pilot episode last year before the other episodes were released and knew it was going to be a show that I was going to love! I'm a huge fan of Matt Bomer from White Collar Crime & Lily Collins is just flawless as a the daughter of a head of a hollywood studio! Based on the unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitgerald - this is everything amazing about old Hollywood with the issues of the 1930's playing center stage in both character development and theme! The final episode of the season was ahhhh...I am ready for season two! If you liked the Great Gatsby & the era of old hollywood - then I'm sure you'll like this! 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We have some really fun things planned so I hope you'll follow along on Instagram and I'll see you back here Monday for Weekending! 


Office Refresh | Desk Accessories

August 09, 2017
Admittedly, I am sort of addicted to office supplies - between planners & pens, I could probably open my own supply store. One of the things I miss most about going back to school is the school supply shopping! It's been years since I've gone "back to school," but an office refresh right around back to school time sounds just as fun! 
What to have in your office, desk accessories, pen holders, mini globes, iphone desk chargers. office plants

  • I sometimes forget my portable charger in other purses, so I find myself asking people I work with for their chargers, which I know can get annoying! A cute charger at my desk would help that!
  • There might not be a good reason to have a mini globe at your desk aside from it looking pretty - but that is reason enough for me! 
  • I actually have TWO different pen holders at my desk - one for "pretty" pens and one for boring ones like blue and black ink! <-- I told you, I'm strange when it comes to pens!
  • When it comes to file folders, I can't deal with the plain manilla ones, I need something fun all the paperwork, both at work and at home. They are the perfect pop of color to my desk.
  • Working in marketing and events, I have a tendency to want everything to be pretty, right down to the paperclips I use to give drafts to people! We also have contracts and proposals for our brides so we like to give them everything in pretty packaging! I also might be one of the last people that uses scissors at work, but I'm always piecing materials together in new ways and if I have to use scissors then they are going to be cute! 
  • I'm a very visual person, so I have a dry erase board at my desk for every project we have coming up and the outstanding items. 
  • I'm not very good at keeping plants alive at work, but I have managed to keep my one succulent alive since the day I started over 2 years ago! 
  • My favorite way to give the office a little refresh is by changing up my desk calendar! It's something I look at every day, so I want it to be colorful and pretty! 

Do you miss back to school supply shopping? How do you like to refresh your desk accessories? 

4 Books Worth the Read

August 07, 2017
Happy Monday friends! I've haven't had the best luck with books recently- I started a couple that I couldn't finish, but the ones that I'm sharing today are all great reads and could not be more different from one another! Before I get into the reviews, I wanted to share a dress I wore to a baby shower over the weekend. This Loft dress is similar to the jeans from sisterhood of the traveling pants- it fits everyone! I think the neckline is so flattering & you get the off the shoulder trend with the ability to move your arms- win,win! 
Dress || Sunglasses || Purse 

Yes Way Rosé | Series

August 02, 2017
If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen that since the summer started I've been trying to find all the frosé that Boston restaurants and lounges have to offer! Trust me, this has been no easy task because it's not as widely popular here as it is in other cities like Chicago or New York! Since googling - "where can I find frosé in Boston" didn't work, I decided I would do my own post and highlight some of my favorite spots that I've found and keep this as a running list for those visiting Boston in the Summer and Boston locals on the hunt for the drink! First things first - what is frosé? It's basically a rosé slushy - perfect refreshment for the summer heat! It might look sweet, but it's wine based, so it doesn't have much sweetness to it at all.
where to find frose in boston, eataly, summer drinks, outdoor drinks