Beacon Hill Engagement Shoot

Sweater: J. Crew| Jeans: Gap| Dress: Alice & Olivia | Shoes: Joie

Hey, wassup, hello! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since my last update. The first two weekends of October were reserved for weddings, then Halloween came, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and here we are near Christmas. When I’m not procrastinating on my couch, I’m trying to wedding plan aka not get yelled at by my mom because I am a terrible planner.

Dave and I were able to squeeze in an engagement photo shoot while the weather was still decent. We started in Beacon Hill, my favorite neighborhood, and ended at the Boston Public Gardens, which is Dave’s favorite spot. Our photographer was awesome and we felt comfortable with him.



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Photography by: Matthew Jason Photo


Posing by the art installation. Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty
Shirt: J.Crew | Leggings: Anthropologie | Loafers: Gucci | Bag: Coach | Necklace: Anthropologie

We’ve spent the last few weekends at home after such a wild and crazy summer. Death Cab for Cutie played an amazing 2 hour show that I had been looking forward to since February. Panic at the Disco performed a free concert downtown which was fun. It’s just been nice to not live out of a suitcase (until October). Since it was officially autumn this past weekend, Dave and I took a day trip to Salem, Massachusetts. We did the usual: eating, visiting of museums, and graveyard walks but we forgot one crucial stop (because we are stupid) : the Hocus Pocus house. I need to remember to bring my leather jacket from my parents’ house because New England weather doesn’t wait for anyone.

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The Departed

pinkdress2I bought this silk dress at Second Time Around on Madison Avenue after a doctor’s appointment. If I have meetings on campus, I will stop by here at the end of the day but it is rare that I find something I really like. The salesgirl even gave me 70% because the original slip fit super weird; I ended up getting one from Bloomingdales. I paired it with nude heels for our anniversary dinner and then something more practical for (street) walking the streets of Boston.

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Jessica’s Bachelorette Cruise

(The decor)

I know my responses have been at a glacial pace, but I really appreciate the sweet birthday wishes you guys left me. The highlight of summer has always been my birthday because….duh; it really brought a smile to my face. However, the real event of the summer was my friend’s bachelorette party weekend. I thought I was in love with our trip to the Hamptons, but this managed to top it. I think I laughed for 120 hours straight.

I was introduced to Jess after she transferred to Ithaca freshman year. We lived in the same dorm sophomore year and had some of the same friends. Somehow, we decided to be apartment mates for our senior year and have been great friends ever since. I was really honored when she asked me to be a bridesmaid and when she accepted the invitation to be in my wedding party as well. Following her bridal shower, she had a mini bachelorette party to include those who were unable to attend the cruise. There was a total of 6 of us this weekend; all but 1 of us were cruise newbies.

Our ship was the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas, which sailed out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. We spent the majority of day 1 by the pool, met Jess’ brother for dinner in the main dining room, explored the casino, and night club. On Saturday, we landed in Nassau and had about 12 hours to explore before the ship left port. We met a huge bachelor party at Señor Frogs and discovered that they were staying on our ship. We kept crossing paths and they eventually became our new buddies for the rest of the trip. The ship brought us to the private island of CocoCay on Sunday. There were some excursion options available but we just lounged in the water for the afternoon and then migrated back to the pool deck. We were safely returned on Monday morning with an abundance of weird, amazing, hilarious stories, sunburn, and a heavy feeling that we must do this again. 

bach1The gals paying attention during the Muster Drill.

bach2I never did find my sash after the first night.

bach3 bach4Beautiful views from our balcony room.

bach5The beautiful bride.

bach6 Jessica’s Last Sail Before the Veil” shirts in Nassau.

bach7 Starfish along the water. The shopkeeper’s wife was screaming at him.

bach8The StrawMarket.

bach9 I wonder where this leads.

bach10CocoCay, Bahamas.

Birthday Weekend

birthday1There was a slight chill in the air yesterday which could only mean one thing: IT’S MAH BIRTHDAY. Naturally, I embraced my favorite gender stereotype and made it into a birthday weekend.

incubusOn Friday, Dave and I attended the Incubus concert; it was a great time. Brandon Boyd gave me life, especially when he began singing “Come As You Are” during the set for “Megalomaniac.” Incubus is one of my favorite bands so I was really happy to see them live for the first time. What also gave me life was the peanut butter and jelly burger from Flynn’s Irish Pub. Yup. Peanut butter and strawberry jelly on a burger. It sounds wrong but it was SO right.

I should spare everyone the tl;dr and just admit that I indulged a lot and basically stuffed my face after a week of clean eating. Saturday morning brunch was at Inna’s Kitchen, a spot in Newton that serves delicious Israeli cuisine. My future in laws took me to dinner at Grill 23 located in Boston’s Back Bay. Yesterday, I met up with some friends for brunch at Barcelona in Brookline. They had some great live music, an extensive bloody Mary bar, and delicious breakfast tapas; I think we ordered EVVVERRRRYTHING. I only managed to document what I wore to brunch (my other 2 outfits were so on point), this super comfortable knit dress from Anthropologie. The weather dropped low enough where I needed to actually put on the flannel.


birthday3 It’s not fall yet but I was making my way to stepping on the crunchiest leaf.


birthday5Dave pampered me all day. it was neat.