Red + White + Blue

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I'm not one for thematic dressing, and rarely do so for any holiday. While you won't be seeing me in a pair of american flag hot pants on the 4th (you're welcome) I have to admit that when it comes to Summer dressing, there is nothing I love more than a crisp white button down or tee, paired with broken in denim jeans/ shorts, topped off with the perfect red lip or toenail. It's my nod to red white and blue, and luckily it can be worn long after the last firework display of the season. Below is a little red + white + blue inspiration, and a few of my favorite pieces that are currently in my own closet.

My Sister's Wedding: The Invitations

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I can't believe it, but this is my last post on my sister's wedding before the big day. It seemed like only yesterday I wrote about our inspiration for the affair, and now here we are over a year later with everything decided, down to the the littlest detail. It feels so good to know that we don't have to really think about anything wedding related, but I can already tell that I'm going to miss obsessing over all the pieces that are going into the big event... mostly because those discussions were done on the weekend, and usually while having one too many cocktails with my sister. Okay, the truth is I'm not going to miss the planning as much as the time I got to spend with my sis, but I'm sure I can still convince her to come visit me every once in a while ;)

A Hint of Mint

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ever since I painted our upstairs bedroom mint, I just can't get the color out of my head. I recently worked on a mint and fuchsia room for a little girl and I'm telling you, I think mint has become my go-to color for any space that calls for a little fun.

A Week In New York

Monday, June 29, 2015


I can't believe this is actually happening, but somehow I have managed to get an entire week, ALONE, in New York City. Alone as in NO kids. Alone as in NO husband. Just me, and after work me + one of my best friends.

Here is the back story about how this dream actually became a reality.


Friday, June 26, 2015

What a day! Ever since I heard about the ruling on same-sex marriage I have been crying happy tears of joy and doing a dance very similar to the queen herself, the notorious RBG. Knowing that my kids are going to grow up in a world where they can marry whomever they choose, (when they are much, much, much older) free from discrimination and hate truly means everything to me. To a be a part of the civil rights movement of our time is not something I take lightly, and I am so thankful to those who dedicated their life to fighting this necessary fight. 

The last paragraph in the decision is so beautiful and profound and it perfectly sums up what marriage truly means.


These boys and I could not be happier for all of our brothers and sisters! This shot was from last year's pride parade in Boston. 

You know I can't talk about the decision without mentioning our #RBG tote. Given the monumental decision today, these totes are going fast! Make sure to get yours before she's gone!

Today was proof that love is always stronger than hate. Today, #lovewins

Dancing RBG from here
Print of decision by the talented Emily McDowell

My Sisters Wedding: The Bridesmaid Dresses

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I have a secret.

The reason that I volunteered to take the reigns in planning my sister's wedding is because I wanted to be the one to pick out the bridesmaid dresses.

Okay, I'm kind of kidding, of course this isn't the only reason I signed up but I'm not kidding about picking out the dresses. In fact, this was something I was very serious about. It's not so much that I cared about what exact dress I'd be wearing, but given that the wedding party consists of myself and my two other sisters, who are 12-15 years younger than me, I knew I wanted the majority say in the decision.

In short, I didn't want to look old.

Also, (and more importantly) the bride and I have very similar taste and the ease of this wedding has been in large part because if I know that if I like something, she is sure to like it... and vice versa. My younger sisters will look great in anything, and luckily for all, everyone loves the dress we picked out. Whew.

When thinking about the dress there were really only two requirements, 1) it had to be long (I'm not a fan of short dresses in weddings), and 2) I wanted it to have a airy feel to go with the overall vibe of the wedding. On our first outing we found the bridal gown right away, and thought we had also nailed the bridesmaid dresses, but after scheduling a "just to make sure" visit to BHLDN we stumbled upon the most perfect dress and just like with the bride's gown, we knew immediately it was "the one."

Behold the Annabelle.

Favorite Wood Consoles: A Roundup

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After the sofa, the first piece of furniture that I advise clients to invest in is the sideboard/ console table. The thing about the console is that it pulls double duty as being incredibly functional (I store stem-wear and serving dishes in one side and board games in the other) but it also really anchors a room giving a home to art (or the TV) and styling accessories. No matter what your design aesthetic is, there is guaranteed to be a console to go with it and for me it has truly become a must have for any living space.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We made it! I know I shouldn't always be so surprised, but with two kids, a thousand bags and skateboards/ surfboards/ scooters it's always such a relief to walk in the door and know that we actually survived the journey. Before we left there was some chatter about another possible baby, but all it takes is one long travel day to remind us how lucky we are that we've reached the point of iPad + push pop equaling all day sedation. I'm convinced that the perfect birth control will always be an airplane ride with anyone under the age of 8. Seriously, the airlines should offer this as a service. 

New In The Shop: The RBG

Monday, June 22, 2015


After months of anticipation, I'm thrilled to announce that "THE RBG" is now available for purchase in the shop!!! When thinking about who should be next in our #BOSSLADIES series, RBG became the obvious choice considering that the benchmarks of her career have been championing women's rights and equally for all. As a former attorney, I couldn't be more proud to have her on our roster and given her unique and personal style she embodies everything the #BOSSLADIES brand is about; strong women who remain true to the themselves.

Like "THE JENNA" she retails for $35 dollars and ships anywhere for free. We care about the environment and these reusable totes are made from recycled cotton which complies with all fair wage and fair labor standards. All totes are machine washable on cold, and should be hung to dry.

Here she is next to our first #BOSSLADY! I can't even begin to tell you how awesome she is in person, and as I've been carrying her this week I've been stopped about 100 times by people asking where they can get their own! Remember each of our #BOSSLADIES totes are limited editions, so make sure to get your boss before she's gone!

I want to thank you all for your support of these tote bags. This has been such an incredible endeavor and I can't wait to keep adding to the series! 

To get your own RBG or Jenna (we have a handful left) head on over to the shop now!